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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Good morning. First time poster. I have a 1918 vintage home. I am hoping to install recessed lighting in the main living/dining area (approximately 30 X 15). The ceiling is plaster over lath but was laminated with drywall at some point. There is one existing light in the ceiling so there is...
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi, I'm doing a remodel on our small en-suite and getting ready to tile. I'm planning to install radiant heated flooring (wire not mat) as secondary heat but am a bit shocked at what I need to do to level and install all this. Maybe some seasoned guys can chime in regarding this. The structure...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi. I need some advice, please. But first, I'll explain our situation. We live in a foursquare brick home built in Toronto, Canada in 1911. The walls are made of two layers of brick finished with plaster and lath on the inside. Unfortunately, the plaster has many, many cracks, is loose in...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I bought a house in Clear Lake, TX, this summer after renovating and renting out my old house. I was hanging blinds when I saw that part of the wall had recently cracked, separated and was sticking out by a doorway in the entry. There appeared to be an overlap in what I thought was the...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a 25 year old shower. 4x4 tile set on 'drywall' board (whether the board is green or not is unclear). Ceramic tile extends from ceiling to the shower pan. The pan feels like nylon, not acrylic or plastic. The caulkline at the pan failed. The board curled at the lowest course of tile. I...
  6. Building & Construction
    We recently bought an older home (built in the early 1900s), and it has the old lath and plaster walls. The main floor walls look great, no reason to replace them right now. The problem is the 2nd floor (upstairs). About 75% of the plaster has crumbled off of the lath. My question is how should...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone! I need some advice on what the best plan is here... Please see photos of the area I need to drywall. We are buying a family home and there was some water damage from 2 yrs ago that was never fixed. I have to do a TEMPORARY drywall, mud, and paint job to make the room look good...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi. I just bought a house that needs a lot of renovations. The first and most important is removing the old plaster walls which were partially damaged in each room from a previous water leak in the roof (now fixed). The downstairs level is plaster/lath too. I figure I should just do it right...
  9. Building & Construction
    I have a fireplace with a white painted wood mantle/surround. Further within the surround (immediately surrounding fireplace opening) is a painted brick surround that is 5 inches wide on sides and top. I plan to attach split-faced ivory travertine strips over the brick surface (see picture...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all this is my first post so I will try to be clear and thorough with my questions. I am by no means a a DIY master. I like to tear things apart and ask questions later. I do enjoy learning how to repair and fix just about anything myself. So I will get to my point, I'm a student on a modest...
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