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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I bought a manufactured home in Central Florida and moved in 3 years ago. I keep getting mold on my siding. I was wondering if there was a paint additive or some way to keep the mold from coming back. I also am finding on some of the siding, some kind of screws were used and they are rusted...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I had a sump pump failure on 10/31 in a house that I rent out that caused 3-4" of water to pool up across the entire finished basement. I immediately figured the bottom foot or two of drywall was a lost cause and never thought twice about the prospects of saving it. However, ServiceMaster made...
  3. Plumbing
    A month ago I repaired a leaking wax ring around the toilet and 3 days ago there was a leak again that we assumed was the wax ring failing again, but it ended up being the water line leaking at the attachment to the toilet. A fair amount of water leaked around the toilet (tile floor) and there...
  4. Building & Construction
    Addition is concrete block for first floor and 2 x 6 framing with plywood sheathing for second floor. Both stories will be brick faced. Now I understand the concept of a drainage plane: that is if any moisture penetrates the brick (which it will) it will run down the space between the brick...
  5. Remodeling
    Hi all, embarking on my second bathroom renovation, project details are available here (http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/condo-master-bathroom-reno-demo-bathtub-shower-conversion-flooring-98814/). I'm in a garden-style (4 story) condo complex built in 1980. A serious design flaw is that the...
  6. Painting
    Hiya Folks, I apologize if this is a repeat of any previous posts. Feel free to direct me if necessary. I have a two fold question one involving paint and one involving insulation. I have an old 1939 Brick/Concrete Cape Cod. I'm attempting to do as much DIY renovation as possible as I'm...
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