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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I am a new home owner, and as such totally new to the world of DIY, but I am excited to 'get my hands 'dirty' and improve various aspects around my new dwelling. One of the first things I want to tackle is my deck: As you can see the pain is peeling off in various spots, and I don't like...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    So I'm trying to get a couch into our condo and it will not fit through the front door. The only plausible way would be to get it through the sliding patio door. Removing the sliding door was very simple but the fixed panel doesn't seem to want to move. It had two plastic brackets on the top...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am at a loss for what to do and desperate. I am to the point of loading up my trash can every trash day with 2 rocks for the next 10 years kind of desperate. I need to get rid of river rock that was put in my yard by a shitty landscaping company 3 years ago, that literally just ordered a ton...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone, I would really appreciate your thoughtfulness on this one. In November my wife and I purchased the house we had been renting for 2 years. We are super excited as we love the place and have so many great ideas for the place. One funny thing that seems to have been the trend in...
  5. Plumbing
    I want to replace the shower valve for the cold water side of my shower; it leaks and the knob turns all the way around. It doesn't shut the water off and I think it needs a new washer or valve. After watching several YouTube videos, I thought I'd be able to complete the job over the...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi, new to the forum but have been scouring through old posts to see if I could find a thread with a basement setup similar to mine to determine if a wall I want to remove is load-bearing or not. The scenario is this: I'm remodeling my basement. The stairwell has two walls on either side the...
  7. Tools
    Hi all. The muffler on my craftsman weedwacker is quite loose and making the weedwacker run quite loud. It's also leaking oil. I'm trying to remove the muffler in order to repair it, but can figure out how to get it off to save my life. Does anyone have any ideas? The model number is...
  8. Painting
    Hi All, I'm almost certain there's a thread here somewhere that has got to match what I'm looking for, but my search skills have failed me miserably. I just ended up getting sidetracked reading about other people's unrelated problems. :biggrin2: So here goes: Moved into a house recently...
  9. Flooring
    Will cutting 3/4" T&G diagonal plank subfloor - which runs underneath the walls - flush with the wall using a toe-kick saw jeopardize the structural integrity of the exterior walls? I am remodeling my 20' x 24' kitchen/living room area, which is one big combined room with no partitions. The...
  10. Pest Control
    Let me preface this by saying that I DESPISE geese. They're annoying, they poop everywhere, and they walk slowly across roads. Anyways, my high school is having a serious problem with geese on its baseball fields. They're getting the field and stands very dirty, and we'd prefer to not have...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi all - I'm new here but hoping you all can help me out. I'll preface this with we had 2 contractors out who said this wall would be non-load bearing since it runs parallel to the floor and ceiling joists. We have a perpendicular wall that is obviously load bearing, but I'm wondering if this...
  12. HVAC
    Alright, so I understand this is a daunting job and not for a beginner, I also understand the risks involved if something goes wrong. I have pretty good knowledge of home repair and know my way around a toolbox, just have never worked on a hot water heating system before. With that said, I...
  13. Plumbing
    So i bought a 127 year old house and the bathroom still has the old iron clawfoot tub in it. as much as i would like to keep it, it takes up way too much space in the 10x5 bathroom and i need to take it out. Is there any way other then taking a sledge to it to get it out? If thats the only way...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Howdy folks, new on the forum. So, straight to the point. Got a 1930s house , side entrance that leads to basement staircase, and the entrance has like a small canopy or a portico or whatever it's technically called. Structure is made of wood and covered with some cheap rusted metal. So, what's...
  15. Carpentry
    I have a barn style home with a gambrel roof. Currently I have a carport (attached to the house, no break in shingles) that I would like to close off then remove part of the barn wall. The wall consists of 6x6x10 posts every 11'-7" with 2x4x10 stud walls separating them. my question is can I...
  16. Flooring
    Hi there, Anyone seen any threads about stripping wax/sealer from an interior exposed concrete floor? -Professional poured slab 2015 -Same professional etched floor 2016 and failed to achieve black (my request). -Same pro then died the floor black. -Same pro then put 3 coats of black SOLVENT...
  17. HVAC
    Hi, I'm having some trouble removing the fan from my bathroom vent. It's been buzzing quite a bit and I'd like to replace the wheel. But I can't seem to figure out how it gets removed. See the attached pictures - there's two screws that loosen the motor, but it's still held in place by a...
  18. Drywall & Plaster
    We had our skylight over the bathroom removed when we had the roof redone (fist-sized hail over the summer!) back in September. It was a 2x4 skylight and the roofer handled all the outside aspects. So we now have a 3-4'-deep tunnel ending with plywood. I'm assuming we need to cut out the...
  19. Appliances
    So believe it or not I do actually try to search for answers before making a post but there really isn't much out there on this subject, so I could use some help. We are replacing a 30" coil cooktop with downdraft vent, so the venting is already in place. The vent connection is round (I read...
  20. Painting
    Our house is in need of a new paint job. Unfortunately, lead is an issue..... House is 65+ y.o. and I don't remember ever hearing about it being painted...at least I know it hasn't been done in the last 30 yrs. Anyway, looking to do this myself. What is the best method... lots of peeling...
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