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  1. Flooring
    Hi all! Really glad to have found DIYchatroom. My 1955 house has a 1963 addition that has it's original 9x9 green mottled resilient vinyl tiles (which I am leaving in place and undisturbed because of the presumed asbestos in them) glued to the original sub-floor with a yellow colored mastic...
  2. Flooring
    My flooring guy said he couldn’t do it without redoing the entire floor. That seems odd. What’s the best approach/what are my options?
  3. Remodeling
    if we update the playroom we'd just replace the fiberboard with drywall. if we do the bathroom it would be updating the old subway tile to match the new (behind the shower) and replace the floors. fixtures would likely remain. playroom: bathroom:
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    The fiberboard just looks pretty funky. Not a fan.
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I am overly-paranoid by nature (and have a 6-month old so) so yesterday as we were painting a small closet and my FIL sanded some old paint away it had (has) me worried. with that worry comes questions. given that painting prep does include sanding, how is it possible to safely prep and paint...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi! I am fixing up the plaster walls of a bathroom awant to skim coat it. What I’ve done so far: Questions This is my first time doing a project like this :) thank you for your help!
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Im not sure how to lay the kitchen and the living in this space. (Photo provided) Its a second floor, which we are turning into an apartment. The rooms are not in the picture. Its a 2 level floor. I want an open concept kitchen and living room...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I must introduce myself as a DIY guy. I managed to renovate the interior and exterior of my old brick house. Replacing old wooden windows with double-glazed PVC windows, new interior doors, new Armored door, new bathroom, installing laminate flooring, building a kitchen from...
  9. Remodeling
    Hello all, I found a house recently in a good area and I think I can ask for much lower price since the owner originally used it for rentals and it's in not a very good condition. With that said, if I ask for 30k lower for the house, I'm wondering if i can do the following renovations within...
  10. Electrical
    Hello, New member here-I’m gut renovating a cabin in the lower Catskills in New York State. Lots of good information here. I’d like to set up temporary power for house renovation similar to the spec attached from Central Hudson with a 60 amp panel at the meter post with a couple of outlets...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone! Very excited to make my first post! I'm writing for help because I recently purchased a property and for some unknown reason (probably cheapness), the previous owner installed a tub that should be part of a surround system with regular wall tile (see pic attached). This left...
  12. Electrical
    Hey community, I’ve got a few questions with respect to recessed lighting I’m hoping the group can ‘shed some light on’ (I thank you *in Austin Powers voice*). Some background: Recently moved into an older house and the living room has no existing lighting (previous owners just had a few lamps...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi All! check my build out on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/user/dahe03 I am renovating our house from 1936 - I am making it into a modern contemporary look, and it is quite the transformation. We are adding two extensions, remodeling the entire floor plan, and basically make a new house...
  14. Plumbing
    I'll be doing my basement renovation for the next month and I'm wondering if anyone could have any idea for my new toilet system. I'm thinking that this easy to install upflush toilet can be perfect for my basement space. Has anyone tried it and do you think it will be easy to do? I've heard...
  15. Building & Construction
    Our home is 30 years old, poured concrete foundation with no visible cracks. The sump pump rarely comes on and we’ve never had standing water. However it will have that damp basement feeling from time to time. We're having a contractor finish over 900 square feet of livable space and we really...
  16. Electrical
    Hey guys- So before I get too far into this I know I will catch some hate for this and want to preface that I will have my electrician buddy look at this before completing the project but want to see if I can figure this out before I call him over. The project: I recently replaced 2...
  17. Interior Decorating
    Has anyone replaced interior doors? I'm considering doors that are digital measured, precut and painted, installed in a day by One Day Doors.
  18. Remodeling
    I know this is quite a stretch. But if it were possible to construct a bathroom, what are your opinions on where to start. What are we looking at for plumbing. Can I Fit a pedestal sink, toilet and walk in shower? What would it take for me to construct a shower where the toilet is...
  19. HVAC
    Hi, i am currently refinishing my basement and I am thinking about the cold air return. Prior to the demolition, the way the cold air return had been done, was the air return started on the East Wall Ceiling and went through the joist to the interior concrete wall on West side of basement and...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I am doing a basement renovation where I plan on adding a bathroom the doorway however is in a load bearing wall, Am I safe to cut out 2 studs and install the door way? or should I support both sides before I remove them? This is in the basement of a 2 story home?
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