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  1. Building & Construction
    I recently bought an old multiunit home in Chicago and was trying to chip the tile trim in the basement to install some wooden trim instead. When chipping the tile away, I noticed that the wood behind the drywall was rotting near the bottom. The base plate also appears to be completely rotted...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello, recently i took my old bathtub out of my house, it was in very bad shape and had been leaking, finally took it out, it had a date of 8/1978, old. Anyways when it was finally removed, we noticed a section about 6in X 6in of rotted wood on a section of the wood on which the bathtub sits...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'll soon be putting in a deck on an old (but solid) concrete slab. "Sleepers" will be 2x6 on edge (because I'm extending 18" past the slab). I want to put some non-compressable, non-rotting item under the sleepers and shims to keep the wood up off the slab and out of the water. I've seen...
  4. Building & Construction
    I recently bought an old (1844) saltbox cottage in massachusetts. The house has two bedrooms in the finished attic space. The floor is soft at the entrance of one of the bedrooms so I carefully cut a hole into the sheetrock ceiling in the living room below with a keyhole saw to find out why...
  5. Building & Construction
    My husband and I pulled up old carpeting and found water damaged plywood in front of the sliding glass doors. After pulling out the plywood to replace we found rotted wood under the sliding glass door so bad that we can see and feel the tyvac paper and siding. What do we do now?
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    My shower and bathtub are a nightmare. To start things off I have a metal bathtub that the previous owner for some unknown reason decided to paint with regular wall paint, so that obviously isn't looking so good. And the main problem is the shower walls. The walls are wood with some sort of...
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