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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    My subject line probably caused you to <roll eyes> but bear with me for a second... I have a small sag at a join that is a real eyesore in a prominent place. I know the proper fix would be to strip-tape-remud but the fact that this is on a 22 ft ceiling is seemingly complicating that route (ie...
  2. Painting
    We been having issues with paint sagging in our new house and have read everything we can to try to fix the issue. We've prepared the walls by cleaning with TSP and light sanding. We are currently painting primer on the wall at 52% humidity and at 72 degrees. Just to make sure the humidity is...
  3. Carpentry
    Hi everyone, My wife and I bought a foreclosure and found a few extra problems. I have multiple sagging issues. First, the load bearing walls supporting the second floor were placed directly on the subfloor in between the floor joists, which has caused some sagging of the sub-floor between...
  4. Carpentry
    Hello, I've got a decorative box beam with a large ceiling fan attached to it. The weight of the fan is causing the box beam to sag. Ideas on how to solve the sag with out removing fan are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Flooring
    Hi, I'm going to be installing a 3/4 x 5 inch hardwood floor in one upstairs room in my house. It's a 100 year-old rowhouse, and my floor joists have sagged in the middle by about 1 and 1/2 inch (over a 14 foot span). They are real 2 by 10s with 16 inch spacing, so I think they should be fine...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I have an issue with a leaning fence. The ground level on my side is higher than my neighbours on the other side, and the fence is now leaning over towards his property. The simplest solution for me is to install secondary fence posts next to the existing (leaning) fence, then strap the...
  7. Building & Construction
    I have a new construction home (8 months old), and ever since we've moved in we've had significant grout cracking, drywall cracking. Also, our floors have a number of dips and slopes. In some spots we've tested, it dips as much as a 1/2 inch over 4 feet. We've spent a lot of time pondering...
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