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  1. Flooring
    I used Roberts 8015 universal carpet seam sealer on a carpet and didn’t wipe the excess off. Now the seam is hard and crusty where I used the seam sealer. Any way to get it off? I want to avoid cutting it out and re-seaming at all costs!
  2. HVAC
    Hi, Is there code or rule of thumb for the length of a zip-in screw for attaching the joints of round ductwork? I have a couple of bathroom exhaust fans that will be using galvanized 6" diameter rigid duct for one fan and 4" for the other. The connections of joints will be maximum two layers of...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello - I recently removed 1/4" paneling from a room in my house and replacing it with 1/2" drywall. Paneling was directly against the studs. The room had a crown molding which hid the gap between the ceiling and the paneling. Now that I'm using drywall, I'm debating on whether to tape that...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Ready to drywall and have 2 holes in the wall where fish tanks will be going. I'm doing double layered 5/8" drywall and was just going to put the drywall up normally then cut it out once it's up. Then I read that you should not have any seams or butt joints where i'll be cutting. Could...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    We're in escrow on a home built in 1977. The home is in good condition overall. On wall #1 in the living room there are wrinkles in the drywall seam between the ceiling and wall along the full length of the wall. There are similar crinkles along the full length of the drywall seam between...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I recently remodeled a couple bedrooms and in the process of remodeling my livingroom. I bought an older home which has 8.5ft ceilings. I drywalled the walls from the ceiling to the floor as most DIY sites state. There is a 0.5ft gap between the bottom drywall and the floor, where I was just...
  7. Building & Construction
    I'm wondering if there are any good techniques for making HardiPlank seams, where two boards meet each other, as smooth as possible. I realize that one of the two recommended techniques is to abut them directly without a gap but with flashing behind them. But beyond that I'm wondering what else...
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