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  1. Appliances
    My 2005 Whirlpool GS6SHEXNL00 fridge's ice maker's ice cubes occasionally have a thin film stuck to them that looks like very thin masking tape (see images). Also, the ice maker works intermittently. It will stop working for days-to-weeks at a time and then begin working normally again...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I've been tape and joining drywall in my renovation project and normally use mesh tape embedded in setting compound for regular straight joins, and paper tape for butt joins and corners. But I grabbed the wrong bag of compound and did a room and a half in drying compound - including a really...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I am remodeling a house (built in 1961) that has 7/8" thick plaster walls. In places where I have to butt drywall next to plaster, I added 3/8" shims (strips) to the studs so the 1/2" drywall will finish flush to the existing plaster. What should I use Tape & regular Mud or Mesh & Hot Mud...
  4. HVAC
    I have two compressors with 6 airheads. They were installed on my flat roof about 5 years ago. All works, and although I had most of the copper wires encased (and rubberized with Armaflex), some had to be wrapped by Armaflex and HVAC tape only. I bought what I thought was the best possible tape...
  5. Tools
    Hi, guys. After grabbing a laser measure, I found it's rly easy to use but just now see a vid about a new-released measuring tool which comes with bluetooth function. It claims that its :vs_worry: Is technology moving too fast or just me, too out of date?
  6. Painting
    Hi, I recently hung all new drywall in a room and am in the mudding and sanding stage. I will soon be ready to prime and paint. My question is: what is the best type of paint and primer to use on new drywall? Oil or latex? I assume latex will be fine but just want to make sure. Also, if...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm building a wall to separate my rec room in the basement to make another bedroom. I'm going to tape and mud today. I don't know what to do as far as blending to the existing texture on the ceiling. The walls aren't textured at all so I'm not worried about the. My friend that is helping me...
  8. Flooring
    After I installed a lovely new ceramic tile floor and used Gundlach spray grout sealer on all the grout lines, the painters tape stuck to the tile. I had lined each tile with tape to prevent overspray getting onto the tile itself, but now the tape adhesive won't come up! What is a good product...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    We had to remove a wall-mount toilet and replace the brackets that hold it to the wall. The plumber suggested that we put cement backer board behind the toilet. My husband cut the backer board and has screwed it in place. As you can see, the backerboard and the drywall don't meet up exactly...
  10. Building & Construction
    I'm drywalling a ceiling in a little remodel. I'm installing the wallboard over existing acoustic tiles, and putting a vapor barrier in, taking out some fluorescents and dropped ceiling, and putting in cans. That part shouldn't be a problem. My question is: can I mud over existing paint? See...
  11. Plumbing
    I am planning to try to unclog a bathroom sink drain. The last time we had a slow drain (about 9 months maybe?) we used Drano. I wanted to try something a little different this time. This is my first ever attempt at anything like this, so I am learning the vocabulary as I go. Under the sink...
  12. Electrical
    Hi all, I am currently rewiring a big part of my house to replace old ungrounded cables with proper grounded wires. Last week I had the opportunity to ask an electrician a few questions; one of those was "Is it ok to splice wire in a junction box with electrical tape ?" His answer was...
  13. Building & Construction
    I have a couple corners where the tape seems to have lifted slightly away from the wall. You can see a crack going up much of the corner, which apparently is the tape cracking the paint and pulling away from the wall. Can I just sand and mud over this, or do I need to rip the tape off the whole...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    Drywall hung on the wall and I used two cut ends (non tapered) at the joint. Taped it, and because the tape is applied on two non tapered ends, the tape is sticking out the width of the tape. The tape is applied correctly and there are no air pockets or excess mud under the tape. Can I fix this...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi - I'm hoping someone can help me here. We have a contractor working on our house right now and just finishing up some drywalling. I noticed that he used a spray adhesive (red) for his drywall taping - but no mud/compound beneath the tape. The seams are now bubbling - some are already...
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