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  1. Flooring
    I had an asbestos abatement crew in yesterday (Wed, Dec 5) to remove some asbestos-containing vinyl tile and mastic. When they were done, they washed the floor with trisodium phosphate and then rinsed with water, apparently several times. The fumes from the mastic remover were still pretty...
  2. Building & Construction
    HI - I saw a previous posting but no answer - hope you can help. I have a 7x7 vinyl shed with metal reinforced walls. It comes with vinyl/plastic floor. I understand the key to easy install is super level base because the floor pieces have to snap together. My problem is - I am putting up...
  3. Plumbing
    Hope I ask this question right. I'm framing a bathroom in my metal building with metal studs. I want to make the complete interior surface one materal/surface where any surface that gets wet can drip to the floor and go down the shower drain.(picture a camper bathroom) There will be a toilet and...
  4. Flooring
    I'm thinking of Home Depot's glue-together vinyl Allure for an old bathroom with plywood underlayment. The salesman says since it floats it won't telegraph underlying imperfections. But if the toilet sits on the Allure, I assume it can't float. Has that caused problems for anyone?
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    My husband and I are looking at houses and we've found one we love but it needs some renovations...the bad kind...kitchen and bath. We can afford to do one right away and the kitchen wins. The bathroom isn't actually all that bad. Floor is vinyl, but brand new. Sink and cabinet also new...
  6. Flooring
    I have a shower that appears to have a vinyl tile floor with the walls being ceramic tile. When I bought the house I could tell that shower had not been used in a very long time but someone tried to reseal bad grout with some kind of white silicone. The silicone pulled up without any effort...
  7. Flooring
    Hi, im new to this forum. I live in my parents apartment next to their house. I have been slowly fixing what i can and planing a reno. Im an amatuer, so when i get into any structural or electrical or plumbing or any thing regarding safety, i will call a pro. as far as everything else i want to...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I am installing TPO vinyl roofing on my deck to replace rotting carpet. It looks easy enough by watching YouTube videos. Can anyone tell me the proper heat gun welding temperature setting on the welding gun for 60 mil TPO? Thanks:
  9. Building & Construction
    I am having a problem with vinyl siding on two locations on my house. One on the north side. One on the South side. It is caused by the morning and evening sun light reflecting off windows and hitting the siding. I can actually watch the focused light traverse across the siding. The end...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone, I am working on an old house. It is 2.5 stories with 3 dormers. The dormers are difficult to reach as the roof is steep and short - I am guessing I will need a lift to work on them from the outside. My question is in regards to the siding. Right now the house is sided with cedar...
  11. Flooring
    I had a small 4x10 sheet of vinyl installed a few days ago, but I think the installer laid it wrong. There are many bumps under the flooring, and my shoes leave tracks while walking on the new vinyl. He used a 1/4 notch trowel to lay the glue with, and used an entire quart for the area. Am I...
  12. Flooring
    Hi all, I have just purchased a home built in 1960. The kitchen currently has new vinyl tile flooring (verified by the brand new box of leftovers in the garage) that were probably installed in order to sell the house. However, upon taking out the bottom drawer of one of the cabinets I noticed...
  13. Building & Construction
    Evening! I'm just getting ready to rip off the old cedar siding, tar paper, and aluminum windows to do a complete facelift to the exterior our our house in Vancouver, BC. I'm replacing them with Tyvek, vinyl windows, and Royal vinyl siding (a triple 3 profile in Harvard Slate). I have...
  14. Building & Construction
    We are installing vinyl siding on our own, we are half way done the back wall and realized that the bottom piece of siding is not clicked into the starter strip... is there a way to fix this without tearing the whole wall of vinyl siding down? It appears that half the wall is clicked in (we...
  15. Flooring
    The asbestos backing in the vinyl that covers 300+ sqf of our home tested positive for 44% asbestos! The vinyl covers our kitchen, dining area, and goes from our kitchen to the front door of the living room (covering a portion of the hardwood floor in the living room). There are some slightly...
  16. Flooring
    I have been removing carpet in my house in order to expose the hard wood floors. The whole house has gone pretty smoothly, with an exception to the dining room. In the dining room, underneath the carpet I found that there was some sort of vinyl tile laid down, probably over 25 years ago. I...
  17. Flooring
    Hello - We just moved in to our remodeled house in Woodinville, WA a month ago. It is an older house, from the 1970's, and when we were getting ready to put flooring in a few months ago, it was determined we needed to install a sump pump first. The guy who installed our vinyl and birch wood...
  18. Remodeling
    Hi, everyone. We're replacing all the single-pane aluminum windows in our house, and have a couple that look like the picture that I've attached. We're going with new construction windows. Our contractor is telling us that wood windows in this situation would require large extension jambs...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi, Slowly working on fixing up my cottage. Besides aesthetics, are there reasons not to mix vinyl (ie window casing trim, outside corner post, fascia, soffit) and real cedar shingles? I love wood, but have limited budget. Not interested in doing all vinyl siding. Thanks for the help. It's...
  20. Flooring
    I have a kitchen-pantry and small bath to refloor. Also a garage and breezeway that has been enclosed and is living space. Altogether, I estimate about 644 SF. My estimate, not a pros. I have been looking at sheet vinyls. Would it be smarter to go for planks to cut down on waste? Or just...
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