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by Leftside
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: options for renovating concrete driveway
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: options for renovating concrete driveway

Thanks, I appreciate the info. It is something I will look into.
by Leftside
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: options for renovating concrete driveway
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: options for renovating concrete driveway

Thanks for the quick reply. When they remove all the concrete is it standard practice to remove the base layer?
by Leftside
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: options for renovating concrete driveway
Replies: 5
Views: 113

options for renovating concrete driveway

I am wondering what are my options if I have a really bad concrete driveway and want to fix it? What I mean is basically the driveway has a ton of cracks in it. There are also some spots where the concrete lifts up. How can this be fixed? I am asking because I'd like to have some knowledge before I ...
by Leftside
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Cheapest/best value option for improving old kitchen cabinets
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: Cheapest/best value option for improving old kitchen cabinets

I thought using a brush was best? Least that's what I thought I read somewhere. Is that not true? I was going to spray anyway since I was going to paint the interior anyway.

Thx all.
by Leftside
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Cheapest/best value option for improving old kitchen cabinets
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Cheapest/best value option for improving old kitchen cabinets

We plan on selling our home and would like to freshen up the kitchen. One of the cabinet doors is broken and it looks like we won't be able to find a replacement that matches in color. We priced refacing the cabinets and it is too expensive. What other options are there for us? Right now we are lean...
by Leftside
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Faucet thread pipe is too narrow
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Faucet thread pipe is too narrow

So I replaced a bathroom sink faucet and the threaded pipe is very narrow compared to the drilled hole. It tends to move when you use it despite how hard I tighten it. What can I do to make it more snug besides replace the faucet with a better sized one?

Thanks
by Leftside
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Cleaning a shingle roof
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Cleaning a shingle roof

So this turned my rooof a darker brown copper color. Odd thing is, i sprayed in an inconspicuous corner and all went well. Sprayed more near the corner and it still looked good. I decided to spray more areas. In the front of the house, I hit some moldy/mildewy spots and it turned copperish. I though...
by Leftside
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Cleaning a shingle roof
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Cleaning a shingle roof

Thanks. It looks worse from the street, but basically it looks like a black coating on the roof.

It does look like the wet and forget has worked a bit since the roof had darker black areas.

I'll finish my wet and forget and test out the bleach. Thanks again.
by Leftside
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Cleaning a shingle roof
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Cleaning a shingle roof

Here are some pics:

https://imgur.com/gallery/9YI4I1U

Hope the link works.
by Leftside
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Cleaning a shingle roof
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Cleaning a shingle roof

So I have a shingle roof. It has mold on it from pines that fall and tend to collect on the roof before they are blown off. I've tried a mold cleaner called, wet and forget. It seemed to help but i think becaise the mold is pretty caked on and built up, there is still a lot of mold on the roof. I wa...
by Leftside
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fixing an aluminum roof
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Fixing an aluminum roof

What is your issue with something like snoroof? I will post pics of the roof.
by Leftside
Wed May 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fixing an aluminum roof
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Fixing an aluminum roof

I BELIEVE we have an aliminum roof. It’s leaking. It looks like whomever put up the roof, used caulk to help seal it on the inside. I replaced the caulk and am going to mud up the bad drywall. My question is if there is anything i can lay down on the outside to seal it up? From the inside, it looks ...
by Leftside
Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Choosing grout
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Choosing grout

Ok thank you both.
by Leftside
Tue May 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Choosing grout
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Choosing grout

I am going to grout my floor. It is for a back room that leads to the yard and will be used by my dogs a lot. I was told i should use a dark grout since the dogs will get it dirty. I have seen grout sealer that is supposed to protect against stains. Can I use a light color and then seal it? Will the...
by Leftside
Wed May 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What base for pavers
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: What base for pavers

Thx. Looks like this is getting delayed as the contractor pulled a bait and switch lol
by Leftside
Wed May 02, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What base for pavers
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: What base for pavers

Thank you both. I am getting quotes and one contractor plans on using crushed concrete and the other sand. So i was just trying to make an informed decision.
by Leftside
Wed May 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What base for pavers
Replies: 6
Views: 212

What base for pavers

Just wondering what the difference is for a paver base. What's the difference between sand base and a crushed concrete base? Cost? Durability? Etc.

Thx all.
by Leftside
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: leveling floors
Replies: 1
Views: 129

leveling floors

Framed flooring on top of concrete slab. The slab wasmt the most level and when I put on the concrete tile backer, a friend had a medical isue and i had to leave. The tile backer was set in mortar but i wasnt able to screw it in and some of the edges raised up as it dried. The floor is uneven now in...
by Leftside
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ac issues - how to jump wire connections
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Ac issues - how to jump wire connections

So my ac crapped out. A tech said it is the blower motor and some module which looks like it will cost hundreds of dollars. The guy didn't even want to check the system or circuits but after complaining he eventually did. I feel like I am being sold a blower motor and my issue could be a relay or ca...
by Leftside
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: no power at all
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: no power at all

Hey thx. I fixed the issue. It was the loose wire. It kept coming loose so i made sure i secured it properly. Thx.
by Leftside
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: no power at all
Replies: 8
Views: 341

no power at all

I am trying to connect two new outlets from an existing one. When I attach the wires to the existing outlet and turn on the breaker, I have no power. In fact, the existing outlet stops working as well. What's going on? I tried removing the existing out let and connecting the wires directly using wir...
by Leftside
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

Thanks Shannon. A few more things. I picked up 1/4x4" tapcon concrete anchors to fasten the joists to the concrete. I plan on using 3 screw per 8 foot joist. Is that about right?

Also, how should i space the screws for the subfloor plywood using the deck screws? 12"? 18"?

Thanks again.
by Leftside
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

Thanks for the reply. I am in central florida. Mostly hot and humid. I plan on adding central air/ac to this room, but as of right now it only has ceiling fans. I also plan on adding extra 2x3s where i expect there to be heavy traffic and weight. There's nothing wrong with that is there? Thanks again.
by Leftside
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

Hey I just wanted to clear some things up so ce I will be tackling this project in a few days. I plan on using 2x3s and tapcon masonry screws to hold them down, shimming where necessary. Do i meed to use hangers? Someone mentioned hangers but I thought those were only necessary if the wood was actua...
by Leftside
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

Ok thanks Shannon. Looks like if i lay the 2x4s flat, add 1” subflooring I will be about half an inch off (give or take depending on tile and tile adhesive) from being level with the other room. Can i add half inch shims to compensate? If so, how far apart do they need to be? I am still looking for ...
by Leftside
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

So if I didn't use adhesive, I could lay down black plastic? How many inches apart would the screws need to be?
by Leftside
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

Thank you. One more thing. Do i need to seal the concrete or add any moisture barrier?
by Leftside
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going with concrete
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Going with concrete

Yea, i thought this was easier than it is. I have a whole new appreciation for concrete workers. I will continue exploring my options. I may just have concrete contractors do the job. Thanks again all.
by Leftside
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Adding flooring to concrete
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Adding flooring to concrete

So, i pulled up the carpet. And am thinking about adding the subflooring. Few questions though: 1. I don't have to scrape the adhesive off do I? 2. Should i use a self leveler to level the floor? 3. I plan on using glue to install the joists or framing, but i would like some nails or screws. What na...
by Leftside
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going with concrete
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Going with concrete

Thanks again Spruce. Yes, i was planning on hiring someone that's done this kind of work before, but I underestimated the amount of manpower needed. I will start asking around and talking to some pros and see what they say. Would it possible for three people to do the work in sections? Like 100 sq f...