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by greg1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: fireplace makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: fireplace makeover

Yes, I guess I'm exploring all the options available. I was thinking about painting too, it seems the most easiest option. Right now the existing bricks don't fit with the overall decor at all lol
by greg1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: fireplace makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: fireplace makeover

right now, its just a brick wall. its flat but there are some voids in between the bricks.
by greg1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: fireplace makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 142

fireplace makeover

I was just wondering if its possible to cover the old brick fireplace with that new stone product they have in stores? Would i need to apply scratch coat to existing brick or install cement boards? Or is it possible to install right on top of the brick? Anyone done that already, would appreciate any...
by greg1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring dishwasher and garburator
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Wiring dishwasher and garburator

Wow thank you Spruce, and thank you Aaron! I basically just replaced the cabinets and everything is the same, I'm using my old disposal and all the connections are pretty much the same.. It is a big double breaker that is taking up two slots at the panel. I took a a picture when I was disconnecting ...
by greg1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring dishwasher and garburator
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Wiring dishwasher and garburator

Hi Guys please I need help with wiring garbage disposal and dishwasher. Im posting a diagram of all the wires. Basically if I turn the breaker on I have two hot wires and the other wires are for dishwasher, garbage disposer and garbage disposal switch. How do i hook it all up? Id really appreciate a...
by greg1
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: window trim
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: window trim

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by greg1
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: window trim
Replies: 4
Views: 137

window trim

I just put in new window and now dont know how to finish trim inside. Do i need to build a box to fill inside gap between window and drywall? i tried adding couple pics but seems there is error-"It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is c...
by greg1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: retaining wall
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: retaining wall

what a difference just power wash do
by greg1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: retaining wall
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: retaining wall

Thanks everyone! I will give it a good power wash first. lots of dirt on it too
by greg1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: retaining wall
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: retaining wall

thank you Spruce! Definitely something to think about. Im leaning towards adding a new coat of parging.
by greg1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: retaining wall
Replies: 6
Views: 97

retaining wall

I have this retaining wall in front of the house. it looks kinda sad, maybe dark from moisture?
what would be good way to restore it? Sandblast? paint? stucco over it?
any suggestions?
thanks
by greg1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: stucco re-do

Hi again, I think I got most of the theory down. I'm only wondering about the corners and doing stucco transition around windows and doors. Are there special trims for windows and doors or stucco just applied right against the window and door mouldings? Also for corners I can use metal corner beads?...
by greg1
Tue May 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: stucco re-do

Thanks so much for the tips! I will follow the steps you described.
by greg1
Tue May 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: stucco re-do

Hi Clarence, thank you for reply. I heard about STO from another link as well. Seems that's the product I will use. My existing wall is not painted, I don't think so anyways. Its an old pebbled stucco so in my thinking I can apply my "brown" coat right on top of it. Im also wondering how would I do ...
by greg1
Mon May 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: stucco re-do

Thanks for reply guys! so far Im just researching anything i can on this topic. watched really cool video on you tube the guy did a re-float on the exactly same house as mine (rock dash/roughcast bungalow) and it turned out looking good. He left the existing stucco in place and just applied addition...
by greg1
Mon May 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 123

stucco re-do

Iam looking to renew the stucco look on my house. My house has old rock dash stucco that I would like to update to that acrylic modern look. Any good book or resources online that can guide me through this? I have all the tools and time needed. Just hoping if i prepare enough I could do the job myse...
by greg1
Sat May 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: dent in hardwood
Replies: 2
Views: 126

dent in hardwood

Just wondering if there is some way to fix dent in hardwood floor?
thanks
by greg1
Tue May 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: glass backsplash installation
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: glass backsplash installation

thank you everyone :)
by greg1
Tue May 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: glass backsplash installation
Replies: 3
Views: 240

glass backsplash installation

I have almost a full bucket of mastic left over from another job. I plan on installing a glass backsplash tile and was wondering if i can use mastik or not? Some people suggest i should better use thinset with glass tile. Also a follow up question - if any of you have experience with glass backsplas...
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold
Replies: 15
Views: 247

Re: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold

Yes, unfortunately I personally always learn everything the hard way. Hopefully others will be more mindful and do their research prior to the project.
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold
Replies: 15
Views: 247

Re: 7 layers of flooring and possible mold

I just removed old vinyl tile in my place. Some spots were hard to remove and had similar black surface. I used a belt sander to remove many high spots and dust was everywhere. I never thought of asbestos exposure while doing it! :o
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: copper to abs connection
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: copper to abs connection

thank you!
by greg1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: copper to abs connection
Replies: 2
Views: 184

copper to abs connection

I have a copper 1.5" drain pipe and I need to attach abs pipe to it for kitchen drain. Is fernco rubber gaskets are the best way to go about it? thanks.
by greg1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: heat register seal

Thank you Shannon. Just wanted to make sure I dont blow my house up :)
by greg1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: heat register seal

Well, I was installing hardwood floors in the kitchen (hardwood was installed everywhere on the main floor and I also put it in the kitchen for nice continuous look), my very last row to install it is where the heat register is, and its actually half covered by dishwasher machine. Its not an option ...
by greg1
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 107

heat register seal

Hello everyone,

Im curious if its ok to block furnace register? More specifically is it ok to seal it permanently?
Or is it a bad idea? I dont have access to it from the bottom only the register opening on the main floor.
by greg1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing closet doors
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Installing closet doors

Probably some will be sliding and some are that are bifold.
With sliding ones I think would be harder to hide the gap if wall is uneven.
by greg1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing closet doors
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Installing closet doors

Hello house improvements friends. I have a question about installing closet doors. I have a few of those closet openings in the house that dont have any doors. My openings are 36" and 48". the problem that I have is that some openings are slightly less at the bottom ( or top ) and wider on the other...
by greg1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Pipe fix
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Pipe fix

Thank you for all the ideas! I never thought of removing the tape yet lol. I will inspect it tomorrow for sure.
by greg1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Pipe fix
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Pipe fix

Hi thanks for reply!
Yes, you right, that's the toilet branch. I'm also wondering if it's possible to just order a 4" pipe of ebay and try soldering it.
If that fails might need a pro. $$$