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by greg1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: retaining wall
Replies: 4
Views: 42

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: 4
Views: 42

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: 4
Views: 42

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: 110

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: 110

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: 110

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: 110

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: 110

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: 89

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: 141

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: 141

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: 212

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: 212

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: 121

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: 121

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: 85

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: 85

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: 85

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: 103

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: 103

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: 268

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: 268

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. $$$
by greg1
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Pipe fix
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Pipe fix

I have a main sewer pipe that was duct taped by previous owners. How would I go about fixing this? Can I buy a copper pipe 4" or do I need some of those fernco connections?
by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: carpet to tile transition

Thanks Shannon! That would look good if I can make it work.
45.99! yikes
by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: carpet to tile transition

what if i remove some of the concrete from under the front of the tile? Can i than slide that metal nosing you talking about? Or is it not possible that way
by greg1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: carpet to tile transition
Replies: 5
Views: 171

carpet to tile transition

I'm just wondering which transition do i need to install between tile and carpeted stairs?
There are a few products I saw in the store, but they seemed kinda bulky and I wanted to do less noticeable. What would you do? I appreciate if you can send the link or pic with suggestion.

Thank you!
by greg1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Vanity question
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Vanity question

Possibly dumb question but I have to ask. I have older house with some of those 2x8 stud walls as support for upstairs. Now they do steel support beams, but in my house there are four walls that are in the basement and that what holds the upstairs floor. So in my case those walls were kinda dictatin...
by greg1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Burnt drill mixer?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Burnt drill mixer?

My dewalt DW130V 9 Amp 1/2-Inch Drill smoked when I was mixing concrete the other day. I let it cool down and continued working. Today I was mixing another batch of concrete and it started to smell burnt again but wasnt smoking. Is it a sign that it going to die on me soon? It seems its till mixing ...
by greg1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: should I install my own Carpet
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Carpet install

pro it is. thanks
by greg1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: should I install my own Carpet
Replies: 4
Views: 234

should I install my own Carpet

Hey, any tutorials on carpet installation? I have roughly 900 sq ft that needs to be laid down. Is it a DIY friendly or better be left to the pros?