Generally, yes, its better to replace the underlayment as well as the formica. You don't want to remove the old formica. In some circumstances, y...
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Obviously, Lawrence has never worked with steel studs before. I found steel stud much easier to work with. You can frame a basement in half the t...
Yes, you can paint the steel posts. You need to sand it first with 220 grit. Then prime it. Cover with the color paint of your choice.Use paint...
Jacking the house is one way. The house is jacked up, moved over, the new basement done, then the house moved back.Another way is to make sure the...
What is on the front edge - lamnate or hardwood? I usually use a hardwood edge, then do a 45 degree bevel. You could also do a half or full bulln...
Well, if I could remember my calculus I could. The simplest is to break it down into smaller, regular shapes. This is what calculus does anyway. ...
If the existing paper is in good condition and is tight to the wall, then yes.However, that doesn't mean you should. You should remove the old wal...
By now most of the grass is dead. This happened to me about 15 years ago. Rake up what you can, that also helps break up the soil. Then sow new ...
No - that's an excellent idea! The paint store or wallpaper store will have a watery paste that works great. Brush it on instead of water. Give ...
Use either tapcon screws (concrete screws) or a ramset. A ramset uses a .22 caliber shell to drive the nail thru the sole plate into the concrete....
Get a spliiter from Radio Shack. They are only about $7. You plug it into the jack. The other end has 3 openings. One for line 1, one for line ...
Usually the pipes will be routed thru the cold air returns to install a central vac in an existing house.We had a BEAM installed when our house was...
The only long term solution is to stop the water on the outside. Any inside fixes (including drylock, etc) are temporary at best. The exception b...
One GFCI and protect all the outlets downstream from it, so not every outlet needs to be GFCI.Don't buy the cheap outlets. And don't use the push-...
Use 3/4 inch tongue and groove plywood. Overlap the seams, ie) stagger the sheets.Do use a mechanical fastener with the glue. Don't rely on glue ...
Get a putty as close to the finish color (stain or natural) as possible. The holes get filled after staining but before applying the poly.
That's condensation. The cheap fix is identify sources of moisture and stop them. eg) if you are venting the dryer inside the house, stop that an...
No. One of the advantages of laminate is its ability to resist stains and dis-coloring.Painting is not a good option, either.