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10-29-2018 04:10 PM

Unrelated posts - 1 reply

Why aren’t unrelated posts removed and blocked? I was looking a thread and there were several posts that had nothing to do with the original thread. One was a long list of escorts, and not the ones from Ford.

10-29-2018 04:03 PM

Overehead wood storage? - 10 replies

Needing to get some floor space in the small shop that was a one car garage. I have odds & ends of wood ranging from about 2 feet long to 8 foot 2×4s. This would allow me to move some logs out of the shop and give me more floor space. What have you done? Looked at the commercial racks but that is out of the budget. TIA.

11-13-2015 03:16 PM

Sheetrock walls not square - 7 replies

I’m doing a bathroom remodel and had put trim up at the ceiling- one strip on the ceiling with another butted up against it on the wall. I had the corner pieces to keep the cuts square. However, I had gap between the wall and the corner piece big enough to throw a cat through. Filled the nail holes in the corners. I want to use trim only...

05-09-2014 02:32 PM

Paint on concrete and brick - 5 replies

I have a few drops and spots of paint on concrete and brick on a patio. The paint is oil base primer and water base paint. Any help is greatly appreciated. Hopefully, it will be rather simple.

04-03-2014 09:55 PM

Rust spots in SS sink - 4 replies

Not sure where to put this topic but here goes. We got a new single bowl sink and countertops recently. SWMBO threatened me if I got rust spots in it from leaving cast iron skillets in it too long. Well….......I found a good way to remove the rust stains. Scotchbrite did a decent job but left a “shadow” in the sink. What i...

01-16-2014 11:47 AM

Bent bristles on paint brush - 5 replies

Bristles on one of my good paint brushes have taken a slight curve. Evidently got this way while drying after a job. How do I straighten them out? Soak in hot Water?

11-12-2013 02:37 PM

stripping finish from oak chairs - 24 replies

These are some school chairs and have either a poly finish or varnish. They aren’t that old so I’‘m thinking a poly finish. My wife sanded on of the chairs but that didn’t get all the finish off.I have some citrus stripper, but it is hard to ventilate the garage/shop this time of year. Any suggestions for a DIY strippe...

07-29-2013 03:31 PM

Mirror glued to sheetrock! - 3 replies

I’m getting ready to start on our smaller bath off the MBR. The mirror is glued to the sheetrock; in fact, glued in both bathrooms. What is an easy way (if it exists) to remove the mirrors without breaking them. I can break them as they are starting to get the “mange” on the edges. TIA!

03-04-2013 07:29 PM

Removing old wallpaper - 10 replies

My house is about 35 years old and we are having a lousy time removing the wallpaper on one wall in the MBR. The Mrs. has scored it with the “turtle”, sprayed with water and fabric softener. It comes off a very small piece at a time. I have discovered today that we are only removing the paper. I really soaked a small place and ac...

12-27-2010 02:37 AM

Basketball goal removal - 5 replies

The former owner put up a basketball goal and did what the instructions said. He filled the pole with concrete and poured about two bags of Quickrete around the base. In contrast, I rented a house and put the pole in dirt and packed it down- stayed up for three years. My question is how to get the metal pipe off and break up the concrete. It...

11-24-2010 10:24 PM

Lousy wiring job prevents extra lines! - 4 replies

I live in a subdivision house that has a lousy wiring job that was done the quickest and cheapest way. I’m in the process of sectioning off a part of the basement/garage for a WW shop. I need a separate line for a light in what will be a storage area. The problem: The wiring to a particular switch and light is a single wire, with the w...

07-16-2010 06:04 PM

Wood on concrete - 8 replies

I’m going to section off a portion of my basement/garage for a woodworking shop. This will prevent sawdust from getting on everything. I’m going to be placing 2X4s on the concrete floor (regular boards as floor is dry). I don’t want to drill holes for anchor bolts or penetrate the concrete in any way. I was thinking of usin...


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