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  0 Thread: Skim coating a painted wall?
Post: RE: Skim coating a painted wall?

stoverix Wrote: (Today, 11:11 AM) -- What about the designer portfolio? -- :s A weak spam attempt?
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 14 5,756 2 hours ago
  0 Thread: Laminate top workstation build/questions
Post: RE: Laminate top workstation build/questions

I did a laminate countertop in our old kitchen. A large "U" shaped countertop. 2 layers of 3/4" particle board, glued and screwed with full lap joints at the corners. All the cutouts (sink and plumb...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 14 857 10-25-2021, 05:11 AM
  0 Thread: Lay thin brick over concrete walkway?
Post: RE: Lay thin brick over concrete walkway?

atgcpaul Wrote: (10-13-2021, 10:29 AM) -- Our porch looks very similar to this.  The compromise might be to cover the concrete porch with thin brick and skip the walkway, or punt on the walkway now a...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 16 644 10-13-2021, 07:23 PM
  0 Thread: Tuck pointing concrete block
Post: RE: Tuck pointing concrete block

How wide is the crack?
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 6 482 10-13-2021, 08:39 AM
  0 Thread: Lay thin brick over concrete walkway?
Post: RE: Lay thin brick over concrete walkway?

We had an ugly concrete front porch at the old house. I put pavers over it, glued them down with landscape block adhesive. I don't like her color choice but I never do.. I just follow orders. I'm abou...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 16 644 10-13-2021, 08:34 AM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

I put in three 46" 4600 lumen Koda lights in a 20x22 garage (Costco). I bought 4 but three was plenty, Very bright with dimmers and a motion activated. I leave the motion function turned off. I instal...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 14 612 10-13-2021, 08:11 AM
  0 Thread: Sargent VBM Did I make a mistake?
Post: RE: Sargent VBM Did I make a mistake?

I have a Sargent VBM, same size as a Stanley #4. Personally, I like the VBM better than my Stanley #4. Much heavier (thicker) casting. It's at least as good a user as the Stanley. The Stanley might ha...
Snipe Hunter Woodworking Hand Tools 3 356 10-11-2021, 09:49 AM
  0 Thread: Icemaker Install
Post: RE: Icemaker Install

BobW Wrote: (10-10-2021, 01:07 AM) -- Is there a reason why you have to drill though the middle of a tile?  It would be much easier to drill through a grout joint. -- No. I put the hole as close to...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 10 601 10-11-2021, 09:39 AM
  0 Thread: Icemaker Install
Post: RE: Icemaker Install

A hammer drill will destroy the tile. The tile is harder than carbide so that's a no-go. A diamond drill will work for you. 1/2" at Home Depot (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-1-2-in-Diamond-Plu...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 10 601 10-09-2021, 05:00 AM
  0 Thread: In Search Of
Post: RE: In Search Of

You might try Hicksville Planing Mill north of Hagerstown. (301) 842-3474 It's been several years since I've been there and I honestly don't remember if they carry sheet goods but they might. T...
Snipe Hunter Woodworking 3 510 10-07-2021, 08:12 AM
  0 Thread: Which thinset?
Post: RE: Which thinset?

I also like the modified Versabond in a shower. I like all their products.. Have used others, it works easily and is consistent from bag to bag. I'd definitely use a grout sealer in a shower.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 9 424 10-04-2021, 11:28 AM
  0 Thread: Finding a hardwood grain similar to bamboo & possibly a stain
Post: RE: Finding a hardwood grain similar to bamboo & p...

Not sure I would try to match bamboo... it's sort of it's own animal. I'd probably try to find something that complements it instead.
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 3 315 10-02-2021, 06:29 AM
  0 Thread: Replace heat and air in my house
Post: RE: Replace heat and air in my house

gear jammer Wrote: (09-25-2021, 10:29 PM) -- I talked to the men in the morning coffee shop, also some neighbors and read reviews on the net. I called two local contractors Friday to get some bi...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 13 1,102 09-26-2021, 05:10 AM
  0 Thread: Replace heat and air in my house
Post: RE: Replace heat and air in my house

From the home inspectors viewpoint: The longest running units I see tend to be RHEEM and RUUD (same basic products). Technicians hate Lennox because they use unique parts and the parts are pricey. Be...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 13 1,102 09-24-2021, 06:54 AM
  0 Thread: anybody know about window repair - broken tilt ltaches
Post: RE: anybody know about window repair - broken tilt...

So, most vinyl windows use generic parts and most vinyl window companies don't stay in business long enough to provide warranty services/parts. Also, most vinyl window companies don't put the brand na...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 3 305 09-24-2021, 06:34 AM
  0 Thread: Alternative to Watch? Home safe?
Post: RE: Alternative to Watch? Home safe?

Rag can (https://www.uline.com/BL_6777/Oily-Waste-Cans?pricode=WQ199&AdKeyword=rag%20safety%20can&AdMatchtype=p&gclid=CjwKCAjwhaaKBhBcEiwA8acsHPtn9NjAAFgbReOZtzXcQiRxxNm1Ci_yAnwOnOmzDnaaeMmqNc12_BoCyO...
Snipe Hunter Finishing 4 393 09-21-2021, 06:32 AM
  0 Thread: AC vent to nowhere, moldy drywall
Post: RE: AC vent to nowhere, moldy drywall

Like Blackhat said. You can't have an HVAC register in an unconditioned garage. A garage is basically a fire protected envelope and that would breach the envelope. The good news is you found your mold...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 8 693 09-21-2021, 06:28 AM
  0 Thread: Mounting cash drawer under solid quartz countertop
Post: RE: Mounting cash drawer under solid quartz counte...

Phil Thien Wrote: (07-12-2021, 06:50 PM) -- ZOMBIE thread warning. -- +1
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 27 9,045 07-12-2021, 07:17 PM
  0 Thread: half inch drop in 22ft drain line
Post: RE: half inch drop in 22ft drain line

Don't do it. It won't drain and it will clog. You heard it here first. 1/4" drop per foot.. That long, I'd use a 2" pipe. Consider a Sanitary/Grinder pump
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 7 645 07-07-2021, 08:25 PM
  0 Thread: Vinyl moulding instead of caulk?
Post: RE: Vinyl moulding instead of caulk?

I took a couple good classes to get a mold inspection certification. Probably the biggest thing I learned is that mold only needs 2 things to grow.. Food and Water. It will eat just about anything org...
Snipe Hunter Home Improvement 14 1,258 07-01-2021, 07:12 AM

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