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FIXING A FROZEN SPLIT PIPE WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO SOLDER!

Posted by bill on January 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (8)


 

                         You found the split pipe in your basement, frozen by ice cold air blowing in from outside. You want to fix it but you don’t know how to solder. It used to be if you wanted to replace a section of copper pipe or repair a leak in a joint you would have to know how to solder a pipe. Soldering copper when done correctly is relatively easy and creates a strong waterproof joint. ...

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WHERE CAN LAMINATE BE USED?

Posted by bill on December 16, 2015 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)


                   You're ready to take the plunge and redo the floor in the bathroom. You think ceramic tile may be too cold or too slippery. You love the look and warmth of hardwood but you're not about to spend that much for such a small space, and you do not want to trip every time you walk into the room. So laminate seems like a perfect option. Laminate is thinner, usually cheaper, and looks easy enough to in...

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Who should I call? General Contractor or Handyman? What is the difference?

Posted by bill on February 25, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (1)


 

           That depends mostly on the type of project you need done. A General Contractor typically has his business set up to run larger projects over a longer period of time. His is often registered by the state and carries a large liability policy and is bondable. He may hire an architect or engineer to help with design and planning. His projec...

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WHAT IS THE BEST ANCHOR FOR HANGING TOWEL BARS AND PICTURES?

Posted by bill on January 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

      Finding the best anchor to hang a towel bar may not seem to take much thought until you step out of the shower to grab your towel and the thing rips clean off the wall. There is a pretty easy solution to this problem, that's picking out the right anchor in the first place. We are talking about hanging pictures or towel bars on drywall or late plaster. The earlier plaster had wood lath behind it and will hold a drywall screw pretty well. If you a...

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Drywall Compounds. What's the difference?

Posted by bill on January 16, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

           So your looking around your favorite Home Improvement store, hoping find something to patch up that hole in your wall where the bedroom door handle went thru the drywall. What you want is something that will not shrink much, so you don't have to put 5 coats on, while waiting a day for each to dry, shrink, and crack Some muds are made better for setting the tape to the wall, and can shrink to much for the two coats you...

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