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kj2008
Re: What HOME PRODUCT OR MATERIAL do you want to know All About?

Aluminum siding!
I have a 1951 ranch, about 960 s.f., with aluminum siding that is wider than what we see on most newer houses. A few places are damaged, some of the corners are missing, and a couple of long pieces are missing altogether.
Also squirrels got into the attic using a hole under the eaves. I think I have trapped them all but I need to keep them out (and I want the patched area to look OK.)

Fencepost
Re: What HOME PRODUCT OR MATERIAL do you want to know All About?

Concrete, and all its uses besides foundations and walkways:

  • Countertops
  • Floors: stamped, ground, and Terrazzo (and not just slab-on-grade)
  • Planters
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Decorative elements
  • Pipes
  • Etc...

You could go into the materials that make up concrete, the different mixtures for different purposes, and the different finishes available.

Marisa
Re: What HOME PRODUCT OR MATERIAL do you want to know All About?

Since spring is here and the rain should be on its way, I want to know about sump pumps AND installing battery backup sump pumps!!! :)

petersbetterhalf
Re: What HOME PRODUCT OR MATERIAL do you want to know All About?

My husband and I are remodeling and redecorating a 1899 Federalist/Victorian. We have 2 projects going at present: a 2nd bathroom remodel (his) and a kitchen upgrade (hers).
We chose vinyl tile for the kitchen flooring and ceramic tiles for the bath remodel.
The argument is in the thickness of the ceramic tiles: is there specific thickness for flooring and walls, or are they the same? Does it matter?
Can ceramic tiles be used for counter tops? Will vinyl hold up around the sink area in the kitchen?
Would love to hear from you.

MyCah
Re: What HOME PRODUCT OR MATERIAL do you want to know All About?

"Shower Doors"
I've searched high & low, local in real-time & on-line, DIY stores & design centers, every major manufacturer I can think of but can't find a simple shower door to fit my master bath shower.

It is an off-the-shelf, fiberglass shower enclosure, with curb. It measures 43.5' W X 69" H The left side is on an interior wall and the right side is on an exterior wall.

I would like a door without a header (so tall folk won't have to duck upon entering). Other than that, I don't need anything special.

Please HELP!!!

attie
Re: What HOME PRODUCT OR MATERIAL do you want to know All About?

Foam insulation and other types of new green products that won't kill you in 20 years and help reduce home energy consumption. I'm a great salvage lover and found an old 60s front door, which we love. But it had an awful air leak. It made me sad to cover it with a storm door (it has a great crossbuck design and 3/3 lites) but what a difference that makes in the warmth and accuracy of the downstairs hall thermostat. I think it's really difficult to find reliable information on this topic and would love more.

Attie

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