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3 choices Measure toe kick height. These are usually right at 4 or 4.5 inches. I might assume that if toe kick was 3 3/4" then there was probably no hardwoods under. This is not the best way though because toe kicks can be non-standard. Remove a piece of trim and see if you see the bottom of the cabinets. This might just be pulling back some quarter ...


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If it is an older house with existing hardwood floors, there is a terrific chance of the floor going under the cabs, If there is laminate flooring, The chances are nil it goes under. On older homes, with hardwood floors if the cabinets are removed, they may need to be refinished anyway since the floors usually are never sanded and stained under the ...


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In my experience, which is admittedly limited, you never want to glue hardwood to cement. Most hardwood manufacturers will tell you that you shouldn't put hardwood over a cement subfloor to begin with, but if you do you want to float it on a plywood subfloor or on plywood float strips. The problem is that the wood expands and contracts at a different rate ...


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Oscillating tool, like a Fein Multimaster and all of its off-patent brothers. (Truly, I don't know how I got by so long without one.) But, could you not just slap a 2x4 on the side of the floor joist and make a sturdy ledge for your existing hatch?


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To deal with just the blacktop you basically need to jackhammer up some holes in the floor so that you can pour footings. You can frame out the area much like you would a deck. This is given that the walls of the garage are above proper footings. How many footings you need is dependent on how big your garage is. How deep the footings are, is dependent of ...


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Respectfully, you are trying to compare apples to autos here. Burning gas makes things hot. Thermal conductivity is just how fast it takes the heat to get to you. I suggest you go try to calculate it from theory, physics is fun, calculus is interesting, the numbers will not lie to you, and you will see the logical error immediately. The heat has to go ...


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Do you have forced air heating? If so, the smell is likely coming through the duct work. I can almost assure you that in such a system, the vents/duct work are not well sealed. So this would allow their system to push smoke into small holes between the floors, and your system to pull the smoke into you place. Get a HEPA like filter for the furnace. Put ...


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Sometimes new construction is easier in that you know exactly what the house is built of. If you're in an older house there may be more and more surprises which make the project harder and harder. The time estimate would vary depending on this contractor's crew size. It sounds like he has a very small crew (maybe of 1 or 2) and that is reflected in his ...


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I think the easiest way to tell, look for a quarter round trim between the cabinet and the floor. If it has a quarter round, then two options: floor does not go under the cabinet, or the owner likes the look of the quarter round. If it doesn't have a quarter round, floor goes under the cabinets, and if it doesn't it is pretty easy to see it doesn't (hence ...


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You can walk on HB as long as you like. If it is of the 1/2" variety I seriously doubt you could damage it. However it does emit silica dust. If you walked on it vigorously you could kick some up and it is really not a good thing to breathe or be near food. You can certainly paint it. There are waterproofing paints used for backer boards like redgard... ...


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Well, it turns out, the answer is I'm an idiot. I misread the guidelines and used the wrong gauge of staples. As the result, I got this textbook description from the manufacturer: IMPORTANT: Be sure not to over-drive the fastener past the nail slot, this can lead to a condition known as a telegraphing fastener. A telegraphing fastener is the visible effect ...



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