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I only answer the easy questions. And I give easy answers!


Sep
15
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
13
answered Do we need to replace wet insulation resulting from a a/c drain
Sep
12
revised How to join two 1x6s to form a 23' baseboard with a seamless transition?
added 2 characters in body
Sep
11
comment Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
@diceless - a chalkboard is not tile. Not sure exactly how thick his chalkboards are but most I have seen are about 1/8". I can't see getting this to lay exactly flat with thinset - your tile doesn't sit exactly flat but it is more rigid and you don't notice. When talking about "flexing" I am talking about a soft surface, not "bending". I really don't get your point - thinset on plywood will flex too. You will just crack the thinset first and it will slowly compromise the structure above. My way has nothing to crack or deteriorate.
Sep
11
comment Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
@DA01 - chips is probably a better term.
Sep
10
answered Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
Sep
10
answered What are the ramifications of using interior oil-based paint outdoors?
Sep
10
answered How can I paint a wooden desk with a rubberised feel?
Aug
31
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
27
comment How do I prep and plaster a bowed wall before tiling?
I am not saying this can't be done and I guess something has to be done for severally bowed walls. But putting a skim of coat of anything on your walls has two issues. #1 being if that doesn't adhere or stay bonded you have issues down the road. #2 Putting a skim coat of concrete on flat is a craft and skill I don't think hardly anyone has. I just see this causing more issues.
Aug
27
answered How do I prep and plaster a bowed wall before tiling?
Aug
25
comment Can you disconnect and reconnect a gas flex pipe?
Well you can check for a leak on your own pretty easily. I have to admit I have never given this much thought - and I have disconnected my dryer hose at least 10 times the past 5 years.
Aug
25
comment How realistic is lowering a concrete floor?
People dig out basements all the time to raise ceiling height. This is done a ton of the east coast in high end neighborhoods. Usually around 30K for medium sized basement. I don't understand how the hell you could do this just owning the basement. Obviously there is risk involved with the upper levels.
Aug
23
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
22
comment Plumbing cuts through five studs. Is ok?
Solid 8 on the ghetto install scale.
Aug
22
reviewed No Action Needed I rewired my two bulb ceiling light
Aug
21
reviewed No Action Needed Replacing G4 halogen bulbs with LEDs
Aug
20
comment Running conduit near knob and tube wiring
Why not PVC? Will allow you to pull new runs easier in the future.
Aug
19
answered Cleaning walls or painting
Aug
19
comment How can I pour a concrete floor over a particle board subfloor?
I think there is good advice in most of the answers here. It is just a really bad idea. Unless you are willing to spend money on reinforcing the footers and the joists I wouldn't count on something that heavy and flexible looking good in 5 years. In reality your weakest point will sink/fail first and you will have a massive crack and slanted floor.