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comment Basement floor paint problem
I use the bargain $2 gallons of latex to paint basement floors all the time. The paint will scratch up and enough water will cause it to peel... I wouldn't worry about it. It is a basement. You messed up on the paint choice but of all the things in the world to mess up on its probably paint on a basement floor. My advice - don't think about it. Then if it starts looking really bad just scrape and paint.
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comment Basement floor paint problem
There are plenty of latex paints sold as "concrete floor paint/epoxy" that are basically grey paint. This is probably what she used.
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comment What could cause a recessed light to come on when removing the neighboring bulb?
+1 for the fancy autocad!
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comment Is it sane to use a normal router to cut drywall, approximating a spiral saw?
@diceless - I have a 5'2" drywall wizard that will knock out a 1000 square foot apartment (including ceilings) in one day. He uses a knife, measuring tape, rasp, drywall saw and a straight edge. When I see him cut a board for the ceiling, stand on a HD bucket, and pop it up like it is nothing it makes me feel inadequate haha. I am double his size and would take 4 times as long (if I am lucky) to do the same thing. He uses the saw only for pot lights (circles). The box knockouts he uses his knife. He listens to bad 80s rock too.
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comment What is the best method for carrying a 4x8 by yourself over tough terrain?
@DA01 - bobcatting is definitely up there on the fun scale. I seem to be an expert at digging holes but not so much on making the ground flat.
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comment Most bang for buck approach to insulating home
I would seriously think about getting the "no duh" things done or these things will end up being the focus of the audit. Get your basement and attic done for sure. I don't have an opinion of audits because some companies are great and some are scammers trying to sell you something or pass you to their buddy's company. But for sure whether you get an audit or not there are usually end of the year tax rebates on anything involving insulation (energy efficiency).
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comment How do you hard wire a garbage disposal?
@HenryJackson- what are you putting in your sink?
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answered Most bang for buck approach to insulating home
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comment Should I wrap home in Tyvek when re-siding?
If the tar paper is in good condition then I wouldn't replace it. It serves the same purpose and really the disadvantage of tar paper vs. tyvek is that it tears really easy (when installing - obviously shouldn't tear with siding over it). There is nothing wrong with tar paper as a housewrap if it is in good condition.
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comment How do I stop a dimmer switch from humming?
Just FYI - all dimmers hum. Now some are noticeable unless you are in a completely quiet room with your ear against it.
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comment Where should the main stack vent go?
@michael - Depending on the size of the pipe you can vent many different branches through one line. We use 2" PVC for bathrooms and all the fixtures vent up through that. That is generalizing but yes you can have more than one per vent-to-stack connection and that is common practice.