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


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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.
Aug
19
answered Should I staple faced insulation batts to the face of the stud or the side?
Aug
18
revised Are some water valves poor quality?
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Aug
18
answered Are some water valves poor quality?
Aug
18
comment Is it acceptable to not have access to the main water shutoff valve?
@HenryJackson - That happens in some buildings. He needs to find where his plumbing is coming in and add a shut-off there. There probably is one as most cities require it for insurance purposes.
Aug
18
comment Is it acceptable to not have access to the main water shutoff valve?
The one in your townhouse. Your townhouse has to have a shut-off coming in... if by chance it doesn't then you need one. You should have one installed before any faucet is hit.
Aug
18
answered Is it acceptable to not have access to the main water shutoff valve?
Aug
18
answered What's the recommended order for completing these bathroom remodel tasks?
Aug
16
reviewed No Action Needed How can I figure out what mystery wall switches might do?