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comment 1968 cast iron rough sewage pipe
can you provide a pic... not exactly sure what you are trying.
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answered Do I install my green board before I install my shower pan?
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comment Is there any way to predict foundation problems?
Do you plan on having a finished basement? If not this changes the equation.
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comment Can I glue a second layer of drywall?
@shirlockhomes - my crew wants to go all glue which is a tiny bit more expensive but the finish is way easier. Some towns let us if they check out the adhesive first. But other towns want to see screws every 16. The adhesives in the past 6-7 years are insane. They have a chemical bond between the paper and wood. I did pull-ups on the last ceiling the next day. Nothing but pluses on glue... except for the demo. We have had to take a couple sheets off here and there and it is at least triple.
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reviewed Leave Open 3 wire service to panel… neutral and ground wires on the same bar?
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comment what size wood to use for garage loft
There is different code requirements for a deck vs. a house. Also a deck has nothing above it.
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answered Do I really have to cut my wood flooring to a 1 inch width?
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comment Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
Cement losing water too fast is usually about climate control and watering, not moisture barriers right? I know that when it is hot in the summer in the US I have seen pouring crews keep a steady amount of water on a slab until it cures. I have also seen wet burlap placed on top of concrete - here is a good link concretenetwork.com/concrete/slabs/curing.htm
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comment Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
I have laid a lot of cement on concrete. Never had a curing issue. Not exactly sure how the physics of this works or the type of plastic but right away I see you cement drying and then the plastic being ripped with even the slightest movement. Maybe this is one of those cases where it doesn't matter... but again have never added a moisture barrier into the mix.
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reviewed No Action Needed How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
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reviewed Reviewed What is the best way to clean your clothes dryer exhaust?
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comment What is the best way to clean your clothes dryer exhaust?
Some people may but there are surely people who can unsrew duct joints and clean them. Sure there are tools that make it easier but this isn't beyond DIY.
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comment Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
But your moisture barrier should be under the concrete slab in the picture.
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answered Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
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comment Why are my floor tiles cracked and how can I lay them again so they won't crack
@auujay - not saying that you are wrong. But unless the OP has proven themselves incapable I usually just go with what they say. And when I offer advice I don't usually have them overdo everything (Mike Holmes style). I know that having uneven subfloor will cause cracking and he said those are the only places where it cracked. The concrete board will actually help with joist flexing if put down flat.
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comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
Pressure treated wood no longer contains elements of arsenic and is used and is rated to be used in pretty much any indoor situation. Do you need to use pressure treated wood indoors? Not most of the time but if you watch Holmes on Homes he does entire basements in PT wood.
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comment Why are my floor tiles cracked and how can I lay them again so they won't crack
@auujay - he said his tiles are cracking because the subfloor isn't even. For all we know the plywood could be 3 inches thick. There is nothing in the question that infers flexing due to joist movement.