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


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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.
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answered Should I wrap home in Tyvek when re-siding?
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comment Should I wrap home in Tyvek when re-siding?
Where are you located?
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comment How far down should sheetrock come in a shower tub installation?
This depends. Some show systems call for installation into sheetrock. I always regard the bottom foot if I do it. I understand why because if you feel the walls in a plastic system over backerboard if sounds/feels like you are in a tin can.
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comment What could be the source of dirt in attic
It's conceivable that during the build process that they left dirt there and that it spreads with airflow.
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answered Where should the main stack vent go?
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comment What is the best method for carrying a 4x8 by yourself over tough terrain?
The easiest way to carry the 4x8 is to bobcat a road, pour concrete and drive it there.
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answered Should I be concerned if the toilet water level drops after a flush?
Oct
18
comment How can I determine what's behind a wall?
Are there paintings of people on the wall with their eyes cut out?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed how to change furnace filter (bottom return) for Lennox G43UF
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed What kind of floor is this?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed How do I remove blown in attic insulation?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed Why did insulation and vapor barrier cause mold in my storage shed?
Oct
18
reviewed Reopen What is the best method for carrying a 4x8 by yourself over tough terrain?
Oct
18
answered How do I remove blown in attic insulation?
Oct
17
answered Can I use 1“ XPS and fiberglass batts instead of 2” XPS insulation in my basement?
Oct
17
comment Is it possible to tell if the current floor is solid or engineered hardwood?
@diceless - I understand that but I would assume you can't since I have done a ton of houses and have never ran across this type of engineered flooring. It's not hard to figure out. You can definitely tell where the backing starts on engineered wood.
Oct
17
comment Can I use 1/4 inch cork to equalize floors before installing laminate flooring?
@paperstreet - I would not have an issue putting the cork down everywhere on a floor that could never have water issues (not a basement). The problem isn't the cork, it is that the cork is different than the plywood. But as you mention it is a sponge and there are some quality underlayments that are durable, soft, and handle water better than cork.