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comment Are steel exterior doors reversible?
To clarify, I meant flipping left opening to right opening. Not the direction it opens. In the end, though I decided it was easier to just buy a new door.
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comment Are steel exterior doors reversible?
Sorry, I meant reversing the swing--from left to right--not from inward to outward. In the end, though, I realized that it just wan't worth the hassle. I just bought a new double hung that opens the way we prefer. :)
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asked Are steel exterior doors reversible?
May
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comment 3" conduit with many bends - is it worth to build it?
Are the bends inside the wall? If so, how do you plan to install? are you opening up the wall?
May
22
answered What product should I use to adhere pavers to an old concrete sidewalk?
May
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comment Open appliance which has a flat round disk as a screw head, no recess at all
looks like a rivet of some sort. Might be able to drill them out.
May
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comment Is this swing beam safe?
Treated wood is used for a lot of outdoor applications in general--not just ground contact (playground equipment, fences, etc.)
May
18
comment Should I use steel or wood studs for basement exterior walls?
There are a few drawbacks to densarmor, though: it's itchy (fiberglass) and you might have to skim-coat it all to get a consistent finish to it (as it has a texture that you won't see in the taped joints).
May
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comment Should I use steel or wood studs for basement exterior walls?
Vapor Barriers are becoming a very outdated method for basements. See the Building Science Corporations work on this topic. They explicitely state that you should not have a vapor barrier in a below grade wall construction. Many building codes are out of date in this regard.
May
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comment Should I use steel or wood studs for basement exterior walls?
@statueuphemism DensArmor is paperless wallboard. Should work just fine for fire rating.
May
17
comment Using Fence as a retaining wall
For longevity and easy maintenance I'd go with landscape block. They stack like legos. No mortar. But another option if you want to stay low-cost would be railroad ties. They'd likely support the dirt better than the fence. They're messy, though. But cheap.
May
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answered Measuring clearance height for dishwasher
May
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answered Using Fence as a retaining wall
May
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comment A crack in my foundation wall is leaking
Agreed, but before doing all of that, it's probably best to also figure out where the water is coming from.
May
15
answered Chalkboard shower surround?
May
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answered What type of concrete foundation do you pour for sand?
May
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comment What type of concrete foundation do you pour for sand?
Where on this planet is this piece of property?
May
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awarded  Notable Question
May
14
comment Solution for A/C Condensate Drain Line that doesn't require emptying a bucket of water every day?
Yes, a hose is not a 'pipe'. It's like running an extension chord. It is in no way considered 'modifying' the structure. And it's not even really a hose. You can pick up fairly inconspicuous small clear drain lines at Home Depot. Easy enough to tuck along the perimeter of a room.