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comment Is it safe to use 1/4 inch tempered glass for dining table top?
I think Johnny is making a really good point. It appears the wood is part of the structure. It's preventing the frame from twisting. I don't think that frame is suitable for a top that isn't firmly attached.
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comment What type of insulation should I use for varying joist spans of 3-4ft?
Not most cost effective but the general rule of thumb today is to seal and insulate the crawlspace rather than the floor.
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comment Should I insulate the garage in the home I'm having built?
@DMoore it all depends on climate and how tight the garage is, of course. A tight, well insulated structure, however, should help keep things cool on the hot days (assuming you open a window on the cool nights).
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comment Should I insulate the garage in the home I'm having built?
I think technically it'll be COOLER in the summer as the insulation keeps heat OUT.
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comment Should I insulate the garage in the home I'm having built?
Yes, insulate it the same as your house...after all, as a workshop, it'll be 'habitable' space. Also consider a garage heater/furnace or a heatpump (as opposed to just using electric space heaters). Actually, I'd strongly suggest the heat pump so you can run A/C in summer while in the shop.
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answered How can I achieve a Quartz look using concrete for a bar top?
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answered Why is my bathroom fan completely ineffective?
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comment Cheap wood-ish replacement for glass panel in door
Replace it with thin plywood.
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comment How to cut concrete block with a circular saw
How exact does this cut need to be? If you don't need it exact for only 4 cuts, I'd probably just use my masonry chisel and a mallet. Quicker and a whole lot less messy.
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comment UV Printing graphics on mugs and bottles - how to varnish them?
Probably better asked over on graphicdesign.se
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answered What is a suitable mold material for a concrete bar top?
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comment Why is there a 2" step down into my bathroom?
This may be one of those questions that the answer is simply "who knows? You'd have to ask the person that built it." 70+ year old houses have plenty of idiosyncrasies :) (one theory: the rest of the floors in your second floor were reinforced at some time with additional subfloors...the bath was not as they wanted to leave the original tile exposed.)
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comment How to install crown molding to ceiling only
I'd be much more concerned about the heaving than the aesthetics. That sounds abnormal and a sign of poor foundations.
Feb
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comment Tile basement bathroom over cracks without Ditra
Is there a membrane under the wood floor?
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comment Bought a 20 year old house last spring and it appears to be settling - when to call in experts
You need a structural engineer to tell you whether the issues in the foundation are normal settling vs something much bigger.
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comment Stair tread damage - repairable/replaceable? (photo)
Well, you could smack it with a hammer. But sounds like it's still pretty solid. In which case, I'd leave it and go the pocket-screw route.
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comment how to stop seeping ground lake water coming into our cottage basement at times of extrem runoff pressure from river
Run off doesn't cause up-ward pressure. Upward water pressure is coming from the water table. Sounds like your water table is higher than the bottom of your basement. Not a whole lot you can do about that.
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comment Reducing Blender Noise
Place it in a vacuum?
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comment Stair tread damage - repairable/replaceable? (photo)
@seventyeightist it is loose at all? Can you see the nails?