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comment Bathroom Sink Doesn't Drain (It ISN'T Blocked)
What do you mean 'changed the seal'? Did you change the plumbing under the sink? Was it a p-trap? Do you have pictures?
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comment How can I level and finish a slanted deck that was enclosed?
FWIW, linoleum is still widely available and used (and preferred in a lot of cases)
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comment how to carry 20ft lumbers to home
Yes, I agree...as a rafter tie, it's not much an issue vs. it being a load bearing beam.
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comment how to carry 20ft lumbers to home
I am not any sort of structural engineer. However, I believe what you are looking at there are 2x4s acting as rafter ties. What's actually supporting your roof are the walls of your garage. These rafter ties are there to 'pull' the walls together so they don't bow out. The load they are under is via their length laterally. They are being 'pulled' along their horizontal length rather than being pushed down perpendicularly. I don't think adding a long 2X4 will do anything in this situation.
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comment deck post design
When you say 'posts' are you actually referring to the concrete footers? Those are typically called 'piers'. You'll want to use option #1, as there's no easy way--especially DIY--to get the piers all perfectly level with each other. As for concrete being stronger...that may be true in compression, but you'd have very little lateral strength with tall concrete piers.
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comment how to carry 20ft lumbers to home
Though I would never consider a 2x4 a beam, you certainly don't want to split beams unless you also put a support column under the joint (and/or use some engineered steel plates)
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comment how to carry 20ft lumbers to home
Beams don't usually support roofs. The walls do. Can you share a picture?
May
25
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.
May
25
accepted Are steel exterior doors reversible?
May
25
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. :)
May
24
asked Are steel exterior doors reversible?
May
22
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
20
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
20
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
18
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
18
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
16
answered Measuring clearance height for dishwasher