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awarded  Popular Question
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comment Close Garage Door?
There are minimum code requirements to aim for and then there is the ideal to aim for. We hope for the latter, but the reality is that it's often the former.
Jul
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comment Close Garage Door?
Ideally it shouldn't matter if the connection between house and garage is properly insulated.
Jul
28
answered New “Hardwood” Floor Layout
Jul
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comment Licensing Requirements
Very first link result when googling "What is requirements for obtaining a license for locksmith in California?": bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/locksmith_fact.shtml
Jul
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answered Window in shower enclosure: What to do about it, if anything?
Jul
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comment Must all firewood sheds have airflow?
ha! Yes, fair enough. Tarps are usually on the tacky side. :)
Jul
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comment Must all firewood sheds have airflow?
@BenjaminR I wouldn't say you need an enclosed shed for tidiness, though. Example: small-cabin.com/forum/shared_files/uploaded/1403/19368_1_o.jpg
Jul
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comment Must all firewood sheds have airflow?
@BenjaminR ah, then a shed would be fine, but still seems like overkill. ALl you need is a roof above--even if that roof is just a tarp. Once firewood is dry, it's dry. At that point, you really only need to keep rain off of the top.
Jul
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revised Must all firewood sheds have airflow?
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Jul
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answered Must all firewood sheds have airflow?
Jul
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comment Is ivy bad for your walls?
I agree with this answer (given it's a duplicate of mine) :)
Jul
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comment Concerns with washer and dryer in walk in closet
Well, let's step back a minute. What kind of washer are we talking about? Is this a high-efficiency front loader? If so, look at the specs and see if the manufacturer even recommends it be placed on a wood-framed floor. If it does, then you need to have the contractor come in and reinforce the floor to minimize vibration issues.
Jul
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comment Concerns with washer and dryer in walk in closet
@keshlam slabs are usually 4" thick, but the bigger issue is that slabs are on-grade. You can't just pour 4" of concrete over the subfloor and expect it to work the same way. It may help, but there's other issues here (is the subfloor glued and screwed, are the joist sufficient, is there enough cross-bracing, what's the finished floor surface, etc.)
Jul
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comment Spackling issues
you did nothing wrong other than haven't waited long enough.
Jul
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answered Concerns with washer and dryer in walk in closet
Jul
21
comment Does anyone have the name of a liquid that bonds to rust and produces a hard black finish?
@keshlam I think this more than a primer. Sounds like a rust neutralizer (which can act as a primer, but it's more than just a painted coating): loctiteproducts.com/p/s_trmt_extend/overview/…
Jul
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answered Cleaning and staining a fence with segments of different color and age
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comment Cleaning and staining a fence with segments of different color and age
"Both property owners own the fence erected between the property lines when both use it." realestate.findlaw.com/neighbors/…
Jul
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comment Help with basement wall insulation
That said, I'm a fan of never using vapor barriers (as in plastic sheets) in basement walls. Use only foam board insulation which acts as a vapor retarder.