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Feb
24
comment Will this fence provide good wind resistance? (And is it a correctly built shiplap fence?)
Seems like a good way to use more wood than you need to. The only reason I can think to overlap is to ensure you never have any sort of visible gap. So it likely excels as a privacy fence, but as other's have stated, it makes it worse for wind resistance.
Feb
22
comment Basement insulation w/ existing tar paper and studs
Oh! I see. Minor detail...foam board isn't considered a vapor barrier, but rather a vapor retarder. Semantics, perhaps, but to be clear, there still wouldn't be an actual vapor barrier involved.
Feb
22
comment How many lights do I need for my basement?
I dunno. What are you doing in your basement? Movies? Reading? Growing pot? I think we need a lot more details here.
Feb
22
answered Basement insulation w/ existing tar paper and studs
Feb
22
comment Basement insulation w/ existing tar paper and studs
Also, I have to downvote for suggesting a vapor barrier. These are not recommended anymore in basements. See this question: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/8636/…
Feb
22
comment Basement insulation w/ existing tar paper and studs
I don't know so am asking: would tarpaper be a substrate that mold could grow on? If so, I'd want to remove that before putting up the insulation boards.
Feb
22
comment Where would my cable modem go based on this structured media enclosure's components?
@Craig Right. I'm not arguing with you. Just saying it's not something you see much in spec or model homes.
Feb
21
comment Is it advisable to paint interior walls with a sprayer?
This is why nearly all rooms are painted with spray in new construction (prior to windows and flooring ad trim going in) but not existing construction (way too much work to mask everything).
Feb
21
comment Where would my cable modem go based on this structured media enclosure's components?
Sure. Just saying that it seems the vast majority of people are just fine with WiFi these days.
Feb
21
comment Where would my cable modem go based on this structured media enclosure's components?
Surprised they're putting ethernet ports in every room on model homes. Lots of money for something few people actually end up using.
Feb
21
comment Is any of this plumbing work a code violation?
@Mazura I'm not sure that's true in all regions. I believe in many areas in the US you can retroactively ask for an inspection. No fines...but you do have to repair anything that is found to not meet code.
Feb
21
comment Is any of this plumbing work a code violation?
I also disagree with #3. You shouldn't have to watch a tradesperson to expect quality work. They should be doing that whether or not you are watching them.
Feb
21
comment Is any of this plumbing work a code violation?
One doesn't need to negotiate quality standards with every business transaction to have a right to complain about shoddy work.
Feb
20
comment How should I fill in pits in a concrete floor so I can install laminate?
@FreeAsInBeer I wouldn't worry about the edge divots at all...as no one walks along the edge. 1.75" is still pretty small IMHO. I'd say a divot would have to be as big as the width of one plank before I'd worry too much about it in a high traffic area.
Feb
18
comment Tiling on greenboards?
Yes, you can, but why skimp on the substrate when spending all that money and time on tile? I'd use cement board for the entire project.
Feb
18
answered How can I pour a concrete floor/slab with two levels?
Feb
18
answered How to secure an ikea Kallax shelf unit
Feb
18
comment How to secure an ikea Kallax shelf unit
@MarekOleszczuk all freestanding shelves should be secured to walls for tip prevention. Particularly so that children don't grab them...but also in earthquake country. In most cases you only need one anchor per shelving unit.
Feb
18
comment What are the specifics I should be looking for in a quote to replace my concrete steps?
Have you considered landscape block stairs? Might be much less expensive.
Feb
11
comment How to make dish drainer board from plywood shelf
re: the last suggestion, most tile shops sell 'corner shelves' for showers. Essentially solid surface counter top pre-formed for usage in corners.