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Sep
5
comment HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
I'd actually prefer them stacked. Alas, there's no room for that in our situation (which is essentially a house that was designed without any thought put towards where the washer/dryer would be so they're now in an under-stairs closet)
Sep
5
comment HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
Ours is an LG an the manual actually suggests reinforcing the floor.
Sep
4
comment HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
That's interesting. It doesn't appear that's an option on the LG I have, though.
Sep
3
comment how to clean caulk between tub and tile
FYI, they likely didn't remove grout. You should never grout between two unlike surfaces (in this case tile and the tub). In other words, caulk is the proper filler between the tile and the tub.
Sep
3
comment What is wrong with my air conditioner
Descreaming version: We need more info here. Is this a window unit? Split unit? Central air? If it's a window unit, have you ever cleaned it? They need regular cleaning to allow airflow through the exterior fins.
Sep
3
answered What is the name of extremely porous concrete for water runoff solutions?
Sep
2
comment Is there a list of status codes for Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300?
Here are some: laundry.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/maytag/…
Sep
2
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
I voted to re-open as the specific locale is now mentioned (Mumbai) which adds important context (IMHO).
Sep
2
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
@Barun I meant localized in that any answer is likely dependent on your particular region of the world. This is not a typical wall treatment in North America. (EDIT Aha! I see it now mentions India. Hopefully that will draw some answers from those familiar with this type of wall treatment in that region).
Sep
2
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
Finally...14 years is a pretty good run for a dishwasher. Might simply be time to get a new one.
Sep
2
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
Also, have do you regularly clean out the filter? If not, check that. You should clean that out weekly if you can.
Sep
2
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
@ZianChoy all dishwashers have practical limits as to what they can wash. There's a wide range, unfortunately. Some lower end models truly do need you to pre-rinse the plates beforehand.
Sep
2
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
@Barun I have a hunch your question is very localized. What region of the world do you live in? That might help generate answers. In North America, for example, 'normal' interior walls would consist of wallboard (sheetrock) and latex paint, which is very different from what you describe.
Aug
29
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Aug
29
asked Would cork flooring underlayment help with vibration dampening in a sub floor?
Aug
29
accepted HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
Aug
29
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
We need more information here. Are you talking about concrete block? Poured concrete? Plaster? Adobe? 'Cement' has specific meaning, but is also uses as a generic term so not entirely sure what you are looking at doing here.
Aug
29
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
It won't fix it, it assists. An insulated wall moves the dew point away from the condensation plane to somewhere in the middle of the insulation--where moisture can't condense. I agree it doesn't completely fix the issue (as typically a bit of air can still flow around it) but it greatly reduces the issue.
Aug
29
comment Do I need more than just Drylok to insulate concrete basement walls before framing out some walls?
Drylock is neither an insulator nor waterproofer. It's merely a moisture barrier.
Aug
29
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
The ground is terribly cold in many regions of North America--especially during the winter. But even in the summer, the ground is typically cool enough to be below the dew point. This means constant condensation problems. Insulation on a basement wall is to keep the space warm--but perhaps more importantly--it's also there to keep excess moist air away from a condensation plane.