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Apr
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comment What's the best kind of caulk that doesn't dry out or become tacky enough to gather dirt?
By 'dried out' do you mean becomes hard? Are you sure you were using caulk and not adhesive? Or perhaps adhesive caulk? Nearly every caulk I've ever used stays both soft and is never tacky when dry.
Mar
30
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Mar
28
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Mar
28
comment How noticeable should the seam be on a quartz counter install?
@SomeGuy I completely agree about rock, but note that Quartz countertops are man-made, so, at least in theory, should have a more predictable 'grain' in the pattern.
Mar
28
comment Determine depth of laminate flooring
er crap. I meant perpendicular! But yea, if you don't know where your saw is, maybe it's more of a chore. :)
Mar
27
comment Determine depth of laminate flooring
that would work well if the portion you are removing runs with the length of the boards, but if the part you're removing is parallel, then a saw would be much easier/faster.
Mar
27
comment How noticeable should the seam be on a quartz counter install?
Googling "Quartz Countertop Seam" this appears to be par-for-the-course. Do remember, though, that you will likely have things on top of your counter, so the seems might not be all that noticeable in the long run.
Mar
27
comment what to do with tall, square fireplace opening?
We have an insert that didn't quite fit our opening. I used standard bar stuck painted with a flat-black fireplace paint to match the doors (which in our case was also flat-black). Seemed to work fine for us, at least.
Mar
24
comment Should I glue down or top nail the first and last row of hardwood engineered flooring?
You don't need expansion gaps with nail-down engineered flooring. Engineered flooring only needs a gap in floating installations.
Mar
24
comment Why is there no water after replacing the filter in a Samsung refrigerator?
FWIW, I have the exact same problem as well. Haven't figured it out yet.
Mar
23
comment Product or technique to plug a pipe from the inside?
so they exist! Perfect. Will do some googling for the size I need.
Mar
23
comment Product or technique to plug a pipe from the inside?
@keshlam the catch is I can't add an actual cap. The pipe is integrated into the bottom of the washer hook-up box, so there's no outside edge to the pipe. The rubber stopper with compression screw is a good idea, though!
Mar
23
asked Product or technique to plug a pipe from the inside?
Mar
23
comment Whats the difference between black, blue and red PEX pipes sleeves
While color may be an international mess, it's often locally very clear. So likely not a problem for a plumber unless they tend to do work internationally. (Not that labeling isn't a bad idea...it certainly is, but I think, at least in North America, the red/blue standard is fairly consistent.)
Mar
22
accepted ABS Glue = yellow or black?
Mar
22
comment ABS Glue = yellow or black?
Thanks! It does seem to work fine. Curious...why is ABS falling out of favor in your area?
Mar
22
asked ABS Glue = yellow or black?
Mar
19
comment Is there a way to convert regular sliding closet doors to mirror ones?
I'd check IKEA first. If they have them, it'd be easier to just replace. You can get a mirror and mount it but a) mirrors can be pricey and b) heavy...and these are likely hollow core doors so might make it difficult to mount.
Mar
19
comment What are my options on location of a bathroom fan vent in Wisconsin?
FWIW, I vented out the roof in MN. No problems.
Mar
6
comment house built on a slab and has about 1" gap between the walls causing a draft
sounds like the slab wasn't poured flat and the shimmed the walls. Instead of caulk, I would have gone with spray foam.