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Feb
7
comment Where to seam concrete countertop?
I'd go with red lines. It looks like it'd be a bit easier to make the forms, plus the sink cut-out won't be as fragile to transport.
Feb
5
comment What can I do about toilet water disappearing?
Check for large dogs in your home that prefer toilet water over their water dish.
Feb
3
comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
@DMoore oh man, I bought some really nice doors from Menards back in the day too...solid core mission style and...yep! MDF framing! Wet noodles is a good analogy. :) I now live in the PNW where everything is solid wood. Benefit of living in a rain forest, I guess.
Feb
3
comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
Oh, and re: my previous post, if you decide to go with the foam trim, Menards is where I got it from. They had a huge selection of styles and profiles that I haven't seen at Lowes or Home Depot. I miss Menards at times. :)
Feb
3
comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
Roxul sounds like a good compromise to dealing with what's already there, though. Good suggestion!
Feb
3
comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
For drywall, I'd avoid the green/blue board and go with something like Densarmor which doesn't use paper backing.
Feb
3
comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
If you want to keep the existing wood framing, then you're going to likely need to fall back to the old-school way and use some batting insulation. Or--if you have the budget--spray foam, which would be ideal. But if you want it done 'right', it may be worth the effort to remove what's there and start fresh.
Feb
3
comment How can I clean very old wax from vinyl baseboards?
can you scrap it off?
Feb
3
comment I might have accidentally vacuumed asbestos. Is the vacuum ruined now?
This is all fine advice, but overkill for what the OP is dealing with. Full safety suits and masks are designed for people that have to work with asbestos for a living. For small amount of time this person was exposed to asbestos, there's no real reason to panic or even worry much at all. Asbestos is bad, but really only with prolonged exposure.
Feb
3
comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
Here's how I did it in MN: diy.stackexchange.com/a/8644/1209 I used the method you outline (which seems to be the preferred method these days)
Feb
3
comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
I don't believe code would allow you to vent the dryer indoors in the first place--with our without a vent fan.
Feb
3
comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
I do not know about the rules, so would have to defer to others. Typically, though, you don't want something competing for air in a room with a combustion appliance unless said vent is the exhaust for the appliance (such as a kitchen hood vent)
Feb
3
revised Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
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Feb
3
comment Old brick foundation walls, 125 years, need repointing and/or plaster finish. What is best method and materials to resurface these old bricks?
Just a thought: a lot of people really appreciate exposed brick. If it's structurally sound (assuming you repoint it) it may add value to the house.
Feb
3
comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
I'm not sure what the benefit of an exhaust fan in a laundry room would be. Arguably, if it's a gas dryer, an exhaust fan would actually be a bad idea. Interior bathrooms need fans, but that's usually about moisture (or smells).
Feb
3
answered Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
Feb
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reviewed Edit Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
Feb
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revised Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
title is very unclear as written
Feb
2
comment What is the pros and cons of covering a basement ceiling with Drywalll vs. Panel board?
I think paneling will get you the 'brighter' goal, but that's about it. It won't likely have much bearing on sound or heat insulation.
Feb
2
answered What is the pros and cons of covering a basement ceiling with Drywalll vs. Panel board?