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Jan
22
comment mold problem in basement
if you know your walls leak, don't finish the basement.
Jan
22
answered How can I hang pots on my brick wall with the least amount of drilling?
Jan
21
comment How effective are outdoor foam faucet covers to prevent freezing?
pedantic nit pick: cold can't conduct in--though heat can be lost outward via conduction :)
Jan
21
answered How to remove floor adhesive from concrete?
Jan
21
answered How do I deal with glued-on drywall?
Jan
21
comment How effective are outdoor foam faucet covers to prevent freezing?
I think that's the best way to think of them...shields against temporary temperature dips below freezing. Useful in perhaps coastal PNW. Likely useless in Northern MN.
Jan
21
comment How effective are outdoor foam faucet covers to prevent freezing?
I imagine it depends mostly (entirely?) on how cold it gets and for how long.
Jan
21
comment Can I use the area above my garage for storage?
I'd say your safe for light storage. If not, then you have bigger problems to worry about if the joists can't support a box of xmas ornaments. :)
Jan
19
comment How should I insulate this basement wall?
You can certainly use the bats between the studs.
Jan
19
answered How should I insulate this basement wall?
Jan
19
comment Do I need to brace joists after removing basement ceiling?
On top of that, plaster and lathe ceilings are HEAVY, so you're actually reducing the load by removing it. FWIW, when I took down the laths and plaster ceiling in our last basement, all the joists were still properly cross braced underneath.
Jan
17
comment How can I deep clean grout in my kitchen?
might be easier to scrape them out and just regrout.
Jan
17
comment How would I go about building this bed frame myself?
any change you have a larger picture? Without knowing more, odd are you build that like you would a table, albeit with a possible center support and a slatted top rather than solid. FYI, an easy way to implement the slats is to buy the slats from Ikea.
Jan
17
revised Should I cut-in the whole room at once, or only the portion I'm working on?
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Jan
17
answered Should I cut-in the whole room at once, or only the portion I'm working on?
Jan
17
comment Should I cut-in the whole room at once, or only the portion I'm working on?
Maybe it's regional, but 'cutting in' refers to using a brush to paint a clean line along the edges of the painted surface (wall borders, window frames, etc.) before painting 'the field' with a roller. This is opposed to using masking tape for everything.
Jan
16
answered Hot Water Pipes in Multistory House
Jan
15
answered How to stiffen flexible plywood
Jan
15
comment How can I vent moisture from a small pump house?
What is the concern with moisture in this situation? Given you have a tank of water in the room, the room will alway be naturally humid to some extent. As for the insulation, having air vents into/out of the shed will negate the insulation to some extent (akin to keeping a window open in an insulated house)
Jan
14
comment How should I handle old wallpaper over top of lead paint?
If it were a 100 year old plaster wall, I'd consider trying to keep it, but in this case, I agree with bib. New sheetrock on top is likely the easiest route to take. It will require extending our outlet boxes (not a big deal, you can find extenders for those) and possibly tweaking your window and door casings (that might take a bit more work, but certainly doable)