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Jun
10
comment Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?
Then...you may be out of luck. Those rubber pads are designed specifically for this. So if that's not cutting it, there might be bigger issues at work here. Is it at all possible to move the bed to a different room? Maybe try additional mattresses? Memory foam? Mattress topper?
Jun
5
comment Are these foundation issues significant?
What is your question?
Jun
5
answered What happens if XPS is an inch away from basement walls?
Jun
3
comment Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?
I'd just go to the big-box and ask for 'washing machine dampening feet/blocks'
Jun
2
answered Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?
May
30
comment What's the recommended drainage groove on stone counter top in kitchen?
I think this is like asking "how long is a piece of string?". How long it should be is going to be mostly (if not entirely) dependent on your particular needs and the layout of your particular kitchen.
May
30
asked Is there a paint sprayer suitable for both large areas (exterior) and finish work (cabinets)?
May
29
answered Building pull-up rig with 6x6's
May
29
comment Building pull-up rig with 6x6's
also, I don't know how big you are, but I imagine a 4x6 would more than suffice...if not just 4x4s.
May
29
comment Building pull-up rig with 6x6's
general rule of thumb: 1/3 of post height needs to be in the ground. So a 12' post needs to be 4' in the ground.
May
28
comment Should I replace carpet over ancient linoleum that might contain asbestos?
@keshlam it may vary by region, but in my last house, once we found Asbestos tile in it, we were legally obligated to note that when it came time to sell.
May
28
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May
28
comment Should I replace carpet over ancient linoleum that might contain asbestos?
@TheEvilGreebo true, though it really does depend on scope of the project. Many jurisdictions allow for home owners to remove limited amounts of asbestos themselves. A small hallway of tile isn't a huge concern. But yes, do be aware of what you are venting out too (don't use the window facing your neighbor's front porch, for example...). An asbestos-rated filter in a shop-vac is certainly a good idea, though.
May
28
comment Something in my home is making my family sick. How do I determine what it is?
You can get off-the-shelf mold and water testing kits from Home Depot and the like. Might as well pick up a Radon tester as well (though Radon isn't causing your current systems).
May
28
comment 8 way splitter degrades internet signal over time
I can't speak to gradual degradation but you don't want to be splitting the signal that much without a powered splitter. I'd look into a powered splitter and see if that fixes things.
May
27
answered Will high efficiency furnace plumbing lead to cold air entering the house?
May
27
answered Should I replace carpet over ancient linoleum that might contain asbestos?
May
27
comment laying a brick patio in extreme temperature setting
You may be right, if it's done right this might work. That said, I've never seen a fully mortared brick path nor steps in Minnesota survive more than a few years. Remember mortar isn't waterproof, so it will always absorb some amount of moisture and that won't last more than a couple of springs of constant freeze/thaw. The big benefit of a sand (on top of a properly compacted base, of course), is that once they are 'locked' in with a compactor, they are incredibly solid--HOWEVER if they ever do migrate, it's trivial to fix. Pry them up, re-level, put them back.
May
23
revised Abutting brick or paver stones to foundation
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May
23
answered Is a gas fireplace enough to heat a small cottage?