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Oct
31
comment Can bio fuel ethanol used as a main heating source?
Biofuel isn't necessarily better for the environment. It can lead to monoculture and, in the case of Brazil, rain forest deforestation.
Oct
30
comment How can I get a wire that is outside a wall to be inside a wall
You don't use conduit inside of walls.
Oct
29
comment Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?
Is it painted or stained molding? Wood or plaster? Is it a particularly unique profile or possible to replicate? How attached are you to the original (vs. replace?). Sounds like you COULD leave it as-is--and then just deal with the nit-pickish details of blending the new sheetrock into the old bit of plaster above the molding.
Oct
28
revised How can I install a nest thermostat with no wires?
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Oct
28
comment How can I stop mice from chewing garage door bottom weather strip?
I was making no attempt at insulting you.
Oct
28
comment Is it safe to use Greenboard drywall in a shower?
that appears to be a paint-on membrane. I assume you'd then have a mortar bed to place your tile or shower pan on, with the drain being embedded into that.
Oct
28
comment Is it safe to use Greenboard drywall in a shower?
Are you talking about the wall or floor? For walls, you apply your thinset directly to the wall. For shower floors, however, you will need a proper membrane of some sort...often rubber, though the Kerdi products are good for that too.
Oct
28
comment How can I stop mice from chewing garage door bottom weather strip?
@auujay most mice poison is designed to kill the animal via dehydration. The idea is to get the animal outside searching for water to die and/or even if it does die, it's a fairly dried out corpse. As for dogs and other animals, bait should be placed in actual bait stations to prevent that (plus, well, maybe don't let your dogs into the neighbor's yard ;)
Oct
27
comment Is it safe to use Greenboard drywall in a shower?
I think it'd be easier to traverse the Amazon, cross the Panama Canal, fight off the Mexican drug cartel, and then find a Home Depot in Texas to pick up some cement board than to deal with hot tar in a bathroom. But maybe that's just me. ;)
Oct
27
comment Is it safe to use Greenboard drywall in a shower?
that sounds like a rubber or asphalt based membrane. Common for roofs. Not sure it's used that much for interior tiles. For interior tiling, the Schluter range of products has become really popular. They are waterproof membranes designed specifically for baths and kitchens: schluter.com
Oct
27
comment Is it safe to use Greenboard drywall in a shower?
That's pretty much what Redgard is. So you likely have comparable products down there. Note that tiles + grout is not waterproof. Grout will suck up water. You can seal it, which you should, but even then, there's no guarantee that you'll get it 100% waterproof. That's why you really need to waterproof the substrate the tile is being attached to--especially with sheetrock, as once the sheetrock gets wet, then you're tile will basically just fall right off.
Oct
27
answered Is it safe to use Greenboard drywall in a shower?
Oct
27
comment What do I need to do to raise a subfloor?
I think he means it's a floating floor (because it's an engineered floor) so don't have to worry about glue/nails.
Oct
27
comment What do I need to do to raise a subfloor?
that's an interesting option! I'll need to look into that.
Oct
27
comment Step up converter for TV and home cinema set
I'm not sure European audio systems are compatible with Geddy Lee
Oct
24
asked What do I need to do to raise a subfloor?
Oct
24
revised Is it a good idea to put 1/4" XPS under engineered floors?
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Oct
24
answered Why is it that every DIY plumbing job requires two extra trips to the hardware store?
Oct
23
comment Is it a good idea to put 1/4" XPS under engineered floors?
No info in their instructions and no reply to my email yet, but you're probably right. Will attempt to call next.
Oct
22
comment What is the proper deck footing depth in Connecticut?
Call the local building codes office. They'll let you know.