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Jun
8
comment How do I clean reclaimed wood from construction?
@herrbag but then you're left with oil-soaked wood. Sounds worse that concrete. ;)
Jun
8
asked What type of primer is required for pine?
Jun
6
comment How can I build a ladder that runs on rails?
Are you looking to save time or money? If so, you'd probably be better off buying the proper ladder hardware in the first place.
Jun
6
comment How do I disable a lock?
A big box store will sell a non-locking knob for under $20. If time is money, then it's often the best option. For a super-simple option, stick some super glue into the lock tab so it can't turn.
Jun
6
comment Should drywall be hung horizontally or vertically?
A backer can be useful for creating a bevel joint, however. Take a flat piece, and then attach thing pieces to each side to form a wide 'U' shape. This will flex the butt joint into a bevel. (Edit: see the post @HerrBag for example)
Jun
6
answered Should drywall be hung horizontally or vertically?
Jun
6
comment Should drywall be hung horizontally or vertically?
Yes. Drywall should be hung horizontally or vertically.
Jun
5
comment How can I seal electric outlets to prevent garage fumes from seeping through?
They make gaskets for outlets that should seal it. I'm not up on garage codes, but I do wonder if it's to code to have a passthrough outlet though (I think all garage walls have to be fire rates).
Jun
5
comment Can blue (lightweight) drywall compound be used for all coats?
I always use lightweight myself but never even bothered to learn the differences. Knowing 'regular' is easier to feather I think I'll definitely go that route next time!
Jun
4
comment How do I go about making 1“ and 2” thick “boards” for concrete furniture?
What about cement board (James Hardi and the like)?
Jun
4
comment What can I do about a gas pipe that is in my way?
@tom many buildings have blown up due to gas leaks. Not saying it's a widespread problem, but it does happen.
Jun
4
comment Can I use epoxy putty to patch metal?
JB Weld works great and is supposedly rated for car engines, so would imagine it can take the heat. I'm curious as to where the ants are coming from, though. Is the only thing separating the inside space from outside this metal panel?
Jun
3
comment What low (or no) cost method can I use to shade a south-facing wall from summer heat gain?
Is it the wall, or is it the windows in that wall?
Jun
3
comment Is a roof sprinker a good idea?
@JoeHobbit isn't "is it worth it?" entirely dependent on if it actually works?
May
31
comment How to deal with inadequate drainage of my walk-up basement?
I'm more concerned about these 'vents' under your floor. I've never heard of such a thing in a basement.
May
29
comment Why do I have house flies in my carport?
They're probably not house flies. I'm guessing they are carport flies.
May
26
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May
26
comment How do I go about making 1“ and 2” thick “boards” for concrete furniture?
concrete counter tops are not self-supporting, however, so may not be applicable.
May
25
comment What post size should I use for a 20'x24' deck
Depends on how many posts you are going to use, the footers, local codes, and the load they are going to support. As for what looks better, it will depend on the style of deck, materials used, the balance with the house, and personal subjective opinion. (In other words, this isn't really an answerable question with the lack of details)
May
22
comment What are disadvantages of wood floor covering in shower?
The wood in that shower looks like wood deck panels. Ipe or teak or other outdoor wood attached to plastic grids that snap together. So, you still need a proper shower pan and tiled floor, but could simply place those on top. They'll eventually get gunky and you'll want to replacement.