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Oct
21
comment Where can I store outdoor patio or deck furniture over the winter?
it's a trade off. But during the winter, the air is extremely dry, so very little moisture in the air. Take the tarp off after snow melt.
Oct
21
comment Where can I store outdoor patio or deck furniture over the winter?
throw a tarp over it?
Oct
21
comment What should I build a bench out of?
indoor or outdoor?
Oct
21
revised Is it a good idea to put 1/4" XPS under engineered floors?
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Oct
21
asked Is it a good idea to put 1/4" XPS under engineered floors?
Oct
21
comment Door replacement - will door still be solid after cutting?
I'm sure that's true. Just saying the original intent of hollow core doors is that they simply are cheaper to make.
Oct
21
comment Door replacement - will door still be solid after cutting?
"in order to make it lighter/easier to open and close" = it's mainly just to make it cheaper and easier to install (therefore, cheaper to install). I loathe them myself, though will admit these days there are 'tolerable' hollow core options out there. ;)
Oct
21
answered How to address mold/moss on newer roof?
Oct
17
answered How can I replace laminate with polished concrete flooring?
Oct
17
answered How can I “stain” wood white?
Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Well, if you're only debating sanding vs. skim coating, I'd just go right to skim coating, as you'd have to do that after sanding anyways. Might as well skip one of the two steps. I suppose one other option would be to apply yet-another texture on top of that. Would save a bit of time, but you'd still be left with a texture (though perhaps one easier to live with)
Oct
16
comment How can I build and install kitchen cabinets?
Sometimes the toeplate is integrated, sometimes it's a separate base. In either case, it's typically made of the same material as the cabinets...wood, ply or a laminate. Perhaps we North Americans don't wash our floors as good as we should. ;)
Oct
16
comment Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
@bib to be nit-picky, pneumatic guns, by definition, are air powered. The compressor providing the air may be (and often is) electric powered, but doesn't have to be.
Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
If you glue-and-screw new Sheetrock, you're only losing 1/4". That seems well worth it given the hours upon hours of labor you'll be saving.
Oct
16
comment How can I build and install kitchen cabinets?
Bricks might be typical in Brazil. In North America, though, I can't say I've ever see such a thing. Most cabinets are plywood 'boxes' that have integrated bases and are designed to accommodate the load of the counter top directly.
Oct
16
comment How to clean PVC Window “inside”?
"windows are bricked" I like the use of a tech term that related to building in a building form. ;)
Oct
16
answered Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
Oct
15
comment How do I protect the walls next to a 24 foot tall red brick fireplace when painting it?
You must have a large living room.
Oct
14
asked What is the proper preparation to re-apply silicone caulk?
Oct
12
comment Can a single metal electrical box use two ground clips?
I don't assume code is ever the 'correct' way to do something in the sense that it's the best way to do something. It's often the tried-and-true or habitual reason to do something, though. Whether one decides to fight code on any particular issue is up to them and how much patience they have. ;)