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Jun
10
comment How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?
@Tester101 ha! Absolutely! I'm notorious for over-drawing/designing things. Sounds like another vote for 'whichever is easier to install' ;)
Jun
10
comment How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?
@mike it will be 'framed' in that I have to add a bevel trim piece all around anyways. As for images, I can't find any showing wider-planked floors. But I'm now thinking that this is less of an aesthetic issue and more of a 'whatever is easier to install' issue.
Jun
10
comment How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?
But...if you can't see a difference, perhaps that's the answer: it doesn't matter because it's not all that noticeable either way. ;)
Jun
10
comment How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?
@dmoore the dotted lines are just a break line--the room is much wider than shown. Tan=hearth. Black lines=floor seams. Note the differences in the black lines.
Jun
10
comment How can I light up a room without a ceiling light?
With your personality?
Jun
10
asked How should I lay my engineered flooring to account for a hearth?
Jun
10
comment How should I build large concrete footings for my deck?
You appear to be asking a code question. The only person that can answer that is your code inspector.
Jun
8
comment How do I clean reclaimed wood from construction?
Edit: Knock it off with a chisel and hammer, then plane it using the plane you borrowed from that neighbor you don't like.
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?