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Jun
29
comment Why do I have spots showing through on stained pine?
You probably did nothing wrong. Low-grade pine doesn't take stains well at all. It's typically a paint-grade material.
Jun
29
answered I removed this non-load bearing wall in the corner of my basement, now 2 doors upstairs rub on their frames. Why is this?
Jun
29
comment What should I have my dehumidifier set at to dry out my basement?
True, though I come from the land of humidity where it's normal to have a dehumidifier running continuously in basements.
Jun
29
comment What technique(s) is recommended for waterproofing exterior foundation walls?
@cameron a french drain is a surface drain. I think it's a good suggestion. In fact, you could just start with the trench. If that works, then take the time to turn it into a full french drain.
Jun
29
answered What should I have my dehumidifier set at to dry out my basement?
Jun
29
comment Which cheap plywood are suitable for use as siding-and-sheathing?
marine grade plywood could work.
Jun
29
comment Turf - I want to buy 2,000 sq ft of turf. Recommendations?
not sure artificial turf makes any sense in the gardening section, either.
Jun
29
answered What technique(s) is recommended for waterproofing exterior foundation walls?
Jun
29
comment Do I run screws through the “tops” or through the “bottoms” of the corrugated steel in roofing?
For instance, this site doesn't mention them at all. But it's also not the most detailed instructions, either: corrugatedmetalroofing.net/installation.html
Jun
29
comment Do I run screws through the “tops” or through the “bottoms” of the corrugated steel in roofing?
am I wrong? I've never heard them used for installation, but for sealing the ends when used as siding. But maybe I'm completely wrong!
Jun
28
comment Do I run screws through the “tops” or through the “bottoms” of the corrugated steel in roofing?
those are for sealing the ends, not for attaching the roofing to the sheathing.
Jun
28
comment Do I run screws through the “tops” or through the “bottoms” of the corrugated steel in roofing?
@sharptooth I'm not familiar with that product, but one theory would be that it doesn't have the expand/contract issues that metal has. The primary reason for installing screws in the valley with metal is due to the movement on the metal over time. As stated, a screw on the ridge would have to deal with a lot more movement.
Jun
28
answered Drilling “misting” pin holes in PVC
Jun
28
comment Drilling “misting” pin holes in PVC
electrical tape might be a better option than the duct tape.
Jun
28
answered When to stop putting out mouse traps?
Jun
28
comment When to stop putting out mouse traps?
There is never just one mouse. ;)
Jun
28
comment Is this hole at the corner of the foundation major issue?
Have you hired an inspector yet? If not, absolutely do that. Never buy a home without first having it inspected. This is a question you need to ask the inspector.
Jun
28
comment tiles getting spongy and water coming up between the cracks
it's definitely not normal
Jun
25
comment Small hinges for reusable domino rally
about 30 years ago I had a domino set designed just for this. They were specially weighted (top heavy) dominos that clipped into plastic tracks to 'hinge'. Maybe scour ebay to see if you can find them.
Jun
25
comment What's a good way to sharpen a carpenter's pencil, without buying a special sharpener?
These are all good answers. I chose to take a different approach, however, and have managed to train a beaver to do all my pencil sharpening for me. Alas, I found out beavers like to chew things and now have to order pencils by the case on an almost daily basis to keep him busy.