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Aug
29
comment How to attach cedar boards to a removable fence frame?
@user2059078 brads would hardly be noticeable. But you could fill in the small holes if desired.
Aug
29
comment How to attach cedar boards to a removable fence frame?
@user2059078 the verticals won't likely help much. All gates and removable panels should have angle bracing. If you're not wanting a full diagonal brace, then consider these corner brackets for gates: static.hardwarestore.com/media/product/656550_front500.jpg
Aug
28
comment Cheap bendable material for DIY project
Do you mean the cardboard backs of notepads? That's not something you'd find at the hardware store. That's a more of an office/art supply product.
Aug
28
comment best paint for bookshelf
I'd suggest just going to IKEA. Same materials, but already pre-built and comes with the special screws already. :)
Aug
28
comment best paint for bookshelf
It's a bookshelf. How much wear resistance do you need? A few coats of a good quality gloss water-based paint should work just fine.
Aug
28
comment Cheap bendable material for DIY project
This is a pretty broad question. I'd suggest going to your local big box hardware store and just wanter the aisles. There's all sorts of materials that will likely fit your needs...metals, woods, plastics, etc.
Aug
26
comment How should I hang racks from the garage ceiling with trusses?
I'm curious as to how the rest of the roof was built. Flat 2xs seems like a huge red flag.
Aug
20
comment Painting Tape Application - One Foot Sections
@Chris the key to cutting in is having a quality brush. And I would strongly encourage you to give it a try. It's not as hard as it looks and will save you so much time.
Aug
20
comment How can I clean grease from a carpet?
You'd want to test to make sure it doesn't stain the carpet, but I'd suggest a degreaser + steam vacuum.
Aug
20
comment What is this weird plug?
Finally, it says in your profile you are in Melbourne? If so, note that amp and voltage standards offer differ quite a bit from country to country. You need to make sure you are plugging that stove into a dedicated circuit rated for the amperage and voltage the range uses.
Aug
20
comment What is this weird plug?
Also, where is the receptacle located? Is this the one located behind the range? (Do you have one located behind the range?) Receptacles for electric ranges are typically located on the floor or on the wall near the back of the range itself.
Aug
20
comment What is this weird plug?
You don't typically plug a stove into a standard wall outlet. You need a separate circuit run that's rated at a high enough amperage to handle the high load of a range.
Aug
20
comment How do I insulate a crawl space?
This is still a hotly debated subject in the industry, but more and more are now recommending that crawlspaces should be closed and fully insulated--not vented. There's a lot of information on the internet about this.
Aug
20
comment What is the best position for a gate hinge?
A cedar gate 8' wide is going to be really heavy even with the anti-sag hardware. I'm also a little confused by your hinge drawings. Is the hinge not on the end of the door but actually a ways in from the end? From the looks of it, all of your hinge examples will only allow the door to open 90 degrees.
Aug
19
comment Deck posts - set in concrete or use anchors?
The reason to use anchors is so you won't have to replace them. Posts in concrete will likely eventually fail a lot sooner than above-ground posts will.
Aug
18
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@Daniel read my answer here: diy.stackexchange.com/a/8644/1209 that explains the current best practice for finished basement walls based on Building Science corporations research. In summary, a sealant will do nothing to prevent condensation, and a gap only allows a space for more airflow. You want to reduce that gap (spray foam is ideal, foam board OK).
Aug
18
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@wallyk well, the assumption is that the walls would be insulated (at least based on the OP's current situation).
Aug
18
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
Also, are you finding that you have mold inside your walls? Is the fiberglass insulation covered in plastic (vapor barrier)? If so, the problem is actually how your walls were built, unfortunately.
Aug
18
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
Note that condensation is an entirely separate issue from moisture-proofing. Both are important to having a nice finished basement, but are two separate issues.
Aug
18
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@Daniel are you planning on doing anything with the floors? Note that in a lot of climates (northern US/Canada) the floor slab will be the coldest surface especially if you are insulating the walls. This will cause condensation issues if you're not running an adequate dehumidifier at all times.