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Sep
11
comment How should I relocate my shed?
@user2059078 I have no idea who would complain. It's entirely up to you as to whether you want to worry about code enforcement. Just a heads up that if someone DOES complain, you may be forced to tear it all down.
Sep
11
comment Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
Thanks. Seems doable. In reading about stone surfaces though, they seem to use epoxies in the seams rather than grout. Do you think grout makes more sense for slate than epoxy?
Sep
11
comment Drilled a shallow hole in concrete ceiling and some water came out. What now?
Too late now, but if it's a condo, you usually can't go drilling into shared walls/ceilings without permission.
Sep
11
comment How should I relocate my shed?
Being a foot from the fence with the roof sloping towards it, you may end up with property line water issues. Also, most jurisdictions don't allow something that close to the property line (thought perhaps the fence is already set back from the true property line enough to allow it)
Sep
11
comment How should I relocate my shed?
I think in the end it'll be a whole lot easier to carefully dismantle it and reuse the materials to build a new one.
Sep
10
comment Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
By 'dents' to you mean chips?
Sep
10
comment How can I quiet my loud washing machine?
top load or front load?
Sep
10
comment Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
@Tester101 yep, that is a concern--though I assume that's the same with slate tile too. That and the main workspace--the island--will likely be done with stainless steel...so hopefully I'm reducing the odds of heavy stuff on the slate.
Sep
7
comment How can I repair scratches in engineered hardwood floors?
Live with the scratches. Save a few dollars to refinish before you sell.
Sep
5
comment HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
I'd actually prefer them stacked. Alas, there's no room for that in our situation (which is essentially a house that was designed without any thought put towards where the washer/dryer would be so they're now in an under-stairs closet)
Sep
5
comment HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
Ours is an LG an the manual actually suggests reinforcing the floor.
Sep
4
comment HE Front End Washer vibrations on wood floors: any tried-and-true solutions?
That's interesting. It doesn't appear that's an option on the LG I have, though.
Sep
3
comment how to clean caulk between tub and tile
FYI, they likely didn't remove grout. You should never grout between two unlike surfaces (in this case tile and the tub). In other words, caulk is the proper filler between the tile and the tub.
Sep
3
comment What is wrong with my air conditioner
Descreaming version: We need more info here. Is this a window unit? Split unit? Central air? If it's a window unit, have you ever cleaned it? They need regular cleaning to allow airflow through the exterior fins.
Sep
2
comment Is there a list of status codes for Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300?
Here are some: laundry.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/maytag/…
Sep
2
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
I voted to re-open as the specific locale is now mentioned (Mumbai) which adds important context (IMHO).
Sep
2
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
@Barun I meant localized in that any answer is likely dependent on your particular region of the world. This is not a typical wall treatment in North America. (EDIT Aha! I see it now mentions India. Hopefully that will draw some answers from those familiar with this type of wall treatment in that region).
Sep
2
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
Finally...14 years is a pretty good run for a dishwasher. Might simply be time to get a new one.
Sep
2
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
Also, have do you regularly clean out the filter? If not, check that. You should clean that out weekly if you can.
Sep
2
comment How can I prevent grease buildup on a dishwasher door?
@ZianChoy all dishwashers have practical limits as to what they can wash. There's a wide range, unfortunately. Some lower end models truly do need you to pre-rinse the plates beforehand.