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Aug
29
comment What are the benefits of purple drywall?
@bib yes. Excellent point! The first time I used it I mudded all the seams and didn't skim coat. Wasn't noticeable in the basement unless you got your eyes right up to the board and then in the right light, you could see the mud vs. non mudded areas (mudded being smoother).
Aug
28
comment What's the height limit of a wood framed building?
@Edwin I believe the Japanese built taller structures out of wood. And of course, we've built tall structures too (towers, train tressles, etc.) But for stick-framing (which is relatively modern) I does appear that 5 stories has been a defacto limit for a while.
Aug
28
comment What's the height limit of a wood framed building?
do you mean 'light framing'? Timber framed structures can be quite tall (see: Japan). But light framing has limitations.
Aug
28
comment How can I add tile to my fireplace?
Are you sure that's not just painted brick?
Aug
27
comment Where can I find computer readable RGB values for brand name paints?
Actually...the answer from Anon may be exactly what you need. Looks like a web site that has already compiled this information.
Aug
27
comment Where can I find computer readable RGB values for brand name paints?
I see. Well, one thought is to contact the paint manufacturers directly. Most of them have web sites and/or apps and such so they may very well have already attempted at finding the closest RGB value to match their particular paint colors. Do note, however, that they can never truly match--not only because of projected vs. reflected light physics, but also the simple fact that no two monitors have the same color and contrast settings.
Aug
27
comment Where can I find computer readable RGB values for brand name paints?
What do you mean 'computer readable'? For what purpose? Are you trying to display paint colors on a screen?
Aug
26
comment What is a humane, safe and clean way to dispose of a live mouse caught in a glue trap?
It's not so much the mouse but that glue...you'd never get it off the boot.
Aug
26
comment What is a humane, safe and clean way to dispose of a live mouse caught in a glue trap?
plastic bag...hammer...brick...
Aug
26
comment Where can I find computer readable RGB values for brand name paints?
Well, again, paints don't use CMYK either. You can try matching CMYK colors to commercial paint colors, but just like RGB, there will be overlap, but you won't be able to reproduce all paint colors as CMYK colors. It'd be great to understand your end goal a bit better. It might help us formulate the answer for you.
Aug
26
comment Where can I find computer readable RGB values for brand name paints?
We'd need more info to really be able to understand the intent of the question. What do you mean 'quantifiable description'? Are you just looking for a count?
Aug
21
comment Which material to use for filling those gaps?
"wooden bars that were nailed at the corner of the walls and ceiling" = crown moulding?
Aug
21
comment What could be causing these mold issues in my brick townhouse?
That does sound like shoddy construction. What is the climate like when you noticed this? Humid? Dry? Hot? Cold? Is the space conditioned? Theory: you have moisture coming through the walls...most of it dries to the inside (AC?) but not where you have pictures hanging.
Aug
16
comment How can I subtly mark a height difference to prevent tripping?
"obvious but subtle" hmmm....
Aug
16
comment What is this stucco-like finish called?
I'm really curious as to what that set up is...is that a wood fireplace on the left and a gas one on the right? (FWIW, I like the texture)
Aug
16
comment Why have cordless tools changed the battery style?
Cynical answer: Google "Planned obsolescence" Likely answer: Battery technologies have been advancing pretty fast this past few decades.
Aug
16
comment How do I move a slab of concrete?
Not sure what your bumpers are made out of but I'd say this is a bad idea for 99% of cars out there today.
Aug
15
comment How can I divert wind which is flowing parallel to the wall into the house?
@mike ha! Good point.
Aug
15
comment How can I divert wind which is flowing parallel to the wall into the house?
@mike right...that's what the OP was asking for, right? Or did I misunderstand the question?
Aug
15
comment How do I secure electrical wiring to a pocket door frame?
Or loop the zips through the wiring channels already in the studs.