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Jan
5
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
@Sparr how much concrete surrounds it? It's hard to say, but I have a hunch that the concrete was still a key part of the support there...not that a nail hole would have been in and of itself an issue, of course.
Jan
5
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
@Sparr I'm not an expert on industrial buildings, but are you sure they were steel supporting columns (vs say rebar?)
Jan
5
comment Should I add sand or more limestone crush to raise a patio with no gravel bedding?
@pythonstarter the catch with a slab under brick is that if you are in a freeze/thaw area, you're going to run into constant problems with cracked paver joints and subsequent water damage. Less of an issue with pavers, but if using pavers, there's no real need for the slab...a compacted base will work better (and is cheaper).
Jan
5
comment How to repair chipped glass
I have kids. I wouldn't trust having a non-tempered glass table top in our house. :)
Jan
5
comment How to repair chipped glass
I'd suggest replacing it with tempered glass.
Jan
3
comment Do I need to replace these metal support posts?
It's surface rust so likely not affecting the structural integrity much at all (though do clean it up and re paint.)
Dec
30
comment Is there something wrong with this energy efficient window?
It it's only a single window, then it's likely not condensation on the outside, but on the inside of the panes--which means you have a leaky seal. Need to replace the glass.
Dec
29
comment Should I add sand or more limestone crush to raise a patio with no gravel bedding?
If you're pouring a slab, why bother with the bricks at all...just pour a concrete patio.
Dec
29
comment Should I add sand or more limestone crush to raise a patio with no gravel bedding?
FYI, patios (well, most, at least) aren't designed to be permeable at all. They are designed to be properly sloped for run-off. The problem with this install isn't so much the underlayment as it is the slope in general.
Dec
29
comment How do I remove adhesive from carpet that was placed over concrete?
Oh, I should say, I have no idea if it'd work with carpet adhesive. But you can order sample sizes from the company to do a test spot.
Dec
29
comment How do I remove adhesive from carpet that was placed over concrete?
I've had good luck removing tile mastic from concrete using this: franmar.com/consumer-products/product/BEANMastic It's made from soy and non-toxic. (No affiliation with the company, I just thought it was a great product that worked as advertised)
Dec
23
comment uneven terracotta work arounds for Furniture
You likely can't attach feet to that piece of furniture, as it's using the sides as it's 'feet'/supports instead. You could shim it...but not sure if that would meet your 'looks good' needs. The suggestion of plywood was to 'average out' the gaps over a larger span. That'd make sense if you were installing a row of these, but if you are only installing one, it probably wouldn't do much good.
Dec
23
comment uneven terracotta work arounds for Furniture
If the floor is that uneven, then I think you need to use furniture with adjustable feet...like IKEA kitchen cabinet feet. Then you can adjust each as needed to level.
Dec
23
comment Is it bad to have the bottom of a baseboard heater covered?
In that the intake is hot, outtake is cold, the heat is clearly leaving the water (which is good), so your theory that the blockage is the issue is likely true...the air isn't circulating to spread the head throughout the room. A simple fix might be to stick a fan in that room.
Dec
23
comment uneven terracotta work arounds for Furniture
I can't think of any details other than 'stick it under the cabinet'. Can you give us a bit more to go on here? How uneven are the tiles we're talking about?
Dec
23
comment uneven terracotta work arounds for Furniture
stick some plywood under it?
Dec
23
comment How can I transition from baseboard to a flat bathtub?
4th option would be an end-block: lifeandhome.com/…
Dec
22
comment Best way to make a hole in concrete wall
also make sure none of it is pre-stressed concrete.
Dec
22
comment What is the best way to tell a water stain on a drywall is wet
Do you know how long the leak was there? if it was a while, I'd suggest cutting out the damaged drywall to make sure there's not mold growing on the back side.
Dec
22
comment What to insulate first? Attic, walls, kneewalls?
Also, if the house is tight, then running an exhaust fan like that with gas appliances is actually a bad idea. If the concern is ventilation, you want to install an air exchanger.