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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.
Sep
2
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
@Barun I have a hunch your question is very localized. What region of the world do you live in? That might help generate answers. In North America, for example, 'normal' interior walls would consist of wallboard (sheetrock) and latex paint, which is very different from what you describe.
Aug
29
comment Can I use cement instead of paint for interior walls?
We need more information here. Are you talking about concrete block? Poured concrete? Plaster? Adobe? 'Cement' has specific meaning, but is also uses as a generic term so not entirely sure what you are looking at doing here.
Aug
29
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
It won't fix it, it assists. An insulated wall moves the dew point away from the condensation plane to somewhere in the middle of the insulation--where moisture can't condense. I agree it doesn't completely fix the issue (as typically a bit of air can still flow around it) but it greatly reduces the issue.
Aug
29
comment Do I need more than just Drylok to insulate concrete basement walls before framing out some walls?
Drylock is neither an insulator nor waterproofer. It's merely a moisture barrier.
Aug
29
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
The ground is terribly cold in many regions of North America--especially during the winter. But even in the summer, the ground is typically cool enough to be below the dew point. This means constant condensation problems. Insulation on a basement wall is to keep the space warm--but perhaps more importantly--it's also there to keep excess moist air away from a condensation plane.
Aug
29
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
We just had toys stored in there, so no big deal, but firearms and art sound a bit more valuable.
Aug
29
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
But note: even with the system I suggest, you will have humidity issues. We essentially had the same setup--we had a 'vault' like closet under the front porch. We turned it into a closet with a door and a transom vent above it. We also heated the basement and had a dehumidifier. However, if we left that closet door closed for extended periods, you'd still end up with a slight musty smell. I'd strongly suggest making it part of the conditioned space if you can (by dropping an HVAC vent and return in the room if you can)
Aug
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comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
My stock answer for how to finish a basement properly: diy.stackexchange.com/a/8644/1209
Aug
29
comment How do I prevent flood waters from entering my house?
unfortunately, if the water is at your door, you've somewhat lost the battle already. If that is the ONLY point of water entry, and you can prep ahead of time, I'd suggest a rubber pond liner laid up against the outside of the door with sand bags stacked on top.
Aug
28
comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
You'd want the space to be conditioned--so humidity controlled on some level. You could simply put a dehumidifier in there, but you'd have to rely on it always running. You likely don't want the vents to vent to the outside either. The outside air is typically much more humid and you don't want the humid air entering the much cooler basement space and condensing.
Aug
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comment Suggestions on finishing a concrete vault
I'd be worried about excessive humidity. Neither guns nor art are particular fond of it. Will this vault be part of the conditioned space?
Aug
28
comment Cold water entering hot water circuit?
Quite a bit...essentially as much cold water as I send down the drain. This sink has separate hot/cold valves, so that's the confusing part.
Aug
28
comment Cold water entering hot water circuit?
What is actually happening in that case? How does opening the cold tap, send water through the hot tap elsewhere? (This is a sink with two separate taps)
Aug
26
comment Can you disconnect and reconnect a gas flex pipe?
So now I need to post a question about craft ideas for re-using decommissioned flex pipes.