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Mar
9
comment Can I skim coat a painted interior concrete block wall? If so, with what & how?
This is worth considering, especially if we're talking about a relatively large wall. Full skim coating is tricky and it takes some practice (and a lot of sanding) to get a decent result. This approach would reduce the amount of mudding/sanding needed overall, and the 1/4" with glue would be well supported on a block wall.
Mar
7
revised Why does this bench design call for bevels on legs?
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Mar
7
revised Why does this bench design call for bevels on legs?
edited title
Mar
7
answered Why does this bench design call for bevels on legs?
Mar
7
comment Round hole, rectangular junction box
If you install a typical rectangular junction box (as used for e.g. wall sockets) you may find the mounting holes are not in the right spots for your fixtures. Ceiling boxes have different screw-hole locations than wall boxes.
Mar
2
comment Banging pipes/radiator
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Mar
2
comment Banging pipes/radiator
@jy928 I wouldn't recommend using a sponge there, though I'd be more concerned with it melting/charring gradually rather than bursting into flames. A similar option would be to use a metal mesh material. Ideally something like a copper scrub pad over steel wool; you don't want something rusting just from ambient moisture.
Mar
1
answered Banging pipes/radiator
Mar
1
revised Banging pipes/radiator
formatting
Mar
1
reviewed Approve When sanding spindles how far should I go?
Mar
1
answered What can I do about a low spot in my bathroom floor?
Mar
1
comment No heating but have hot water
If transmission is working well, could the connection between the receiver and boiler have become damaged? Could a circulating pump or zone controller have failed?
Mar
1
comment Ripped off paint on bathtub
@JimmyFix-it, thanks - I didn't mean to suggest the homeowner needs to do the prep, just that proper prep is vital and you can't just paint on a new layer. I've edited the answer so it doesn't suggest anything about whose responsibility the prep is.
Mar
1
revised Ripped off paint on bathtub
clarify prep needs
Feb
29
revised Shower surround - does it need adhesive?
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Feb
29
answered Ripped off paint on bathtub
Feb
29
answered Shower surround - does it need adhesive?
Feb
29
comment Is this gas pipe installation OK?
You can also hire your own inspector to monitor the progress of your house as it is constructed and help you identify any deficiencies. Look for an unbiased home inspector and see what they'd charge for a few visits at key points during the project.
Feb
29
comment Is this gas pipe installation OK?
As a homeowner you should always be entitled to observe inspections and get answers from the inspection authority to any questions you may have. Builders don't go out of their way to seek extra scrutiny but you're paying for all of this and your family will be living here. In my experience, inspectors are happy to meet homeowners who want to understand good building. You do have to be a stickler about this though because inspection schedules tend to jump around a lot in response to both contractor and inspector availability.
Feb
29
comment Is this gas pipe installation OK?
I think your plumber might be an idiot. Also @EdBeal is right, flex lines inside a wall are a bad idea, and flex lines so close to the interior edge of a sill plate? Someone installing baseboard around this room stands a great chance of nailing right into the flex.