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Oct
12
revised What do I need for new home electrical service?
Formatting, multiple typos... "Electrail"??
Oct
12
accepted How do I prepare my new bathtub alcove?
Oct
12
comment How do I prepare my new bathtub alcove?
Some mold resistant drywall products are green, some are blue. But don't worry, I won't use any for the tub alcove.
Oct
12
comment How do you remove paint from hair?
See a hair stylist? ;)
Oct
12
answered Should I relocate the HVAC unit in my attic?
Oct
12
accepted What thinset should I use?
Oct
12
comment What thinset should I use?
So with a mix of ceramic and mosaic glass/stone tiles you would use Flexbond for the whole thing or flexbond just for the mosaic part and Fortified for the ceramic? Also with ceramic 8x10 and mosaic 12x probably anywhere from 3" to 9" (we'll be trimming it), a single square notch 1/4"x3/8" will do?
Oct
11
comment How do I prepare my new bathtub alcove?
Copy that thanks!
Oct
11
comment How do I prepare my new bathtub alcove?
@DA01 Am I getting my products wrong? I thought the backerboard was installed with an expansion gap which was then filled with thinset...
Oct
11
asked How do I prepare my new bathtub alcove?
Oct
11
comment What thinset should I use?
Can you elaborate at all on in what situations the fortified mortars don't work? What do fortified and flexbond mean? "Look on the website" and "ask a rep" isn't really much of an answer.
Oct
11
comment What is a dry steamer?
@ratchetfreak Your comment answers the question - you should redo it as an answer.
Oct
11
asked What thinset should I use?
Oct
11
answered Is it OK to put hardwood flooring over 3/4“ particle board that's over 1/2” wood subfloor?
Oct
11
comment Should a curtain drain be covered/back filled?
4" of rain an hour is gonna pool no matter what, for a little while at least. If it takes 4" of rain to cause minor pooling then I'd go with covering it. The fabric will keep dirt out of the gravel, protecting it from getting clogged. With it exposed like it is, clogging with gunk is more likely than with a good fabric layer and 3-4" of top soil.
Oct
11
comment How can I fix a toilet that is backing up with sink water?
The fact that you had a smell should indicate a problem in the first place. A clean toilet properly sealed to its drain with the right fitting wax ring will not smell.
Oct
10
comment Should a curtain drain be covered/back filled?
I think the word you want is "covered" instead of "back-filled". Back filling refers to the act of piling up dirt against a vertical substance like a foundation wall or retaining wall.
Oct
10
comment Should I be concerned about my house settling?
Not so much since you moved in but before? You said this is a split level - the wall that runs from front to back - is there a similar wall beneath it in the lower level?
Oct
10
comment Should I be concerned about my house settling?
Specifically maybe some structure was removed from the lower level under this apparent load wall?
Oct
10
comment Should I be concerned about my house settling?
Has there been any major renovation work done on the house since its construction? Having bought it a year ago, any major settling should have occurred. However, if someone screwed up your structure afterwords - relatively recently - it'd show up over time.