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Sep
8
comment Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
Fair enough - go with BMitch then
Sep
8
comment Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
Since it's thinset on slab, I agree - get yourself a power chisel - rent from Home Depot for the day.
Sep
8
comment How do I fix an uneven cement floor prior to hard wood flooring install?
Not so much as you think. You only need 1/8" depth coverage. A 40lb bag of HENRY Level Pro covers 43 sq ft at 1/8 in. That's 3 bags - call it $120. Your alternative - grinding a 20' ridge - that's going to be very, VERY messy and very hard to get even.
Sep
8
comment How do I fix an uneven cement floor prior to hard wood flooring install?
How high is the ridge?
Sep
8
answered Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
Sep
7
comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
It's inside. See other question by same poster. Being outside concern is to do with freezing. If you pour concrete in an area that can freeze, the foundation must be deep enough that the concrete won't heave.
Sep
7
comment How can I restore this interior wooden siding?
I wouldn't use a belt sander - too much destructive power there. I'd go for orbital palm sander - much gentler, much harder to inadvertantly gouge the wood. Yes, much more time consuming too.
Sep
7
answered Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
Sep
7
comment What can I do about a hole for a dryer vent that was cut too big?
Got a photo or 5 you can post?
Sep
7
comment Are there any dangers to sistering a joist with oversize lumber?
Other than loss of head room I cannot think of a single, plausible one.
Sep
7
revised How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
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Sep
6
reviewed Approve How can I coil up a rope so that it doesn't get tangled?
Sep
6
comment How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
Regularly tripping the breaker is not "fine". It may not be unsafe, but it's not fine. If you're going to regularly need that much power (and with a dust vac, table saw and freezer they're not going to run individually) then the right thing to do is upgrade the panel to meet the need.
Sep
6
comment How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
Even if the total house draw is going to exceed 100A when he's out in the workshop working?
Sep
6
comment How to make this electrical main safe
The power company usually doesn't install the main. (at least around here) They leave that up to the electrician. In my case, when I had my panel upgraded, the electrician pulled the permit, installed the new 200A meter and panel, AND a new main tower, temporarily tied the old main tower to the new meter, then BGE came out (after we passed inspection) and hooked up the new main tower to the main line and meter.
Sep
6
answered How do I know when my wooden floor has fully dried out post-flood?
Sep
6
comment How can I reinforce a piece of furniture to put an aquarium on it?
The point loads you're talking about introducing here scare me. Aquariums put all their weight on the outside edge (by the edge framing) and proper aquarium stands transfer that load vertically directly to the floor. This design will create lateral loads and high stress corner points. BAD idea.
Sep
6
revised How can I reinforce a piece of furniture to put an aquarium on it?
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Sep
6
comment Can a dryer be vented through the roof?
Not to mention if you use the mesh to keep lint from going into the bath, you'll block the air flow from the bath with lint, and moisture won't be drawn from the bath as it should be, which is the whole point of a bath fan.
Sep
6
comment Type of firm/place to contact to have house features pre-finished?
BTDT. If you have the pieces painted remotely and then install them, they will be damaged/scuffed/marred during installation. Touch up will still be required. Have the painter come out and paint them in place after installation.