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Apr
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comment What can I do to transition between concrete and drywall?
Also, the outside wall on the other side of the wood framing is OSB with siding that ends below the sill plate
Apr
26
comment What can I do to transition between concrete and drywall?
That's an interesting idea. While I could mud the joint between the drywall and backer board, I think I would still have a gap between the backer board and concrete.
Apr
26
comment What can I do to transition between concrete and drywall?
Accent trim -- so like moulding or something similar to a chair rail?
Apr
26
comment What can I do to transition between concrete and drywall?
A seam is fine. This is a garage and I'd rather dust and stuff don't get in the crack between the drywall and concrete
Apr
26
comment What can I do to transition between concrete and drywall?
The concrete comes 18" above the grade. I just finished backfilling outside the walls after applying a waterproof membrane.
Apr
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Dec
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accepted How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Dec
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
I think in the case with ladders with flat-sided rungs, you could figure approximate the range of heights when you angle the ladder, but simply possessing a ladder with flat rungs doesn't answer the question of how tall of a ladder I need if I know the height of the object I am trying to climb onto.
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Nov
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
I have to say that I procrastinate the jobs requiring an extension. I can't wait until the day comes when I can afford a SkyJack.
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Trig makes it easy to calculate: l = h/sin(75)
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
I'm selecting this answer because it's easier to calculate the length of the ladder if you know the height you're trying to reach using the 4:1 ratio and Pythagoras.
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Yes, perhaps I used larger numbers than most people would find safe. To be honest my house isn't actually 24' tall and in fact it's more around 32' which rules out every ladder you could buy at a big box and most hardware stores. A better example would have been a 10-20' height.
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
A 75 degree angle is consistent with the 4:1 height to distance ratio
Nov
16
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
To clarify, the answer to my first question is 32' and the answer to my second is use the 4:1 ratio to calculate the distance from the wall and then once you know the height and distance you can calculate the length as it's the hypotenuse of the triangle. Am I understanding correctly?
Nov
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
so you're saying the ratio is 4:1. If the height is 28' then d is 7'. Following Mr. Pythagoras, then we find the length (l) needs to be 29+ feet so we're looking at a 32' ladder.
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