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C# and C++ developer at a software company. On the weekends I spend a lot of time fixing and remodeling my 2.5 story 1926 foursquare house.


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comment How to clean spots/stains from marble?
You say it "feels weird on your fingers", this is a good sign as it means the stuff is on top of the marble and should be able to scrub it off. If it gets absorbed into it you would not feel anything on the surface but still see a stain. Try the soapy water scrub as already suggested and let us know how it worked.
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revised Do I have to remove the thinset before re-installing new cermic tiles
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comment Why are my floor tiles cracked and how can I lay them again so they won't crack
I guess I can't argue with that point. I just don't believe the OP really knows why the tiles are cracking.
Apr
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comment Why are my floor tiles cracked and how can I lay them again so they won't crack
1/2 CBU does not help with deflection for tiles (try picking up a 1/2 CBU board and notice how much it flexes). If the floor needs to be made stiffer adding CBU will not do it, you need to sister the joists or reinforce the subfloor with more/thicker layers of plywood/OSB.
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comment Installing tile over hardiboard
@SpeedyPetey, I believe they suggest laying it on thinset (as well as screwing) so the thinset fills any voids in the sub-floor. This way you don't get flex in the hardibard when you have a small low spot in the floor.
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comment How can I remove a receptacle and abandon the electrical outlet?
The NEC 210-52(a) "Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlet Requirements" has this requirement.
Jan
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comment Will blown in insulation help in this situation?
@FiascoLabs, I don't understand how this would be against code. Can you please cite a code that prohibits this? Is it because it would be between the "old roof" and not really inside the house?
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comment Can I paint over RedGard waterproof membrane?
I just tiled it and it looks good and seems to work well.
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comment I have a very humid room in the house, should I isolate it?
The big problem in a grow house (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grow_house) is the humidity that results from it.
Dec
17
comment How should I install a thermostat for a baseboard heater?
Does it have a thermostat on the actual heater now? The goal is to replace that with one on the wall?
Dec
17
comment How should I install a thermostat for a baseboard heater?
Good idea for tracing the wire. I agree that it seems unlikely that there is already enough slack in the wire to add your thermostat. You will probably need to run a new line somewhere to give you enough slack.