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location Knoxville, TN
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I'm a chemical oceanographer working at the Microbiology Department of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can find more about my work at my professional website.


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comment How to prepare & paint a porch with lead paint?
My main concern is moving lead dust into the yard (where the kids play, we grow some edibles, and from where some of it would inevitably get tracked into the house)
Aug
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accepted How to prepare & paint a porch with lead paint?
Aug
29
comment How to prepare & paint a porch with lead paint?
Yup, to be clear: I don't really care that much about it looking picture perfect. I just want to get some new paint on it to protect it from the weather, & get the surface prepped properly so the new paint will stay on.
Aug
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Jun
12
comment Can I use leveling compound between plywood and cement backer board?
That's an excellent point. Turns out my floor is mostly flat (except for one dip), but far from level (maybe 1" slope over 6'). I did end up using leveling compound, but not self-leveler. By not worrying about the level I only had to use a small amount of the compound to fill the 'dip'.
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Jun
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comment Can I use leveling compound between plywood and cement backer board?
No. Their suggestion was to build up extra layers of thinset, which seems questionable to me.
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