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Sep
5
revised Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
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Sep
5
asked Should I apply waterproofer on the subfloor beneath a shower pan?
Sep
4
comment Can a stud have a power line IN it?
@ChrisCudmore I've also seen wires attached inside california corners and also on the backside of posts where walls meet on the other side. So the question of whether or not the wire could be "inside" the stud is probably "no" but could there be a wire where the stud-finder signals? Yes, absolutely.
Sep
4
answered How can I replace a missing IKEA drawer slide?
Sep
4
comment What do the numbers on a cordless drill mean?
You haven't noticed any difference between #1 and #22? Your drill is defective or you're drilling marshmallows.
Sep
4
accepted Do I need to prime/seal new drywall behind cabinets?
Sep
4
comment What is the most efficient way to dig a hole in a slope?
+1 In my opinion it is silly to do a job like this without heavy machinery. Digging a 6ft hole by hand is backbreaking work.
Sep
4
comment Do I need to prime/seal new drywall behind cabinets?
@Tester101 yes, I would agree, but he will likely come back to touch-up after the tile and stone goes in. He wants to paint before the tile goes in because they will almost certainly be using damp sponges... and on unsealed drywall the med/tex is water soluble.
Sep
4
answered How to keep my air conditioner from freezing when it is cool outside?
Sep
4
asked Do I need to prime/seal new drywall behind cabinets?
Sep
1
answered Can I use landscaping lava rock as a concrete slab base?
Aug
31
accepted Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
Aug
31
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
+1 This is what I was after. A drywalled fiberglass solution is inappropriate in this case because it would create a hot roof. So either an unbacked fiberglass (no moisture barrier) or spray foam... that's what I had figured would be required. Alternatively I could create a vented attic space in the garage... I think the foam is an easier and cheaper solution.
Aug
30
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
@ChrisF yes, bare 2x8 joists supporting the plywood roof sheathing. Shingles are nailed directly to the otherside of this plywood.
Aug
30
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
@ChrisF I can do that later, but I don't know what you will see. It's plywood over 2x8s with no blocking and no vents.
Aug
30
revised How to fill gap between brick and drywall?
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Aug
30
comment How to fill gap between brick and drywall?
@Tester101 I considered that, but I thought it might look strange having a quarter-round at the top of the brick, and no crown elsewhere in the house (this is a ranch-style home with relatively low ceilings).
Aug
30
revised Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
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Aug
30
asked How to fill gap between brick and drywall?
Aug
29
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
@ChrisCudmore but a spray foam will effectively air-seal well enough to function as a hot roof. If I had foam sprayed in then I could install the sheetrock without issue.