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Aug
17
answered Bunch of insulation questions
Jul
27
answered Should wood be treated or sealed before tiling?
Jul
27
comment How do I replace a wooden fence post that was set in concrete?
I also took this approach. After I drilled the post, I used a chisel to remove the remainder of the wood. I ended up having to lengthen the handle of the chisel to reach to the bottom. In my case, the bottom was rotted out so it wasn't that bad. If I needed to burn it out, I'd use a propane weed torch to do it. Make sure you don't burn out a pressure-treated wood post; the fumes will be toxic.
Jul
22
answered How to rewire house electrical?
Jul
22
answered Can I use composite wood to make ground-contact retaining stairs?
Jul
21
answered Why did polyurethane make wood feel coarse?
Jul
13
answered How to mix concrete cement
Jul
3
comment How to install LED strip where before I had a fluorescent tube?
Philips makes a bulb called "instant fit" which does not require rewiring.
Jul
3
answered Should I paint the back side of vertical shiplap cedar siding
Jun
14
answered How to build deck starting in yard, ending on concrete slab?
May
26
comment Insulation of Basement Block Wall and Framing
Vapor barriers are a complex subject. The best source I know is BuildingScience.com; you will find good advice there.
May
18
comment Should I add a vapor barrier when re-siding?
A great resource for questions like this is BuildingScience.com. You will be able to find a lot of information there.
May
10
answered Is an electrical blank (or anything you have to screw off) an acceptable access panel?
Apr
19
comment what size wood to use for garage loft
If the 2x12s are too tall, you could look at using LVL lumber. It's more expensive but can carry more load.
Apr
14
comment Free standing shed with single plane roof
I like comintern's answer. If you are going to pour the slab, the best way to attach the base is with bolts embedded in the concrete. If the concrete is already poured, you can use tapcon screws or powder-fired nails (tapcon are easier). If the shed is sheathed in panels (I used T-111 panels on mine), I don't think you need the rafter tie.
Apr
4
comment How can I safely cut the cable on a broken garage door?
If you are careful, you can do this. Note that you should not use steel pipe, you should use solid steel bar. When I did mine I think it was 1/2" tubular steel. You basically unwind the tension one little bit at a time.
Mar
16
answered What is a proper high-quality sub-floor preparation for porcelain tile floor installation
Mar
10
comment Is it against code to splice wires inside of the load center?
And, in fact, they aren't uncommon during box replacement, when getting a clean layout may require a few splices.
Feb
27
answered Add blown in insulation by hand
Feb
17
comment How to apply wallpaper over styrofoam?
+1 on what Steven said. Styrofoam needs to be covered with a non-flammable material such as drywall.