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Jul
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awarded  Tumbleweed
Jul
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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asked How to make dry pack mortar with a cement mixer?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
9
accepted Vent below window
Jun
9
accepted Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
Jun
9
accepted Any advantages on making paver stones vs laying a cement bed and cutting the joints?
Jun
9
accepted Change direction between trap and vent
May
31
asked Change direction between trap and vent
May
16
comment Any advantages on making paver stones vs laying a cement bed and cutting the joints?
For this kind of work is best to go with fine sand (best looking?) or medium (builders) sand are enough?
May
16
asked Any advantages on making paver stones vs laying a cement bed and cutting the joints?
Apr
26
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
18
comment Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
Maybe I'm overthinking the whole issue. The final floor will be the cement floor with a burnished look, made in the "traditional" way of broadcasting cement+iron oxides (we don't have prepared color hardener here). I've heard many cases of fissuring floor caused by curing problems (usually related with the cement losing water too fast). This is the type of look I'm going to: google.com.br/…
Apr
18
comment Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
here people don't use moisture barrier in this scenario (the foundations and the bottom of the walls are usually waterproof to prevent moisture from climbing on the walls), my thought on a moisture barrier was more as a mean of retaining most of the water on the cement floor so that is cures better. Otherwise, people wet the floor daily for a week or so.
Apr
18
comment Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
This is standard in Brazil. We dump about 50-80mm (depending on the room) of concrete as a "subfloor" slab over compacted soil, afterwards there is a leveling layer of cement+sand (about 20-50mm) and on top of that goes your final floor (ceramic, tile, vinal, carpet, etc). There isn't much movement on the slab per se, but on the joints of the slab with the concrete foundations usually there is fissures.
Apr
18
asked Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
Apr
11
comment Vent below window
I thought about painting it in contrast color (like some other parts of the house will be) if I had to extend it. I think this is what I will probably do. Just to be on the safer (and less smelly) side of the matter.
Apr
11
comment Vent below window
Actually the code you posted doesn't require the 10 feet horizontal separation, it just says it can't be "less than 4 feet", so an opening 5 feet below would be fine by your post.
Apr
11
comment Vent below window
I meant, the text from "903.5 Location of vent terminal" (my link) is different from P3103.5 (your link). How is that?
Apr
10
comment Vent below window
How is that, different than that: publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/ipc/2012/…