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Apr
14
comment What to use to seal around fixtures when tanking a drywall bathroom?
I'm familiar with that video, from what I understood the gap was already sealed with some "Plumbers Gold" (seems to be some kind of PU sealer).
Apr
14
asked What to use to seal around fixtures when tanking a drywall bathroom?
Apr
13
comment Ceramic tiles on drywall on steel studs, any problems?
It is a bathroom that will have a water-proof membrane over the whole wall that is suitable to tile instalation. Also, I will use proper drywall tile mortar and grout (which is supposed to be more flexible than normal). Oh, and my wall isn't bouncy or woobly, but if I lay one hand half meter away and hit on it with the other, and can feel it vibrate.
Apr
12
comment Ceramic tiles on drywall on steel studs, any problems?
BTW, does wood studs also moves like steel studs when "punched"?
Apr
12
comment Ceramic tiles on drywall on steel studs, any problems?
Unfortunetely I'm beyond the point of messing with the interior. I guess i will just tile it and hope for the best. In the worst case I might have to replace it in a few (hopefully dozens) years.
Apr
12
comment Ceramic tiles on drywall on steel studs, any problems?
No backerboard here. We just have some cement board that is very hard, and awful to work with, used in outside steel frame construction. Anyway the wall is already done, I'm just asking to be warned of potential problems. BTW, do wood studs feel stiffer than steel after the drywall is hung?
Apr
11
asked Ceramic tiles on drywall on steel studs, any problems?
Apr
4
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Mar
20
comment Can I drill a small hole in a concrete beam?
I got worried because this is a load bearing beam, but it all indicates that the risk is negligible. I will be using a rotary hammer drill with SDS bits (probably predrilling with 6mm and enlarging to 10 mm later). Since I won't need the hole right now I will wait for further input regarding that.
Mar
20
comment Can I drill a small hole in a concrete beam?
The regularion is from the Brazilian standards association in portuguese (i guess is equivalent to ANSI or some other), it is regarding requisites for concrete structures: ABNT NBR 6118:2003.
Mar
20
comment Can I drill a small hole in a concrete beam?
I edited my question with more information that I found out regards holes on reinforces concrete beam.
Mar
20
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Mar
19
comment Can I drill a small hole in a concrete beam?
The span is about 4 meter and this beam supports one edge of the slab on top of it. It will be really hard to go around it (the wire wasn't supposed to show). I will think more about it, but if this is really unsafe I will have to let the cable show.
Mar
19
asked Can I drill a small hole in a concrete beam?
Mar
9
comment How to lay concrete block without squishing all the mortar?
I'm using an additive to replace lime.
Mar
9
comment How to lay concrete block without squishing all the mortar?
From the site it looks like my recipe is correct. The only thing that I can change is the type of sand (now I'm using mostly course sand instead of builders sand), or keep trying to get the mortar to a point that is stiff enough to work while still doesn't crumble
Mar
9
comment How to lay concrete block without squishing all the mortar?
Actually I can't find any ready mix mortar in Brazil. Here with exception of thinset and mortar for glass block, every other mortar is mixed per preference of the worker using cement and sand...
Mar
9
comment How to lay concrete block without squishing all the mortar?
I used 1 part cement 4 parts sand, an additive that increases plasticity (replaces lime) and water until it reached what I thought was the right consistency.
Mar
9
asked How to lay concrete block without squishing all the mortar?
Mar
3
comment How to use thinner insulation than the steel studs?
Considering the cost would double, yes...