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location Araraquara, Brazil
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Dec
15
comment Can I use caulking to install a marble threshold?
I have the same problem here, I can't use thinset because of the extra thickness so I'm thinking on using a PU adhesive (used in constructions) or maybe an epoxy compound (used to bind screws to concrete). From what I've seem on the Liquid Nails website, they are PU based, right?
Dec
10
accepted Are there differences to drywall joint compound and plaster?
Dec
9
comment Are there differences to drywall joint compound and plaster?
Thanks, I will go for the right stuff then. The powdered variety is easier to come by here, it dries in 90 minutes. The ready-mix in buckets takes a whole day to dry and isn't so easy to find.
Dec
9
comment Are there differences to drywall joint compound and plaster?
Searching the net I've found just a few mentions to plaster and drywall. One of them is talking about "plaster skimming", which is done on the whole wall (from what I understand). The other mention that I've found says that joint compound is more britle, cracks easily and needs 3 coats to be applied, plaster is harder (and hard to sand) and can be applied at once.
Dec
9
asked Are there differences to drywall joint compound and plaster?
Dec
3
comment Square tube or C-channel for gate frame
I understand that (I failed to mention it though in my post). I was (am) a bit worried about using it because I actually never saw a gate using c-channel. I think it might be because of the looks of it, but I'm not sure.
Dec
3
asked Square tube or C-channel for gate frame
Nov
16
comment Does air trapped in water pipe disturb the meter reading?
I made another test. I assured myself that all joints were dry, opened the shut off valves and let the system quiet for 1 hour. When I returned it registered 1.8 liters consumed. That averages to 30ml/minute, this is visible, any joint leaking this much would be soaking wet, but they were all dry. I'm calling the water company tomorrow.
Nov
16
comment Does air trapped in water pipe disturb the meter reading?
No drains there, the pipe just has a garden tap and the other end is capped (the house is in construction). I think air trapped in the capped end might be expanding and contracting, i set it up for another test later. All in all, i dont think that more than 3 liters fit in the pipes.
Nov
16
asked Does air trapped in water pipe disturb the meter reading?
Nov
7
comment Is there a sure way to know a PVC joint is glued right?
I can't do such test. I did leave it under to the operating pressure for 5 days already and no leaks (I used a fine napkin to try to find droplets). I'm almost thinking of redoing, but without a way to fix the aligment by such small margim I'm not sure it is worth it.
Nov
7
comment Is there a sure way to know a PVC joint is glued right?
Twist is not the proper term, I used a 45° elbow and the angle between the pipes where 43ish. So I had to use a bit of force to join then together. Also, I could not do the 1/4 recommed turn since the pipes where fixed on each end, so they were just pushed in. I know the fusion is just in tighest part, and since the pieces where a bit misaligned, this is the reason of my worry.
Nov
7
asked Is there a sure way to know a PVC joint is glued right?
Nov
1
accepted Sill plates (thresholds) before floor tiles or otherwise?
Oct
31
revised Sill plates (thresholds) before floor tiles or otherwise?
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Oct
31
comment Sill plates (thresholds) before floor tiles or otherwise?
The contractor really wants to push the threshold now because he will be doing the screed layer over the concrete base. He is not the one who will do the tiles (i think that i will do that, as the tile workers around here aren't reliable).
Oct
31
comment Sill plates (thresholds) before floor tiles or otherwise?
I might me using the wrong word, i thought of window sill, then i went to door sill and pictured that it might also be called sill.
Oct
31
comment Sill plates (thresholds) before floor tiles or otherwise?
I might be using the wrong word. I mean the pieces of granite that goes between different floors and below doorways. In Brazil that I'd very common : 3.bp.blogspot.com/_lX6_MZ6kq0I/TUra7YgAfJI/AAAAAAAAANw/…
Oct
31
asked Sill plates (thresholds) before floor tiles or otherwise?
Oct
27
accepted How to prevent rain grate on the garden from shifting or collecting debris?