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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/…
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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.
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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.
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asked Should the cement floor adheres to the concrete slab?
Apr
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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
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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
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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
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comment Vent below window
How is that, different than that: publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/ipc/2012/…
Apr
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comment Vent below window
In here you can see a inspection box that is wet vented. BTW: My inspection box is wet vented, I just want to add a direct vent to it.
Apr
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comment Vent below window
I guess the term is correct. There is no basement, this "vent" is a pipe open at the top that connects to the drain-waste system at the bottom (near the floor). This is a secondary vent (the main one goes to the roof in the middle of the house) that is put there just to vent the inspection box (a box with a removeable sealed lid to inspect the junction). By code, it is required a vent on the first junction of the sewer to the street.
Apr
10
comment Vent below window
Yes, it goes along the wall (brick wall) coming out of the floor (near the first waste inspection box)
Apr
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comment Vent below window
Added a sketch per request.
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Mar
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comment Can I let rainwater run along the wall?
@Steven, this is one of the things I'm trying to avoid. But I'm not too concerned because I will probably put an awning above it to protect it from the rain regardless of the method of drainage.
Mar
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comment Can I let rainwater run along the wall?
From left to right, the one against the big wall could be used but I would rather not since I dont like the idea of moving sideways to the slab (and jumping the gutter); the one on the right wall I can't use because that is on my neighbor's side; the one on the back is doable, but the wall over there is much higher (my ladder doesn't reach it), about 4 m. This is why I have a problem, I must use the "open" side.
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comment Can I let rainwater run along the wall?
I edited my post adding the full house in context. This slab will have a water tank above it and also will serve as a middle ground for a ladder getting on the top slab of the second floor.
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