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Jul
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Jul
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Oct
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asked Repair water leak around gas line in foundation
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Mar
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asked Is joist sag at connection with header a problem?
Mar
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accepted Why is there a sewer gas smell coming from my door jamb?
Feb
16
asked Why is there a sewer gas smell coming from my door jamb?
Dec
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comment How to remove faux fireplace?
Nope, the chimney is nowhere near this.
Dec
26
asked How to remove faux fireplace?
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
If my Googling serves me, that'd essentially be framing a floor with 2x4's and covering that with plywood. I'm not sure I can afford the to lose 4" of height without it starting to be a little too cramped.
Dec
7
comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
What would that involve?
Dec
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accepted How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
Dec
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comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
I did use a lead check kit and wiped the test unit over all the various layers and it came up clean. I think based on your answer, I may grab a grinding cup to replace my sanding disc, and try and remove as much as possible, then use the leveler. I was likely going to have to do that anyway, as the existing floor while pretty flat isn't as flat as the 1/8" over 10ft span requirement for slate tile. These conrete-based leveler compounds should bond OK even though the surface will probably still be pretty non-porous?
Dec
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comment How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
Ideally slate, but I haven't fully decided yet. If not, then likely normal ceramic tile.
Dec
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asked How can I prepare this concrete floor for tile?
Nov
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comment How can I tile the raised edges in my basement?
Thanks, this is a lot more simple than what I originally had in mind. I'm going to give it a shot. Do I need to worry at all about expansion/contraction of the plywood due to humidity changes?
Nov
19
accepted How can I tile the raised edges in my basement?
Nov
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asked How can I tile the raised edges in my basement?
Oct
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comment Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?
Thanks for the tips, I'll let you how it turns out.