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If your concrete hasn't been sealed, you need to seal it. Some of the best sealers around are the waterbased epoxy sealers. They are low fumes and non flammable. For best results, the concrete should be etched. Check with your builder because they might have already done all this. The furnace should be protected if acid etching but can remain on when sealing ...


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I know nothing about that product so i do not know if it is necessary to have the concrete sealed when using the product. Have you read the installation instruction regarding installation on concrete ? Concrete sealer. (there are many) Depends on the type of sealer you are using, read the instruction concerning flammability. Depends on the type of sealer ...


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I like to suggest dropping a chalk line in the middle of the room on the diagonal and nailing a one by two board following that chalk line. Start with the groove of first board against that one by two and install to the corner. Once you have installed to the corner, remove the one by two and fit a quarter inch by 3/8th inch spline in the groove and nail ...


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Install a drain at the low spot, or rent a concrete saw and cut drainage channels (run the saw on tapered shims so the channels slope correctly.) By cutting channels you should be able to intercept and redirect much of the water before it reaches the low spot. It might be possible to do that to the whole floor with a terrazzo grinder, but those seem to be a ...


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I bet that floor squeaks really bad, I would be surprised if it doesn’t when you pull the stone and mortar. The reason the floor is breaking up is from movement. Yes you can leave the lead paint it will be covered so there is no risk, the stone and mortar flooring , I have never tested that for asbestos because that would be uncommon. I would remove the ...


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The DriCore subfloor panels are perfect for this. Your main concern will be the tongue and groove panels separating, so if they are not firmly held on all 4 sides by the inner walls, install an outer frame of 1x4, or similar to make a tight box around the whole assembly. Obviously, leave the last side open until all the panels are in, then lock the last ...


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Here is a link to the type of hinge you are looking for lift and swing. You should be able to find one that meets your specs. and a link to how the type of hinge is used in as a table top. table top usage


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Balcony = Supported by hidden joists under its floor. Deck = Supported by joists or/and piers. Now if you have a balcony and given your question with lack of some information... You are capital letters CRAZY for installing a hot tub on a balcony. For something that heavy you would have to be assured metal joists or deep span (that might not be enough). ...


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