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The stainless steel screw will absolutely be the best screw to resist rust. Stainless steel screws are rust-resistant throughout the entire screw, not just on the surface. The other screws are only covered with a rust-resistant coating on their surface, which will break down or wear off over time. Galvanization is a process that coats with zinc. Other ...


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It's done for anti-shatter, the silicone keeps the glass shards together. According to their product sheet, "Safety coated glass for shatter resistance provides a protective shield to safely contain the glass if the bulb should break" It first came out being used on incandescent bulbs for mechanic's trouble lights.


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OSB won't be completely destroyed by water, unlike MDF or similar interior laminate materials; however, like any wood product, it will swell and shrink as it absorbs and releases water, so you should typically avoid more than casual contact with water. If you watch homebuilders putting up a typical light-frame construction home, you'll notice that the ...


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How about a synthetic door mat? They're heavy, waterproof, and some even have bristles on the top which would soften the impact of rain.


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Mold grows on any surface that provides food for growth. Joint compound contains organic compounds and lots of moisture. The compound will only last a finite length of time even under "ideal" conditions (if mold spores don't ruin it drying-out will). To slow down its' expiration time: when storing the compound for any length of time, place the plastic ...


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Your local home center(Lowes/HomeDepot) should have 12inch x 12inch concrete patio blocks for about $2 each, even less if you find some with chipped corners. Since it is a short term project I would just lay them on the dirt following the original line. The blocks should spread the load enough that they won't sink too deep into the mud. When it's time to ...


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Gypsum drywall and it's paper covering, spackle and joint compound are much softer than wood (except perhaps balsa) and produce a lot of dust that clumps together and sticks to sandpaper, rather than falling off as wood shavings do. The "holey" sanding sheets allow dust to fall through and therefore last longer on drywall. However, they can be used ...


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This looks "Sauerkrautplatte", aka Holzwolle-Leichtbauplatte. It's made from wood shavings and cement, but no asbestos (AFAIK). They used to be common as a form of drywall and insulation (but are not anymore). Wood wool lightweight boards (also called HWL boards ) are building boards that consist of long-fiber wood wool and mineral-based binders . HWL ...


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They are iron ( unlikely steel at that age ) identified by the density match to iron. The reddish color that looks like granite is rust on a pitted surface. Pig iron ( high carbon and silicon ) or wrought iron ( more or less pure iron ). An unusual shape for either as far as I know. My guess is that they are raw material intended to be made into something. A ...


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They're required by 2012 IRC to use a fire retardant treated plywood on the roof within 4' of the UL assembly (the firewall that's between each unit). They can use OSB in the middle as it's much more cost effective than plywood.


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It is the resin from the coniferous tree the wood was milled from. Resin, gum, amber, is in every softwood tree. It is produced by the living tree when it becomes damaged, from say boring beetles. The pungent smell you detected while drilling was the warmed drill bit burning a pocket of tree resin. A fairly aromatic scent it is. Resin can have different ...


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As with any structure you need to define the loads on it (wind, snow, furniture, people etc) and from there define the structure or framing capable of supporting those loads. There may well be local codes or regulations that need to be respected as well. Since this does look like a neat design, why not check out a local structural engineer or architect to ...


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Likely "removable caulk", (perhaps "temporary caulk" - been a few years since I put some on leaky windows for the winter) in which case pulling it once you get an edge lifted up should be effective at removing it, though perhaps complicated by it being a sloppy job... Otherwise, just (clear?) caulk, and it might be harder to remove. Using a knife will risk ...


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This has been a well-known issue since the pandemic started. Materials have been scarce, and prices have increased dramatically. This seems to be due to issues on both the supply and the demand sides. Supply has decreased because of obvious issues related to COVID, workers being sick with COVID, factories having to shut down for periods of time, and working ...


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The brochures I've read suggest that OSB3 is designed for humid conditions rather than wet conditions. OSB3 should be covered and fully protected from the elements.


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It's officially called a conduit body, but is sometimes called an LB by tradesmen. It's known as an "LB", because the outlet (or inlet I guess) is on the back (ell back). There are also "LR" (ell right), "LL" (ell left), "T" (tee), "C" (cee), and "SLB" (service ell back) type conduit bodies available. SLB not pictured.


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It looks to me like roof membrane. And I have to say I can't imagine why anyone would do the install like they did. With a solid concrete base, the only water proofing necessary is against the foundation. The tile could have (and should have) been applied directly to the base with mortar.


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Googling "acoustically transparent fabric" returns a variety of companies that provide materials that advertise the characteristics you require. For example: https://fabricmate.com/fabric/acoustic-fabrics/ or https://www.audimute.com/what-is-acoustic-fabric Transparent cloth is available but putting a picture on it is another challenge. The printing ...


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I would select non-flammable insulating materials such as rock-wool, or fiberglass (fully puffed up; mashing it badly hurts its performance). To use these, you will need some sort of framing to hold it up. It can't just be taped to a wall. It's not out of the question to frame a room inside a rental house; I've seen it done. However this is the wrong year ...


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Like PhillipNagel said, the March/April red-alert for COVID caused a lot of production shutdown. Cedar shingles are not essential work. Shutdowns like this have largely stopped, even though recent numbers are spectacularly much worse (even in NYS). So the supply chain is working again. However, demand went insane, on several prongs. Cooped up at home: DIY ...


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According to this site: The weight of the backing is usually designated by a letter. For paper backings, the weight ratings range from "A" to "F," with A designating the lightest and F the heaviest. Letter nomenclature follows a different system for cloth backings, with the weight of the backing rated J, X, Y , T, and M, from lightest to heaviest.


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The outer edges are fire treated plywood and have a reddish tint. Code requires a minimum of 4 feet from the fire wall. From seam to seam must be a minimum of 2 feet. So to reduce waste the stagger from 4 feet to 8 feet (full sheet). Anything in between fire treated wood can be plywood or OSB.


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It is great to begin woodworking with a custom made project that fits your needs. Often doing it yourself can result in a significant savings, but I think you may find that purchasing the components for the lamp may well cost more than the amount they are asking. But your version will be the size and finish you want. For the linen panels, you could try ...


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At its site, Cree advertises its lighting as having safety coated glass. It is likely that this is a plastic material that will help contain the glass envelope if it is shattered. There are similar plastic membranes in the middle of car windshields that hold the glass fragments in place in the case of an accident.


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This thread suggests Azek siding trim http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=161256&page=2


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To answer your questions in reverse order: 3) Install your floor coverings first. It will go faster and easier if you have no obstacles to work around. You can always cover the new floor with tarps if you need to paint, drywall, etc. in the future. 2) If you need to lower the height of the cabinets ,as you noted, the toe-kick can be sawed off so as to ...


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Traditionally, that would be duck canvas. You'd want treated canvas designed for tents that will help with water resistance and UV protection.


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Many epoxies are designed to have other ingredients mixed in. That's basically West System's hat. The garage floor epoxy paints all allow grit and chips to be mixed in too. The problem is, epoxy is quickly destroyed by UV light, notably from the sun. There are several other 2-part coatings, and surfboard people are the experts: they work with every ...


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Definitions Hot galvanized: Dipped in molten zinc as an anti-corrosion measure. The alternative is electro-plating, which results in a smoother but thinner coating. Brite: Not galvanized. Usually not cement-coated. Smooth: An untextured shank. Regular nails. Often coated with yellow or magenta "cement", a bonding agent that noticeably increases pullout ...


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