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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_paper A type of adhesive plastic sheet But if you're really desperate for cash just seal the joins with packing tape and replace the tape as needed.


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Not seeing or knowing the length of the shelves you are using, I would not use slats to assemble the top. It would be another expense saved. I would use a cross layer of selves for that if there were enough of them and the table was small enough, since this material sags readily under its' own weight. It will make the table heavier, but it is not like it ...


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Your most "microbe resistant" option would be what you already thought of: a thin plastic sheet. Just glue it down with contact cement, rather than drilling and screwing, if you are worried about the screw holes (I would not be so worried about the screw holes myself...)


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No, it’s not normal for the edges to be loose. Poly glass is a self sealing modified bitumen roofing product. See here: http://www.polyglass.com/public/COM/products/POLYFRESKO_G_SA.pdf As you can see in Item #6 of the installation instructions, the seams are to be lapped 6” and side lapped 4”. I think it’s installed correctly. If there are loose ...


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If built properly, a porch floor slopes away from the house, and (being a porch) is also covered by a roof, so it should only get incidental blowing rain, not the full brunt of every storm. The slope (1/8" per foot, 1 inch in 8 feet) ensures that any water that lands on the porch drains off of it. It's also common to oil (linseed oil) or paint the ...


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If you're thinking of buying plastic sheets and silicone and or shellac, just save the money and buy a sheet of plywood then cover it with a table cloth. The plywood will provide stability as well as prevent liquids leaking through the slats to the floor, etc. A thin coat of sealant will provide at least as much waterproofing as any other wooden table has.


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No, you have to follow manufacturer’s recommendations for fall. And by the way, fall is discussed as a ratio of rise/run. Nobody uses degrees for that; it’s an unwieldy unit that you have to keep converting in/out of. Build some roofs; you’ll get it. The reason for the fall is simply that an EPDM roof is a membrane. It is glued and sealed, and it could ...


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I'll wager the two product styles address different needs. The sheet with the integral filter fabric installed facing the soil might work well in a soil that does tend to get saturated with water. It provides a drainage channel for that water to run down, rather than build pressure against the foundation wall. The sheet with no filter, installed so the ...


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Neither your Option #1 nor your Option #2 are ideal. Note: Mastic on the wall is used to keep moisture OUT of the wall, not the HDPE membrane. Note: The HDPE membrane is used to provide an air gap at the wall so moisture can drain DOWN the wall. It eliminates hydrostatic pressure so moisture is not forced in through the wall causing a leak. Your Option #1: ...


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Always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. One of the largest roofing companies is Johns Mansfield (JM). There’s many considerations including attachment to roof structure, splicing, fitting around vents, conduit, etc. If you use their accessories, fasteners, etc. it’s more likely that the system will be weathertight. Here’s their product ...


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