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Rstripe, you have it exactly right. This is...

Rstripe, you have it exactly right.

This is a rental property in Latin America -- everyone uses these types of locks and they have to be cut off/new ones attached on every tenant move.

People...
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Lock for metal gate -- need replaceable cylinder

I have a metal gate with a lock on it. It works well, but I'm tired of having an entire lock cut off and a new one welded on whenever I need to re-key.

1) Does anyone know what the type of lock...
08-31-17, 03:09 AM
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Raised ceiling panels for termite area - styrofoam?

I'm working on a house in central america, where termites are everywhere.

When I started, one of the first things that I had to do was throw out a bunch of termite-infested, paper-based raised...
07-16-17, 02:10 AM
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Spray or other way to protect a few pieces of wood?

I'm working on a house in Central America.

Around here, most of the houses are built from concrete and metal. These are the only materials that have any chance of surviving the bugs and humidity....
07-11-17, 04:24 PM
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Previously, I had decided to block the pipe after...

Previously, I had decided to block the pipe after giving up on removing the other pipe stuck inside.

I un gave up and found a store that sells large screw extractors. That solved the problem.
07-02-17, 12:33 AM
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Nope. Its embedded in a concrete wall. Whatever I...

Nope. Its embedded in a concrete wall. Whatever I do has to be done at the face.
07-01-17, 06:25 PM
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The threads are blocked by the end of the old,...

The threads are blocked by the end of the old, corroded connecting pipe. Thus, I cannot install a valve.
07-01-17, 02:29 PM
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How to block a pipe under pressure

I want to block a water pipe that is under pressure.

I am working on a house in Central America with a damaged water pipe under the sink. The damaged pipe formerly had a steel pipe threades into...
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Thanks. For anyone else who has this...

Thanks.

For anyone else who has this question: I wound up making and testing some mixes of portland cement (type 1) and fine sand (1/8" mesh).

I'm not done yet, but it looks like a 1:2:1...
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It cracked because several plants are trying to...

It cracked because several plants are trying to grow through it. I'm removing the plants and as much organic material as I can.
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Filling an irregular gap in broken concrete

I'm looking for a flowable concrete formulation that will let me fill an irregular gap (crack 0-3 inches wide) in a piece of concrete.

I've thought about simply pouring self-leveling concrete down...
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I appreciate the detailed analysis, but I already...

I appreciate the detailed analysis, but I already know why the basement occasionally becomes wet and that fixing the root cause is not feasible at this juncture. I don't live in the world where you...
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I do think that using SLC for this large an area...

I do think that using SLC for this large an area would be too expensive. Hence the idea of concrete forms a couple of inches wide and 16" apart that the "floor" can sit on top of.
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The basement gets wet from time to time. My...

The basement gets wet from time to time. My current solution involves wood directly on the sloped concrete, but I know that the wood will eventually end up in standing water, and will have problems...
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Creating a flat area in a sloped basement

I'm looking to create a flat area inside a sloped, concrete basement. I'm thinking of using wood to create concrete forms 16" apart. One end of each concrete form would be at the wall (depth near 0)...
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