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04-12-07, 12:24 PM
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Concrete board installation

Going to start installing concrete board for tile this evening and just wanted to see if I'm missing anything with the installation.

It's new construction, so the concrete board will be installed...
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Ramsond tools (Nailer)

Looking around ebay for a hardwood flooring nailer and see that there are several Ramsond RMM3 pneumatic nailers up for auction in the ball park of $150 - $175 +shipping. Anyone used this nailer or...
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Views: 4,098
Posted By mcremens

We should be good as the doors and windows are...

We should be good as the doors and windows are all in and we've had temporary heat (though it's warm enough we don't need it right now) for the last month or so as the drywall has been finished. ...
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Thanks for the reply. I'll look for rosin...

Thanks for the reply.

I'll look for rosin paper as an underlayment and a 60-80 tooth saw blade.

We have ~1600 ft^2 of hardwood to lay and it will be done by a weekend evening crew and probably...
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Hardwood installation in new construction

I will soon be installing 3/4" thick X 3 1/4' wide oak hardwood flooring in new construction ranch house. The subfloor is 3/4" Advantech.

A few questions...

Can the hardwood be nailed directly...
03-29-07, 02:13 PM
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Views: 957
Posted By mcremens

Follow-up... Everything was sanded / buffed...

Follow-up...

Everything was sanded / buffed and wiped clean. I tried to stay away from the steel wool where I could, particularly with the doors and other flat surfaces where I used 220 grit...
03-27-07, 02:40 PM
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Posted By mcremens

Finishing woodwork

My wife and I are finishing our woodwork - baseboard, window & door casings, doors, door frames, etc. - and we were wondering how many times we should should varnish and sand before calling it done....
02-08-07, 06:49 AM
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Posted By mcremens

If you want to go with fiberglass or a blown-in...

If you want to go with fiberglass or a blown-in insulation and want storage, you could build a platform over the insulation. I have something like this in the attic for the home we're building. ...
02-07-07, 07:23 PM
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Views: 1,454
Posted By mcremens

No issues with the cellulose blowing around in...

No issues with the cellulose blowing around in the attic?
02-07-07, 10:51 AM
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Views: 1,454
Posted By mcremens

OK. I'll put some batts paper-side against the...

OK. I'll put some batts paper-side against the ceiling and then blow the cellulose on top. Sounds like a plan.
02-07-07, 07:13 AM
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Views: 1,454
Posted By mcremens

Anyone have only blown-in cellulose in their attic?

From my posts in the last few days, I'm struggling with choosing insulation for my attic. I originally thought of using fiberglass against the ceiling, then blowing in cellulose on top. However,...
02-06-07, 10:17 PM
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Posted By mcremens

How much does blown-in cellulose settle?

I am going to blow in cellulose insulation over fiberglass batts in my attic. It says I need 8.4" of settled cellulose insulation to get to R-30. My question is, how much should I expect the...
02-06-07, 11:27 AM
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Posted By mcremens

Sorry that I can't be of any help, but do you...

Sorry that I can't be of any help, but do you know the reason that staples are against code? (I have no idea.)
02-06-07, 11:25 AM
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Views: 921
Posted By mcremens

Thanks for the replies. As far as I know,...

Thanks for the replies.

As far as I know, everything out of the panel is copper, as I purchased all the 12-2, 14-2, and 14-3 myself.
02-06-07, 09:43 AM
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Views: 921
Posted By mcremens

Question on material for main supply to panel.

I am having a contractor do my wiring on new construction, and I noticed over the weekend that they ran the main supply from the outside box to the panel. I then noticed when cleaning up that there...
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Views: 725
Posted By mcremens

Online plumbing suppliers

Hello. I am looking for faucets for a new home and found efaucets online. Their prices seemed to be quite good compared to what we had in a bid from a plumber and what I founs in a local plumbing...
10-05-06, 03:22 PM
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Views: 1,165
Posted By mcremens

Thanks for the reply. a couple of further...

Thanks for the reply.

a couple of further questions.

On 2) - Is this something that contractors will typically provide for a potential customer to review? Is it off-putting to aske a...
10-05-06, 01:59 PM
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Views: 1,165
Posted By mcremens

Geothermal System for New Construction

Hello, n00b to the board here.

Construction will soon be started on my new home, and I plan on putting in a geothermal system. I've received 3 bids so far, two quoting a 4 ton system and the...
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