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flat garage roof repair, epdm, fascia, soffit questions

We have a duplex and our city is pretty hardcore about rental property inspections, we have to pay for a yearly one. This year they decided our open air carport roof (low slope, lean-to style)...
06-11-10, 10:39 AM
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Ours is electric. Hopefully the inspector comes...

Ours is electric. Hopefully the inspector comes to the same decision, but it is a rental and this city here is typically hard on landlords. All of our tenants love it though, the convenience of it...
06-10-10, 10:41 AM
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Code to put washer/dryer in a bedroom NOT in a closet

Is it within (standard irc) code to install washer/dryer in a bedroom not enclosed in a closet.

I know gas dryers need X square feet of room and whatnot, but I can find no other code requirements...
06-05-10, 07:01 PM
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vinyl tile on shower/bathroom walls

Don't call me crazy....

I've got an old old bathroom to remodel. It has old tile walls built up strong with lathe and cement, not backerboard walls, big thick suckers.

Unfortunately the tile...
06-05-10, 06:51 PM
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I just googled "RS62 tile" There are tons of...

I just googled "RS62 tile"

There are tons of small tile shops out there, do a hard search and you might find it.
12-07-09, 05:35 PM
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there are standard 1' square ceiling tile...

there are standard 1' square ceiling tile systems.

the span is only about 5x4

I'm sure I'll have to have something custom made, but I thought I'd ask and see if anyone used a product good...
12-07-09, 03:31 PM
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first install the subfloor, either with foamboard...

first install the subfloor, either with foamboard or a plastic underlayment that allows drainage .

Then install foam board on the walls.

Then frame up against the foam board.

I know you...
12-07-09, 03:28 PM
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This would be more important if it were a floor,...

This would be more important if it were a floor, but you tiled the walls, which aren't exposed to standing water, just mist and spray. You'll be fine.

Glazed tile does not need to be sealed, it is...
12-07-09, 03:22 PM
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drop ceiling grid strong enough to hold actual stone tiles

Suppose you had a 12x12 drop ceiling grid

Suppose instead of using 12x12 foam or fiberglass or even tin tiles, you used stone floor tiles. Or glass panes.

Yes, there is a reason. I wish to...
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actually... I was in HD today and they now have...

actually... I was in HD today and they now have intermediate socket CFLs.

They didn't last week, so it must be a new product. Pricey, at $5 a bulb, but the conversions/time/rewiring the socket/...
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I've run into this same, very annoying issue. ...

I've run into this same, very annoying issue.

1 ceiling fan has medium sockets, rock on.

2 have candelebra. HD has some nice and cheapish ($8 for 3 I think) 40 watt replacement candelbra CFLs...
08-28-09, 06:18 PM
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washer/dryer in bedroom

I own a duplex (bilevel) the basement is unit 1, upstairs is unit 2.

Not having laundry facilities depresses rent.

There is an upstairs bedroom that shares an interior wall with a bathroom,...
02-22-09, 08:07 PM
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well... that was easy, thanks... since that was...

well... that was easy, thanks... since that was so easy what about something to for the latch and hinge areas, or am I stuck with them? Any way to completely hide the fact that the door was once used...
02-22-09, 07:48 PM
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recycle used normal interior door into sliding closet door

I have 3 extra old used interior slab doors. I have a need for two sliding bypass closet doors. I'd love to not have to buy new doors.

These doors, as is, of course will not work, the knobs would...
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That style of compost tumbler, like the organic...

That style of compost tumbler, like the organic compost tumbler (http://www.organic-compost-tumbler.com) is very efficient and it works. You should have made it turn on a vertical axis like that one....
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Well I went with the shellac, I went with the...

Well I went with the shellac, I went with the natural amber color, instead of the bleached clear color.

What a great product, obviously by the shelf space at the store it isn't very popular, but...
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Building my own pendant light

I've got this glass/bronze moroccan lamp I want to turn into a pendant light. I know light kits are available to build your own desk lamps, I'm pretty sure they're available for building hanging...
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the glossy is preferable, so it looks like...

the glossy is preferable, so it looks like shellac will be best. I've never applied it, but I'll give it a try.
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The overall look I'm going for is say an 18th...

The overall look I'm going for is say an 18th century english pub. If you can picture it.

What about a shellac? Because it is quick drying it may be better on the logs? And yes, I do have a lot...
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Rub on poly specifically? Or normal poly rubbed...

Rub on poly specifically? Or normal poly rubbed on?

What about actually using something like Tung oil or linseed oil?

The ideal look I'm going for is antique, so it is okay if it isn't...
01-15-09, 11:44 AM
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I'm doing roughly the same thing in my basement,...

I'm doing roughly the same thing in my basement, minus the 6 mil poly. The thing is... you want your room to breathe, if you use something 100% impervious to moisture, moisture will get stuck behind...
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right, everything is well insulated with vapor...

right, everything is well insulated with vapor barriers on all sides and underneath.

If I waited for enough 50 degree days to do all the staining I need to do outside it'll be 4 - 5 months, the...
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Our sink leaked and the brazillian cherry in our...

Our sink leaked and the brazillian cherry in our kitchen did this badly, 2 months later, with us doing nothing (except fixing the leak) it was back to normal, so don't panic. Hopefully the wood self...
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How to finish wood

I'm finishing my basement in a rustic look with lots of wood t&g, log siding, and some logs. Full big round massive logs.

I'm staining all the wood, but I'm not sure how to go about finishing it....
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Lots of people put small vertical axis ones (or...

Lots of people put small vertical axis ones (or even horizontal axis ones) on roofs. Its very common.

Plus, if you have a multistory building, you're gaining height (thus wind speed) without...
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