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Thanks for the responses!

Thanks for the responses!
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Posted By Mark Smith

Re-Roofing a Shed

Our 20' long shed with a Mansard roof leaks in one 3' section where the lower section of the roof meets the upper section. It seems like the stress of shingles folded over that crease accelerated the...
09-25-06, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Insulating Perimeter of Existing Slab on Grade

Hi,
Our old carriage house on a slab has no insulation under it and makes for a cold house in the winter. The wall to wall carpeting make the rest of the house tolerable but the tile floor in the...
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Posted By Mark Smith

Ice and Water Shield under 3-tab Shingles or Modified Bit Roll Roofing

We made a mistake analyzing the leak in one section of our roof. We paid professionals to fix the a valley and reflash the chimney next to it. Unfortunately, we did not realize that part of the...
04-11-06, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Replacing Door Sill

The wood has both split and pulled up from the concrete that it was attached to (with concrete anchors). I am ready to replace the sill but am wondering if an adhesive of some sort between the wood...
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Posted By Mark Smith

Thanks for the reply!

Thanks for the reply!
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Posted By Mark Smith

Roof Still Leaks

We had the chimney flashing and valley that begins next to the chimney repaired. New shingles and ice and water shield were installed. Immediately after the repair, the area immediately next to the...
03-23-06, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Replacing Threshold Ancors

We are laying ceramic tile on our kitchen floor. It is a concrete slab on two levels. Next to the steps to the lower area is an exposed area with an exterior type iron rail that spans 58". The bases...
03-01-06, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Bud, Thank you very much for your time and...

Bud, Thank you very much for your time and expertise.
02-28-06, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Bud, Here is the creative math: (FEEL FREE...

Bud,

Here is the creative math: (FEEL FREE to check my calculations! I figured total volume by using the dimensions from the lowest point and then dividing by 2; I used a divider of 1728 to get...
02-27-06, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Levelling Concrete Slab for Ceramic Tile

I just remove 2 layers of vinyl tile from the concrete slab in our 150 year old carriage house. (The vinyl tiles themselves came up easyily but the adhesive was a nightmarish to get off.) What I...
02-10-06, 06:21 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Mapping Electrical System in Search of Open Circuit

The main panel in our house is an old fuse box system. There are 16 fuse openings and all have fuses in them and are wired. When I tried to map the system there are 3 circuits that I can't account...
02-03-06, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Thanks all for the quick response! There are...

Thanks all for the quick response!

There are no receptacles on the circuit but my calculation was on the wattage installed not the maximum wattage permitted so I will refigure. Most likely that...
02-03-06, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Wiring Radiant Heat

I have some confidence in my tiling skills but not much experience with electricity. My sigificant other says no tile floor in our kitchen (on a concrete slab) without electric radiant heat. So, I...
01-27-06, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Thanks much for the advice!

Thanks much for the advice!
01-26-06, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Oops! Looks like I really should have posted this...

Oops! Looks like I really should have posted this in the decks forum. Sorry. When I figure out how to move it I will get it to the right place.
01-26-06, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Can I Bury A Post or Should I Mount It?

I designed a patio arbor for over a 12'x13' flagstone patio. I wanted to completely encase in concrete (or quickrete?) either 4x4x12' or 6x6x12' PT posts (4 total) to a depth of 32". I showed the...
01-19-06, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

I have been investigating radiant heat and it is...

I have been investigating radiant heat and it is all pretty expensive. I am currnetly looking at a recommended company that might be a little cheaper. Go to www.warmtiles.com. They will give you a...
01-06-06, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Red face Removing Two Layers of Vinyl Tile/Linoleum Before Tile Installation

I haven't given any real thought to the removal of the top layer of vinyl tile and the second layer of either vinyl tile or linoleum (maybe there is a third layer?). I have no idea as to the age of...
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Posted By Mark Smith

Thanks much for your response! Mark

Thanks much for your response!

Mark
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Posted By Mark Smith

Sagging Roof-Is It Moisture Related?

The portion of the roof above our kitchen (300 sq ft) has a noticeable sag in it. When we had some roofers out for estimates on leaks around the chimney and valley in this section of the roof, none...
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Posted By Mark Smith

Dark Streaks on Roof

There is one section of our roof that has long dark streaks. Although it is on the north side of the house, the other north side section that is more in shade and under trees does not show the...
11-11-05, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

An additional question on RedGard...I am having...

An additional question on RedGard...I am having trouble finding it. Although Home Depot is listed as a distributor, they are not stocking it. If I can't get HD or some other distributor to order it...
11-10-05, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Thank you! This is my first time in the DIY...

Thank you! This is my first time in the DIY forum...what a great service.

MSmith
11-03-05, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Mark Smith

Carpet Over Cement Slab Problems:Moisture in the Summer and Cold in the Winter

Our 150 year old carriage house is on a concrete slab that I would guess is over 30 years old. We have problems with humidity in the summer and suspect the slab is the primary reason for the moisture...
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