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10-22-09, 06:52 AM
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Posted By dtrimmer

Randy, What you are up against is one of the...

Randy,

What you are up against is one of the principal constraints in furniture design. As the humidity changes, wood swells and shrinks. Wood is pretty stable in the direction of the grain (a...
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By dtrimmer

If I understand your plan, one side of your...

If I understand your plan, one side of your workshop will be on "stilts". If you haven't confirmed that your local building code will allow this, you should do so. You will need to cross brace the...
10-22-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,096
Posted By dtrimmer

Solid sound walls are very ineffective. Noise...

Solid sound walls are very ineffective. Noise hits them on one side and the vibrations pass through the wall and emerge on the other side. You need to either absorb the sound and/or reflect it. A...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By dtrimmer

Doug, I can't contribute much, but your...

Doug,

I can't contribute much, but your posting has been up a while with no reply and I thought almost no info. is better than nothing.

I don't know if you should tie your patio to your house. ...
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Views: 4,349
Posted By dtrimmer

Wayne, I noticed you had no replies to your...

Wayne,

I noticed you had no replies to your query and I thought I would chip in what I did know while you wait for someone to give a more complete answer.

The new cement will NOT bond with the...
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Views: 1,085
Posted By dtrimmer

Either rebar or wire screen should work just fine...

Either rebar or wire screen should work just fine for you steps.

Since the fieldstone was installed over the rubble, the rubble has probably already done whatever settling it is going to do. The...
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Views: 714
Posted By dtrimmer

It sounds like your steps don't meet building...

It sounds like your steps don't meet building code. The code specifies maximum step height, minimum step width, hand railings, etc. If your steps don't meet code, you will probably have to address...
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Views: 26,344
Posted By dtrimmer

Rebar will rust through. The time required is...

Rebar will rust through. The time required is very dependent on the environment (temperature, humidity, pollutants, salt, etc.).

The best way to avoid the problem is to coat the ends that will be...
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