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I should mention: I've already purchased the...

I should mention: I've already purchased the DuPont Real Touch Classic flooring. (Unlike the "Elite" line, the "Classic" version does not have integral padding.)

I'm confident that we will like...
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Posted By tlcfargo

"Temporary" laminate flooring install?

We have been doing a complete remodel (exterior walls, subfloor, etc.) for over a year and are now to the last room ("living room"). We were about to have our framers demo it and reframe it, but...
06-14-07, 10:28 PM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Granite vs. Marble: Sealer?

Many threads I've read about granite countertops talk about applying a "sealer" at semi-annual intervals. So I wonder if the same would apply to a marble surface -- and, if so, if the "sealer" would...
06-14-07, 09:33 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Marble?

Working with a tight budget, we first looked at the bigbox one-piece laminate countertops. Then, good ol' ceramic tile. But for the same money, we're considering using some nice-looking 12x12...
04-11-07, 08:39 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Been there. Am there. Done that. No problems. ...

Been there. Am there. Done that. No problems.

With 2x6 floor joists, you do what you gotta do. You'll probably need a 4"/3" rubber band too.

Thank goodness for vent ells.
10-06-06, 08:49 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Thanks, Pro, for the advice. I've got the...

Thanks, Pro, for the advice. I've got the Strudifloor.

As for the toxic fumes, I've always wondered why that doesn't seem to be an issue with ABS DWV pipe, which certainly would raise a stink...
10-04-06, 05:51 PM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Subfloor replacement: What to use?

I would like an opinion from a flooring specialist.

I'm rebuilding a small, split-level 90-year-old house that suffers from significant termite damage. I have already demolished and reframed most...
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Posted By tlcfargo

This might be heresy in these parts, but here...

This might be heresy in these parts, but here goes....

I had a similar situation when I moved in to my current house. I put down outdoor carpet over the plywood; problem solved -- for a while. ...
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Posted By tlcfargo

Plywood: 12" vs. 16" OC

I have a large, old deck (26 x 13) built with 2x6 joists, 12" OC at 11-foot span. The decking is 3/4" plywood, carpeted. A little weathered, but basically sound. Not for everyone, but OK with us. ...
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Posted By tlcfargo

Flashing/Tyvek sequence for windows

I've rebuilt two sides of my duplex, replacing everything (including the mudsill). The plywood sheathing is up, the windows are ready. I'm now studying flashing procedures for the windows. They...
03-28-05, 09:13 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Thanks for the comments. I'm aware that...

Thanks for the comments.

I'm aware that painting the sheathing is not regular practice among contractors. It was mentioned, oddly enough, on a DIY site that claimed "It can't hoit," and was an...
03-27-05, 08:36 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

An interesting document on the subject of weather...

An interesting document on the subject of weather resistive barriers can be found here (http://www.toolbase.org/docs/MainNav/MoistureandLeaks/3950_weatherresistantbarriers.pdf).

It suggests...
02-27-05, 07:08 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Dell, Thanks for the $2.02 Upon...

Dell,

Thanks for the $2.02

Upon further review, of course you're right. That's what I'm gonna do. It was standing that way for fifty years or so until the water and termites got it, so who...
02-27-05, 07:07 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

Dell, Upon further review, of course you're...

Dell,

Upon further review, of course you're right. That's what I'm gonna do. It was standing that way for fifty years or so until the water and termites got it, so who am I to mess with that?
02-25-05, 09:24 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

To Plumb or Not To Plumb

This choice is nagging me, so I'll ask the experts.

I'm rebuilding the first story of a small two-story slab duplex (water damage, age, settling). Two of the first-story exterior walls are...
10-21-04, 10:37 AM
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Posted By tlcfargo

You won't imperil the structure, but... ...

You won't imperil the structure, but...

Theoretically, increasing the span from 11 feet to 14 feet should increase the beam deflection by a factor of 2.5 for similar loading (not exactly the case...
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