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Looks to me that the plywood is buckling at the...

Looks to me that the plywood is buckling at the seems . Can you look in thew attic to see if this is the case? That is not normal. Sometimes when the roof if taken off the deck nails get caught in...
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In order to do it properly you have to remove the...

In order to do it properly you have to remove the first row of tile and get the drip edge under the mop down. Cant say I ever seen a tile roof without drip edge........ somethings not right . I have...
01-24-11, 12:54 AM
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can seer be improved?

I had an ac guy say something about useing different size air handler and condenser to get a better seer. I need a 3 ton system, so if I got a 3.5 air handler and a 3 condenser would that improve? Or...
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Use owens Corning shingles. I had an issue with...

Use owens Corning shingles. I had an issue with there warranty and they were GREAT about it. They sent reps out to look at the roof and made it right. DO NOT USE GAF!!!!!!! I had an issue with their...
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It might be an optical illusion, but is the...

It might be an optical illusion, but is the gutter low in the middle over the window? Could the water be filling up and running over until the volume goes down?
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If you lift up a shingle and look at the one...

If you lift up a shingle and look at the one underneath, you should see an actual line within an inch of where the top shingle stopped. The exposure ( the part of each shingle that is exposed to the...
01-08-11, 01:01 AM
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Im on a slab and instead of plywood I would have...

Im on a slab and instead of plywood I would have to use Hardi backer, so I will wait for cabinets anyway.
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It has to be improper installation. They probably...

It has to be improper installation. They probably nailed them way high above the nail line. The prpose of the nail line is to make sure both layers of the shingle get nailed through and if it is...
01-07-11, 05:15 AM
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Thanks for the input. I will get dishwasher this...

Thanks for the input. I will get dishwasher this weekend and see haow high I have to be to fit it, then I will see if I have the patience to wait for the flooring to come in to see if I shim the...
01-06-11, 03:06 AM
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Tile or cabinets first?

I am doing a travertine floor that will be on a mortar bed and end up at least an inch high. In the past I have done laminate and tile where I am less then half inch high, so I only tiled in fridge...
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How many recessed lights for 10x10 kitchen?

They are going to be 6 inch and 75 w bulbs. Is 4 sufficient light?
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Wraper wont say that and its not over the gutter...

Wraper wont say that and its not over the gutter its into the gutter. I noticed hes in a northern state and I started roofing in New Jersey and thats how we all did it there. I am a Florida...
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1 1/4 nail. Best thing is to look at the...

1 1/4 nail. Best thing is to look at the directions and pictures on wraper. Put starter upside down (top and bottom, not front and back) hang over 3 inches for gutter and put your first course at...
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I would say its condensation, you can get quite a...

I would say its condensation, you can get quite a bit of water accumulate.About 6 mos. ago I had a homeowner call for a roof leak and turns out the skylight tunnel in the attic was not insulated and...
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I agree with everything chandler says, but where...

I agree with everything chandler says, but where I am we rarely use the strips and we put a 15# slip sheet on over our 30# as we do the roof to keep the nails and tin tabs from touching the underside...
12-18-10, 05:38 AM
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I figured out how to polish. Polished tiles cost...

I figured out how to polish. Polished tiles cost 3 times as much, so I want to do it myself. From what I researched (mostly on youtube) I need to start with 800 grit diamond pad then 1500 then 3000...
12-17-10, 02:40 PM
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Its on a concrete slab and Im floating it in a...

Its on a concrete slab and Im floating it in a mortar bed, so about an inch wherever I stop.
12-17-10, 08:44 AM
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Travertine tile

After new tile is laid I want to polish it. Being a new floor , what are the necessary steps? They are honed and filled. Also at carpet transitions in the bedrooms I will have a big drop, so my plan...
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You have to put it low, because you will split...

You have to put it low, because you will split the tongue and groove if you put it high.
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Looks to me like peel and stick, because the...

Looks to me like peel and stick, because the seems have no bleed.The reason they tared all the end laps is because this product is not sticky enough to adhere over the granules. There is a small...
11-27-10, 03:59 PM
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I did really good on this. I found the units on...

I did really good on this. I found the units on Craigslist 2 Ton 2 years old for two hundred dollars, so I did great there too. What should I expect to pay to have someone do the final hookup and...
11-27-10, 12:51 PM
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Whats needed to install air handler and condensor lines

I bought a foreclosure and the previous owners cut the copper lines outside and took the unit. Inside they took all the copper out of the handler. There is copper tubeing run under the slab between...
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If it is torch then DO NOT put tar on it, it will...

If it is torch then DO NOT put tar on it, it will eat through the rubber over time and ruin the roof. You can tell if its torched by looking at the seems, if there is bleed out from heating. I see...
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Remove old vents and get new ones. When you pull...

Remove old vents and get new ones. When you pull the old vents you will have a low spot where they were, so build it up with scraps of shingles. If your pluming stacks are lead, you can just cut them...
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Im no pro , I have done 2 homes so far and in...

Im no pro , I have done 2 homes so far and in both I used the cheapest foam they sell at Lowes and it is plenty quiet, so I think two foam layers would be a waste. I had a large transition and had to...
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