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Painted Subfloors.... prevent chips? Need Eurothain seal?

hello,
i ripped the carpeting out of our place because it was so disgusting and due to a lack of funding had to patch and paint the subfloors. the place looks great compared to what it used to be,...
12-04-08, 07:31 AM
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thanks for the info ArgMeMatey. yea, i'm not...

thanks for the info ArgMeMatey.
yea, i'm not going to put any effort into this hole, i just hope it doesn't burn down any time soon! Beer 4U2

i'm thinking of buying a place in the area (most of...
12-03-08, 11:51 PM
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flickering lights in my apartment

hello,
the lights always flicker in my apartment and more than anything, i'd like to know why...

i live in a 6 unit apartment that was probably built as cheap as possible in the 60's. each unit...
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thanks a lot for the replies you guys. i...

thanks a lot for the replies you guys.


i have determinned that the house isn't insulated - although i think it has a vapor barrier (sheets of black tar paper that are layered undernieth the...
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most durable paint job after good prep?

hello,
i'm painting my parents house for them. the paint was peeling off in huge sheets. we've power washed it to brake most of it off then followed up with intense scraping, taking off all the...
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i guess by skim coat i meant concrete resurfacer:...

i guess by skim coat i meant concrete resurfacer:

i've noticed quickcrete makes a resurfacing product you just sweegee on. its a concrete product.

anybody konw how strong this stuff is or how...
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epoxy paint or skim coat concrete?

i'm painting my parents house and i need to do something with the concrete patio and walkways and steps too.

i've preasure washed them and broken off 50 percent of the old chiping paint - at...
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FOUNDATION: less than 28 days to lower house?

heyho,
i know concrete takes 28 days to reach full compressive strength.

what do you do in the scenario of a raised house with a newly poured foundation under it... must you wait the 28 days in...
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oh, i was also curious about how using a...

oh, i was also curious about how using a preassure washer effects the lead paint clean up process. any experiences with that?

i know that if we were to scrape it we'd just lay down plastic and...
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yes, this is textured stucco, with the little...

yes, this is textured stucco, with the little dimples all over it. i was thinking of using a wire brush to scratch it up, but if its not neccesary i'd love to skip a step.
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thanks for the reply's you guys. - in addition...

thanks for the reply's you guys. -
in addition to the further rsearchs i've done, it seems like the preasure washer doesn't actually SCUFF-SAND the good paint surface to improve the bonding of the...
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EXTERIOR: preasure wash or sand? 2 coats primer?

heyho,
i'll be painting my parents house for them in september. it was only last painted a couple years ago and the paints already pealing completely off, leaving bear wood!!! obviously the guy did...
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i'm curious about tensile strengths because i'm...

i'm curious about tensile strengths because i'm worried about a table top slab, supported on three sides caving in or bending/cracking in the middle. the slab area is 3.5' by 3.5'


but,...
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thanks concrete masonry, i guess i'm more...

thanks concrete masonry,
i guess i'm more curious about tension strength with this question, not compresion strength. the compression strength of any of these materials will be sufficient for me.
...
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concrete strength vs. hi strength vs. mortar vs. cement

hey all,
i learned earlier on this site that high strength concrete has a greater percentage of cement in it which makes it easier to smooth out.

well, if high strength only has more cenent in...
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the oven has an inner shell of brick and concreet...

the oven has an inner shell of brick and concreet and an outer layer of a vermiculite cement mix which is obviously less strong.
this outer layer of vermiculite will be over the block legs, but the...
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Bottom Floor Framing for raised 3 story

i got a two story house that's raised off the ground and the foundation is completely being redone. the house was not leveled when it was raised, but i'm asuming the foundation is going to all be...
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there is a cavity undernieth it because this is a...

there is a cavity undernieth it because this is a table top slab, elivated 4 ft off the ground.

it is resting on three sides of block, that were also filled with this concrete mix.
07-12-06, 03:10 PM
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Adding A Meter/ Unit?

hello,
we have a building with about a 7 foot basement.

what is the process for having PGE add a meter on the building to provide a separate electrical bill here?

there is no address, but...
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the dimensions are about 4x4. the oven will...

the dimensions are about 4x4.

the oven will be roughly the same dimensions and it will be permanetly fixed to this slab.

replacing the slab down the road is not an option as it would mean...
07-12-06, 12:47 AM
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What r these cornet nub things?...

can you plese look at this picture and tell me what these round corner nubs are?

http://images6.theimagehosting.com/DSCN0791.e82.JPG

i am fixing a beat up chest and need to order 4 heavy duty...
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this slab will be totally shrouded with a brick...

this slab will be totally shrouded with a brick facade and stucko, and the bottom of the slab will be protected from the whether too. if there's no whether will it retain its strenghth?

basically...
07-11-06, 09:41 PM
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there is a sewer clean out on the side of the...

there is a sewer clean out on the side of the sidewalk close to the street.

- so when i open that up and push the inflateable plug down there, how do i navigate it towards the house and not...
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it did not rain on it. i misted it twice and...

it did not rain on it.
i misted it twice and have had a tarp over it all week.


i did hit the top part with a float and had a really hard time getting it smooth so i just gave up. but you can...
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bad mix? ruined concrete? see pics

please take a look at these pic of the slab i just poured. i mixed the water in just under what the bags said was the max ammount of water and i didn't do a slump test but it seemed to hold its shape...
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