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Today, 11:39 AM
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In areas where an AC is used year round, it may...

In areas where an AC is used year round, it may need more frequent cleaning since it is being used more, but as I mentioned, if yours is on a roof it probably stays pretty clean, and once a year...
Today, 11:15 AM
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It depends how dirty it is. Ones on the ground...

It depends how dirty it is. Ones on the ground typically get dirtier from lawn mowing, leaves, etc. One on the roof would likely stay clean longer but a once a year inspection and cleaning is a...
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The filter screen should not be on there. That's...

The filter screen should not be on there. That's the rubber washer from your old shower head.
Yesterday, 04:36 PM
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you can get individual pieces of quartz to use as...

you can get individual pieces of quartz to use as a backsplash. Which is why I said to use quartz. If you get any kind of stone countertop, quartz, granite, marble, etc... this is how the backsplash...
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That is normal...................

That is normal...................
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What you are seeing is likely normal.

What you are seeing is likely normal.
10-19-20, 08:25 PM
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Gravel is often used with perforated pipe and...

Gravel is often used with perforated pipe and French drains when drainage is needed. You don't have to use it with solid pipe, but you will want to tamp your soil when you backfill if you don't want...
10-19-20, 06:39 AM
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Millipedes are a harmless bug that is mainly a...

Millipedes are a harmless bug that is mainly a nuisance. Most often they find their way inside through doorways, basement windows, gaps or penetrations in the foundation, etc. They usually quickly...
10-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
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The grilles he's talking about are simulated...

The grilles he's talking about are simulated divided lites that are sealed to the outside of the IGU.
10-18-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By XSleeper

You've told us nothing about your joist spacing...

You've told us nothing about your joist spacing or span, which leads me to believe your 5/8 subfloor is not adequate. And if its not tongue and groove I doubt it is. If you are using Ditra Heat...
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When the wind is blowing it exerts positive...

When the wind is blowing it exerts positive pressure on one side of the house and negative pressure on the other. Anytime you have negative pressure inside the house, air will be drawn into the...
10-18-20, 03:32 PM
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Views: 126
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Yeah, similarly, you could straighten out a wire...

Yeah, similarly, you could straighten out a wire coat hanger, bend it into a curve and feed it through the sweatpants... then once its through, tape the string to the wire and pull the wire back...
10-18-20, 02:52 PM
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The floor drain should have its own trap.

The floor drain should have its own trap.
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I think you will drive yourself crazy if you...

I think you will drive yourself crazy if you worry about and try to fill every little hairline crack. Cracks expand and contract with the wood. And I would not fill such a tiny crack with caulk, that...
10-18-20, 02:27 PM
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There has got to be a trap somewhere on that line...

There has got to be a trap somewhere on that line already (not pictured) or you would be venting sewer gas out the hot water heater overflow opening. Assuming that is the case, you may not put a...
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Painting all 6 sides of a board is always...

Painting all 6 sides of a board is always beneficial as it makes the board more stable, less prone to absorb water. Vapor drive is what usually caused most finishes to fail prematurely. Typically...
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Manganese is often black. In our municipality,...

Manganese is often black. In our municipality, the levels are so high (like 1000x too high) we havent been able to drink the water for over a year. (City wide restrictions) If that concerns you you...
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If its going to be stained, the splinters are not...

If its going to be stained, the splinters are not acceptable and should have been avoided in the first place. Sanding really won't help because the veneer is gone and the underlying layers don't...
10-18-20, 05:25 AM
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Views: 137
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You will have the added expense of an electrician...

You will have the added expense of an electrician if you open it to the floor.
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Views: 103
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To make it perfectly smooth you would have to...

To make it perfectly smooth you would have to skim coat the whole wall with joint compound.
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Cedar doesn't react well to iron oxide or iron...

Cedar doesn't react well to iron oxide or iron filings, so I'm sure that's what it is. It's why you should always use stainless steel or ceramic coated fasteners on cedar... Hot dipped galvanized is...
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Views: 122
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"Gravel" isn't the best base for concrete, you...

"Gravel" isn't the best base for concrete, you typically want rock, which locks together when compacted and has far more voids to promote good drainage.

When you say "Gravel" it makes me think of...
10-17-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By XSleeper

Your subfloor really needs another 1/2" plywood...

Your subfloor really needs another 1/2" plywood before the ditra heat.
10-17-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
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Cant see what the rest of that line (above and...

Cant see what the rest of that line (above and below) does or where it goes which makes a big difference. You can't cut out and replace a section of pvc when neither side has any play. (That's what...
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