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09-29-08, 08:07 AM
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Apply traditional patch or use compound?

While finishing some drywall I have found an area that seems to have been damaged. It was probably hit with something. There is not much surface damage (paper) but the drywall (filling) was cracked...
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concrete expansion joint

Thanks for the response.

The gap is fairly small. Should I use tamp patch or smooth trowel patch? I don't think the tamp type patch would fit too well in the smaller gap. I am afraid that by using...
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Views: 2,467
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Asphalt to concrete expansion joint

I have an asphalt driveway that meets up with a concrete garage floor. There is a gap ranging form 1/2" to 3/4"+ between the two materials. I want to fill the gap to minimize water ingress. Someone...
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Views: 1,129
Posted By Jeff63

Back priming T1-11

I recently had a small section of T1-11 replaced on the side of my house. The old section was back primed (basically a coat of semi-transparent stain). However, when the carpenter replaced the...
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Views: 1,617
Posted By Jeff63

Thanks for the quick response ... Will my...

Thanks for the quick response ...

Will my risk of the slab settling be higher with all that gravel? Would I be better off with something else like 'modified'?

-Jeff63
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Posted By Jeff63

Concrete landing for deck steps - Part II

This is a new question to a previous posting ...

I am adding deck stairs to an existing deck project. The original question was about using footer or no and how thick a slab.

The answer I...
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Views: 3,758
Posted By Jeff63

Concrete slab for deck stairs.

Thanks for the replies...

I am suprised by the 4" thick. Won't I have heaving problems with frost or is this not an issue because there is very little weight on the slab (sort of like a sidewalk)?
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Concrete slab for deck stairs

I would like to pour a slab to support stairs from an existing deck to ground level. At some point I would like to have a sidewalk installed that would match up to this slab. I figure I need to go...
08-14-05, 07:09 PM
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Views: 920
Posted By Jeff63

Exterior Door

I am trying to install a screen door on an existing exterior door. I was replacing an older wooden screen door so I had to replace the brick molding. I have two issues:

1. I attached new brick...
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Views: 1,209
Posted By Jeff63

Help with mortar ...

Thanks for the reply!

Do you think the mortar bed is a little to thin? Does the mortar bond to the cement board?
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Posted By Jeff63

Help with mortar ...

I am installing cultured brick on an interior wall. I installed cement board on the open studs. This is were thing get alittle screwy...

Per the manufacturers instructions, I installed metal lath...
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Views: 1,229
Posted By Jeff63

Help with mortar ...

I am installing cultured brick on an interior wall. I installed cement board on the open studs. This is were thing get alittle screwy...

Per the manufacturers instructions, I installed metal lath...
05-17-04, 07:40 PM
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Views: 2,665
Posted By Jeff63

Gap between brick wall and wood wall?

I am installing cultured brick on an interior wall (installed over cement board and motar base). This 'brick' wall intersects, "butts up" against (perpendicular to) another wall covered with 1" thick...
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Posted By Jeff63

Gap between wood wall and stone wall?

I am installing cultured brick on an interior wall (installed over cement board and motar base). This 'brick' wall intersects, "butts up" against (perpendicular to) another wall covered with 1" thick...
02-13-04, 10:12 AM
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Views: 1,455
Posted By Jeff63

Use Felt Paper?

I am installing Durock cement board over open stud framing on an interior wall. The wall in question is totally interior with no exposure to an outside wall. It also is not in a bathroom, kitchen or...
02-09-04, 10:02 AM
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Views: 7,707
Posted By Jeff63

Vent Stack Insulation

All of the walls are inside. The ceiling is one of those foam insulated structural panels. See attached picture.

The vent extends down throught the first floor as well. Since it is not insulated,...
02-03-04, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,707
Posted By Jeff63

Vent Stack

The PVC vent is for the house plumbing therefore there is no chase. I was told that insulating using fiberglass was enough and that there is no need for a vapor barrier. Any comments?

Thanks!
01-31-04, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,223
Posted By Jeff63

Cement Board

Can I use the same Durock screws and drive them thru the lath and the cement board?
01-30-04, 08:21 PM
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Views: 1,034
Posted By Jeff63

Vent Stack

I have a 4" PVC vent stack extending through the upstairs bedroom and then outside (i.e. no attic). The vent is enclosed within a boxed out wall section. I recently opened the boxed out area to do...
01-30-04, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,223
Posted By Jeff63

Cement Board

Thanks for the reply...

I was refering to the metal lathe over the entire surface not the fiberglass tape over the joints. I thought that the lathe/mortar combination was an old solution to what...
01-30-04, 12:54 PM
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Views: 23,223
Posted By Jeff63

Cement Board

Thanks,

But I am still a little confused. First off this is not in a bathroom or otherwise "wet" environment so I guess I don't need the felt paper. But do I still have to install a mesh and...
01-28-04, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,223
Posted By Jeff63

Question Installing Durock Cement Board

I am installing cement board over open studs in preparation for the installation of brick tile. Never having done this before, I have a few questions...

1. When screwing done the board do I need...
01-28-04, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,707
Posted By Jeff63

Question Vent Stack Insulation

I have a 4" PVC vent stack extending through the upstairs bedroom and then outside (i.e. no attic). The vent is enclosed within a boxed out wall section. I recently opened the boxed out area to do...
01-20-04, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jeff63

#12 Wire!!!!!

Wow... what is the trick to getting #12 wire in a box!

I am just installing a single 220V outlet in a standard surface box (2-1/2 x 4 x 2-1/8). Can't seem too do it... 2-wires + ground + device....
01-06-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Jeff63

Angry Toilet Issues

I have a 12 year old toilet that suddenly doesn't flush right. It tries to flush but doesn't seem to get enough "momemtum" to form the full venturi. I ran a snake down the drain with no improvement....
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