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10-01-09, 04:55 PM
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Posted By antun

Hi desmodia, How did your project turn out?...

Hi desmodia,

How did your project turn out? Did Xypex work?

I'm about to waterproof my basement. I was trying to find a product called Kryton, but Xypex is the only crystalline waterproofer...
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Views: 50,780
Posted By antun

Hi all, I've seen a lot of ads online for...

Hi all,

I've seen a lot of ads online for concrete sealers that supposedly can be applied from the inside. Since the water comes in through my foundation wall (and the whole foundation wall is...
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Views: 50,780
Posted By antun

Hi rtagz, Thanks for the explanation. I will...

Hi rtagz,

Thanks for the explanation. I will probably pass on the sump pump for now, and stick to a simple groove. (There's a bunch of reasons - there isn't a sink in my garage, so I'm not sure...
09-15-09, 04:31 PM
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Views: 3,537
Posted By antun

Attaching an I-beam to a wall

Hi all,

I hope that this is the right forum for my question. I've never worked with I-beams before, so I am unfamiliar with fittings/hardware that's available for them. I've been googling but with...
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Views: 50,780
Posted By antun

Hi goldstar, Thansk for your reply. Are you...

Hi goldstar,

Thansk for your reply. Are you talking about one of those concrete saws that you push along? How would I use that to cut a groove shape?

Attacking the problem from the outside...
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Views: 50,780
Posted By antun

Cutting a drainage groove in concrete

Hi all,

Disclaimer: I'm a complete newbie as far as concrete goes; never worked with it. Please feel free to suggest alternative approaches I may not have considered! :)

My problem: My garage...
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Views: 950
Posted By antun

Protecting redwood decking

I've just finished building a redwood bench outside my house. Since it's redwood, I don't have to varnish/paint it to prevent it from rotting.

However I'd like to know if there's anything I...
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Views: 5,606
Posted By antun

I did replace that cardboard washer when I...

I did replace that cardboard washer when I reinstalled the drain, and I plan to replace it again. It sounds like allowing the drain to rotate is definitely not recommended, right?

-Antun
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Views: 5,606
Posted By antun

I just re-attached my kitchen sink strainer twice...

I just re-attached my kitchen sink strainer twice too, and mine is also leaking. Although it's leaking much, much less now. I filled the sink with water and after 7 minutes one drop appeared.

I...
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Views: 1,130
Posted By antun

Thanks for the detailed response. I had not...

Thanks for the detailed response. I had not thought of spackling before painting over the peeled areas; that seems like a very good idea.

Take care,

Antun
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Views: 1,130
Posted By antun

Is there a right way to touch-up paint?

We've just finished painting our house and there are a few spots on various walls we want to touch up. e.g. After the kitchen cabinets were installed, some of the walls were scoffed a little. I need...
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Views: 14,298
Posted By antun

Thanks. I understand time is not a pure measure,...

Thanks. I understand time is not a pure measure, but more of a guideline.

Take care,

Antun
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Views: 14,298
Posted By antun

It seems like the best way for the flooring to...

It seems like the best way for the flooring to meet the moisture content of the subfloor is option 3), because each plank will be very close to the subfloor.

So is 3) the best choice?

-Antun
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Views: 14,298
Posted By antun

Acclimating hardwood boards

I've been told three things so far:

1) Buy your flooring two weeks in advance and let it sit in your house before you install it.

2) Buy your hardwood floor one week early, install it, then...
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Views: 6,692
Posted By antun

That's what I figured. I'll install the...

That's what I figured.

I'll install the base last, then caulk (which might mess up the walls a little bit) and then re-touch up the walls again. Do you think I'll have any problems with the...
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Views: 6,692
Posted By antun

Molding - before or after paint?

The drywallers are just finishing installing drywall in our house. We're getting to the point where we'll need to install casing and painting.

In some parts of the house, it makes sense to...
04-06-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By antun

Thanks - I called the city and they confirmed the...

Thanks - I called the city and they confirmed the detectors need not be on their own circuit. There's a general lighting circuit *right* next to where I want to place them, so I'll use that.

I...
04-06-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By antun

OK - thanks. I was not sure if it was more...

OK - thanks. I was not sure if it was more convenient to continue on a similar thread but I'll start new threads in the future.

Does that mean that I use 12/2 cable (or 14/2 if appropriate) to go...
04-06-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By antun

How is the trip wire on hard-wired smoke...

How is the trip wire on hard-wired smoke detectors typically connected?

Is it of a particular gauge? I presume it's a low-voltage wire, right?

Thanks,

Antun
04-05-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By antun

Thanks for your reply. What does the flood level...

Thanks for your reply. What does the flood level mean?

-Antun
04-05-06, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By antun

This diagram shows what I mean: ...

This diagram shows what I mean:

http://www.antunkarlovac.com/stuff/bathroom/horiz_run.jpg

-Antun
04-05-06, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By antun

Angle for toilet vent

I know that vents have to attach to the waste line at a 45 degree angle. Can a toilet vent run at (almost) horizontal, under the floor, after leaving the waste line until it gets to a wall cavity,...
04-03-06, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By antun

Can you get above/below the walls where the...

Can you get above/below the walls where the unknown switches are? e.g. in a basement or in an attic space. If so, you might be able to see where the wires go.

-Antun
04-02-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By antun

Thanks - if I do need to use conduit, can the...

Thanks - if I do need to use conduit, can the conduit finish in the drywall, but not be attached to anything (such as a metal box behind the drywall)?

-Antun
04-02-06, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
Posted By antun

NM cable straight out of wall

Am I allowed to have NM cable (Romex) come straight out of drywall, through a kitchen cabinet and enter a metal box on the outside of the drywall, provided that no NM cable is exposed in the room?
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