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  1. Re: Adhering metal strip to long wood shelf

    In these parts, the AHJ will not approve UNOB due to its VOC and regs from EPA and CPSC.
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    Re: Footers under exsiting slab

    What Allen said.
    But back to the original question, yes, there will be a micro-space between top of footing and underside of slab. The objective id to keep the slab from deflecting any MORE than the...
  3. Re: Adhering metal strip to long wood shelf

    I don't see anything working with those dimensions, unless the only load the shelf ever sees is bagged helium
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    Re: Any experienced with exterior pvc trim?

    Follow up to my previous post: I would choose PVC for trim around windows for watertable trim near horizontal surfaces, and for caps of railings. I'd choose fiber cement for running trim
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    Re: Microsoft Surface capabilities

    Joe, Similar to #16, I use my Surface Pro docked when at the office. My dock is a Toshiba and it works flawlessly. All of the following are running out of that single USB3.0 port on the computer: 23"...
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    Re: Microsoft Surface capabilities

    Surface Pro IS a regular PC, plus a mobile device for running assorted mobile apps. I'm running my whole business off of it
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    Re: Any experienced with exterior pvc trim?

    Half lap including a reveal
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    Re: Microsoft Surface capabilities

    Surface PRO will. Don't know about regular Surface
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    Re: Any experienced with exterior pvc trim?

    The movement is greater that one expects. In my next job with it I will treat corners as if they are masonry (glue the corner but make each piece no more than 32" or 48" long), I will put ship lap...
  10. Re: Question about Spark Avoidance and a Flammable Solvent

    I'm thinking there is an NFPA standard on exactly this. And that you should consult with your local Fire Marshall before proceeding
  11. Re: Need Electrical Expert - Portland, OR

    Thank you Toolman. I've made contact.
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    Re: Sealing Dutch Door

    Treat the split just like you would the threshold of a door. Either interlocking weatherstrips or an automatic door bottom are good options. If you can get the split rabbeted, then make it like a...
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    Re: vinyl siding and a leak

    I vote for a reverse lap of the flanges at the top of the lowermost window. It has trim; pull the trim and see what's going on. Can probably be corrected without pulling vinyl siding, but that's no...
  14. Need Electrical Expert - Portland, OR

    Anybody on here based in Portland, OR? One of the attorneys I work with needs someone to check out and opine whether a single family residence is wired to code?
    And, if not you, do you know of...
  15. Re: New Construction Winter Outward Moisture Drive Getting Trapped Behind Peel & Stic

    If the SAMF was applied over the WRB then vapor should condense outboard of the WRB. I have not seen the problem you describe except when the SAMF is applied directly to the sheathing - and then the...
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    Re: Mystery Leak

    Third picture:
    Upper RHC, three whitish diagonals - looks like poly wrinkles. Poly on outside of studs?
    Also, back of gyp sheathing is black. That is so-called "black board" an asphalt paper faced...
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    Re: Vapor retarder

    Housewraps are not at all vapor retarders.

    Interestingly enough, building paper has a lot of the same qualities as Membrain - gets more vapor permeable in presence of high humidity. Price is...
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    Re: Removable/temporary caulk

    Plumbers putty works for an hour or so, but I'm not sure what kind of seal you are looking for over "a few days"
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    Re: Mystery Leak

    "open crawl space below" - define that.

    If you mean a hole in the ground with some vents here and there around the perimeter, it may be the source of the moisture.

    If you mean the addition is...
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    Re: Bd drywall joints or bad paint?

    Since SW specified a 4 hour drying time between coats, it could be your paint job. It also sounds like you were going for a super smooth finish, since you sanded between coats. Bad move.

    Ceilings...
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    Re: air sealing finished homes

    In addition to attic . . .
    Seal dryer duct penetrations and install a decent damper
    Flue-top damper on any wood burning fireplaces, and glass doors
    Open and check pop-outs housing pre-fab gas...
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    Re: How Long the Story Pole

    Drywall on ceilings is unaffected by shrinkage in the bearing systems. Drywall on walls, if done correctly, is installed with a 1/4" gap at the bottom. As bottom plate shrinks, gap gets smaller, but...
  23. Re: osb used for wall and celing panals on old 1920 houses with 3/8 dry wall which sa

    Must be the blizzard. I'm think too that the OP's real handle is JJ, not jrrjrr.
    Oh no, wait, maybe his last name is Binks!
  24. Re: Hardie Shingle Panels----- need help ASAP

    Read again. The offsetting instruction is in there. You offset either 16" or 24" to match study spacing.
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    Re: Outdoor showers

    Sanitary sewer: AHJ will not allow rain water into sanitary and will not want grey water in storm. Drywell is the answer
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