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  • Dan G
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  • Posted in thread: Buckling bamboo floor.. don't know what's going on!! on 11-24-2015 at 09:40 PM
    Have a lot of bamboo floor experience .... mostly not good. The material is very susceptible to
    moisture absorption, leading to cupping and buckling. Surprised you are getting this outcome
    indoors wit...

  • Posted in thread: Relocating hot water heater? on 11-24-2015 at 02:46 PM
    Your water main source just might already be in the garage! Many homes are piped from the
    street to a Pressure Regulator Valve in the garage. Then it branches to various spots inside
    the house. Look f...

  • Posted in thread: leak on 11-17-2015 at 09:24 PM
    Fast and dirty, and not to code. Saw off the pipe both ends of the elbow about 6 inches back.
    go to the auto part store and find a piece of radiator hose that fits the pipe fairly close
    about 18 shou...

  • Posted in thread: Framing around pipes on 11-13-2015 at 10:30 AM
    Only seeing one pic .... If this is a corner, you can build a bulkhead (vertical soffit) that
    encases the pipes from floor to ceiling. This will give you the framing on which to attach your
    vapor barr...

  • Posted in thread: Nov. 11 on 11-10-2015 at 11:16 AM
    In the 20 day battle for Belleau Wood, the US Marines lost nearly 10,000 men (1,800 killed). On
    June 6th they attacked over an open wheat field, swept from end to end by German machine guns.
    They sust...

  • Posted in thread: EMT conduit in exterior concrete walls for romex wiring on 10-29-2015 at 12:26 AM
    ROMEX inside conduit is not code. Heating issues are the problem. You can rip the covers off
    the ROMEX and run just the conductors (wires) and you would be fine. Not sure why you want to
    run conduit a...

  • Posted in thread: PEX in the attic or under floor? on 10-27-2015 at 08:41 PM
    Last house we replumbed was PEX in the attic. An important note .... we added thick insulation
    to both the hot and cold. In Summer, attics here get 110 degrees or more. The cold water from
    the attic w...

  • Posted in thread: Building my first wall on 10-21-2015 at 06:14 PM
    No cord to get tangled or unplugged.Better trigger/torque control with an impact.Fewer heads
    snapped off.Easy battery change out while spent one recharges.Besides, Mike Holmes uses one, so
    it must be ...

  • Posted in thread: Building my first wall on 10-20-2015 at 07:38 PM
    So far so excellent! Now, since you are using screws, this is the chance to use better
    technology. Your best is an impact driver with a magnetic bit to hold the screws. Sure, you can
    use a square driv...

  • Posted in thread: Kitchen Drywall+Cement Board on 10-18-2015 at 11:28 PM
    Something isn't right in this description. I am going to guess your kitchen is humid but there
    are no leaks and no puddles or flowing water present.Green board is water "resistant" but not
    water "proo...

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