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  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: What to fill a big concrete gap? on 04-17-2015 at 09:30 PM
    OK, looks like somebody just did not know how to finish your wall. Here is a video on using
    Sakcrete. These principles can be used in filling and finishing your cracked

  • Posted in thread: Prepping Door on 04-17-2015 at 08:19 AM
    I keep the door open as long as possible, no less than 2-3 hours. In one case, we plastic
    sheeted the outside of the entry and left the door cracked overnight.

  • Posted in thread: Prepping Door on 04-16-2015 at 08:43 PM
    I use large amounts of both products. Poly is good for flooring but not for exterior door
    applications. Spar varnish is excellent for furniture and exterior doors.I would do a deep
    sanding on the door...

  • Posted in thread: How do I bend this? on 04-15-2015 at 08:10 AM
    You do not say how wide your stock is .... if it is not a big sheet, make your own simple
    break. Here is how one guy did it ...

  • Posted in thread: Remodeling in San Diego on 04-12-2015 at 02:56 PM
    Advertising here is considered trolling. I am in San Diego too but have never promoted the
    business. Here to help others with their problems. Just sayin'

  • Posted in thread: Underground Conduit on 04-12-2015 at 02:54 PM
    Our last little task like this involved running a coaxial cable under a sidewalk ... but the
    owner had a sloped garden covered in a layer of white marble chips. NO WATER and MUD was
    allowed. Solution:...

  • Posted in thread: HUGE windows-Blessing & Curse on 04-11-2015 at 06:48 PM
    First, those shades HAVE TO GO ! Try Roman shades with sheers or wall-to-wall puddled curtains.
    Here are pics you should review:

  • Posted in thread: Eiminating Drywall Ceiling in Attached Garage on 04-11-2015 at 01:07 PM
    FYI, California Building Code (R 302.6 cf) indicates a minimum of only 1/2" gypsum board
    separation between garages and dwelling spaces. I use 3/4" fire rated. There is no indication
    in the state code...

  • Posted in thread: Eiminating Drywall Ceiling in Attached Garage on 04-11-2015 at 08:15 AM
    Our fire hazards in CA are no less than yours. Thousands of homes with unfinished garages
    (exposed wall and roof framing) are built here TO CODE. Somehow we manage to survive. Go
    figure. :D

  • Posted in thread: Hvac on 04-10-2015 at 08:35 PM
    HVAC is not my specialty ... but I know these guys run games like crazy. Sort of like
    refrigerator repairmen. I have seen evap drains hooked to small sump pumps more than once. With
    the unit in the at...

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