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  • Posted in thread: American English question on 11-16-2017 at 08:04 AM
    The answer is a double negative and under correct English it is not to be used because it can
    be confusing to understand the real meaning. It could actually be interpreted either way. I
    would need to ...

  • Posted in thread: New Footing Method on 11-14-2017 at 03:23 PM
    They are not acceptable for use on a deck that is attached to a permanent
    structure(home).DickThe Home show referenced did have the porch and roof attached to the house
    and only the outside footings w...

  • Posted in thread: Running Romex Into Attic on 11-14-2017 at 02:29 PM
    Drilling the top plate is a good idea and will work. KISS principal applies

  • Posted in thread: New Footing Method on 11-14-2017 at 02:22 PM
    Those are only approved for decks, porch or small outbuildings. Not acceptable for whole house
    foundations.Dave Mason

  • Posted in thread: Best bet to fix ceiling on 11-04-2017 at 01:28 PM
    I think Neal is right. If the surface and surrounding area are sound, then use lightweight
    drywall compound and apply a skim coat (or two). Use a sanded ceiling paint to match the
    existing ceiling.Dav...

  • Posted in thread: Siding leaves decking/subflooring exposed. How to cover? on 11-04-2017 at 01:22 PM
    They make vinyl Z flashing. Go to a local vinyl siding supplier.
    https://www.amazon.com/AMERIMAX-PRODUCTS-37028-8-Feet-Flashing/dp/B000FCIO7YDave Mason

  • Posted in thread: Flooring in kitchen on 10-27-2017 at 08:27 AM
    I forgot about the vinyl planks and they are a good option. But I do agree with you about tile
    being too hard on the feet. If you spend anytime in the kitchen, tile can be a killer.Dave
    Mason

  • Posted in thread: Flooring in kitchen on 10-26-2017 at 03:21 PM
    Laminate wood flooring BUT make sure it is water safe. Bu that I mean, make sure the joints
    wont expand if they get wet. I put a brand down and if any water seeps into a joint the
    substrata expands an...

  • Posted in thread: How to move switch? on 10-22-2017 at 06:35 AM
    What light does that switch control? The one over the medicine cabinet?If so, and if it only
    has one leg in the current box, you may be able to just pull your wire down from the light and
    won't need t...

  • Posted in thread: Sliding door troubles on 10-20-2017 at 10:43 AM
    Yes, you do need to add flashing around that door sill. It will keep the water out.

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