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05-19-2007

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05-29-2007 4:36 PM

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  • Posted in thread: New Pressure Treated lumber; checking/warping on 06-07-2007 at 07:15 PM
    California redwood? from California ? You got to be kidding? Its about as decay resistant as
    white pine these days. THERE IS NO NEW CUT USA REDWOOD THAT IS DECAY RESISTANT TO ANY
    APPRECIABLE DEGREE, P...

  • Posted in thread: Flat roof leaking - repair? replace? on 06-07-2007 at 06:53 PM
    Yep roll or T&G is the standard. 15 years old...most likely the right lifetime in many climates
    of the USA. Several factors are involved, shading, substrate, material used ect....Check the
    roof CAREFU...

  • Posted in thread: Thin stone veneer on 06-07-2007 at 06:42 PM
    Metal lathe is not applied directly against the substrate.Hopefully there is an air gap behind
    the plywood also, and not just 1/16" lol. (plywood 14%+ moisture expands and is subject to
    accelerated de...

  • Posted in thread: water wicking through floor on 06-07-2007 at 06:34 PM
    Your answer depends on the degree of moisture pentration and the drainage around the structure.
    You can check the degree of penetration by a simple plastic sheeting taped to floor test for 24
    hrs. If ...

  • Posted in thread: cutting hole in block wall on 06-07-2007 at 06:23 PM
    Go rent a core drill. And yes they come in sizes larger than what you need.If you're intent on
    making a ugly hole, metal flash interior hole and attach duct to it then intall a flapper vent
    on the ext...

  • Posted in thread: Kilz on 05-29-2007 at 04:35 PM
    cant be done.

  • Posted in thread: New Deck Question on 05-19-2007 at 03:53 PM
    I've probably inspected 7000+ wood decks...and it has fully convinced me the best wood deck is
    concrete.BTW these not so new sawdust and plastic extruded deck planks..they stain easy, they
    crumble fro...

  • Posted in thread: Covered front porch- concrete sagging in the middle on 05-19-2007 at 03:40 PM
    Hmm.How about the obvious question... is this a supported slab, earth filled or solid
    concrete..how many steps up to the landing?

  • Posted in thread: Using Old Bags of Redimix on 05-19-2007 at 03:37 PM
    actually there is a way to use it.use a sledge hammer to break it into 1/4-3/4 chunks then add
    sand and cement and not too much water...don't want weak concrete.

  • Posted in thread: Removing concrete splatter from brick on 05-19-2007 at 03:33 PM
    Depends on the composition of the bricks.Clay?Concrete?veneer laid?Concrete bricks are very
    porous and wll pretty much never clean up.veneer laid are alot less porous but still will be
    very hard to cl...

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