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    2 Stage AC vs Whole House Dehumidifier

    Thanks for the detailed reply! All makes sense. I have not done a blower test. I am scared of the results... My home is older and many of the doors and windows are not sealed well. I assume this doesnt help things?
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    2 Stage AC vs Whole House Dehumidifier

    Hi - I have a single level home in SE USA and looking to replace our 20+ year old 4 ton A/C unit. I have a great price on a 14 SEER Ruud unit that is single stage. One of the issues we experience is the humidity in our house gets up into the high 50- 60% level during the day as we have the...
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    Curtain Foundation crawlspace to vent or not??

    Thanks for the thinking. Interesting the comparison to mobile homes and the way they are built. Certainly, welcome any other thoughts from the forum as it is a challenging situation!
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    Curtain Foundation crawlspace to vent or not??

    Hi - Attached is a picture showing the grade in relation to the vents. I would say the ground level is 12-18 inches above the crawl floor. I think the lumber is pressure treated. It would be a big job as the grade is at this level surrounding 3/4s of the crawl and for half of it a deck would...
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    Curtain Foundation crawlspace to vent or not??

    Just posted a couple of pictures. It is tight. 2-3 ft max. Thanks
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    Curtain Foundation crawlspace to vent or not??

    Yes. Here are a couple showing the area. Mold is being remediated and insulation pulled out. Thanks
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    Curtain Foundation crawlspace to vent or not??

    Hi - I recently purchased a 1930s home that has an addition that was put on the back of the house in the early 2000s. The addition has a curtain foundation with concrete block piers but has lumber spanning between the piers (not brick or concrete block that seems typical). Unfortunately, a good...
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    Concrete Flume Removal

    Great. Thanks for the insight.
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    Concrete Flume Removal

    Thankfully it does from what I have observed.
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    Concrete Flume Removal

    Hi - I have a very old concrete flume that runs along the edge of my 1930s home. It is unsightly and water puddles in it at times and I am hoping to remove it. Photos attached. I have had quotes to add a couple of catch basins and to connect downspouts to a buried pipe that will run to the curb...
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    Large tile gap in shower

    Thanks Eric- That seems like a good choice.
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    Large tile gap in shower

    Thanks for the replies. What would you say is the max allowable gap for caulk without having to add a backer rod?
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    Large tile gap in shower

    Hi - I have a new home and recently noticed that there is a large gap between the floor and wall tiles in our shower. It is a standalone shower and not a tub shower with standard white subway tile on the walls. Currently, the gap is filled with caulk and has a lot of mold visible. I would say...
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    Stubborn Brush Strokes

    Thanks - that could be the case. I may need to get more paint on my brush to avoid over-brushing. Feel that I am making that effort but might not be enough. Hear you on the expensive sprayers! I got one of the Critter sprayers but yet to try it.
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    Stubborn Brush Strokes

    Great. Think I might try that on the 3rd coat to see if it helps!
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    Stubborn Brush Strokes

    Thank you for the reply. I was diligent on keeping a wet edge so not sure if that was the issue. I will look at clear water poly to prevent the drying issue. Yeah, I didnt want to take the doors down to spray them but that might have been my first mistake!
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    Stubborn Brush Strokes

    Hi - I am painting a new two-panel interior door. Solid pine stiles and rails and I believe mdf core/panels. It came primed. My issue is that I cannot seem to avoid patchy highly visible brush strokes on the panels. Using semi-gloss Sherwin Williams super paint w/ Nylon brush. Sanded after the...
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    Bath door to existing jamb

    Thanks for the heads up. Yes, I plan to use a solid core door and keeping an eye on how much I can trim for the sides.
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    Bath door to existing jamb

    Thanks for the response. Sorry but I am not following the purpose of the nail on the latch side. Is it to help pull the door laterally? Is it correct to assume that the hinges need to be hung square even if the jamb is not? Unfortunately, I will not be able to square up the jamb. Thanks
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    Bath door to existing jamb

    Hi - I am looking to add a 24" x 80" door to my bathroom that has existing jamb/cased opening. The jamb is not perfectly square but it is not far off either. Unfortunately, removing the jamb and casing would be very difficult with how the tile is laid near the opening and with how tight the trim...
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