How products stand up in real life, with real contractors, in real weather situations is a whole lot more important than what a few tests can tell....
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Also, for the tub area, it would be best to choose a water resistant or tolerant wood like cedar or redwood.
It COULD be done but it's probably not a good idea. In a bathroom, dimensions are crtical. Adding another thickness of materials can affect plumbin...
It COULD be done either way but usually the walls will remain longer than the carpet will. They will be more stable without the carpet and if you e...
One way would be to run the base high at the tile and then add a shoe molding to it
I din't know California rules and methods.I can't see the cracks from here.But many hairline cracks are indeed normal and may be more from shrinkag...
it is either rolled roof or shingles.Your roofer is right. You need a rubber roof. Shingles should not be used on a roof pitch any less than 3/12.Y...
Weathershield is another manufacturer that makes units with narrow muntin designs and decent quality that I like.
That's interesting. What problems did you have with them, if you used them. Or What reason, if any, do you have for saying this?
carpetman,If it is new white pine you are right that it will be soft, but in that time period, it was common to use heart pine for flooring. It is ...
Don't use MDF. It is not suited for floors.There is a plywood pine underlayment that I use in 5/8" thickness. One side is filled and sanded smooth....
That's a fairly strong mix that can weaken the grout itself. I start with ten percent and only go that harsh if the first mix won't work. Be absolu...
If you want the wood to behave like a floor should, you have to mill it like flooring is milled, with T&G edges and relieved on the backs. You can ...
Hey bubblegoose, you never see any white roofs? or you never see any electricity savings?Some of this depends on how much insulation you have and h...
Before buying, it's best to find out if your local codes allow clipped head nails or not. It is mostly in earthquake zones like Calif or high wind ...
CR is a pretty lame place to go for practical advice, IMO. Bunch of nerds looking at charts to come up with conclusions.Norco is an excellent windo...
What I see here is an old time builder, ignorant of new methods and materials, and a designer who knows little of materials and design protocols. T...
First Q is whether you have real plaster or drywall. SR gives you nothing to nail to. Old plaster has lathe within but it might be too loose to nai...
IMO, you are crazy if you do go with corian. If you want to spend a lot of money on these, just get granite countertops. You can generally do that ...
If it were me, I would have a custom sized copper pan made up to fit the space and then place a wood pallet over it with pieces having all edges se...