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  1. Unless a client has a small budget, we always...

    Unless a client has a small budget, we always without exception install fiberglass. They weather much better than steel, they hold paint much better. Your right the fiberglass models will cost more...
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    Providing you can get the laminate off without...

    Providing you can get the laminate off without damaging the particle board you could do as you propose although that is always going to only be a temporary measure.
    Couple of points though, you will...
  3. The simple answer is yes, as long as it's not...

    The simple answer is yes, as long as it's not load bearing.
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    Yes it will sit out a little from the brick...

    Yes it will sit out a little from the brick molding, that is pretty standard. Most often I insert a bead of caulkat the intersection of J channel and brick molding. Don't wipe off the bead with your...
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    No exterior fence should be "stapled", twist...

    No exterior fence should be "stapled", twist nails or screws (my preference) should have been used and they should be exterior use rated galvanized, stainless steel or exterior coated.
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    One of the biggest problems with retrofitting...

    One of the biggest problems with retrofitting them is the sealing of the crawl, when building new the sill plates are installed over foam strips. this seals the crawl wall to the sill plate a major...
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    If I was building from scratch and money wasn't...

    If I was building from scratch and money wasn't an issue for the client I'd always reccommend encapsulated. A correctly installed encapsulated crawl is to have it sealed 100% on the ground and walls...
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    I'm assuming the screw is in the very end of the...

    I'm assuming the screw is in the very end of the handle in the middle, if so hold the handle while you tighten the screw, this should enable you to tighten the screw down firmly (not to tight). Often...
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    If you go to Lowe's, Home Depot any plumbing...

    If you go to Lowe's, Home Depot any plumbing supply store or even mid sized hardware stores they will have dozens of faucets like your looking for, "fixed" faucets are kinda rare nowadays.
    Almost...
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    I know the product your referring to Honda, it's...

    I know the product your referring to Honda, it's a paint product and as a paint product it works pretty well. Power washing is a must a light solution of hydrochloric acid wash would be advisable as...
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    The tell tale sign is when you say that it only...

    The tell tale sign is when you say that it only leaks when someone is in it and that you feel some "give when you step in, this is not that uncommon of an issue.
    The leak is in either the drain...
  12. Thread: New Design

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    I like it too, bright and cheery.

    I like it too, bright and cheery.
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    Both of those questions are difficult to answer...

    Both of those questions are difficult to answer without a plan of what exactly needs to happen.

    Technically yes you can move the line by adding on from it's existing location to the new, I'm...
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    Rule of thumb (and code/OSHA rule) is 4:1 for...

    Rule of thumb (and code/OSHA rule) is 4:1 for every 4' up the ladder should be 1' out from the wall plus also 3' past the edge of support.

    So technically for a 10' roof you need to have the ladder...
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    You should cut the bottom of the door jam so that...

    You should cut the bottom of the door jam so that the laminate slips under it. You can buy a "jam cutting" saw from any hardware store around $10, they look like a normal saw but the handle is...
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    Noooooo don't do the suspended ceiling, you'll be...

    Noooooo don't do the suspended ceiling, you'll be sorry down the track.

    It's 65' long (that's a long basement) how wide is it ?
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    Option 1. Hang all the drywall on existing...

    Option 1. Hang all the drywall on existing joists, then tape and mud out the differences.

    Is a viable option if you want a slick finish ceiling, it will take some extra mudding work, but will save...
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    If the gap is large 1/8" or more then seal it...

    If the gap is large 1/8" or more then seal it with a concrete crack sealant just inside the crack, not on the concrete surface. You will have to still use the membrane as what it does is allow future...
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    It looks like from your picture and description...

    It looks like from your picture and description that the slab (concrete floor) has dropped is the room side of the crack lower than the wall side of the crack ?
    This can be caused by water issues...
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all those involved with the Home Repair Forum, you guys put in the time and effort to make others lives a little easier.

    Have a great New year as well !
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    It won't damage the windows or the window seals...

    It won't damage the windows or the window seals (more importantly) however the air trapped between the two windows will probably condense and cause moisture build up between them.
    What you will have...
  22. Typically what should have happened is that the...

    Typically what should have happened is that the siding and trim were either removed or cut off above the proposed concrete line, then galvanized metal or rubber flashing added to the house, pour the...
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    Technically it's not traveling "behind" the wall,...

    Technically it's not traveling "behind" the wall, it is traveling between the backer board and tile, the drywall acts like a sponge and once it starts drawing the moisture towards it starts to siphon...
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    Hi Erick, Well there is good news and bad...

    Hi Erick,

    Well there is good news and bad news the good news is I can tell where your leak is coming from and that's around the drain, you can see the staining around the drain and where the...
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    Okay your going to have little option but to...

    Okay your going to have little option but to duplicate what the original contractors did, use a couple of layers of 15lb roofing felt (30 would be better), then add your mesh
    , might be easier to...
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