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  1. Thread: Framing a door

    by DougB
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    There is not a lot of difference between balloon...

    There is not a lot of difference between balloon framing and our current 'platform' (stick built) framing.

    Balloon framing was popular because of the availability of long boards, and it didn't...
  2. I sh*t canned a farily new Kitchen Aids...

    I sh*t canned a farily new Kitchen Aids dishwasher about 10 years ago - cause of water leaks. They spend a lot of money in marketing the brand. Should spend more on engineering.

    I now call it...
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    I didn't know you could get a certificate in...

    I didn't know you could get a certificate in paint rollering?



    Well all you need to do is look at the coverage. The Hydroban that I just applied says it covers 70 sq/gallon. It goes on like...
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    I just googled Shires and I came up with this...

    I just googled Shires and I came up with this link:

    http://www.showerdoc.com/shires-thermostatic-c2000-e2000-shower-spares
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    Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely...

    Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/ice-expert-predicts-lake-superior-will-completely-freeze-over

    I...
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    Ice has latent heat - the energy it took to make...

    Ice has latent heat - the energy it took to make the change of state (convert the liquid water to solid water). You first have to 'consume' the latent heat from the ice, before it will melt. This...
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    I'm here in Minnesocold. 48" is the depth for a...

    I'm here in Minnesocold. 48" is the depth for a footing that is frost proof. The poster says it's 48" underground - except where it comes into this 'pit'.

    I can't imagine that the pipe is frozen...
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    The path to hell is paved with OSB!

    The path to hell is paved with OSB!
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    Frozen pipe can be thawed with a welder. But you...

    Frozen pipe can be thawed with a welder. But you gotta get an experienced person.
  10. Thread: Air curtain

    by DougB
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    You can't enough velocity at one register - and...

    You can't enough velocity at one register - and have normal velocity at the others.

    There are heated and unheated air curtains. Just google them:
    ...
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    John, Does the babe come with it? Is she...

    John,

    Does the babe come with it? Is she durable and maintence free? Just askin'
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    Really Mr Red Shoe. Do you understand that was...

    Really Mr Red Shoe. Do you understand that was all a joke? Not understanding humor is one of the first signs of a serious mental health issue. I do not say this as an insult - my wife does this...
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    All kidding aside - and I do a lot of it. John...

    All kidding aside - and I do a lot of it. John is a real pro - and he has a lot of real world, documented examples, sucesses.

    Then come's some 'tool' like Jim, who doesn't know what he doesn't...
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    John, I have done a lot of showers (3) and...

    John,

    I have done a lot of showers (3) and I've found some really exciting things to share with you.

    First my main concern was the cost of the drywall behind the Kerdi. I mean you can spend...
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    @Jim DeBruycker: What IS wrong with you? Don't...

    @Jim DeBruycker: What IS wrong with you? Don't you have a life? Yes, yes, if you do everything perfectly as Schluter reccomends, and all the plumbing is perfect, as Schluter reccomends, then...
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    Well understand, there are people who heat with...

    Well understand, there are people who heat with heat pumps - cause they are in the 'sticks'. Heat pumps are completely ineffective below 30 deg F (I'd say 40). So what happens is that, in a winter...
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    As a pratical guy (forget I'm a computer...

    As a pratical guy (forget I'm a computer scientist) this seems like a lot of complexity to control the floor temp in a bathroom. If you have an Iphone and can afford $250+ for a bathroom thermostat...
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    Look - I don't question the effectiveness of...

    Look - I don't question the effectiveness of Kerdi. I'm sure it's a quality product.

    The rub is that there are products (like cement board) that are inherently moisture resistant - that cost very...
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    I considered it with the three showers I have...

    I considered it with the three showers I have built. I considered that there is a possibility that perhaps the shower arm (threaded into the drop ear ell) could leak, same for tub spout connection,...
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    Hey man - it's not a camera, not a car, it's some...

    Hey man - it's not a camera, not a car, it's some damn fabric that comes off a roller in a factory.

    So I'm supposed to go to a web site? A warranty is a warranty. If it's installed wrong,...
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    There are companies that do non destructive leak...

    There are companies that do non destructive leak detection. This one is just an example.

    http://www.americanleakdetection.com/slab-leak-experts.php

    Google Slab Leak or Pipe Leak Detection.
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    Because your ceilings and walls are not subjected...

    Because your ceilings and walls are not subjected to gallons and gallons of water every day.



    Well they sell 108 sq/ft of Kerdi for $164. Then you need corners and tape and pipe seals and...
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    IMO sites like this are frequented by DIY'ers who...

    IMO sites like this are frequented by DIY'ers who don't do this every day. It's my opinion that Kerdi will be more challenging for a person doing it for the first time, and maybe the only time.
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    There is a concept called risk. That's why...

    There is a concept called risk. That's why there's insurance, hedge funds, etc.



    Well it seems to me (just a DIY'er - gutted three bathrooms) that cement board and hydroban or redguard is less...
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    As an engineer (I don't think that matters), and...

    As an engineer (I don't think that matters), and as a pratical person, I can't for the life of me understand why someone would usee drywall in a shower! If you had just a teeny tiny leak - the...
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