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    paraclete , “I think it is good high cost...

    paraclete , “I think it is good high cost extraction operations like shale shut down, they are big polluters anyway”Paraclete sounds like your didn’t do the numbers here and rubber stamping. Im...
  2. Question: Re roof EPDM

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    Re roof EPDM

    Hello been here a long time ago... 21boat... Refresh, Im a G.C. have physically done a lot of EPDM but I have a roof question.

    I have a landlord that I do a lot of work for so here’s the...
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    This is what we use in on the jobsites A 4”...

    This is what we use in on the jobsites

    A 4” diamond grinder and a hammer drill that also has chiseling capabilities Harbor freight has cheap ones

    10 Amp 3-in-1 1-1/8 in. Variable Speed SDS...
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    Your lucky day Im a mason by trade (What...

    Your lucky day Im a mason by trade

    (What appears to be a hole might only be a shallow void due to an air bubble when the bricks were laid )

    Sorry smoothy…. Laying bricks since 1976 and never...
  5. I agree but in the 80s this was common

    I agree but in the 80s this was common
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    Political saying “Congress can act”,mmmmm WHY...

    Political saying “Congress can act”,mmmmm WHY should they on this??

    Again there aren’t business deductions for going over seas. All that business did was reduce its operating cost in a lower tax...
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    Nope Obama/Fed gov has many times played hard...

    Nope Obama/Fed gov has many times played hard ball to control the state/local government
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    Sorry I don't have a clue why my post came out...

    Sorry I don't have a clue why my post came out messed up use to old ASK system
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    Just to add herepossibly the Voltage to...

    Just to add here<br><br>possibly the Voltage to the contactor is controlled by the anti-short cycle timer switch in a small circuit board is not allowing voltage to the contactor.<br>Just to double...
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    “Toilet overflows when I connect the p-trap to...

    “Toilet overflows when I connect the p-trap to the sink.”

    This sentence means your venting is not laid out properly

    You should have 3 vents

    1 ½ vent is needed for the sink
    2” vent for...
  11. If that’s a setup where the outside spigot is...

    If that’s a setup where the outside spigot is tapped into the main waterline first before it goes on into the house and broke because of freezing or a bad solder joint at that outside connection then...
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    Is your toilet running? If not why shut it off? A...

    Is your toilet running? If not why shut it off? A toilet is always shut off until you flush it unless the flapper leaks. Now this turning on the main, when you do that if the water meter is running...
  13. Question: Sewage smell

    by 21boat
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    What seems to be happening is when you take that...

    What seems to be happening is when you take that shower upstairs and while that water is draining it needs to draw air from the rest of the drainage system in order to drain and not vacuum lock. ...
  14. Is the noise a tap tap tap hammering noise, which...

    Is the noise a tap tap tap hammering noise, which is called water hammering.
    Can you be more specific Is the water coming out of the faucet slow? Did this just start?

    A noise can be created...
  15. I see the word Furnace but many people call a...

    I see the word Furnace but many people call a boiler a furnace. So what exactly do you have?

    Personally I don't believe in soot stick but have used them. You didn't say what unit you have. I'm...
  16. Question: Kitchen tap

    by 21boat
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    I don't know what a council fitting is mmm and I...

    I don't know what a council fitting is mmm and I do plumbing

    Often on single lever faucets they get stiff inside and stop turning on and off all the way. Sometimes it just requires taking it...
  17. Question: Electric furnace

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    Im not real familiar with that heating unit but I...

    Im not real familiar with that heating unit but I have an installation file and the wiring guide for you to check all you wiring install. Guide also has a trouble-shooting guide
    ...
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    My logic is government can't run our poverty...

    My logic is government can't run our poverty stricken cites so why would one think they can overseas
  19. To update this more accurately and living part...

    To update this more accurately and living part time in Puerto Rico, in accordance with Puerto Rico's new birth certificate law, all birth certificates that were issued by the government of Puerto...
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    I know this is an old thread but a real important...

    I know this is an old thread but a real important one. This thread shows how Americans are misguided

    There is no specific tax break for the sole purpose of relocating a U.S. job to another...
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    The killer here is that temp dropping to 3. Earth...

    The killer here is that temp dropping to 3. Earth has a warmer temp and the Crete generates its own heat for a short period. I've been pouring footers for 35 years and I can't believe what was done...
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    Ooohh I can't tell you how many Fiberglass...

    Ooohh I can't tell you how many Fiberglass basement walls we ripped out because of moisture. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Foam is the only way to go

    Also certain areas have diff codes...
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    I see the post is a bit old but for others to see...

    I see the post is a bit old but for others to see visiting the site Im sure you know the basic layouts but this may help

    Hears what we do on the jobsite in PA and goes from 100 to 0 degrees,...
  24. Question: Rebar footing?

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    "I have this wall of a building " I don't know...

    "I have this wall of a building " I don't know what this actually means?
    Your question is very vague, can you be more specific in details.
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    One of the best products I've found to level...

    One of the best products I've found to level floor is a "Henry" product. The big box store carry it. There's quite a few different "henry" products with special applications.

    Pay attention to...
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    Being a painter that lives in a very old town,...

    Being a painter that lives in a very old town, many of our homes porches have the light blue paint on the ceilings.

    Not too long ago nobody had air conditioning. Most door entrances consisted of a...
  27. There are many different "Wears" kinds of...

    There are many different "Wears" kinds of asphalt. That said, there could be a couple of reasons for the "pitting"

    The batch plant mixing up the asphalt may have had a bad batch or different batch...
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    Nope I wouldn't, Windows are designed to shed...

    Nope I wouldn't, Windows are designed to shed water being installed in its intended application of factory design. A hopper window would not shed water properly being turned sideways
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    What we've done in a hospital is use 5/8 green...

    What we've done in a hospital is use 5/8 green board and a finish coat of plaster.

    On a side note Plaster is NOT sand-able and a professional needs to finish coat it. Not A DIY project.
  30. No Biggie Chuck, I'm not that young either....

    No Biggie Chuck, I'm not that young either. Products change so quickly..
  31. There tons of masonry/brick/Stone sealer that...

    There tons of masonry/brick/Stone sealer that will prevent this and Won't make it slippery.

    http://www.baneclene.com/catalog/impregnator-pro.html
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    Can I be your Contractor. In the 30 years of...

    Can I be your Contractor. In the 30 years of contracting ( Sued twice, D#m good track record, I won the one, other suit deal was cut to customer)

    I never had a bonus. But I was called back more...
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    Since you only have cross ventilation you either...

    Since you only have cross ventilation you either install a ridge vent on the roof or use soffits vents but not all 3. only 2 of the 3 should be used




    Hands down Spray foam is the best R per...
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    Still hard to get it all. Are you trying to say...

    Still hard to get it all. Are you trying to say the choke linkage keeps moving or the governor linkage?

    Does it go to stall out and then revs up, then down. Then up, etc.
    Lets get to the carb,...
  35. Could be a bad fuel injector. This is a broad...

    Could be a bad fuel injector. This is a broad area.


    Could be a bad head gasket.

    That popping noise is could be the combustion chamber leaking out of the head gasket. If the head gasket is...
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    Yep, got that one in 1976. Customer had a walk...

    Yep, got that one in 1976. Customer had a walk in fireplace in a very old home and for some reasons the fireplace started smoking and didn't before. The irony here is it was the Science teacher from...
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    Hi Manhattan, Sorry I have a gross...

    Hi Manhattan, Sorry I have a gross misunderstanding of basic general science.

    Or is it that basic science is what set the Bar/measurements to get to a CODE of what's acceptable or not.

    The...
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    Let me ask you this. How much height did the...

    Let me ask you this. How much height did the sleepers have to be to level out the floor. Wouldn't it be easier to slurry the whole floor with a product that can work better. That 1/4 inch, will that...
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    Hi Manhattan, hsktround is correct and also per...

    Hi Manhattan, hsktround is correct and also per code your correct

    Lets do simple basic science. The REASON a vapor barrier is put on the Warm side to begin with is that spot is where the moisture...
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    Hi patty, I might be a little slow this morning...

    Hi patty, I might be a little slow this morning the post is a little hazy to me. See if I get it right.

    You have a wood sub floor over what? The existing concrete floor? Or is it you have a wood...
  41. To keep that from happening again, coat the...

    To keep that from happening again, coat the bottom and sides of the NEW post that's being buried in the Crete with 2 coats of foundation coating before setting it back in concrete to STOP this...
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    Bergs4. If that's the case then No insulation may...

    Bergs4. If that's the case then No insulation may be better then Mold Removal later or some urethane foam board against roof sheeting tuck taped and sealed. Not the best R vaule but will work..
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    Interesting Post. Question to Op. If the...

    Interesting Post.

    Question to Op. If the labor ended up MORE then he had figured on the contract would you pay him more for the estimated labor end. The flip of the coin.

    As a contractor I...
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    Hi patty, is there a thickness problem needed for...

    Hi patty, is there a thickness problem needed for building up the floor. More details would be good here
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    Obviously anything no foil is more permeable then...

    Obviously anything no foil is more permeable then foil, I hate to say it but all you needed was a standard roof covering and spray foam insul inside the rafter cavities. Flat roofs are a SOB for...
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    Sorry need clearer better info to help

    Sorry need clearer better info to help
  47. Just to add here if you have a bad ground this...

    Just to add here if you have a bad ground this can also cause a fuse to blow, its not always the hot side that's a problem
  48. Question: Concrete stain

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    The best way to find this out is get 3 bids for...

    The best way to find this out is get 3 bids for the work. Your site conditions and Geo will effect pricing. Keep the guessing out make the calls and then you have concrete prices for the scope of the...
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    I'am with hkstround on this. Don't build in...

    I'am with hkstround on this. Don't build in already poor conditions. If you solve the problem, this is one of the best way to finish off a basement

    YouTube - Install Rigid Foam Insulation in...
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    Kingsx , Thanks for getting back on that. Being...

    Kingsx , Thanks for getting back on that. Being in the trades its always very interesting on how different Geo's dictate different of construction. I work and build in the states as well as Puerto...
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