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Delaminating a boat from the mold and Using the laminate after 8 years.

May 8, 2014, 6:14 am

Hello Friends, I have taken over an old boat yard and there are several boat molds that have laminates in them from the last years. These were done to protect the mold from dust etc. My owner wants m... Read more »

Breaker problem? Devices turn off and ceiling lights flicker.

April 1, 2014, 6:58 pm

I have a problem. It started a long time ago; when our mini fridge in the b asement would stall for a second and start up again (This is expected behav ior). When this happened, the lights would fl... Read more »

odd math question -how large is the circle?

March 3, 2014, 2:11 pm

Every cirlce has 360 degrees, regardless of size. For this excercise, create a circle of a size of your choice. Mark the points, 0 (zero) and 90 degrees. How big is the circle if the distance betw... Read more »

what foundation type would be best for High water table and spongy clay soi...

February 17, 2014, 10:54 pm

Building a beach front house facing the atlantic ocean how ever there is a High water table and spongy clay soil - must determine foundation type whether you should use raft or floating or Pile fou... Read more »

Vapour Barrier Placement

January 28, 2014, 9:04 am

There appears to be no information as to the correct placement for the vapour barrier. I do not know if it is not required where some of you live but I have not seen it in drawings and pictures of do... Read more »

backhoe question

January 26, 2014, 10:30 am

I have five acres of land in northern florida I would like cleared out. I got to thinking that maybe a backhoe would be better, perhaps quicker, than a chainsaw. As I have seen backhoes push over ... Read more »

Joint Sand Stabilizer Between Stepping Stones

January 3, 2014, 4:28 am

I want to understand applications for joint sand stabilizer and see if there is a better solution for my case. I have some stepping stones, with about two inches between each stone. The stepping... Read more »

Gas Boilers and Gas Bottles in Spain

September 26, 2013, 5:14 pm

We have a floor mounted oil boiler in an outside well ventilated store in Spain (1.1m x 1.1m with 1 wall fully louvred) and the 1000ltr oil tank in the adjacent store 1.1m x 2m again with 1 long wall... Read more »

Laser Level Charger

August 24, 2013, 11:39 am

I have a very good Laser Level, although I feel the charger is faulty. I have replaced the Ni-Cad batteries also. Here are the specs. I would like to find one that would charge my Laser. Thanks, ... Read more »

Two 15 amp breakers Vs 15 amp double pole

August 22, 2013, 9:27 pm

Question: I have a well pump conected to one of those breaker that have 2 15 amp on the outside and 2 15 amp in the centre but connected together with a small metal rod, So they both move at the same... Read more »

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Rafter ties (metal straps)

Here is a question I get asked alot, and I am not sure of the answer. We build houses in High Wind Zones often, largely on the Jersey shore. We frequently need to strap the peaks and the rafters to t... Read more »


Renovation Fees, Cost per square foot

All- Any and all help is appreciated! I'm in the beginning stages of a home renovation project and just got preliminary pricing from a builder in a design/build firm. I'm a little confused about t... Read more »


updating old red brick fireplace

I tried to 'skim coat' a floor-to-ceiling mid-century fireplace - red brick over concrete block construction. Here's what I tried without success (looked great for a few days then fell off): thin... Read more »


what are best kind of boots for asphalt shingle roof?

I'm going to be doing some work on the roof and I'd like to know what kind of boots would give me the best grip Read more »


split ac unit install question

not sure if this is the right forum. i'm planning on installing a split air conditioning and heating unit in my attached 2 car garage (presently insulated but unconditioned/unheated). the side i'd ... Read more »


Raising a large shed (20 x 24)

I need to raise a large 20 x 24 foot shed about 2 feet. I was built using 5-4x4 beams (should have been 6x6), 2x8 floor joists, and sits on 25 pads about 16 off the ground. There is no electric or... Read more »


Deck Railing Height

Does anyone know the building code height requirement for outdoor deck railings, in New Hampshire and/or Massachusetts? I'm about to buy the lumber, and it might make a difference in what lengths I... Read more »


Cleaning river rock fireplace

------------------------------------- I have a river rock fireplace that is about 2 years old. I would like to clean it prior to sealing it, as some of the rocks have discolored. I collected these ... Read more »