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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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Exterior Siding on Reddiform ICF

I am looking for options for siding on ICF forms. These are solid foam with no nailers on them. Do any of you have any info for me? We are looking at some type of rock which may be cultured or not. ... Read more »


Digging out crawl space - Power tools?

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The crawl space in my 80 year old house has about a foot of space in it. I need to dig it out so I can get in there and do some work. Are there any power tools or equipment which I can rent which wi... Read more »


v-match pine and other stuff?

I am doing a log sided home. The interior will be mainly v-match pine walls and ceilings. I am looking for go with ideas for moldings, stair railings, lighting ideas for cathedral ceilings and t... Read more »


Patio Door Advice

I need to replace three ancient aluminum sliding patio doors. I think they were never installed propoerly (about 40 years ago) and two are leaking. I would like to put in quality wood french doors w... Read more »


Iced Furnance Air Intake

Dear All, Outside winter temperature often reached -30 C. The fresh air intake iced up resulting in furnace shut down. The furnace is 1 year old, high efficiency, forced air furnace. The intake is ... Read more »


Air conditioning Filters

Air Sponge Filter co. offers a full line of furnace filters, air conditioning and ac filters for home or office we deal in furnace filter. we deal in furnace filters,air conditionin... Read more »


Audels Masons and Builders Guide - Plus - Audels Answers on Blue Print Read... DME:L:LCA:US:1123 Audels Masons and Builders Guide Volumes 1 through 4 By Frank D. Graham and Thomas J. Emery Theo. Audel ... Read more »


Concrete Garage Slab Help!

Hi all, Just need some advice on vapour sheets as well as laying the sub-grade. Anyway it has been raining a lot here in Melbourne (Australia) and the dirt was like rock before all this rain. The dir... Read more »


Want to become a residential home builder

Hi, I'm a contractor looking to become a small volume home builder in NY. I have a lot of good subcontractors, family looking to invest, a mortgage broker in the family, a bachelor's degree in acco... Read more »


New England Homes, Inc., New England Modular Homes, Inc.

Interesting article from the VP of New England Homes, Inc., Greenland, NH. I sounds like even the VP of New England Homes has doughts of their NEH assembling contractors performances. Regulations sou... Read more »