I covered the gaps in my underlayment and filled the hold with a "gray"
leveling compound that I mixed with water.
It doesn't say do, but I'm sure one of the ingredients is good old Portland
This is a kitchen and I worked around the supply pipe for the sink, etc.
Right now the compound is against the copper pipe. Could this cause some
problem down the road?
Could, probably not in the lifespan of a kitchen. It could also
create squeaks as the copper moves, which would also tend to scratch
the copper. Generally it's a good idea to use sleeves fill the gap
with something that conforms to the firestopping requirements.
Kitchens can last many decades if built soundly, but usually cosmetic
and functional issues knock the lifetime down to ten or fifteen
years. One would think that the better the initial remodeling the
longer the life span, but that frequently gets marginalized in upscale
communities. People want to put their thumb print on their house and
the old kitchen's just gotta go.
Well ours was just fine for 23 years. Only reason we did it is because we
had gone over the rest of the house while we weren't living in it. Nothing
fancy, new laminate countertop, new sink, stove, and carpet. Painted the
stained cabinets white.
Yes. One of the few mistakes made in the Levittown homes was putting
bare copper tubing in the slab for the heat. You probably have around
30 to 40 years before it might be a problem. Next time just wrap
insulation around the pipe.
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