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  1. Appliances
    We have gutted our house, except for some studs, windows, doors, exterior brick and roof. It is a slab house that has previously been added on to, built 1954. The sun room addition left the laundry room with no exterior walls. They didn't have a dryer, so we aren't sure what is the best way to...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello all, I have a mystery copper pipe coming up through the slab on the side of my house. I want to put storage sheds in this location but this pipe is in the way. I'd apprecate any input on wheter it is something obsolete (can I cut it off), should I plug it or do I consider rerouting it...
  3. Plumbing
    Hi all! My name is Christopher and this is my first post so let me know if I'm missing anything important. The attached pictures are of the slab under my stand-up shower. I'm doing a remodel and when I removed the old preformed tub I found this hole. I'm working to put in a tile shower with...
  4. HVAC
    We just moved into a 1957 "Campanelli Slab" in Massachusetts. The house has original furnace in kitchen and original radiant flooring. Our furnace just died, so we are looking for the best option for a new heating system (we do not want to hook up to the old radiant flooring system as almost all...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I had some asbestos abatement contractors in to remove some tile and mastic and they used a naphtha-like solvent (MSDS) on the slab to remove the mastic. This was on Dec 5, and it still smells like solvent throughout the entire house (with a negative air machine still running and big...
  6. Flooring
    At current Job I need to put together about 600 square meters of some custom made interlocking removable flooring. I will give you a brief overview of what I currently have. Pictures Below - The concrete slabs need to be floating. Water will drain between the joints and channel through the...
  7. Building & Construction
    Plan is to build a 16x16' floating slab in the backyard. Unfortunately, I had this grand idea without measuring anything that the slope wasn't a huge deal and the retaining wall wouldn't be too tall. After digging and leveling the subgrade, the retaining wall would be about 4' tall. The slab...
  8. Plumbing
    My home was built in 1967 and all the plumbing is galvanized steel. All the plumbing in the walls and ceilings have been replaced with PVC. We have been waiting for the plumbing in the slab to go before replacing it and now it has. Our plumber recommended we dig up the pipe ourselves to save...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm pouring my basement floor/slab in a few days and I had a question. My architect recommended a 10 mil sheet of poly under the slab as a vapor barrier. I'm not going to be able to get a 10 mil sheet by that time but I was wondering if it would be ok if I took two 6 mil sheets and used some...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello everybody I was having a discussion with my boss and now I'm not too sure what to think, so thought I would try to find some other opinions, as I could not find a definitive answer via google. A few years ago whenever we would pour concrete for the purpose of laying flagstone we would...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi! We've bought our first house at the beginning of this year, and are planning to change the flooring, from carpet to laminate. The previous home owners had an addition built to the house about 10 years ago, but something went wrong when pouring the slab, as the right half of the addition is...
  12. Building & Construction
    I’m fixing to put a deck on an old (but solid) concrete slab. "Sleepers" will be 2x6 on edge (because I'm extending 18" past the slab). I want to put some non-compressable, non-rotting item under the sleepers and shims to keep the wood up off the slab and out of any water. I've seen plastic...
  13. New Member Introductions
    My wife and I bought the house of her dreams a few years ago. It is a historic home in Southwest Michigan on the St. Joseph River. It was owned by her grandparents for about 40 years (1960-1999) and left the family in 2004. To make a long story short, it was sorely neglected for five, maybe...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hello I got a 18"x60" granite slab (countertop) that I want to mount on the side of my garage wall in my backyard so people can place their drinks on it like a bar while we converse on sunny afternoons. I might even get some bar chairs for it. How can I mount this thing on the side of the...
  15. Building & Construction
    Here is my problem. I have land with a 30 x 40 ft slab on grade. Top is even with soil. I want to use this slab as pier foot pads. Code guy said I could dig a footer on 2 sides, cut slab and inset the other 2 footers. that woild leave the existing slab floating. Can't find out if wire or rebar...
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm in the process of submitting bids for replacing the concrete floor in my basement and wanted to get some advice on what to put in the contract/bid specification: I'm replacing it for two reasons: 1. To gain additional height (to get to habitable height); and 2. To reduce the amount of...
  17. Plumbing
    I"m exploring my options for my basement shower and since I've ripped out all the existing concrete I wonder if it will save me many steps by just repouring the new floor with the area the shower will be on with a gentle slope towards the drain and pour epoxy over the slab aftewards for...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    After a little due diligence, I've found some varying internet opinions performing a google search regarding so-called "honeycombing" on concrete where forms are used and removed. Some contend this is "problem" while others state that it's purely cosmetic and to not worry about it becoming a...
  19. Building & Construction
    anybody ever heard of pouring a concrete slab over a sonotube enclosed area. Such as a 24 x24 garage. Place sonotubes around the perimeter and then pouring the concrete slab. The sonotubes would maybe act as a frost wall. Ok heres your chance to tell me im an idiot
  20. Building & Construction
    Long story short: My aunt's husband abandoned her and her daughter (and took the savings account with him.). Both my aunt and cousin are living with my family currently. Her mom (my grandmother) left her some land and an old concrete (cinder) blocked home. It is in rough shape, but I think...
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