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  1. Thread: Coated OSB

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    Re: Coated OSB

    Also, in regards to the ZIP System used on TOH Bedford. If you were all paying attention, in the addition in which they installed the zip system sheathing on the addition, they ALSO installed felt...
  2. Re: Which Ice and Water Shield, Grace or Certainteed winterguard???

    Thanks ed, I'm sure certainteed wants you to "keep it in the family" and use winter guard, but I'm more concerned about creating a super-weather tight roof and many have said that GRACE IWS is the...
  3. Re: Which Ice and Water Shield, Grace or Certainteed winterguard???

    I'm afraid you may be missing my point. I will approve all materials on the job, and if the contractor doesn't want to do the job with the materials that I spec, then he won't get the job. It's that...
  4. Re: Which Ice and Water Shield, Grace or Certainteed winterguard???

    The underlayment is Certainteed Roofer's Select, which I think will be fine. Most likely I'll be going with the Certainteed Landmark shingles. The suppliers around here are all good and carry both...
  5. Which Ice and Water Shield, Grace or Certainteed winterguard???

    All right, I know that when it comes to a waterproof membrane for your roof, nothing beats Grace Ice and Water shield. I'm in the process of requesting proposals for a roof replacement, and all of...
  6. Re: Trimming out a new house, hardwood flooring first or last

    Good point A. Spruce on the plywood shims under the kitchen cabinets. I agree that it makes more sense financially to use plywood instead of finished hardwoods under the cabinets. Plus that way you...
  7. Trimming out a new house, hardwood flooring first or last

    I am about to start building a new house and am wondering about the best sequence of tradespeople. I've got most of them figured out, but am stumped on the hardwood flooring. From what I can tell,...
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    Re: Building a new house and need framing advice

    Thanks jkirk. The house is pretty straightforward. Nothing overly fancy, as the house is a square foundation with an attached 1 car garage. I'm no expert, but I'd say that the description more...
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    Building a new house and need framing advice

    Hello everyone and thank you in advance for your feedback. We're about to start building a 2200 sq. foot house in the Boston area, it's on a small lot and they cap the footprint and sq footage for...
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    Overseeding and Crabgrass preemergent

    We're now in April in New England and next week my lawn guy will be doing his power raking as part of his spring cleanup.
    My question is this: I would like to lay down some perennial ryegrass...
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    Problem with new grout

    I recently had my bathroom floor tiled and there is a problem with the grout. The floor was tiled completely and left to dry for 48 hours. When the tile guy grouted, he used TEC XT grout in the...
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    Re: What comes first tile or trim????

    Well, as you might have guessed, it's an open-bid where he charges by the hour. He did some rough carpentry for me including framing for a shower and replacing a window, and now I have hired him...
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    Re: What comes first tile or trim????

    Yes, canuk and I forgot to add that he does want to butt the tile up to the baseboard and then cover the edge with a piece of quarter round. It's a small bathroom with brand new walls, why not just...
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    Re: What comes first tile or trim????

    Yes, canuk, that is my guess as well. The carpenter actually said to me "you're making everyone else's job easier except mine". That leads me to believe that all he cares about is making his job...
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    What comes first tile or trim????

    I am doing a complete renovation of a bathroom and I have a dilemna. The walls are now plastered and ready to go, and I have a carpenter and a tile guy, the tile guy wants to get in and tile all the...
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