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    Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    Hi JLMcDaniel,

    I managed to go to the email page, but instead of the option of "attachments", it asks for "Insert Image". and it does not take my photos as "Images". Sorry for the unfamiliarity...
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    Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    I would like to thank all three of you for the comments.

    I tried to attach photos but was unable to upload them. The size of the photo is 2.45MB, and I wonder if this exceeds the size...
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    Solution for hot vaulted ceiling

    We have a bed room with a vaulted ceiling, which gets very hot during the sunny days. I was told that the vaulted ceilings are not insulated, i.e. on top of the dry wall of the ceiling, there is the...
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    Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    We have a two-stored house with brick front, and there is about half an inch vertical gap between the mortar (of the brick) and the wall, all the way from below the roof to the ground. Should I...
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    Tips/cautions to re-do asphalt driveway

    I need to re-do my (asphalt) - 12' x 100'. What are the essential terms I should include in the contract? What's the average price per square foot in Pennsylvania?

    Thanks for any advice you...
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    Cement board or Shuluter Kerdi?

    As a moisture guard for the shower wall, which does better job, cement board or Shulter Kerdi? Or do you use both?
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    Re: Front door threshhold rot underneath

    Thank you both dj1 and Sombreuil Mongrel.

    Following up on Somgreuil's comment:

    We may have to replace the concrete (stoop and the porch) anyway. So, once the concrete has been all removed,...
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    Front door threshhold rot underneath

    I have a typical inswing double door (one is inactive) with two sidelights. I looks like it is sitting on a one long piece of threshhold - about 7.5 feet. There has been some leaks at the ends of...
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    Re: Leak from the top of the basement walls

    If this is duplicate, please ignore.

    Thank you Keith. First of all, I didn't know there were weep holes.
    I need to give you more background of this case. A few years ago, we noticed a lot of ant...
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    Re: Hot floor of bedroom above the garage

    Thank you MLB. I can fully understand what it would take to do the job.

    Here is one thought from an untrained mind. As long as you open the holes, can you push the existing insulation to both...
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    Re: Hot floor of bedroom above the garage

    Thank you both MLB and Keith. Sounds like a good plan.

    One followup question is that if we find that there are some insulation already in the ceiling, are there some ways to add (blow-in) more...
  12. Do all traditional colonial style home have to have window shutter?

    My house is a typical American colonial style two storied. Most of this style house (including all of my neighbors') have window shutters. Are there any alternative exterior window dressing, such...
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    Hot floor of bedroom above the garage

    We have two storied house built in 1988. Our master bedroom is on top of the two car garage. As the garage gets hot especially on sunny days, the bedroom floor gets hot accordingly. I suspect the...
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    Leak from the top of the basement walls

    After a few hours of rain, there are a few streaks of water coming down from under the sill plate on top of the concrete wall of my basement. We have a two storied front bricked house. From the...
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