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by Clarence
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Peeling Paint, just seal it?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Peeling Paint, just seal it?

Looks like you have Plaster walls. High moisture will cause the problem as in the last picture.
If the house has been closed for a period of time with no temperature control paint will peel off plaster.
by Clarence
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Baseboard help (sizing, affixing, cinderblock walls, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Baseboard help (sizing, affixing, cinderblock walls, etc.)

Your base board was attached to a screed board that was used as a reference for the plaster thickness, than the base board was attached to this screed board. To replace the base board install a new screed board the same thickness as the plaster wall than select a new base board that is about 1 inch ...
by Clarence
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Drain size for flat roof
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Drain size for flat roof

You need to calculate the roof area & rain fall for your area to get the correct size drain pipe. Research Roof drain Calculation it will help you figure the correct material.
by Clarence
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Repointing cement bricks
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Repointing cement bricks

The young lad is very close to what your problem is. The Mortar joints should be softer than the brick. If the bricks were laid using the wrong mortar it would cause the joints to crack also could cause the brick to crack. If you plan on repointing the joints the existing joints need to be cut back ...
by Clarence
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Tile / Baseboard
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Tile / Baseboard

Install a nailer strip at the base before you set the tile strip should be on the same plane as the finish tile.
by Clarence
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl siding over stucco
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Vinyl siding over stucco

My mistake yes tapcons
by Clarence
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl siding over stucco
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Vinyl siding over stucco

Are you thinking of fastening the furring to the Stucco ? If so you should not rely on the Stucco to hold the added weight. You need to attach to the substrate behind the stucco. If it is wood you would use a fastener for wood.
by Clarence
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall ceiling on resilient channel
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Drywall ceiling on resilient channel

Take a look @ Fry Reglet product DRMCT-50-50 it is a wall to ceiling trim that is also used as a finish screed for drywall it has a 1/2 inch reveal @ wall & ceiling intersection can be left open or caulked.
This will not show any cracking as it isolates the wall & ceiling.
by Clarence
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Water leak in bedroom wall
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Water leak in bedroom wall

Looking @ the photos my thinking is there is a condensation problem & the dew point is occurring between the brown coat & the finish coat plaster. What is the wall made of that the plaster is applied to ? What is your guess of the temperature different in the two apartments on an avg. this could cau...
by Clarence
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Water leak in bedroom wall
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Water leak in bedroom wall

I will agree that is a plaster wall covering. Question is what substrate is the plaster applied to ? As for a water leak ? water entering from behind a plaster substrate would be more like wavy look not a spot water would migrate down leaving a larger area at the bottom as it spreads out. My guess i...
by Clarence
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Water leak in bedroom wall
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Water leak in bedroom wall

Start with an Infrared Camera it will show the wet / damp areas & the wettest area.
by Clarence
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

There should be flashing between the bottom of the brick & the top of the foundation.
by Clarence
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing basement ceiling with obstructions
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Finishing basement ceiling with obstructions

Use one of the metal grid systems made for drywall attachment.
by Clarence
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?

Do it just like you would a window or door. Have a sheet metal shop make an end cap out or the same material as the Z flashing install end cap with peel & stick under it & make sure the water barrier under the Stucco & peel & Stick are in the correct order same as for the Window. After the end cap i...
by Clarence
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: What caused this and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: What caused this and why?

Moisture Problem
by Clarence
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Structural Styrofoam Panels?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Structural Styrofoam Panels?

There are many manufactures of Structural Insulated wall panels. OSB with EPS Core I don't think it can be used below grade. Some do not meet Seismic Code. Check the Structural Panel Assoc. for info. I have used 3 D foam reinforced panels below grade very strong product it was manufactured in Georgi...
by Clarence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mystery Air in water lines
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Mystery Air in water lines

The only things that are only related to just the hot water are contained in the hot water heater.
the rod & the pressure valve.
All other items in the water system are all interconnected to hot & cold so it has to be something related to hot system.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mystery Air in water lines
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Mystery Air in water lines

I am not a plumber but you need to check two things.
# 1 check to make sure the Anode rod is the correct one for the well water you may need to change to another type rod.
# 2 check your pressure relief valve it may be sucking air into the tank.
by Clarence
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to deal with a small water problem in our basement
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: How to deal with a small water problem in our basement

Check out this product Hydra Block Sealer.
Look up Applied Technologies Inc. they will have everything for a DIY type repair.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rust on iron railing
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Removing rust on iron railing

I would be inclined to use an Epoxy to fill the void level with the deck.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rust on iron railing
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Removing rust on iron railing

You may want to look @ this product for treating the rust.
http://ospho.com/directions.htm
Than when you get it treated fill in the area around the metal post it looks like it holds water ?
by Clarence
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to bend aluminium soffit
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: How to bend aluminium soffit

Follow Spruces advice & purchase some over & under vice grip clamps.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sealing Seams in OSB Exterior Wall Sheathing
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Sealing Seams in OSB Exterior Wall Sheathing

You may want to look at using a liquid vapor barrier.
https://www.stocorp.com/wp-content/cont ... oat_EN.pdf
Take a look at this I have used it with out any problems.
They also have a FILL for the joints.
by Clarence
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall

Yes spot welding the fasteners is a good idea also use the welder to weld the angle.
Think of putting a small micro switch behind the angle at the wall maybe a 24 volt to activate an alarm & hide the wires in the mortar joints than repoint the joint.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall

Yes pin the angle iron to the brick to frame the safe than you may have to weld angle to support the front picture frame. than the lath & cement plaster hiding all the fasteners .
You may have to make the frame before you attach it to the brick than lath it in place.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall

install angle about with a 1/4 inch clearance around the top & both sides also install angle iron at the wall area the same as front the angle iron legs will be turned up & the other leg will be flat to the safe. Fasten the side legs to the floor keeping all bolts inside. Than using heavy duty mesh ...
by Clarence
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New slider window leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: New slider window leaks

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by Clarence
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Holes in drywall mud
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: Holes in drywall mud

Depending on the type of mixer used you may have induced air into the mix & that will cause the voids in the finish.
by Clarence
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Window Replacement Project
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Bathroom Window Replacement Project

Question is that trim wood applied over the stucco ?
Why not take one of the trim boards off @ the jamb and see how the window is attached behind the trim ? You may be able to remove the complete window & not damage any Stucco.
by Clarence
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall basement ceiling directly to floor joists or ...
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Drywall basement ceiling directly to floor joists or ...

Did you ever think of using RC- 1 furring ?