Do-It-Yourself Home Repair/Remod Help Thread

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I have no idea what is getting good reviews currently. I have a Bosch. Quiet, does a good job, not too pricey. That's all I gots. :dontknow:
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    The Kitchenaid I bought is probably the nicest dw I've ever owned.

    The 3rd rack really comes in handy and it's very quiet.

     
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    Yeah I haven't had any problems with my stainless kitchenaid appliances

    I'm looking at having a gas water heater replaced. What brand should I go with?
     
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    Bradford White
     
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    Is this what you have?

    I'm looking for no muss, no fuss, just fucking work and don't leak.
     
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    No, my water heater is indirect heated by the boiler.

    Looks something like this:

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    But I only buy BW gas fired units to sell to customers.
     
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    Question:
    What's the best substance to use to seal off basement walls and floor from mold? I've read mixed reviews on UGL Drylok.
     
  9. DrivenByDemons

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    A dehumidifier and proper drainage is in order first. Get rid of the moisture and no mold. If you can get that under control any good sealer should work.
     
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    Some ventilation won't hurt either.
     
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    Thanks. Had the windows open for 2 months or more now. Doesn't smell like mold. Got rid of anything not worth salvaging. Don't you have to put plastic down and test for moisture before you do a floor?
     
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    What kinda floor?
     
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    Concrete. It's an unfinished basement.
     
  14. Lemmy

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    No, I mean what are you planning for the floor?
     
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    Hahaha... I was wondering why you were asking.... :ufacepalm:

    Not sure, but it will probably be porcelain tile.
     
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    Hmmmmm......I'd do a moisture test to see where you are at. If it tests dry I'd use whatever you want but if there is a moisture issue I'd probably go with something else.

    My concern would be a porcelain tile acting as a barrier trapping moisture at the slab which could allow mold to fester. I am not a pro and could certainly be wrong but I'd research a bit before committting.
     
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    I acid stained my concrete with a sealer after and it still resists water like a freshly waxed car. Look into it. Pretty cheap too.
     
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    I gotta second this - nothing you apply to the interior of a wall is going to do much towards preventing mold or mildew. That foundation wall is saturated once the mold appears on the inside face and painting something on it wont help that saturation.
     
  19. Phil McKrakin

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    Microwave acting like a dickhead? Door switches are the most common problem.

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    Replaced all 3, OEm was like $30 each... I got all 3 for $25. boom!
     
  20. Phil McKrakin

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    so! If your microwave is acting a fool? 1st thing, most thing...is the door switches.