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Q: When installing stone tiles over Schluter's Kerdi waterproofing membrane, is it okay to use modified thinset mortar? I know that Schluter recommends unmodified thinset mortar, but my supplier suggests that the large and heavy tiles will be easier to install with a polymer-modified no-sag mortar.
Paints & coatings; builders' hardware
Tall-Wall Studs ~ Breathable Roofs~ Paperless Drywall ~ Screws for Composite Decking
Though it's but a single element, a chimney can do much to enhance a house's overall design. In its materials and form — how it rises and terminates — a successful chimney respects the context of the surrounding home.
Q: hen installing weep holes in brick veneer, should I worry about insects or mice getting in through the openings? I've seen advertisements for manufactured weep-hole covers, which seem like a good idea if this is actually a problem, but a waste of time
Q: Is it okay to use Schluter's Kerdi material as a waterproofing membrane beneath a stone countertop? Because it's flexible, I plan to use it to cover the plywood substrate on top of the cabinets, and then turn it up the wall a few inches so that I can w
When you can't support brick veneer on a masonry foundation, code allows you to use steel angles bolted to the framing - with strict limitations.
Masonry techniques aren't hard to learn and can be valuable on small jobs
Basement finishing; brick & masonry; hvac grilles & registers
There is currently a major expansion and remodeling program taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
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