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Has anyone else experienced mold problems from lining interior walls with corrugated tin?

The place I was renting last had a room where the walls and ceiling were lined with corrugated tin on the inside. There was also a combination AC/Heater window unit in that room. My landlord is in total denial that his remodel job caused a very serious mold infestation. I moved out after having many ongoing symptoms of toxic mold exposure and immediately I started regaining my health. I live in southwest New Mexico in a town that boasts of its hot springs where water is just below the surface of the ground. Just wondered if anyone has experienced what I have.

Asked By Betty Harper | Sep 24 15
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Stain or not stain a new custom solid mahogony front door?

Hello All,

Just had our custom front door (10 'x 14') in solid mahogany delivered & installed but not sure whether we should stain it or not?

Wife prefers a reddish stain (makes it look richer) but the wood work guy says leave it alone and just clear coat it using a oil based polyurethane coat and be done with it.

Can I get some feedback here?

Thanks

Asked By Yasir Khan | Aug 9 15
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Soundproofing from street noise

Anyone able to recommend a good quality sound proof window? Right now I am facing problem of street noise

Asked By Margareta Svensson | May 22 15
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28" or 32" door widths?

The door widths to the bedrooms in my home design are 32". Should I have the architect design the bathroom door widths at 32" also or leave them at the standard 28" width?

Asked By Peter L | Nov 8 14
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Tiling shower floor or plastic tray

Is there a safe way to tile a shower floor with a drain if I don't use the plastic tray like most showers have?
I heard someone mention there is a plastic tray that you can tile over?
I know the tray has less leakage and mildew mold but the tiles look so much nicer and richer.

Asked By maria teri | Sep 8 10
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Interior design in office space

Hey there,
I work with a company in San Francisco. We are trying to redesign the interior of our office space greenly and effectively.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks on doing this sort of thing?

We have no shortage of solar panels but are trying to figure out what to do with them to create a great office!

Asked By Adam Lawrence | Aug 1 14
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Tongue-and-groove ceiling

Hello,
I currently building an addition and plan on putting up a knotty pine tongue and groove (1x6, 3/4" thick) ceiling attached to the bottom of scissors trusses. The trusses are 24" on center. I plan on putting up 5/8" drywall first to get an airtight assembly. The tongue and groove pine is end matched (ends are tongue and groove as well). My question is this, with the drywall up, am I ok not ending each piece of pine on a truss seeing that the ends are also tongue and groove, or am I asking for trouble if the boards aren't nailed on the ends?

Asked By SCOTT KOONS | Jul 23 14
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My new "older" home & whole home solar

I've recently relocated to the Clear Lake area in CA and am very interested in upgrading to whole home solar; electricity, radiant flooring and hot water. I'm the only resident, approximately 1400 sq foot ranch style home, one level with wooden foundation with crawl space. Home has really not been updated, except for HVAC system, since construction in the 80s; VERY energy inefficient.

Asked By Cynthia Koehn | Jun 23 14
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... quiet floors ...

Home Depot just substituted our order of 1000 sq ft of db4looring with a product called Floor Muffler and told my sub there is no difference. I looked up the MSDS and find that 100 sq ft roll of db4looring weighs 75 lbs while 100 sq ft of Floor Muffler weighs under 4 lbs. Yes, less than 4 lbs. I did a double take too.

Asked By flitch plate | May 9 14
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Can we drywall over an interior chimney?

We had a new roof installed and it leaked around the chimney, into our attic then seeped down into our hallway. Plaster covers the interior chimney. We have no fireplace, just a gas furnace and water heater. We plan on replacing all of the walls (which are plaster, also), with drywall. We're just not certain about the chimney. The chimney is new also and has no liner. The company the built the new chimney said we didn't need a liner since there is no fireplace. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked By Becky Gaston | Apr 6 14
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