Podcast 289: Dorian’s Corian, Butchered Floor Joists, and Saggy Drywall


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Phillip thinks we should give logs a chance. Nate suggests a PT alternative, and Adam wants to know our blower-door numbers. Barbara askS for help freeing undermount sinks from solid-surface countertops. Nathan needs a fix for his butchered floor joist. Jon and Adam ask about air-sealing asphalt-fibrous sheathing. Cory seeks a solution to his saggy shop ceiling.

 

Editor Updates:

 

  • Rob’s new tree table project
  • Kiley’s clean air concerns
  • Jeff’s appliance repairs
  • Patrick’s blower door test 1150 CFM, Carol’s Rain garden
Rob's tree table base Carol's rain garden

 

 

 

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Phillip writes: What’s up podcast crew? I was a little surprised by the negative opinions of log homes. We recently blower door tested a new construction milled log home here in upstate NY. It

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A Tax Break for Defective Drywall

The IRS is offering some relief for taxpayers with defective imported drywall in their homes. Drywall produced in China has been linked to a rotten egg smell and corroded metal components in homes across the U.S. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received nearly 4,000 reports from residents in 39 states about problem drywall.

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The IRS is allowing homeowners to treat damages from the drywall as a deductible casualty loss. A casualty loss deduction is generally the total of your unreimbursed loss reduced by $100 ($500 for 2009) and further reduced by 10% of your adjusted gross income. You have time itemize to claim a casualty loss.

Here’s how it works:

–Damages had to occur from imported drywall installed in homes between 2001 and 2009.

–To be considered “corrosive,” drywall must meet the CPSC’s two-step identification method.

–Taxpayers can claim unreimbursed amounts paid to

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Revolutionary Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | Nachricht

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

DAP Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patches are available in multiple sizes to tackle nearly any repair.

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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How to Fix a Wrinkle in Drywall | Home Guides

A wrinkle sounds like a minor defect on a drywall-covered wall, and it usually is. It may have occurred because the drywall got wet, but if the drywall has dried out, and if it’s only a wrinkle, the repair is easy to accomplish. Wrinkles are more commonly the result of imperfectly taped seams. Drywall tape can separate from the wall when there isn’t enough mud underneath it. In that case, if it’s only a wrinkle, the repair is straightforward. Either way, you may have to do a little cutting before you cover the wrinkle with mud.

Cut out the wrinkled drywall paper or drywall tape, using a utility knife. Pull the paper or tape back to the point where it is still firmly attached to the wall.

Cover the damaged area on the drywall tape with a coat of drywall joint compound and lay a small piece of paper tape

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Revolutionary Eclipse(TM) Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | State

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

Drywall Repair San Diego Firm Marks Six Years In Business And Four Decades Of Experience

The Drywall Repair Guys offer the benefit of their superior experience and knowledge to the San Diego area residents and contractors.

The Drywall Repair Guys are pleased to announce that they are celebrating a milestone of six years since the launch of the business. Before that time, Armando had accrued nearly four decades of experience in the industry. The drywall repair San Diego business is recognized as the best in the market, exhibiting professionalism, expertise, and ethics. The entire brand has been built on the reputation for quality services and products.

Drywall is a widely used building product. It can be applied quickly to studs or over other materials for a smooth and even surface. The product can be painted, stuccoed, plastered, or finished in different ways. While the boards are stable and smooth, they are also somewhat fragile. It doesn’t take much to put a deep scratch on the

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