Dirk... Clickbait's like that.
It occurs to me the internet needs an acronym for "Get Used To It." Never thought it would be FHB that led me to that insignt
In smaller areas, I've used ripped i-joists the same way, for example furring out an uneven wall.
I agree w/ BurbGuy- to paraphrase Abe Lincoln, some of us are clumsy all of the time, but all of us are clumsy some of the time.
It's hard to age in place gracefully with a broken hip. My sister worked in Physical Rehab and had a snarky habit of referring to me as "Temporarily Able."
Grab Bars Are Great!
I have a different model (low cut) and I like them too, but have also had some durability problems- I don't think I'm that hard on them, but I think they're wearing out too soon- a little over a year. No problems with the laces- they're an innovative design- fat-skinny-fat-skinny, like a snake that swallowed some watermelons. I do think that helps keep them tied.
About Austin669's tip- that's a really cool technique- now if we just had a link to it...
At 0.39 ACH50, how did you address general ventilation? I'm rebuilding a post-fire gut-to-the-studs 70s ranch house that's going to be difficult to seal- I'll be lucky if I get 4-5 ACH50.
I'm intending to install a mini-split with baths and kitchen at opposite ends of the house. I'm thinking running those fans on a timer will probably give me plenty of ventilation, but I'm reluctant to rely on incidental make-up air, which could be coming from the crawl space or garage.
On the Left Coast, I'm used to seeing welded vinyl corner flanges, so we don't have this issue. There's usually a 1x2 screwed to the bottom flange to protect it in shipping.
I have to agree w/ 458- selecting a respirator IS potentially complex, but the article doesn't give any useful guidelines, even though they do exist. For example, most of us are mostly concerned with particulates- the level of protection is determined by the nature of the particulates- e.g., for asbestos, you need P100. Drywall dust isn't as problematic, both because the particles are larger and because they're not as dangerous. BUT, you should still have some protection.
Testing for fit is also important- the lengthy instruction sheets that come with the masks and various filters address the issue- the article could have done the same. No doubt the lawyers would insist on a disclaimer, but that's not the point- include the disclaimer, then give us the information that will help keep us safe and able to think intelligently about what level and kind of protection we need.
That's why Jesus invented the 12 pound sledge.
And, in the interest of equal representation, a Bigfoot Head Cutter
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