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Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 44,153
Posted By SailinAway
The science of human behavior

To create a pandemic you need (1) a virus and (2) specific human behaviors to spread it. To end a pandemic you need all of the following:

Scientific knowledge
A vaccine
Management of human...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 44,153
Posted By SailinAway
Trump's policy on limiting migration is still in...

Trump's policy on limiting migration is still in place and the CDC agrees with you. From today's New York Times:

"With the number of migrants crossing the southern border surging and the pandemic...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By SailinAway
I have a question about this. In getting roof...

I have a question about this. In getting roof quotes, I noticed that the quote for a 4-person team working for 2 days quoted a labor price that was twice as high as the 2-person teams also working...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 44,153
Posted By SailinAway
Pretty sure he only showed up at the National...

Pretty sure he only showed up at the National Guard site because he heard Madonna was going to be there.
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 08-01-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By SailinAway
Three-quarters of the people infected in the...

Three-quarters of the people infected in the current Provincetown outbreak were vaccinated.
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 07-31-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By SailinAway
Interacting with unvaccinated people when you must

After a year and a half with no interaction with my doctor, dentist, home maintenance workers, etc., I'm finding I can't postpone those things any longer. The question becomes, how to protect...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-31-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By SailinAway
I agree with all of the above and am looking for...

I agree with all of the above and am looking for a new roofer.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-31-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Now the roofers disagree about the slope. One...

Now the roofers disagree about the slope. One said 1.5-2; another said 4. Any way to measure it?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-28-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Two or three layers of rolled roofing. Ancient.

Two or three layers of rolled roofing. Ancient.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-28-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Whew, I spent a couple of hours reading about...

Whew, I spent a couple of hours reading about low-slope roofing materials and couldn't reach any solid conclusion about what's best. There were fervent and contradictory debates among roofers. Not a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-27-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
I listened to the advice here and had a roofer...

I listened to the advice here and had a roofer check the slope of the roof (1.5 to 2/12). Looks like I should go with rolled roofing, so back to the drawing board.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-27-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By SailinAway
Roofing contract

I'm pretty sure this is a no-brainer, but maybe you can see different sides to the question: Would you hire someone to replace your roof without a contract? I believe the reason in this case is...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-25-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
I can't find any indication of roof slope for GAF...

I can't find any indication of roof slope for GAF Storm Guard at the the GAF website. Agree it's best to use GAF products throughout since the shingles are GAF, but others in this thread seem opposed...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-25-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Now I get your reasoning, thank you, tummyman!...

Now I get your reasoning, thank you, tummyman! Very good points. What you're saying makes sense.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-25-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Which one are you referring to?

Which one are you referring to?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-24-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Correct. It's not that I'm resistant to Grace IWS...

Correct. It's not that I'm resistant to Grace IWS or don't believe it's the best product out there. It's that I need to choose something durable but affordable for the porch.

If it's not too late...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-24-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Alright, here's another product: GAF Storm Guard,...

Alright, here's another product: GAF Storm Guard, $87 for 200 sq ft.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/GAF-STORMGUARD-36-in-x-66-ft-200-sq-ft-Polypropylene-Roof-Underlayment/50353100

It's supposed to be...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-24-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Thank you for the information, Dick. Kickout...

Thank you for the information, Dick. Kickout flashing is on the materials list so I believe the roofer intends to use it on the porch roof, and there is currently kickout flashing up there.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-23-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Two sides of the roof face south and east, where...

Two sides of the roof face south and east, where there won't be any wind-driven rain. One short side faces west, which I guess would be exposed to wind-driven rain. There has never been an ice dam on...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-23-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Heh heh! Exactly why I'm proposing GAF. ...

Heh heh! Exactly why I'm proposing GAF.



Well that's a sobering statement from several points of view, raising a number of philosophical questions going beyond porch roofs. ;-)
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-23-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Because???

Because???
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-23-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By SailinAway
Underlayment for porch roof

Hope I'm not wearing out my welcome by tapping into the wealth of knowledge here.

I'll be shingling a porch roof 10' x 24'. I'd like to use GAF synthetic underlayment, $83:
...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-23-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By SailinAway
Alright, I finally took you guys seriously and...

Alright, I finally took you guys seriously and hired someone to remove the offending (now moldy) drywall. He's doing that right now. I was lucky to find someone in the area who had experience with...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-21-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By SailinAway
Hence my question about whether I should open the...

Hence my question about whether I should open the doors to the kneewall space to dry that out.



I do have a dehumidifier. It creates a fair amount of heat. Should I put it upstairs anyway?...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-21-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By SailinAway
Cause: roof leak caused by shingles lost in...

Cause: roof leak caused by shingles lost in windstorms this year. Roof was too old for insurance. I don't think the problem is big enough to call in a company. I'm guessing there will be two drywall...
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