5degreenegativerake t1_jdg2fuc wrote

The ones I have used have a maximum thickness of 1” per pour. If the porch is sizable, that will take a whole lot of bags of self leveler but it will give you a near perfect substrate. It is a lot easier to get it level when you pour it in a higher thickness as it flows better. I would probably just do the 1” and then feather in the doorway over 4’ or so to make a smooth transition to the existing floor.


5degreenegativerake t1_j383qy9 wrote

Reply to comment by Greg_Esres in Slicing off SS ring by Greg_Esres

Yep. Amazon has lots of shim stock options. You probably want to be at 0.01in (0.25mm) thick or less to make it easier to cut.

I would just wrap the outside with stainless steel wire and twist the end like a bread tie.


5degreenegativerake t1_j37zu1p wrote

I assume you know what a spring form pan is? You could make your own “rings” like a spring form pan using stainless steel shim stock. The shim stock is flat and you can cut it with good scissors, then roll it up and secure it with a piece of wire or something around the outside.


5degreenegativerake t1_izez6dt wrote

A lot of folks jumping to the conclusion that it is a leak but I haven’t heard any definite signs it is. Do you have a water meter you can look at? If not, you can use any of the ball valves that supply your barn line to see if it has a large leak. Just barely crack the valve open. If it hisses continuously, you have a leak. If it hisses and then stops or doesn’t hiss, then you have a blockage instead of a leak. You f y or have a water meter just see how many gallons per minute the meter is racking up with everything else in the house turned off. Common causes of reduced pressure would be an extra rubber gasket, a plastic end cap, a chunk of ptfe tape, etc. knowing the material of the water line and what both ends connections look like would help to speculate further.