Band board in contact with ground- how to waterproof?

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Evaluate the perimeter of your house. You must ensure that the ground next to your foundation slopes away from the foundation, not towards it. Backfilled dirt around the foundation will typically settle lower than the surrounding dirt causing the ground to sink in and slope towards your house. If necessary, add dirt up against the foundation to create at least a 2" per foot (that is, a drop of 2" for each foot you move away) slope against the foundation. Make sure that the top of the dirt is at least six inches below the sill plate so that there is no ground contact which may cause certain building materials to rot in the future.

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on the ground right next to your foundation, you'll have problems. Make sure your gutters are clean, and make sure your downspouts are discharging their water at least 5 feet (1.5 m) away from your foundation.

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Watch out for shrubs and other plants that are too close to your foundation. Rotted roots can...

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This post was edited by Frndy at 21:13, Sep-05-2015

I got many questions from friends about mi band, "is it really waterproof? is it safe to use it while taking a bath, swimming etc?"

Please share your experience that can prove the miband is really waterproof or not

example :

you took the miband with you when taking a shower, washing hands (splash or fully poured water on it), swimming, get through on heavy rain, etc and how about the result, does it keep working, some errors or etc

i see some reviews that said its better not to get it wet, but actually it is certified with IP67 (which the first number "6" means dust-proof, and "7" is for up to 1m submersion in water)

i'm not sure how it is claimed to be waterproof, is it just because of the rubber strap which cover alomost the main device, or the main device itself is waterproof

still, please share your real experience, not based on what it's (miband / xiaomi) claim or other's...

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I am not really sure they attached this to your house right at all. I would need to see a picture.

The board that is against your house is the ledger. This runs parallel to your house you should see it bolted in. This would be load bearing (along with your posts) and is bolted into floor joists - which are not 2x4s.

Now you can run joists that attach to your house perpendicular to 2x4s. Meaning that You would have a couple of simple attachments that space/attach the deck to your house but this is not usually load bearing - load sits on the concrete posts. I don't think this is what you are talking about.

Back to the ledger... There should be flashing over the ledger (and under above siding) to prevent water from entering your house. Also your siding should be tight to deck and caulked. See the flashing picture below.

They can pull the interior deck boards and add the flashing - make sure they do the edges too because taking down the railings on...

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Here’s how to maintain your Band’s water resistance:

Don’t immerse your Band in any liquid or place it in a washing machine. Don’t expose your Band to water at high velocity or pressure, such as waves or a waterfall. Don’t expose your Band to saltwater, ionized water, or soapy water. If your Band gets wet, dry it promptly with a clean, soft cloth.

Microsoft Band and Microsoft Band 2 meet these standards for dust- and water-resistance:

IP6X: No ingress of dust. Complete protection against entry of dust. IPX7: Protection against temporary immersion in water (at depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes). IP67: Meets both the dust- and water-resistance standards above.

Impacts

Dropping your Band may impair or weaken its water resistance. Take care to avoid sudden...

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YOUR BOARD CAN LOSE POWER AND BRAKES AT ANY MOMENT due to radio interference, a dead remote battery, unintentional release of the remote trigger, downhill overcharging of a full battery, or other factors. If this happens, the board turns back into an unpowered skateboard, so only ride Boosted at speeds and on hills where you’d be comfortable without power and brakes.

BRAKING DOWNHILL ON A FULL BATTERY WILL CAUSE BOARD SHUTDOWN since the regen will overcharge the battery. To prevent this from happening, the remote will warn you by beeping, and you’ll lose your braking power. Safely come to a stop before this happens, and ride on flats or uphill to drain the battery.

THE THROTTLE IN EXPERT AND PLUS MODE IS EXTREMELY SENSITIVE to make the board responsive and fun, but it also means fast or sudden inputs can easily cause you to fall off. Start by trying to move forward as slowly as possible in these modes.

HILLS AND HIGH SPEED CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS because crashes...

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It is advisable to increase the rigidity and strength of your deck’s rim or perimeter in order to reduce bounce and provide a solid foundation for your rail system. This can be accomplished in a couple of ways. You may want to install double rim joists across long sections to respond to the flexibility of the material. Also take advantage of your extra materials by installing blocking around the perimeter. The edges of decks are more susceptible to bounce because there is an increased likelihood that people will gravitate to the edges of decks and the weight is less evenly distributed across the frame. The perimeter is also where rails are attached to the deck frame. Using 12” on center joist spacing will strengthen the frame throughout the...

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The ledger provides much of a deck’s strength; it supports the joists at one end, and it provides stiffness to the framing. (A freestanding deck, of course, does not have a ledger.) The ledger is made of the same material as the rest of the framing—usually pressure-treated lumber.

Some builders install the ledger first, before they lay out for the footings and dig the post holes. They then use the ledger as the basic point of reference for determining footings, posts, and all the framing.

If your house was built since the mid 1990's there is a chance that the floor system is constructed with a MWJ (Manufactured Wood Joist) floor system. In these cases it is very important to consult with a building inspector, engineer or architect to understand how to correctly attach a ledger board to the house wall.

[tip] Lower the Deck to Keep Snow Out

In areas with heavy snowfalls, it may be desirable to have the finished deck 1 1/2 inches or so below the sill. For...

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Dampproofing with boards to insulate foundation and protect dampproofing membrane.Jaco Waterproofing

A coating on the exterior of a foundation wall prevents water and water vapor from moving through the wall.

The first line of defense is the concrete itself. Walls should be reinforced to keep cracks tight and the concrete should be well consolidated. A low water-cement ratio mix will have less shrinkage that can lead to leaky cracks. Most waterproofing is an exterior coating, on the positive side (exterior) of the wall, although another option is to use an admixture that makes the concrete itself impervious to water and water vapor (see Integral Waterproofing). All waterproofing and dampproofing starts with a clean, smooth wall surface. Loose particles should be washed or brushed off, protrusions removed, and any existing cracks repaired. Seam tape can be used to bridge cracks. New concrete should be allowed to cure and dry out for 7 to 14 days, although some spray-on...
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