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Oct
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answered Closing off Cold Storage Room
Oct
1
comment Can I repair a shower without pulling everything out?
Those benches always leak. If you watch Holmes on Homes or any of those repair shows on HGTV or DIY, they are never made correctly and end up leaking. Usually whoever made the bench incorrectly, also did the rest of it incorrectly as well. You can certainly try to cement on another membrane and it may last you a couple of years, but it's going to have to be gutted eventually.
Oct
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answered What kind of toilet tank is this?
Oct
1
answered LP for gas stove
Oct
1
comment Is Roof De-Icing Cable good for the roof?
The heat is probably not great for the roof, but it's certainly going to be better than ice dams.
Oct
1
comment Microwave not heating: Should I pay a contractor to diagnose?
Is it an expensive microwave? It's going to be around $100 just to have someone look at it. If it's old at all, I'd just buy a newer one.
Oct
1
comment What do I do if drywall screws won't penetrate the studs?
Sounds like your drill is garbage. I've put up drywall in similar situations and haven't had problems with a fully charged cordless drill. You didn't accidentally have it in reverse did you?
Oct
1
comment Does my toilet have a manufacturing defect?
I'm not sure what you are trying to show with your picture, but nothing definitive can be said based on the picture.
Jun
26
comment Air purifiers keep smelling like ozone
HEPA is a specification of the filter, it can still have an ionizing unit or something similar. Are you sure it's ozone you're smelling? Does it go away completely when you turn the unit off?
Jun
26
comment Air purifiers keep smelling like ozone
If you are using the ionizer type, those produce ozone. There are also many types that are specifically ozone producing, but generally the EPA has been cracking down on those. One that is just a hepa filter without any ionizing shouldn't be producing ozone. The ceramic thermodynamic type also shouldn't generate any ozone. If you look at the wiki for 'air purifier' it covers the various different types available and specifies which ones create ozone. Realistically air purifiers aren't necessary and it's debatable if they even help.
Jun
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answered Air purifiers keep smelling like ozone
Jun
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answered How do I fill a hole above my shower where cockroaches are coming through?
Jan
8
answered How can I figure out what material my row home's interior and party walls are made out of?
Jan
8
answered How to repair a closed-stringer staircase?
Jan
8
comment Window framing on old construction
Your picture isn't particularly relevant since the house in question is balloon framed without the bottom sill in your picture. While it might have been nice of the contractor to nail in some extra wood, it wouldn't actually be doing anything structurally and wouldn't have been used when the house was originally built.
Jan
8
comment How can I know if a self-designed structure I build will be structurally sound?
@Bob, crazy shaped sheds can still be mostly built using traditional box shaped techniques that are time tested.
Jan
8
answered How can I build a screen door?
Jan
8
answered How should I install 5" white oak hardwood?
Jan
8
comment Why isn't there hot water coming from my faucet after stem replacement?
Can you post some pics of your faucet and the stems you used, a lot of them have options for reversing them.