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Jun
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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
26
answered Air purifiers keep smelling like ozone
Jun
26
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.
Jan
8
answered How much water is too much water underneath the basement concrete?
Jan
8
comment How much water is too much water underneath the basement concrete?
Does your sump pump get water from under your foundation or just from the walls or a french drain or something? If the floors are finished, you may want to consider having a sump pump put in just to remove water from under the foundation. I believe they remove a section of floor, dig a hole, put in a plastic basin and back fill the outside with gravel, then any water under your foundation will filter thru the gravel and into the basic for the sump pump to pump out.
Jan
8
answered Why does my shower goes cold when any other faucet is turned on?
Jan
8
comment How can I prevent my HVAC condensate drain line from freezing?
Cutting the pipe off and allowing water to run down your siding is a bad idea. Eventually you'll get algae and staining. You should fix that in the spring. Not to mention that it will just end up freezing nearer to the house now and down the side of your house.
Jan
8
answered How do I prevent mobile home flexible water lines from freezing?
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Sep
17
comment Is there any harm in using shorter shelf brackets with a deeper shelf?
If you are going in person, you can always try them out. I've mixed and matched uprights and brackets from Lowes before. I ended up using name brand uprights and generic brackets I believe, or vice versa.
Sep
13
answered Is this plastic pipe connecting city water to the main line dangerous?