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Residential remodeler, Michigan licensed residential builder since 2001, electrical engineer, software developer, husband, father, Christian


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answered How do we fit a pedestal sink top onto a vanity base?
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answered How can I totally smooth a wall surface without replastering?
Oct
10
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Oct
8
revised How to level bathroom plywood subfloor before tiling?
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Oct
8
answered How to level bathroom plywood subfloor before tiling?
Oct
7
revised Electrical requirements for 3ph IR lamps
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Oct
7
comment Electrical requirements for 3ph IR lamps
Not user suspended.. the question.. I'll rephrase
Oct
7
answered Electrical requirements for 3ph IR lamps
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awarded  Explainer
Jul
25
comment What should be done with dirt from digging out sewer drain pipe?
The pH only needs to be high(12) for a day, to realize sterilization. Re-amendment can be done to the surface, if necessary, after a few weeks. Its likely to return to near normal (6 to 8) by itself. A pH test kit is fairly inexpensive, as is ammonium sulfate, used to lower pH
Jul
24
comment Framing a wall over a carpeted floor
Would also suggest treated lumber for floor contact in basement (or slab-on-grade). Sill sealer is also a good idea: it breaks capillary action. Also leave drywall gapped above floor for same reason(3/8 to 1/2)
Jul
24
comment How to repair a giant hole in plaster over drywall (maybe ?)
Agree on backing support and drywall backfill. I would leave it slightly depressed from main surface (1/8 to 1/4) and do a first skim coat with hot mud (setting joint compound) to flush. When firm, topping or general purpose premixed joint compound to overcoat both patch and existing wall.
Jul
24
revised What should be done with dirt from digging out sewer drain pipe?
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24
answered What should be done with dirt from digging out sewer drain pipe?
Jul
15
answered What might cause water to leak under or behind a bathtub?
Jul
14
answered How long to wait after tile installation before placing heavy objects on it?
Jun
23
revised A splitter for low-voltage wire
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Jun
23
answered A splitter for low-voltage wire
Jun
12
comment Should I set wooden porch pillars into, or on to concrete footings?
A small addition: soak the post bottoms in a preservative /water repellant. This is especially true on the cut ends of pretreated posts.
Jun
8
answered Can I remove the insulation from flex duct