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Nov
23
answered How much heat loss through bathroom fan vent?
Nov
19
comment When ordering crushed stone for path, how much should be ordered to allow for compaction?
If I may, I'd suggest you edit your question down to the bare essential: "What % of volume is lost when compacting 3/4 minus?"
Nov
19
comment When ordering crushed stone for path, how much should be ordered to allow for compaction?
@TreyJackson read my updated answer.
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Also, no matter how safe you are, note that 24' is a LOT higher from above than below. :) I recently cleaned the gutters on the 3 storey side of my house. Never again. :)
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
To add to the confusion, a lot of ladders aren't labeled properly. When recently shopping, I discovered that the advertised height on the ladders I was looking at was about 20% less than the actual practical height of the ladder. Beware the small print!
Nov
19
revised When ordering crushed stone for path, how much should be ordered to allow for compaction?
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Nov
19
comment When ordering crushed stone for path, how much should be ordered to allow for compaction?
@TreyJackson no, you are asking how much to order. If you are asking what the compaction rate is, then I suggest changing the title of your question to reflect that.
Nov
19
comment How many posts for a shed?
The fewer posts, the beefier your floor joists need to be to handle the span.
Nov
17
answered How can I stop a water leak in my basement?
Nov
17
comment What could be causing the copper green smells in my house when the furnace turns on?
there is a lot going on here. Why is the furnace pulling air from your fireplace? What is the connection between hardi-plank and copper green?
Nov
17
comment streamlined snow shoveling
I'm not convinced either of those solutions (nor the sled solution below) would work with heavy snow. With heavy snow, you really do have to move it up and off the sidewalk, rather than just push it around. In some cases, a SMALLER shovel can actually make that more tolerable, as it prevents you from lifting too much wet snow at once--which is where the back injuries usually come from.
Nov
15
awarded  Announcer
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
comment Is it really such a terrible idea to have original pine floorboards in a bathroom?
Sure it could work. The only major concern would be if there are gaps in between the boards where water could pool and sit (or steam infiltrate causing expansion issues).
Nov
8
comment Why would it matter whether a front-loading washer is upstairs?
@steveha I believe Consumer Reports has some reviews on the front loaders that vibrate the least. Maybe see if the PSE one is on that list.
Nov
8
comment How would a professional flash this?
@Brett it looks like this roof was built over an existing one? I'm not a roofing expert, but it seems that this entire edge of the roof should have been flashed with some custom z-channel so that it was under both sets of shingles to begin with.
Nov
7
comment When is it appropriate to use a wood rule rather than a tape measure?
While certainly said in jest, I do challenge the down voters to prove me wrong! :)
Nov
7
answered When is it appropriate to use a wood rule rather than a tape measure?
Nov
7
comment Why are the contractors leaving lambs wool fibers in my floor finish?
free insulation!