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Jul
28
comment Does PEX leach BPA when used for hot water plumbing?
@Bryce yes, a tankless system is much less worrisome.
Jul
27
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Jul
27
revised What tool should I use to cut memory foam?
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Jul
24
comment Is there a better material than treated pine, for building tree houses?
Be sure to use flexible connectors between the wood and the tree to allow for movement to prevent the cracking and breakage from movement. Also, if you have a proper roof on it, you likely don't need to use treated wood. Treated wood is really for exposed elements (ie, they get wet)
Jul
23
comment How do I permantely plumb 5 tiki torches around my pool by placing a T on my buried propane tank which feed the pool/hot tub heater?
You'd need a "T" fitting.
Jul
23
comment 1924 stone chimney total rebuild
Get a second opinion ASAP.
Jul
22
comment What should I do with my leaking chimney?
I wouldn't keep just part of a chimney. That would look weird--plus it's no longer useful in the future (not a lot of people like ventless fireplaces).
Jul
22
revised Can I use composite wood to make ground-contact retaining stairs?
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Jul
22
answered Can I use composite wood to make ground-contact retaining stairs?
Jul
22
comment Should I keep a bathroom door open or closed to keep it from expanding?
Whether it is open or closed has no bearing on it expanding due to excessive moisture. Though if the room isn't properly vented with an exhaust fan, leaving it open may reduce the overall moisture in that one area.
Jul
22
comment 2 circuits connected in one box?
@BradGilbert I wired it all back up and it still reads 110--even though there are two hots on the outlet. So, definitely still confused. I'll pull off the breaker panel and report back on what I see.
Jul
19
comment 2 circuits connected in one box?
Yep, it's definitely half-switched. I can confirm that. I need to read up on backfeed, though. That's a new concept to me. So, if that's the case, am I OK wiring everything back up the way it was with the new outlet?
Jul
19
revised 2 circuits connected in one box?
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Jul
19
comment 2 circuits connected in one box?
The thing is that I have to shut off TWO circuit breakers to make sure all the lines are dead on that outlet. That seems to me that there's two circuits going into it? (and yes, I'm not using any back-stab connections on the new outlets--all proper pigtail (if needed) to screw posts.)
Jul
18
asked 2 circuits connected in one box?
Jul
18
revised Can I replace Slater boxless receptacles with conventional ones?
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Jul
18
comment Is wood strength affected after weathering wood?
@Matt I completely wing it. So, I'm probably no help at all when it comes to ratios :) But I figure if I'm weathering it, a bit of variation goes along with it anyways.
Jul
17
answered Is wood strength affected after weathering wood?
Jul
17
accepted Does cork flooring underlayment have to be glued down?
Jul
17
comment Does cork flooring underlayment have to be glued down?
So, in the end, what I did was only tape the seams together of the underlayment. It seems to have worked well in the year or so since. I ended up using Gorilla tape ('super' duct tape). Thanks for the advice!