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comment new railings - should I use cedar or treated pine?
A railing (no ground contact) in southern California (It never rains in Southern California...) probably isn't going to have a huge moisture problem to deal with anyways. So I'd go with the option that's easier to finish and more dimensionally stable (which is likely the cedar).
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accepted What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?
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comment What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?
aha! Thanks! I was able to nudge it ever-so-slightly tighter. On closer look, it appears I wasn't the first to do this. The HW faucet's packing nut is at least one half turn tighter than the cold. And I think a bit of the packing material is squeezing through. Can I 'repack' it if it's just too far gone?
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asked What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?
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comment How well will leather couch hold up in screened in deck
I'd be more concerned with the TV left in the screened porch. :)
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comment what is recommended ceiling height for a flat natural pine ceiling to avoid feeling closed in
we can't answer this. It's all going to depend on everything else (windows, light, furnishings, decor, wall coverings, floor coverings, traffic flow, personal preferences, etc.)
Aug
18
comment Putting PT Piers in Ground
How far below ground are the top of the piers? If it's not too deep, you could set post blocks (those pyramid looking concrete blocks with post anchors on the top) to raise it a bit (assuming the top of the poured piers are nice and flat.)
Aug
4
comment How to identify the type of plastic
PVC fumes are not nice.
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
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
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.)