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comment Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
I don't believe our old house had an actual grounding rod. So all houses may not have them. I believe everything in our house was eventually grounded to the plumbing. If your house is an older house, that's maybe why you can't find an actual grounding rod.
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comment What could be the source of an intermittent, unlocatable rotten egg smell?
Do you have a gas stove? Residential gas has a 'rotten egg' smell added to it so you can smell a leak.
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comment Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
@MarcRochkind gothcha. In theory, the conduit should be grounded. Ideally you'd know where the grounding rod is, but even if you don't--at least in theory--everything in the house should be grounded to it. So if the coupler is grounded to a junction box, for instance, that should be linked back to the main ground.
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comment Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
If the metallic ventilator on top of the shed is grounded, you may not have to worry about the antennae. I'm not positive about that, though. I've never heard that a secondary ground needs to be connected to the main but that could be true. I'd be interested in knowing why. I still think just grounding it through the COAX coupler will be the easiest solution.
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comment Changing sconce from flourescent to halogen
glad it worked!
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answered How to improve the drainage of a patio with 6“x6”x39" cement blocks used for edging?
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
I think these two questions can be merged into one.
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
@user2059078 I do think you have a few too many questions on the same topic. It seems like we can't always give you the answer you need because there's more details in a different question that we aren't aware of.
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
@user2059078 not trying to be argumentative...sincerely trying to help here...but I do think you are over-thinking things. If there's no water problems under the deck (I'd definitely confirm that) you can probably leave that section alone but still handle the rest of the project as I stated in my answer. Essentially do the exact same thing but you'd simply cut a square out of one corner of your work. As long as you are sloped away from that section, you'll be fine. Pavers are forgiving. There's wiggle room. That's one of the nice things about using them.
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
Ha! True. Ok, so the latest edit, that's yet another variation. I think this question is getting a bit too broad at this point. Anyhow, that last example is actually more similar to your first example then second. Though the surface is on a curve and changes level, it's still laid in a square pattern. There's nothing really special you need to do there other than keep your lines straight. It's a gradual enough change in level that you're not going to have worry about the joints much at all. Some will naturally be a bit wider, but likely not noticeable visually.
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
@user2059078 right...but why are we talking about warped spiral patios now? I thought you were laying a flat square patio? You keep moving the goal posts on us.
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comment how critical are distances between studs?
Annoying for the next person that wants to find a stud, but for non-load-bearing walls, it's mostly irrelevant. It's probably too late now, but FWIW, in climates like MN, I much prefer to use metal studs over wood: diy.stackexchange.com/a/8644/1209
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answered Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
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comment Are there fans for radiators to improve performance?
As an aside, this is exactly how baseboard radiators are designed. The vent is at the top, opening at the bottom, to get air to circulate naturally via rising.
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
(BTW, overthinking projects is one of my biggest problems too. I tend to over plan and still screw something up, so I've slowly gotten in the habit of spending less time planning, more time trying, and worse case, I just have to try twice to fix it. :)
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
I don't understand your edit. That's a very different problem than the sloped flat patio. I think you're way overthinking this project. That said, in general, the main benefit of using pavers is that they are a rather flexible option for dealing with surface variants. If you had to do the latter, you'd prep the base and lay the pavers just as you would on a flat patio. The big difference is you'd have to do some crazy custom cuts in the latter. They actually make paver sets for handling circles and radii that are precut (though not sure specifically for elevated spiral patios...)
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
@user2059078 all paver patios are (or at least, should be) sloped so this is pretty normal. Once the sand is screeded you just start laying down the bricks in whichever pattern you prefer. The built in spacer allow you to simply abut each brick to the next and retain the proper joint gap. It's sort of like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Just be sure that the joint between the house and the patio has some space for expansion. No special technique needed other than the standard way.
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comment Changing sconce from flourescent to halogen
Yes. One of the black wires would go to the white. Not sure what this has to do with the kind of bulb you are using, though.
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comment How can I protect my hardwood floors without sanding and refinishing?
get a rug? A top coat likely won't adhere unless you do a proper sanding first. Alternatively, let them be. Call it 'patina'.