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Aug
13
comment Causes of condensation in basement wall
Yes, this is a frustrating, ongoing problem in North America. Most code enforcers are still woefully behind the times. In MN I had to argue the case before they finally relented and agreed that the Building Science method is the proper way to handle basement insulation.
Aug
13
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Aug
12
comment How to make a Tall Retaining Wall
BTW, a sketch would be a great help here.
Aug
12
comment How many CAT6 cables can fit in 3/4 conduit?
I'd argue 2 would be a practical limit for easy-pulling. Also, I don't think you'd ever want to use connected cables. For in-wall installs, you'd be connecting the cables to wall plates, so wouldn't have a use for the connector in the first place.
Aug
12
comment How many CAT6 cables can fit in 3/4 conduit?
(All that said, I've never moved into a house where network drops were located in a place I found useful, so even though I've used smurftube in the past, I now question how future proof it really makes things)
Aug
12
comment How many CAT6 cables can fit in 3/4 conduit?
If you're using smurftube, I'd go with the largest you can.
Aug
12
answered How to make a Tall Retaining Wall
Aug
12
comment Do integrated condenser tumble dryers exist?
I wasn't aware they made integrated dryers at all. Like thebjorn mentions, this seems like a bad idea in general. These are appliances that need regular maintenance and having access to all parts would seem important.
Aug
11
comment How to prevent heavy rainwater from jumping the gutter?
I have to concede some of the points made here. Even at 45 degrees, you're pushing a large amount of water water sideways possibly forcing it under some shingles.
Aug
11
comment High Tunnel truss
@Ecnerwal well, that doesn't make any sense. What good is a greenhouse underground in a tunnel? :)
Aug
11
comment How high should I make my yurt platform?
This was posted 4 years ago. How's the Yurt coming along!?
Aug
11
comment High Tunnel truss
Not sure building tunnels fits in the "home improvement" definition.
Aug
11
comment What do I do with unused spackle
Worst case, donate it to the local habitat-for-humanity or building materials resell center.
Aug
10
comment Mounting TV - can't find studs
@MikeMiller I don't know what a Sky palace is.
Aug
10
comment How to prevent heavy rainwater from jumping the gutter?
@DMoore I think your thinking of rain diverters that you put above doors when there's no gutters? I was thinking that too, but I'd be worried about all the back splash generated from the amount of water coming out of that gutter. Might cause water issues elsewhere.
Aug
10
comment How to prevent heavy rainwater from jumping the gutter?
@DMoore agreed! +1 just for the GIF! (good question in general, too!)
Aug
10
comment How to prevent heavy rainwater from jumping the gutter?
I think this is a really good idea! I'd probably go 45 degrees.
Aug
10
answered How to prevent heavy rainwater from jumping the gutter?
Aug
10
answered When is a fence considered light weight and how do you chose if you need a heavy or a light fence?
Aug
10
comment Mounting TV - can't find studs
Is this new construction? Old? House? Condo? Interior or exterior wall?