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Aug
23
comment What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?
Thanks everyone. I ended up dismantling the faucet and getting some new packing rope. Repacked it, put it all back together, and it's working! (Fingers crossed). In the end, easier that I thought it'd be. Home Depot said they don't sell washers for these anymore because most people don't bother fixing and just replace them. A shame as it really wasn't that difficult in the end.
Aug
23
accepted What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?
Aug
23
comment Cold water entering hot water circuit?
interesting! I'll head under the crawlspace tomorrow.
Aug
23
asked Cold water entering hot water circuit?
Aug
22
comment Washing machine hot water leaking. Is it ok to use with the hot water shut off?
the washer leaks, or the hose leaks? Hoses are easily replaced if that's the issue. But, in general, you don't actually need to use hot water very often with laundry.
Aug
22
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).
Aug
21
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?
Aug
21
asked What are my options for fixing a laundry faucet?
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?