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Aug
10
answered Mounting TV - can't find studs
Aug
7
comment Refinishing chop block counter top
If it's not a big kitchen, and the countertop is in rough shape, it might be easier/cheaper in the long run (if you count your time) to just swap it for a new Ikea countertop.
Aug
7
comment Refinishing chop block counter top
Agreed. Butcher block is typically used for cutting on, and in that case, you want mineral oil--not a hard finish.
Aug
7
comment Why would my house be so humid even when the A/C is running?
@Edwin depends entirely on the house. A super insulated home, 3 tons might be double what's needed. A poorly insulated house with 8' south facing window, 3 tons might not nearly be enough.
Aug
7
comment Best way to add p-trap under my kitchen sink when drain goes down into slab
If it's a condo, maybe ask the neighbors if you can look under their sinks for clues.
Aug
7
answered Why would my house be so humid even when the A/C is running?
Aug
7
comment Removing lower section of an old chimney?
Unfortunately, gravity.
Aug
5
comment Suspect water heater is using too much gas
You mention you also have a dryer...dryers also use a lot of gas.
Aug
5
comment How do I re-wire a ceiling-fan to reverse its direction?
The fan in question isn't one controlled by a remote control nor is it a reversible fan.
Aug
5
comment How do I re-wire a ceiling-fan to reverse its direction?
Way late to this conversation, but is it possible that the angle of the blades can be adjusted (instead of reversing the motor)?
Aug
4
comment 2 PVC Pipes running from unit to basement
Yes, the outside makes it very clear. Make sure the furnace is off and cut them out as needed. I'd then replace with the same (looks like ABS). Reroute as needed.
Aug
4
comment 2 PVC Pipes running from unit to basement
The best way to figure this out, though, is to show us a photo of these pipes on the OUTSIDE of the house.
Aug
4
comment 2 PVC Pipes running from unit to basement
Yea, I can't think of any reason for those in an AC unit--aside from a condensate drain, but that'd be a drain--not a pipe going up. I think Darth is correct that they are air intake/exhaust for a high-efficiency vented furnace. If the furnace is off, you should be able to cut those out.
Aug
4
comment is this fencing legal?
@ALANWARD true, though in many parts of the US, you also often have to ensure that the 'good side' of the fence faces out. Having two fences may not be considered 'good' and they may make them take one down even if it's entirely within their property lines.
Aug
4
comment is this fencing legal?
It'd be entirely up to your local codes. Check with the city/county and ask.
Jul
30
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Jul
29
comment Close Garage Door?
There are minimum code requirements to aim for and then there is the ideal to aim for. We hope for the latter, but the reality is that it's often the former.
Jul
28
comment Close Garage Door?
Ideally it shouldn't matter if the connection between house and garage is properly insulated.
Jul
28
answered New “Hardwood” Floor Layout
Jul
24
answered Window in shower enclosure: What to do about it, if anything?