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Jun
22
comment Electrical 'input' connector?
Well, not so much the fireplace. The fan. And most fans are cord connected devices...
Jun
21
comment Electrical 'input' connector?
I never thought of that! Good suggestion. Anyone know if they are applicable to household wiring?
Jun
21
asked Electrical 'input' connector?
Jun
21
comment Do I need to 'burn out' the LP in the gas lines prior to swapping out an appliance?
@Tester101 I think what happened is we have an 'iffy' valve on the tank. Turning it back on all the way and then back off again fixed it. Maybe it hadn't been turned in a while and just needed some coaxing? Either way, I'm going to have the propane company look at it.
Jun
21
accepted Do I need to 'burn out' the LP in the gas lines prior to swapping out an appliance?
Jun
21
asked Do I need to 'burn out' the LP in the gas lines prior to swapping out an appliance?
Jun
16
asked Test gas cooktop without a gas line?
Jun
16
comment Type of insulation between exhaust flue and chimney flue?
Thanks! Went to the fireplace shop over the weekend and they had something just like this (a ceramic wool).
Jun
16
accepted Type of insulation between exhaust flue and chimney flue?
Jun
16
comment Quantitative measurement for sound dampening methods
A drop ceiling is likely the easiest/quickest way to reduce sound transfer.
Jun
16
comment How to keep a block wall from blowing out at the bottom
Do you have a permit for this structure? If so, there should be engineering stamps and approval by the permitting office. If they and the inspector are OK with everything, then you should be fine. If there is no permit, then you may want to re think things.
Jun
15
comment basement bathroom flooring options in old 1929 house
I'd go with tile which a) fits the era b) doesn't have to be expensive (hit up the ReUse center) and c) a good material for damp areas (baths/basements)
Jun
14
asked Type of insulation between exhaust flue and chimney flue?
Jun
13
comment Is using a humidifier to make paint dry slower a good idea?
what is the benefit of not letting latex dry fast?
Jun
12
comment Is there a recommended distance between fasteners on sole plates?
@rand I used EPS for insulation. Densarmor is not a vapor barrier. It's sheetrock. It painted OK, though note it has a very slight texture to it. In hindsight, I should have skim coated the entire board--not just the joints. Note that the method I outlined is the method Building Science Corp recommends (and the US DOE suggests).
Jun
12
comment What is this stain on my brick?
I still don't really see the stain.
Jun
11
answered We hear a constant bass subwoofer like thumping noise every night from about midnight to 7 am
Jun
11
comment How to avoid spinng sharkbite on moen spout?
Indeed. The spinning is actually one of the benefits of a sharkbite (in many situations)
Jun
10
comment Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?
Then...you may be out of luck. Those rubber pads are designed specifically for this. So if that's not cutting it, there might be bigger issues at work here. Is it at all possible to move the bed to a different room? Maybe try additional mattresses? Memory foam? Mattress topper?
Jun
5
comment Are these foundation issues significant?
What is your question?