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Dec
15
comment Is my attic floor over my garage strong enough to use it for storage and maybe as a small work area?
That's odd that they framed the floors with 2x10s but that attic with 2x6s. Anything to save a few pennies, I guess.
Dec
15
comment How do I prevent water from leaking into my basement?
Does your concrete patio slope towards your foundation?
Dec
14
comment Any downsides to upside down shelves?
That said, a lag screw can hold quite a bit of weight. Actually, for the same size, you'd likely get more holding power out of a screw than a bolt (a bold 'holds' a much smaller amount of threads than the wood would). For book shelves, I think the system would be fine.
Dec
13
comment Would you trust this PVC drain joint?
not that it helps you now, but FYI, when you can, it's best to put an access panel on the reverse side of the shower fixtures for this very purpose. That's not always doable depending on the layout and orientation, but when you can, it's nice to be able to orient the shower fixtures towards an interior closet wall so you can later access it from the other side if need be.
Dec
13
comment Can I use a Directv 4 way splitter to connect to an over the air TV antenna?
I suggest trying it. If it works, great. If not, disconnect the splitter and connect only one TV. If that works, then the splitter is causing an issue and you'll likely need to upgrade to a powered boosted splitter.
Dec
11
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Dec
11
comment Lutron LED/CFL Dimmer switch turns lights off the wrong way, up is down and down is up. What's the problem?
I'm confused by what you mean by 'steal power' from the outlet.
Dec
8
comment rigid foam board in basement with exterior guard overkill?
@Dolph if you go that route, consider EPS as well. You need it a bit thicker for the same r-value, but can cost a lot less than the EPS, and essentially does the same thing.
Dec
8
answered rigid foam board in basement with exterior guard overkill?
Dec
5
comment Should I redo this wall to avoid a mold sandwich?
@Zhentar DenShield does claim to be a water barrier, so I agree with you. That said, there's still the seams and screw holes so a coat of RedGard (IMHO) is worth it.
Dec
5
comment Should I redo this wall to avoid a mold sandwich?
Also a fan of Regard. So easy to apply, and it has the benefit of putting the water barrier closest to the wet side as you can likely get.
Dec
3
comment Possible to make a bathroom floor veneer with A4 Paper?
If you're going to go through that trouble, I'd suggest using actual sand (topped with an epoxy).
Dec
3
comment Weapon for scorpion hunting?
Sounds like a hunting question? Ask on sports.se?
Nov
26
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Nov
23
answered How much heat loss through bathroom fan vent?
Nov
19
comment How much volume is lost after compacting 3/4" crushed stone?
If I may, I'd suggest you edit your question down to the bare essential: "What % of volume is lost when compacting 3/4 minus?"
Nov
19
comment How much volume is lost after compacting 3/4" crushed stone?
@TreyJackson read my updated answer.
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Also, no matter how safe you are, note that 24' is a LOT higher from above than below. :) I recently cleaned the gutters on the 3 storey side of my house. Never again. :)
Nov
19
comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
To add to the confusion, a lot of ladders aren't labeled properly. When recently shopping, I discovered that the advertised height on the ladders I was looking at was about 20% less than the actual practical height of the ladder. Beware the small print!
Nov
19
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