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Feb
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comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
I don't believe code would allow you to vent the dryer indoors in the first place--with our without a vent fan.
Feb
3
comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
I do not know about the rules, so would have to defer to others. Typically, though, you don't want something competing for air in a room with a combustion appliance unless said vent is the exhaust for the appliance (such as a kitchen hood vent)
Feb
3
revised Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
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Feb
3
comment Old brick foundation walls, 125 years, need repointing and/or plaster finish. What is best method and materials to resurface these old bricks?
Just a thought: a lot of people really appreciate exposed brick. If it's structurally sound (assuming you repoint it) it may add value to the house.
Feb
3
comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
I'm not sure what the benefit of an exhaust fan in a laundry room would be. Arguably, if it's a gas dryer, an exhaust fan would actually be a bad idea. Interior bathrooms need fans, but that's usually about moisture (or smells).
Feb
3
answered Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
Feb
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Feb
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revised Can I add a light fixture to an existing circuit but with its own switch?
title is very unclear as written
Feb
2
comment What is the pros and cons of covering a basement ceiling with Drywalll vs. Panel board?
I think paneling will get you the 'brighter' goal, but that's about it. It won't likely have much bearing on sound or heat insulation.
Feb
2
answered What is the pros and cons of covering a basement ceiling with Drywalll vs. Panel board?
Feb
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comment Can we apply formica directly to bare sheetrock?
I don't know why you couldn't. But note that you can often get wall panelling with waterproof designs already applied.
Jan
31
comment Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
I don't believe our old house had an actual grounding rod. So all houses may not have them. I believe everything in our house was eventually grounded to the plumbing. If your house is an older house, that's maybe why you can't find an actual grounding rod.
Jan
31
comment What could be the source of an intermittent, unlocatable rotten egg smell?
Do you have a gas stove? Residential gas has a 'rotten egg' smell added to it so you can smell a leak.
Jan
31
comment Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
@MarcRochkind gothcha. In theory, the conduit should be grounded. Ideally you'd know where the grounding rod is, but even if you don't--at least in theory--everything in the house should be grounded to it. So if the coupler is grounded to a junction box, for instance, that should be linked back to the main ground.
Jan
31
revised Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
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Jan
31
comment Can I use conduit to ground an antenna?
If the metallic ventilator on top of the shed is grounded, you may not have to worry about the antennae. I'm not positive about that, though. I've never heard that a secondary ground needs to be connected to the main but that could be true. I'd be interested in knowing why. I still think just grounding it through the COAX coupler will be the easiest solution.
Jan
31
comment Changing sconce from flourescent to halogen
glad it worked!
Jan
31
answered How to improve the drainage of a patio with 6“x6”x39" cement blocks used for edging?
Jan
31
comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
I think these two questions can be merged into one.
Jan
31
comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?
@user2059078 I do think you have a few too many questions on the same topic. It seems like we can't always give you the answer you need because there's more details in a different question that we aren't aware of.