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Apr
10
comment How would I replace this wall?
external walls are typically load bearing (They bear the the floor and roof above). So you'll likely need to install a beam at the very least to help carry the load to support columns. If the floor joists above run parallel, however, it's likely carrying much less of a load (vs. if the were running perpendicular)
Apr
10
comment When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
@amphibient oh, to clarify, I got why there were two sets--I just wasn't used to seeing the outlet, itself, being used to connect them. In past homes, that was always done via pigtailing.
Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
oh! Hmm...I'd say that's maybe over complicating things, but I've been known to overcomplicate things too. :) As for PEX, I don't think it'd have the same thermal transference as copper (even with PEX piping, the baseboards are still copper, I believe). With the pinhole design, the one concern would be if that would cause a major bottle neck in your flow causing issues with that overall circuit...but maybe remedied by just making sure the total area of the 4 holes equals the diameter of the intake/outake pipes (NOTE that I'm neither a plumber or mathematician, though!)
Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Possibly, but if it's baseboard heat already, most of the heat transference is via fins. For example, the metal covering to the baseboard heaters is usually pretty hot. So, one option would be to do essentially what you have, but add fins to the copper (instead of oil). You may need to make it a proper loop, though (So instead of an 'E' shape you may have to use an 'S' shape)
Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Here's a thought...run the HW through copper and then encase the copper in your iron pipes.
Apr
9
comment Can forced central air be retrofitted with central humdifier?
You don't need a heat source for a humidifier. It's the fan that does the work circulating the air for you.
Apr
9
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Are you attaching this to an existing hydronic heat system? If so, is this an older system (cast iron radiators) or a newer system (baseboard copper)? FWIW, I think most towel warmers are electric, as a typical bare heating pipe could get dangerously hot to the touch.
Apr
9
answered Preserving cracked concrete
Apr
9
comment Can I attach vinyl siding to a concrete foundation with Tapcons?
But if paint is just not enough, you could consider stucco. That'd be much more appropriate than Vinyl siding, IMHO, and would offer a nice finished surface that would also add a bit of contrast (in a good way) with the existing vinyl siding above.
Apr
9
comment Can I attach vinyl siding to a concrete foundation with Tapcons?
Vinyl siding usually isn't an improvement :) (yes, I know, that's mainly a matter of opinion...)
Apr
9
answered Can this sheetrock be repaired or does it need to be replaced?
Apr
8
comment What is the best way to fill finishing nail holes on door and floor trim?
I used this on my last paint job. Put up wainscoting, painted it white, THEN came back to fill the nail holes with a white crayon/pencil like this. I thought it worked really well.
Apr
7
comment What is the relative importance of cut-retardant safety gloves when using a chainsaw?
I think the rationale for protecting any part of your body is just that--to protect a part of your body. If you aren't protecting the rest of your body, don't ask if you should buy gloves, ask if you should ALSO buy protection for other parts of the body. (the answer is, btw: yes, of course you should! :) )
Apr
5
comment What type of pen do I need for my rabbit?
Sorry, I can't speak for Europe. But I don't think it's anything special. Any online pet store should have them. Here's a link for PetCo in the US to get an idea of what the product is: petco.com/product/13904/…
Apr
5
comment Do I need builders risk insurance for a kitchen remodel
Are you planning on suing yourself if you screw up? :)
Apr
5
answered What type of pen do I need for my rabbit?
Apr
5
comment What do you call a widget that holds the side of a curtain against a wall?
While that's what they are, you likely want to be searching for what HerrBag mentioned. The proper term/device is a 'curtain tie back'. It's essentially the same thing, but larger, and usually designed to look nicer.
Apr
1
comment How to get experience handling power outlets without electrocution?
Always turn the power off. That said, also never grab a wire. Always brush the back of your hand against it first. Just in case it is live, you don't want to be holding the wire as you may not be able to let go once the electricity starts flowing.
Apr
1
comment Painting Prefinished baseboard
Isn't the point of buying prefinished baseboard that you DON'T have to finish it? If you want to paint it, don't get the prefinished stuff. Get the preprimed stuff.
Apr
1
comment how do I build a 7 to 9 inch high water dam?
Instead of a berm, you likely want a ditch to direct the water away. Consider a surface drainage system or a french drain (covered in gravel).