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Sep
13
asked What are the primary differences between air paint sprayers and airless paint sprayers?
Sep
12
comment How can I build a wall mounted adjustable height desk?
note that standing in front of bright windows isn't the best task lighting, and if you ever plan on opening the windows, dust and breezes aren't the best for most desktop devices (papers, computers, screens, etc.)
Sep
10
comment What's the standard height for an outlet?
I'd also think about even higher. If I ever build a house, I think most will be a waist/desk height. Just seems odd to always be bending over to plug/unplug everything. ;)
Sep
10
comment Is it possible to detect from the power outlet if there would be current that needs grounding?
Most computer power bricks don't have a ground so not sure that would help you in your case. FWIW, the old Apple TiBooks had this issue where you could feel current with your palms on the computer and bare feet on concrete or earth. I solved it by always having my feet on a rubber matt.
Sep
9
accepted How many wires is too many for an outlet?
Sep
9
comment How many wires is too many for an outlet?
Thanks Jeremy. Everything was 14 gauge (15 amp circuit). These are decent outlets I'm using to replace (leviton) so decide to go ahead and put 4 on the posts, 4 on the push-ins. It'll do for now. If we stay in this home long enough, I think that bath will be gutted and I'll then run a separate circuit for the bath.
Sep
8
asked How many wires is too many for an outlet?
Sep
8
comment Is it normal to find cracks in new concrete?
@aroth I'm not a structural engineer, so have no way of knowing. But I have found that the sloppier something looks, the odds go up that it's simply done poorly all around.
Sep
8
comment Is it normal to find cracks in new concrete?
Looks like a rather sloppy pour.
Sep
8
comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
You can't compact sand very well.
Sep
8
comment Should I use concrete, or some other method to fix this entry area?
what's holding up the walls? Is there a foundation? I've never seen a dirt floor in a finished house.
Sep
7
comment How can I get windshield wiper fluid stains out of my garage floor?
You need some windshield wiper wiper fluid.
Sep
6
comment Type of firm/place to contact to have house features pre-finished?
I'm cool with filling nail holes and scuffs. The main concern about having the painter in the house is 1) expenses (I assume it's more expensive to hand paint in place than in a spray booth) and 2) our house isn't big and the rooms are cramped. I'd then be trading painting for furniture moving. ;)
Sep
5
comment What is the technical term for this corner cupboard?
"corner hutch"?
Sep
5
comment Type of firm/place to contact to have house features pre-finished?
ha! Yes true. That makes sense. Do a lot of painters pre-paint materials for you (sprayed in a shop?) I don't necessarily need (or want them) out to the house to paint after installation.
Sep
5
asked Type of firm/place to contact to have house features pre-finished?
Sep
5
comment How to seam new stucco to old stucco when patching large areas
My Stucco experience is limited, but I've never seen anything other than the diamond mesh, but I'll defer to a union stucco guy (I'm surprised there's still a Stucco Union in your neck of the woods...good stucco contractors are a dying breed)
Sep
4
comment Can a stud have a power line IN it?
the line could be passing THROUGH the stud, though (hole drilled in it)
Sep
4
comment How to seam new stucco to old stucco when patching large areas
@Bryce I guess I'm confused. The second photo appears to show new chicken wire stapled outside the felt paper.
Sep
4
answered How to seam new stucco to old stucco when patching large areas