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answered dry wall anchor won't hold
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comment Solvented or Solvent-Free Grab Adhesives?
@keshlam, no it is like "no more nails"
Mar
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comment How to leak proof roof?
The issue is the underlay. It is EXPECTED that rain will get in a little between tiles with some wind directions. The underlay should then direct the few drops of water that got in harmlessly into the gutter.
Feb
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comment Rail bookshelves on a wall with steel studs
@isherwood, That the point, it is very hard to find out how much steal studs will support, as you don't know how they are fixed etc. THEREFORE personally I would be looking for a set of free standing shelves.
Feb
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answered Rail bookshelves on a wall with steel studs
Feb
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asked Solvented or Solvent-Free Grab Adhesives?
Feb
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comment Reverse polarity on outlets, any negative side-effects?
@PlasmaHH, I know they used to in the USA, as the earth connect was not common on old wiring. The French often swap L and N, therefore when equipment from the USA was used in France....
Feb
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comment Reverse polarity on outlets, any negative side-effects?
It is not safe as some equipment (incorrectly) assumes the neutral and earths are the same, and therefore connects neutral to the metal case.
Feb
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comment Reverse polarity on outlets, any negative side-effects?
@NaftuliTzviKay, not if you consider that the switch is there to make it safe to work on the light!
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Jan
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answered Toilet gurgling when another one is flushing: 6-way joint
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comment Do I need to add a vent when moving a toilet drain across the bathroom?
In the UK we would use a air admittance valve close to the WC if the bench was more then about 12 feet. However our drain pipes may be larger so more forgiving.
Jan
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comment Why do I have a vent stack if none of my fixtures are vented?
Most of the time separate vents are not needed unless pipe runs are very long. Air admittance values are a more modem way of doing it in some cases.
Jan
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comment Why do I have a vent stack if none of my fixtures are vented?
Maybe worth adding air admittance values are be used, then a stack is only needed at the end of the drain line.
Nov
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comment Why are “Wire Nuts” not used in the UK?
How common where RCDs?
Oct
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answered What type of paint and how many coats should be used to paint a radiator?