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Nov
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answered Is it possible to use a dryer vent as a heat source in the winter?
Nov
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comment Is it possible to boost an electrical circuit for more current draw?
Could you clarify what you mean by "trip my UPS"? UPS is an un-interruptable power supply (battery backed-up mains voltage). So is your breaker tripping? Does the UPS just momentarily detect a loss of power from the outlet? etc.
Oct
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comment What is the name of ducting I am looking for if they even make it?
@Dylan Maybe I'm way off-base but your account here is linked to your stackoverflow and several other SE accounts, do you really want to publicize that you're shopping for hydro gardening equipment? People will assume one thing, like dbracey has.
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answered Is there software that can optimally determine how to cut sheets of plywood for a project?
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Dec
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comment what is beeping in my house?
@Asdfg: You should accept Steven's answer if it was your thermostat filter reminder.
Dec
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comment what is beeping in my house?
usually a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm with a low battery. The occasional beep is the signal that the battery is getting low. They can be frustrating to locate as for some reason the high pitch beep is hard to narrow down to a single room. I usually close all the doors to rooms to help eliminate areas.
Oct
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comment What are the most important things to check/do after buying a home?
Many big box stores (Lowes, Home Depot, etc) will also rekey the QuickKey and Schlage locks quite cheaply ($5 per where I live).
Sep
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comment What are some of the best books/resources on home inspection for first time home buyers?
lots of good detail in your answer, +1
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comment Why does my house carry sound so much?
+1 for the ASCII diagram. Sorry I don't have an answer for you.
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Jun
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comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
@Lev Bishop: I feel it's worth mentioning that LED lights can produce a better quality of light (even if the particular linked to bulbs do not). Many LED lights have a CRI over 90.
Feb
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comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
@Frustrated in op - This is still happening, I have not solved it. Roofers tell me that the moisture barrier (has a special name I cannot recall) has been breached by ice dams and it requires repair/replacing at this point.
Jan
10
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
Judging by how much water is on the ceiling, and how much is on the windows, I would say this is not the case. Temp in that room is 55-60* F and relative humidity is 40-60% (I happen to have measured). The windows themselves do not have much moisture/ice on them.