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New homeowner and aspiring handyperson.


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awarded  Enlightened
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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awarded  Notable Question
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
2
answered Why is there a copper wire attached to this water pipe?
Nov
30
comment Can I restore a bathroom sink with automotive filler and spray on enamel?
There are sink/tub resurfacing products (usually epoxies) that are designed for this and will probably perform significantly better than enamel.
Nov
30
comment Can a water heater be installed overhead?
I'm not sure about the code constraints, but a few things to keep in mind: you'll need access to the tank for maintenance, and the P&T relief valve needs a discharge pipe that terminates within a foot of the floor.
Nov
30
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
30
answered Grout or caulk between acrylic bathtub and tile?
Nov
30
comment Why did our kitchen faucet stop working?
Are you sure there isn't some other valve upstream of your sink that is closed? It's very odd for the faucet to suddenly completely stop flowing or at least leaking unless it has been worked on recently.
Nov
19
comment Installing a shower flange in a subfloor
+1, you don't need that area sealed, and the shower pan will hold it in place. Also, if you add a bunch of sealant before attaching the drain to the shower pan, you're reducing your ability to adjust it into place once attached to the shower.
Nov
19
answered How do I secure a copper pipe going through a wall?
Sep
22
answered How to replace stripped faucet stem?
Sep
12
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
10
comment Can I add a pendant fixture to ceiling fan?
Good point, @bib. Added that.
Sep
10
revised Can I add a pendant fixture to ceiling fan?
added note about fan box
Sep
9
answered Can I add a pendant fixture to ceiling fan?
Aug
26
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
8
comment Dryer vent pipes touching copper hot water pipe
@MarkPhillips, thanks. If this answers your question please click the checkmark to the left of my answer to accept this answer.
Aug
8
comment Dryer vent pipes touching copper hot water pipe
@mike, the plumbing should be grounded, as should the dryer's housing. So contact between them shouldn't be problematic.