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New homeowner and aspiring handyperson.


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comment Do I need soffit vents and can I add them without taking the roof apart?
Is your "true attic area" actually connected to the soffits? I'm not sure if that's what you mean by "connected by about a foot depth of air space up the roof". Is that your rafter cavity? If so, then you could add soffit ventilation. As for whether you need it, your new metal roof may benefit from it if you get cold weather. Depends on how well your living space is insulated. If you have a cold winter and your space leaks warm moist air to the underside of a poorly-vented metal roof, moisture will condense on the cold metal - bad. If your insulation is really good that's not a concern.
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answered Why is there a copper wire attached to this water pipe?
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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.
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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.
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answered Grout or caulk between acrylic bathtub and tile?
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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.
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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.
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answered How do I secure a copper pipe going through a wall?
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answered How to replace stripped faucet stem?