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New homeowner and aspiring handyperson.


Apr
16
answered How do I connect two 220V devices each with 12/2 wire to a 220V 12/3 feed?
Apr
12
answered What is the right way to connect 7 conductors in an electrical box?
Apr
8
comment How do I properly seal slate tile?
I'm not sure about a sealant, but when you're doing the shower be sure to install a waterproof membrane or backer board. Natural stone and grout is porous, and you don't want to rely on a non-permanent chemical coating to keep water out of your walls.
Apr
6
comment What is causing the loud, electrical humming noise in my walls?
A bathroom vent fan may also be a culprit -- these can get relatively loud and you'll never know when your neighbor might turn it on. Do you know what room is on the other side of your wall?
Apr
1
comment Best way to flash an EPDM rubber roof on a concrete roof deck?
OK, it may be an overly technical question, but I'm open to any ideas! Anyone?
Mar
29
awarded  Editor
Mar
29
revised Has anyone ever used IdeaPaint?
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Mar
29
asked Best way to flash an EPDM rubber roof on a concrete roof deck?
Mar
29
answered Has anyone ever used IdeaPaint?
Mar
25
comment Converting from Oil to Gas heat. Any recommendations?
We're also making the same change from oil to gas. This is the right advice -- have your HVAC contractor visit and do a "heat loss calculation" -- an estimate of what heat output will be required to keep your house warm on the coldest day of the year in your climate, based on the size of your house, number of windows, types of insulation, etc. For efficiency, you'll want the minimal size that can keep your house warm, with perhaps a little extra in case you build an addition. :)
Mar
25
answered furnace creating a ground?
Mar
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
6
answered How do I go about hanging a hammock?
Mar
6
answered How to get rid of a burned coal smell that's coming to my flat?
Mar
5
answered What to do about furnace that's drawing gas odors into the room instead of heat?
Feb
25
accepted Is it bad/unusual for an oil burner to turn off then immediately back on?
Feb
21
asked Is it bad/unusual for an oil burner to turn off then immediately back on?
Feb
20
comment Is it okay that a Leviton 9860-LHG CFL lampholder has no ground wire?
Good answer. Again, a junction box only needs to be grounded if it is conductive (metal) -- one perk of using PVC boxes is that you don't need to ground them.
Feb
13
comment What could cause the water from melting snow off a roof to be yellow?
I had a similar problem and believe it was caused by rotting leaves in my rain gutter (eaves trough). Turns out the gutter rounds a corner near where I saw the yellowish icicles, and during a recent rain I noticed that corner seam leaking a lot. So I think the water mixed with decaying gunk in the gutter, leaked out, and perhaps ran along the bottom of the gutter.
Feb
8
comment Is there a way to simply splice in an additional length of 12/2 NM-B cable?
Awesome, this will come in handy! Link to the product at Home Depot: homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202204326/h_d2/…