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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.
Aug
7
answered Dryer vent pipes touching copper hot water pipe
Jun
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May
24
comment Can I convert a window A/C unit in to a pool-water cooled system?
Doing all this work with a window unit is crazy. At least upgrade to a mini-split and then you have an external condenser to work with. Plus a quieter interior.
May
5
comment How can I trim around an electrical outlet?
Looks pretty good angled. If you're comfortable with the electrical work, though, it's probably about the same amount of work to simply remove the box (probably involves destroying it) and reinstalling a bit higher. This assumes you have slack in the cable too, so your approach is safer.
Apr
28
comment How should I mount external hardware to a Greenboard/EPS exterior wall?
Sure, you could mount the hose reel on a post instead of directly on the house. A single 4x4 post should be more than adequate if properly set in concrete.
Apr
2
comment How do I install a bathroom exhaust system?
You're right -- if hiring out, you'd want an electrician to install and wire up the fan, and a roofer to install the vent penetration in the roof.
Mar
31
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Mar
31
reviewed Approve How can I make a park bench more sturdy?
Mar
31
revised Is super insulating exterior walls with rigid foam board insulation possible?
Clarify that advice applies to all types of rigid foam board