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New homeowner and aspiring handyperson.


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
9
awarded  Notable Question
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
awarded  Custodian
Mar
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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
Mar
31
answered How do I install a bathroom exhaust system?
Mar
30
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
30
comment How do I locate a dryer exhaust vent?
Have you checked your attic? Sometimes dryers are (incorrectly) vented there.
Mar
26
comment How does one typically do “Old Work” with metal junction boxes?
Do you need an in-ceiling box? Metal surface mount pancake boxes are easy to find and install and may work depending on your desired fixture.