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Aug
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asked What are the tradeoffs supporting the bottom of a big drawer
Aug
21
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
comment How should I level the ground for my above ground pool?
Yeah, that is too much sand. The sand is there to provide a nice surface to feel good on the feet, not puncture the pool, not stress the liner, and protect from the ground underneath puncturing/stressing. But too much sand takes on its own life: it is able to move and carry the pool (at the extreme). Depending on how coarse the ground is, only 0.5 inch to 1.5 inches should be used. The 1.5 inches would be if there is very coarse gravel underneath.
Aug
19
comment How should I level the ground for my above ground pool?
How much sand is under the sagging area?
Aug
19
comment Should I use cement board or green board behind the walls of a neo angle shower?
Why use green when you can use cement board? As I recall, there is not a significant price difference. Perhaps it is because the finishing is more demanding?
Aug
18
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@DA01: Sure, but heating the air in the room heats the earth too. Heating the wall will reduce heat loss so, from an energy viewpoint, it is not all a loss.
Aug
18
answered What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
Aug
17
comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@Daniel: How do you feel about paving the rest of the perimeter of the building? That might be an option if groundwater is not a factor and only surface water causes the problem.
Aug
17
comment Why does my shower head leak water after I turn on my bathroom sink faucet?
A few more details please: Does it "leak" continuously until the sink is shut off? How long has it done this? Has anything (plumbing, washers, water temperature) changed recently?
Aug
17
answered Water coming in around foundation when it rains
Aug
17
revised Water coming in around foundation when it rains
fix apostrophe abuse
Aug
17
comment Can I use a Sharkbite connector to join copper to rubber pipe?
Rubber tube for a drinking fountain? Wouldn't that make the water taste bad?
Aug
17
revised Did I do a shoddy wiring job on a ceiling fan?
paragraphs; spelling; grammar
Aug
17
answered What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
Aug
16
answered How to reduce noise from my refrigerator?
Aug
13
answered One portable air conditioner - want to use it in two rooms
Aug
13
revised One portable air conditioner - want to use it in two rooms
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Aug
13
comment How to wire a three phase machine to a single phase plug?
@cathode: Since the three phase appears to be for heating elements and not a motor, this is a moot issue.
Aug
13
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
answered How to wire a three phase machine to a single phase plug?