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awarded  Popular Question
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comment Will a spike protector work in reverse?
Is the attic on a subpanel?
Apr
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comment Removing a cast iron tub
On home shows they always break up old cast iron tubs with a sledgehammer.
Apr
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answered Copper tubing for refrigerator
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awarded  Editor
Sep
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revised Driveway expansion joints are rotting wood: What to replace the wood?
change formatting to match submitters intent
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accepted Driveway expansion joints are rotting wood: What to replace the wood?
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suggested suggested edit on Driveway expansion joints are rotting wood: What to replace the wood?
Feb
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answered Leaking outdoor faucet - stop gap solution?
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Feb
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answered How can I fix a bathtub that was not set properly?
Feb
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asked Driveway expansion joints are rotting wood: What to replace the wood?
Dec
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comment How do I drill a 2⅛ inch door knob hole over an existing 1½ inch hole?
You can make yourself a similar jig with your new hole saw, some scrap wood and a couple of clamps...
Oct
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comment What are the most important things to check/do after buying a home?
If your main water shutoff is below grade or otherwise awkward to reach you can get a tool that will let you operate the valve from a distance.
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accepted Does this 2x4 support my gable ridge?
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comment Does this 2x4 support my gable ridge?
I am accepting this answer because it matches my final conclusion: After studying all of the other roof structure and the wall underneath I concluded that it was meant to be temporary, the wall underneath is not designed to carry the load (so beefing up this post goes beyond one post: compression of the wall plate had opened up a large crack in the drywall that existed since we moved in) and finally after removing it determined that the ridge did not move using a story pole I cut before removing the post.