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comment Do brass ball valves have to be oriented with the flow of water?
And NSF61-8 is NSF/ANSI 61 Section 8 “Drinking Water System Components - Mechanical Devices (Low Lead and chemical / organics leaching test) Don't worry about it too much.
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comment Found hole with water under house
Are you on well water? Do you know where your well is? This (albeit usually with concrete rings and lid) is a typical wellhead installation from a certain era in these parts.
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comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Use 1" EMT (room for 7 #6 wires, so spacious for 3-4) and it will probably cool BETTER than NM cable...
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comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Given it's a short run, and any potential (which has been described) of rodents, I'd choose conduit, as cheap fire insurance. Rodents can and do chew on wires, and they can and do burn buildings down as a result. I'm a bit amazed at whatever code @Pooch is living under having the electric and gas main in the same closet, rather than separated by at least 10 feet as most places do, but codes do vary wildly, and places where the gas and electric company are the same company often have less caution than other places.
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comment What's the true longevity of exposed fastener metal roofs?
It's things like the wind being able to get under them (period) that make them (in my estimation) probably inferior to standing seam, which manages a system that holds the metal firmly on the roof and yet also lets it move with temperature changes. A strong wind event could wreak the sort of havoc it does on other shingles, where standing seam would be much more resistant to that type of damage. Standing seam also keeps the exposure of the edge of the sheet to a minimum - that's the Achilles heel of otherwise corrosion resistant coated steel roofing materials. I presume they cost less than SS.
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comment What's the true longevity of exposed fastener metal roofs?
I doubt it, though I lack data. There are specific aspects of how standing seam works that make for long, leak-free life when done correctly. I doubt metal shingles replicate those aspects, but there are many ways to make metal shingles (not a product I've seen much, though) and some may work in favor of a long useful life. Many more joints probably work against them, though.
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comment Is there a more rugged finish than Polyurethane for a heavy use table?
As far as I recall, we sought out "gym floor finish" (most likely an oil-based poly) for our hard-used kitchen table (clear finish, no tablecloth, still going strong 40 years and several refinishes later.)
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comment Vent below window
I'll take "ugly pipe" over "the lovely smell of sewer gas wafting in the window" 10 times out of 10.
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comment How do I properly frame an opening to angle a through-wall air conditioner?
As noted, if you offset by 1/4" over a distance of more than 2.37", you will not achieve a 6 degree slope. The answer is, in fact, about how to frame an angled opening, at an angle, properly. But do feel free to ignore that, this is only the internet. It's no more difficult than framing it level...
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comment Repair tub liner with water trapped beneath
I did try it. I liked it. About $1200 later, the bathroom was good as new. Actually, better than new.
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