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comment Inverter air-conditioning units or non-inverter air-conditioning units?
More likely a rambling old (New England?) house with baseboard heat. Not that the user has a location entered, but hot air heat, and thus ductwork, are still not the norm in these parts. May well be the case in other parts of the world/country as well.
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answered Inverter air-conditioning units or non-inverter air-conditioning units?
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answered Framing a wall over a carpeted floor
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answered Repairing a gap under a eave.
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comment How should I support upright posts on a slab with no footer?
I'm not sure your terminology is incorrect - simply a matter of several different things, varying with time and region, all of which are, one way or another, a floating slab. The main issue you need to find out about the slab you have is whether it was done with adequate reenforcing steel for your proposed loads, or not. Unfortunately, that's a bit hard to tell after the fact. It's been carrying the (wall-distributed) load of your house since it was built, which is a good sign that there's at least some reenforcing in there.
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comment How should I support upright posts on a slab with no footer?
Ridge beam is only half the weight of the roof - the other half is supported by the walls.
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answered repairing concrete damaged by anchors
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answered Garage door opens only partially in hot weather
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comment Underfloor solar heating
Good logic. Just arrange it so you can bypass the terrace pipe if needed, and do a careful job (and avoid drilling holes in the terrace) to avoid problems there. Depending how much manual fiddling you care to do, you might use the bypass in the morning and cut the terrace back in after it warms up, or you might only use the bypass if there was a problem with the terrace pipes.
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comment Can I use a pool pump to drain a shallow well?
The better/usual method is to place another section of precast on top of the first, dig around under the bottom edge, and let it push itself down in (or, if need be, help it along with a little pressure from the equipment used to get the next section of precast on the top; if needed at all that would only be for the first time you are trying to get it to move after it's sat for years.) That requires cutting off any pipe going out the side of the well and re-drilling when complete, but it's guaranteed not to collapse on you. As each new section gets to the ground surface, add another section.
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comment Can a natural stone wall be made waterproof without defacing it?
It could be coming in from the ground and then traveling along a joint in the wall - hard to be certain without knowing how the wall is constructed.
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answered Can a natural stone wall be made waterproof without defacing it?
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comment How do I identify this square light fitting so I can replace the globe
That is a light fitting - what you are looking for is a replacement "globe" (non-globular in this case, presumably.) try "replacement globes for light fixtures" in your favorite search engine.
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comment How do I frame this oddly spaced rough in
You might ask "them" what they were thinking, and/or point out your issues with it and ask "them" to remedy it. They might say "Oh my, we screwed up, we'll be happy to fix that for you" and they might not. The big question is who specified where things were to go? You, your architect, left up to the plumbers...? That's where the blame lies. If you had specific fixture and layout and wall insulation methods in mind, and failed to communicate that information to the plumbers, they are not really at fault here.
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answered Should wood be treated or sealed before tiling?
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answered Underfloor solar heating
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comment Can houseplants actually improve air quality?
gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/1283/… The TED talk linked to is pretty good and does have quantitative measurements, IIRC.