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revised If my regular propane tank for the house runs out, can I use a BBQ tank as a temporary fix?
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answered If my regular propane tank for the house runs out, can I use a BBQ tank as a temporary fix?
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comment Can I drill/rivet into my Fridge?
You could hit the heating elements (yes, heating elements) around the edge of the door opening. And a "latch" on a refrigerator does indeed bring the reason we don't have those anymore right to mind as a reason not to. If a relatively small, weak person was inside the fridge, would they be able to push the door open, or would they suffocate?
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revised Does the NEC limit the maximum size of junction boxes?
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answered Does the NEC limit the maximum size of junction boxes?
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners or how do I install pavers on a warped surface?
How to do it is answered at the question I referenced. I see no point in rehashing it.
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comment How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners or how do I install pavers on a warped surface?
possible duplicate of How would you grade this patio?
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answered after sealing the chimney, fireplace still not insulated
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comment Does a plumbing vent need to penetrate the roof? (Can it penetrate a wall?)
@DA01 Frost blockage from moist air is the concern. Good practice in cold climates is to increase the size of the vent when it hits the cold, as well as insulating it - that means a lot more frost has to form before it can block up.
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answered Does adding a disconnect box below the meter mean that my service panel is now a subpanel?
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comment Would it make sense to have a bathroom without a sink?
Segregating the food preparation sink and the fecal matter removal sink is just plain good sanitary practice. As such, it might even be plumbing code. I recall advice to not wash turtle-tank filters and accessories in the kitchen sink due to bacteria concerns. I do wish that foot-controlled valves were not so uncommon (and being uncommon, expensive when you can find them.) I may have to Rube-Goldberg one of those from a single-handle sink.
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revised What is the correct procedure to turn a 10“ rough-in toilet drain into a 12” rough-in drain when the drain goes through a slab-on-grade?
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comment How do you replace existing wires behind walls
Open the walls. Once. Run conduit. Then pull as often as you need to upgrade the wiring....
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comment How to make small wheels with minimum equipment (No lathe)
I'd love to see you plunge route a 4cm diameter wheel. 40 works pretty well, but it's not a technique that translates well to small sizes. Interesting things happen when you finish the cut and have a 22,000 RPM bit spinning next to a cut-out part that's too small to hold. As for drawing it and cutting it, that's where @Jodes is starting from, and there's always a difference between what is drawn and what is cut.
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answered What is the correct procedure to turn a 10“ rough-in toilet drain into a 12” rough-in drain when the drain goes through a slab-on-grade?
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comment Stop bath squeaking
There is a skirt which has been removed for pictures of the support structure. You can see part of it on the end in the first picture. The plaster is not, and does not need to be "held in" on any tub install - it simply sits in a pile under the bottom of the tub, and sets there as a solid mass. Until you remove the tub and take a hammer to it, it's not going anywhere.
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comment How can I permanently fix a sagging floor?
If you don't follow the excellent advice above, yes, bring in an engineer before you start messing about with your home's support structure. Most of them will primarily advise following the above advice, at a guess; but if you are going to forge ahead, they can keep you from causing worse problems.
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answered Relative costs of painting vs. staining cedar siding?