Reputation
26,549
Next tag badge:
88/100 score
40/20 answers
Badges
12 42
Newest
 Nice Answer
Impact
~930k people reached

11h
comment What could have caused these step formation cracks in a plaster wall?
Looks like either cinderblock/CMU or the older hollow clay tiles telegraphing through due to some sort of movement.. clay tile (block) info: oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/structural-terra-cotta.shtml
19h
answered How to fill old downspout drains
20h
comment What product will insulate an exterior PVC pipe coming out of the ground with a faucet on it?
@RET The valve is manualy shut off from above ground via the control rod down the middle of the pipe.
Aug
24
comment Goodman system stops running
Installed a month ago - call the people who installed it and have them make it right.
Aug
23
revised What product will insulate an exterior PVC pipe coming out of the ground with a faucet on it?
added 366 characters in body
Aug
23
answered What product will insulate an exterior PVC pipe coming out of the ground with a faucet on it?
Aug
23
comment Can AWG 6 be used in the middle of a 20a AWG 12 circuit?
Questioner states the wire is already in place.
Aug
23
answered Running ethernet under ground to another building
Aug
23
comment How to remove this two-piece door hinge?
Give it a touch of grease or oil before re-assembling.
Aug
23
comment Is Ground plug replacement necessary?
@NateEldredge please note that the questioner stated "gets really hot now" - once again, reading what was written, that implies it is now getting noticeably hotter than it used to be; which is a likely sign of a need to replace it, ASAP.
Aug
23
answered Garage door opener stops--even when I take the chain off the gear!
Aug
23
answered Toilet bowl level drops after flushing
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
22
comment What sizes of DWV pipe are commonly used for (very) small residential homes?
@irrationalJohn There's actually a specific method to deal with island sinks (which are common) which would probably be applicable to your "effectively an island" sink. There's also language in most versions of the code permitting otherwise inappropriate horizontal runs where unavoidable, if they are not tied in with other things and are built with drain fittings. There seems to be much more local variation in plumbing codes than electrical codes, so check your local one carefully. Here's an island sink sheet from California: fremont.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/7197
Aug
22
comment False roof frame in ceiling
The kitchen mention made me wonder if it was providing support for ceiling-hung kitchen cabinets. But now the location seems less clear.
Aug
22
revised 100 amp main with not enough ground slots
added 367 characters in body
Aug
22
comment Problem- air condition- compressor and fan outside not on
That is some crap-tastic wiring - I particularly enjoy the dangling capacitor. Please note that resetting a safety switch that keeps tripping is not "fixing" your A/C. You should probably hire someone who can actually fix it.
Aug
22
awarded  electrical
Aug
22
comment My Canister ceiling light bulbs, LED 65, BR30 burn out too quickly
@WayfaringStranger Heat is not terribly kind to the ballasts (cute pile of electronics in the base of) CFLs, either. Base-up in an insulated can is very hard service for those.
Aug
22
comment Is Ground plug replacement necessary?
@WarLoki That's the implication of "the plug itself gets really hot now" as written - I don't claim any psychic ability to know more than the questioner has written.