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Aug
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answered What could be wrong with my A/C unit?
Aug
24
comment Where can I find a replacement green colored porcelain toilet?
Closing as a shopping question
Aug
24
comment My door doesn't close without having to push it upwards first
I believe this question will solve your problem.
Aug
23
answered Should a vent cap be installed under all the layers of shingles, or just the top most layer?
Aug
23
comment How can I take apart this leaking outdoor faucet?
A torch could melt the washers and packing, making a mess that has to be cleaned before reassembling. It could also melt any soldered fittings upstream of the fixture, causing a leak when water is turned back on.
Aug
23
reviewed Approve How should I cut these speaker stands down to size?
Aug
22
reviewed Approve How should I cut these speaker stands down to size?
Aug
22
revised How should I cut these speaker stands down to size?
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Aug
22
revised How do I patch this hole in my vinyl window frame?
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Aug
22
comment How do I patch this hole in my vinyl window frame?
Looks like it might have been used for security. Either an alarm sensor, or more likely you could put something through the hole to block the sliding window. It could then be left open for fresh air, but not open enough for an intruder to fit through.
Aug
22
reviewed Approve Trying to identify this box on the outside of my house
Aug
22
comment Is it safe to remove/trim jack studs to make a door opening wider?
+1 I'd also point out that the jack should be nailed into the king every foot or so. The only way to trim it (which you shouldn't do) would be to rip it out, remove all the nails, and cut it in half. The second you rip it out is when that header drops and you need more than a new front door.
Aug
22
comment Can I run an extension cord through my crawl space?
+1 Since it's for outdoor lighting, I would recommend the "in-use" outlet cover so the wiring can remain plugged in.
Aug
21
comment Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
@dbracey, it's a pain, but much less so if you use a drywall lift.
Aug
21
comment Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
I'm not aware of any thickness requirements, but if you go with an odd thickness, fitting outlets, doors, windows, and other fixtures can be more difficult. Beyond fire blocking, drywall provides some lateral reinforcement to a wall, much like a diagonal brace.
Aug
21
comment Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
You need fire rated drywall to separate the garage from the living space, so 5/8's was just short hand for fire rated.
Aug
21
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Aug
21
comment How can I remove grout and mortar from a drain?
@dbracey, good point. Wear gloves, avoid the fumes, and be ready for a bigger repair. I've heard it being used to remove concrete from cars without any damage to the car body, but YMMV on a drain line.
Aug
21
comment How can I remove grout and mortar from a drain?
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
Aug
21
answered How can I protect a house foundation from weather conditions?