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Aug
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comment Can I replace just the knob of this outside spigot to fix this leak?
I believe you mean frost proof, most spigot's are pro-siphoning, all it takes is a turn of their knob. For a normal spigot, a leak there would mean the packing needs to be replaced. Not sure if the same procedure applies for frost proof since their layout varies with the much longer valve stem.
Aug
12
comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
If studs are spaced 16" OC, no blocking is needed for horizontal drywall install.
Aug
11
comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
Most likely fire blocking if installed like the above photo. Attachment points for cabinets tend to be installed vertically to give the largest nailing area possible.
Aug
11
comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
+1, looks like fire blocking to me as well. Fire blocking is a requirement when walls exceed 8', and is typically placed somewhere in the middle of the wall. The blocks can be moved up or down as needed as long as the longest unblocked span is within code (it's best to keep it near the middle of the wall to split the space roughly in half).
Aug
11
revised Confused on what AC Unit to purchase and install?
removing brand specific question
Aug
11
answered What is the danger of reversing the polarity while connecting a dishwasher to the electrical service?
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed Water Noise When Radon Fan is On
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed Water tempature changes
Aug
8
reviewed No Action Needed Is the material encasing a steam heating system asbestos? How can i determine this?
Aug
8
reviewed No Action Needed How can I fix a stripped hole in an aluminum piece?
Aug
8
reviewed No Action Needed Preparation for laying ceramic tile
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed How can I treat brick efflorescence?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Storing latex paint in hot garage?
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed Best way to create a simple and economic steam machine for steaming wood?
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Gable vent information
Aug
8
reviewed Close cost of replacing complete plumbing stack
Aug
8
comment cost of replacing complete plumbing stack
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about the price of a job.
Aug
8
comment Circuit Breaker installation
What brand of breaker and panel? Do you have a picture of the broken breaker and the open panel that you could add to the question?
Aug
7
comment How does a 3-way motion sensor switch interact with the mechanical switch on the circuit?
I believe the answer will depend on the design of the 3-way motion sensing switch.
Aug
6
comment Annoying refridgerator door
+1 you likely need to slightly shorten the front foot under the hinge side.