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comment Material between the plywood floor of my camper and new vinyl sheet I want to put down
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comment Is there a PVC piping primer/cement alternative for a non-plumbing project?
Locking because if asked today, this would be considered a hobby project.
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comment Inside of shower water valve
It's not really clear what ridges you're referring to, I think a photo is needed here.
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comment Supplier of metric-sized PEX in US or Canada
Regarding the update, the popularity of the product in google searches doesn't change the type of question being asked.
Apr
25
comment How do I fix a leak at a decommissioned saddle-valve?
@LorenPechtel good point on the emery cloth or smaller fitting brush. I'm a fan of flame shields too, but don't think it's needed in this situation, that looks like a joist, so well over 6" to the subfloor above.
Apr
22
comment I need to Mount a 55" Sony TV on a Wood paneling wall w/no studs
If you "need" to hang the TV on the wall, then build a wall to hang it on, because wood paneling without studs behind them doesn't count as a wall. Tear it down and build a proper structure you can hang the TV on.
Apr
22
comment I need to Mount a 55" Sony TV on a Wood paneling wall w/no studs
Typically you'd measure the door jamb without including the trim to get a good estimate of the wall thickness including the drywall/paneling, I'm wondering if the measurements could be off a bit. A cheap stud finder likely won't work on wood paneling, they are designed for drywall. Look for nails in the paneling or knock to listen of a difference in sound to see if you have 1x3's or 2x4's turned on their side. Unless it's 1x3's, I'd avoid mounting anything on it.
Apr
21
comment Noise reduction hood @ exhaust vent
That looks like it would make a fantastic nesting space for some birds, bats, and spiders.
Apr
20
comment Can I install windows into a concrete rough opening without wood buck?
Spray foam has more shear resistance than tapcon screws? Do you have a source for this?
Apr
19
comment What is the appropriate wire gauge for 30A DC?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about a hobby project.
Apr
19
comment What is the appropriate wire gauge for 30A DC?
I checked with EE and they declined the migration. Google should have plenty of details on the answer.
Apr
19
comment What is the appropriate wire gauge for 30A DC?
Where do you have 30A DC in your home?
Apr
19
comment How many screws do I need in my subfloor?
+1, I feel like when we used to do this, we used 4" on the perimeter and 8" on the field, but we also joked that the local airport had to realign their compass when we finished a project. Use the above specs as minimums and upgrade to screws to avoid squeaks. And use construction adhesive between the joist and subfloor, too.
Apr
15
comment How to cleanly remove a section of countertop
I believe the answer to this is just "hire a counter top company". They have tools to measure exactly what you need to install and custom cut the piece. If you're going to a big box store, sit down with the kitchen designer.
Apr
15
comment Installing Honeywell Wifi on Ruud Furnace with G wire replacement
I suspect I know what you did, but this answer is lacking details others may need. How would someone hookup this transformer? Do they install it at the furnace or directly wire it at the thermostat? If at the thermostat, how do you handle the furnace wiring on one transformer and the thermostat trying to close the circuits with another transformer?
Apr
15
comment I have a pool pump on a 30 amp circuit. Can I add a 20 amp GFCI outlet to that same 30 amp breaker. Pump is on 12 gauge wire
I think they were indicating the wiring on the pump itself, and not the circuit feeding the pump. Not unlike an appliance wire being a lower gauge than what's feeding the receptacle. But even if that's the case, we need a lot more detail. How many amps does the pump require? How will the outlet be used?
Apr
14
comment how to replace grommets(snaps) on a coat
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about home improvement.
Apr
14
comment How can I turn off the power to an outlet if a water alarm is triggered?
That is for an HVAC condensate pan running on 24v, rather than a 120v dishwasher.
Apr
13
comment How can I install an overhead water tank and refill it for individual usage?
@JasonHutchinson my understanding of the tanks in NYC is that they are used to increase water pressure on buildings above a certain height, and the municipal supply is not so bad that residents have to get their water brought in by tanker trucks to a basement sump.
Apr
13
comment Will I get electrocuted when I am above the first floor of a building?
To expand on Daniel's comment, electrical ground is a place electrons can freely go, be it an appliance that's connected to the outlet's ground wire, or the plumbing, or steel frame of the home, or the neutral wire inside the box, there are lots of possible electrical ground sources. The other ground is the physical ground, aka planet earth, which is also a potential electrical ground, but not the only one.