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answered Sealant used to prevent water getting between bath and wall?
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answered Small Concrete Paver patio under BBQ
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comment can you glue tile to plywood?
Without seeing it myself I can't say, but if you can jump up and down on that floor and not feel it give, I'd call it good and move on.
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comment Building a mechanical Clock
It is; you can buy very precise carbide bits or composite cutting wheels that will go through brass like butter. Even if you don't want a kit, I would buy plans, preferably including life-size patterns for gear-cutting; there are very fine tolerances required just to make the thing work at all.
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comment can you glue tile to plywood?
It shouldn't be so wrong that you have to tear the floor down to its joists; the bracing should be there for any upstairs floor, or else the house builders screwed you. However, you must beef up the subfloor to at least 3/4" total thickness OSB. That probably means adding a second 3/8" layer of OSB, gluing and screwing. I do not know if backer board is durable enough long-term to be a substitute for OSB of the proper thickness, but as it's supposed to do much the same job, I'd at least take a good look at using it vs subfloor as it will likely be firmer than OSB at the same thickness.
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answered What are the requirements on buried propane lines?
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comment Do they make a pull-chain type outlet adapter for garage door openers to plug in to?
Also, many garage door openers will immediately turn on their light(s) when they receive power. In this case the switch to the garage door opener would also work in concert with the open/close button as a poor man's multi-function control.
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comment Covered or Locking Light Switch?
The "switch guard" linked to in the answer actually has an open side on it, allowing you to reach in and flip the switch if you need to. Simply mount the guard with the opening facing away from the room entry, and it becomes a strong deterrent to turning that switch off ("gee, that one's got a cover on it; probably shouldn't mess with it"), while not completely preventing access. It's also designed for long-term use, while the lockout from the link appears more temporary; you wouldn't want a big red box on your wallplate for years on end (or maybe you do).
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comment How important is circuit breaker breaking capacity?
Except that in the U.S. single-phase voltage is 110-120 not 240, so worst-case in America is about 8.2A. However, Sharptooth's limited profile info suggests he's from Russia, where single-phase voltage is 220-240, so you're correct in context of the OP.
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comment How important is circuit breaker breaking capacity?
Except that more than 1.3kA will arc across an open breaker (with 1.3kA or lower breaking capacity) and into the wiring. There will be a voltage drop across that gap as the electricity has to do work to jump it, but the wiring is probably still being juiced with 1.5x the peak amperage rating of even a 12AWG wire.
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comment Water coming in through the walls of an old concrete garage
@Alex: The walls and ceiling of the garage, assuming they're structurally sound, should remain rigid. However, there is a good chance that your floor is tied into the walls using rebar or other reinforcing hardware. If so, you can either try and work around the rebar, or remove it temporarily and then drill into what you didn't jackhammer and replace it before re-pouring the concrete. Either way, as long as the job doesn't take months between jackhammering and repouring/patching, there should be no troubles. However, you might consult a structural engineer or building inspector.
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comment Water coming in through the walls of an old concrete garage
@Tester: I don't think weeping holes should be drilled into a concrete wall, but I may be wrong. It seems to me that if water is "trapped" behind that wall, it should eventually sink down under the entire garage and find the weeping tile that way. The interior treatment is simply to direct water that weeps through the wall naturally to the tile, keeping the inside drier.
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