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comment Some Free or Open Source Software To Design Rooms and Working Areas?
Take a look here. Is that the kind of thing you're after?
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comment How do I remove mold and mildew from subfloor of a house with crawl space?
have you looked at, Mold remediation in crawlspace & How to self-remediate mold?, here on SE...
Aug
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answered How do I remove a fence post from a Wedge Grip support?
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comment What could cause condensation on a ceiling after painting with a roof sealer?
@rdrgrtz, no worries... Do you have a plan on how you're going to resolve the problem they have created?
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comment How do I baby-proof open stairs?
@BMitch, Agree! with "baby gate". If the US is like the UK, the gap in the risers (by Code) shouldn't be large enough for a baby/toddler to get stuck (or squeeze through) ie 100mm (4inch) or less. If the gap is larger than 100mm (4inch), I believe "Walker's" comment below the question is spot-on.
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revised Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
added links "Moving a stop cock PROJECT" & "Moving a mains water stopcock"
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revised Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
added link to "Locating and shutting off the mains water supply"
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comment Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
strictly speaking aren't shut off valves different to a stopcock (at least in this situation) ie Shut off valve stops water to a given water outlet, where as a stopcock is where the homeowner goes to turn the water off water for the whole house? I totally agree with you that shut off valves should be installed with all outlets (if that is what you're saying).
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revised Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
added other possible areas to look for stopcock in the house
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comment How can I check for possible damage after water leaking into loft chimney?
how long ago was the repair done? Before the repair was completed, did much water get in? If you now go up into your loft space and feel the chimney breast with your bare-heads does it feel damp?
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answered Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
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revised Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
made title better reflect question being asked & made body of question a little easier to read/understand
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suggested suggested edit on Under UK Building Codes are you allowed to add an additional stopcock?
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comment How do I prepare aging cedar siding for staining/painting?
take a look at this question, be sure to read the comments as well...