Reputation
70,942
Next tag badge:
88/100 score
25/20 answers
Badges
26 141 298
Impact
~8.1m people reached

19h
comment How Do I Connect 00 AWG Wire to a 100A breaker?
If this is a new installation, you'll need a 4 wire feeder. 3 wire feeders are no longer allowed, except for existing installations.
1d
comment Hardwood flooring installation, first row question
(continued) Also if the subfloor is not quite as stiff as it should be, installing the plank perpendicular to the joists will reduce movement in the flooring.
1d
comment Hardwood flooring installation, first row question
@InbetweenWeekends Historically hardwood flooring was always laid perpendicular to the joists, since at one point in time there were no subfloors. So for authenticity, flooring is often installed perpendicular to joists. However, it also serves a functional purpose. Driving the fasteners into the joists provides better hold, than driving them only through the subfloor material. Obviously not every plank will be nailed/stapled to a joist, but you should try to hit the joists when possible. (continue).
2d
comment Is this cracking foundation under a jack post a problem that requires repair?
@TylerDurden I'm not peddling anything, I'm just pointing out that every system has flaws. Check out this YouTube video.
2d
comment Is this cracking foundation under a jack post a problem that requires repair?
@TylerDurden Apparently you've never seen burn tests done on EMT. While it holds up better than nonmetallic sheathed cable, it's no magic bullet.
2d
answered What if I can not connect the ground wire of my new light fixture to an old electrical connection?
2d
answered Why are ungrounded GFCIs required to be labeled?
2d
comment Considerations for DIY backyard landscaping
What is the actual slope? "gentle slope" means nothing to us, since we can't see it.
2d
revised How can I repair engineered hardwood flooring damaged by an office chair?
edited title
2d
comment How deep in ground should I install 4x4 PT fence posts?
If you don't get below the frost line, the posts could heave if/when the ground freezes. So the depth is going to depend on your location.
2d
revised How deep in ground should I install 4x4 PT fence posts?
deleted 25 characters in body; edited title
2d
comment Why do microwaves run 3 extra seconds after timer ends?
I know what you said in your question... What I'm saying is that microwaves I've seen, exhibit the same behavior when the door is opened too.
2d
comment Why do microwaves run 3 extra seconds after timer ends?
I mean that the fan, light, and turntable continue for a moment. Just as you've described in your question.
2d
answered How to remove a stuck Sharkbite connector from a PEX tube?
2d
reviewed No Action Needed Can my generator power my deep well water pump?
2d
comment Replacement hot water cylinder
Maybe, but he'd have to have the proper tools, and a bit of knowledge about plumbing and electrical work.
2d
comment Replacement hot water cylinder
Unfortunately, product and service recommendations are off topic here. We can help you install the unit, but selecting which unit to install is up to you.
2d
answered How to install crown molding or valance board around a cabinet?
2d
comment Replacement hot water cylinder
Are you asking how to do it, who to call to have it done, or for suggestions on what you should replace it with?
2d
reviewed Approve Is this cracking foundation under a jack post a problem that requires repair?