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answered How do I wire a new fan that I'm replacing
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20
revised Is a little ice on the cooling coils ok?
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revised How should I evaluate my central A/C to see if it's working properly?
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20
revised Can I identify window manufacture from the NAMI information?
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20
revised What options are available for improving the appearance of a concrete porch?
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Jun
20
comment Is there a permanent fix for my hardwood floor buckling?
If the flooring was installed on a slab without a good moisture barrier, the only way to permanently fix the problem is to pull it up and install in properly. And to control the humidity in the room.
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revised How should I evaluate my central A/C to see if it's working properly?
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answered How should I evaluate my central A/C to see if it's working properly?
Jun
19
comment Does this count as a material alteration or repair for code purposes
@DMoore Yes. Because if something happens, I want my insurance to cover it. The 10 minutes it takes to fill out the permit application, and the $25-$100 the permit costs, could save me hundreds of thousands of dollars later.
Jun
19
comment How to store small computer equipment in a home context?
@WoJ you could use a structured media enclosure, and build a frame around it, and make a table out of it. You're only limited by your imagination, and carpentry skills. You might even be able to find a small end table, of which you could attach an enclosure between the legs. I'm not sure if the exact product you're looking for exists.
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revised Can I attach 2x4s to the studs in order to mount my TV?
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answered Can I attach 2x4s to the studs in order to mount my TV?
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answered How to store small computer equipment in a home context?
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comment Does this count as a material alteration or repair for code purposes
@DMoore Unless it's the inspectors first week on the job, it's likely that they know more about how your house was built than you do. In most areas the buildings are fairly similar in construction, so inspectors are familiar with the various building types in their area. They should also be able to recognize new wood, and quickly identify obvious changes. Trying to slip things past inspectors is a dangerous game, that can lead to fine, fees, lost licenses, and potentially legal action against you. Do it right, or don't do it at all.
Jun
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comment Does this count as a material alteration or repair for code purposes
In my experience, the folks at the building department are very helpful and willing to answer questions like this. The local government is the only one who can answer this question definitively, since it's them who will make the final decision. Trying to sneak it past the inspector is not the way to go. That's dishonest, unethical, and potentially dangerous.
Jun
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comment Can I use caulking to install a marble threshold?
If you use LiquidNails brand, make sure you get the stuff for stone. LiquidNails expands while it cures, and could lead to the threshold not sitting quite right.
Jun
18
answered Kitchen outlet and Light
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revised Can I use caulking to install a marble threshold?
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revised How can I compute the force with a fulcrum on a Murphy bed?
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revised Which cylinder door lock shield design is most secure?
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