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comment What could be causing thumping in the wall when the bathroom shower, toilet, or sink are used?
Could it be a "glugging" sound? It could be that the vent is clogged (or missing) so instead, one of the other fixtures is acting as a vent. For example. Water is going down the shower drain, and using the sink drain as an air admittance device (AAV). This might explain a consistent, almost rhythmic sound.
Jan
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comment How to fix a bump in the carpet?
@MT_Head That may be true for a kicker, but I doubt you'd find a cheap power stretcher anywhere.
Jan
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comment Should I be able to run some 1.5" PVC chase conduits from attic to basement next to a cold air return?
@Steven That sounds like the answer to me. "No, the area around the duct should contain fireblocking between floors." IRC 2012 R302.11(4).
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revised What could be causing thumping in the wall when the bathroom shower, toilet, or sink are used?
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Jan
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answered Can a modern washing machine pump high enough to reach a sewer line that's 43" above the ground?
Jan
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comment How to fix a bump in the carpet?
What could cause this to happen? If I decide to restretch the carpet myself, do I have to rent a power stretcher, or can I simply rent a knee kicker?
Jan
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revised Which tile cutter to use for commercial flooring tiles?
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revised How do I pressure test a natural gas line and what do the valve pressure ratings mean?
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comment How do I create concrete or fiberglass outdoor seating that will last?
I think you're on the right track, you just have to upgrade the chicken wire to something a bit beefier. Take a look at the underside of this fake rock, and notice the rebar frame with heavy wire mesh form. The frame itself should be rigid enough to not bend/flex, which will then hold the concrete firmly in place.
Jan
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comment How can I securely fasten a carriage bolt?
+1. The problem here was using a carriage bolt in particle board/MDF, it's just the wrong tool for the job. The OP may find that MDF was the wrong choice for this project, but that's another question altogether.
Jan
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revised What type of enclosure should I use to mount a small network switch in a crawl space?
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comment What type of enclosure should I use to mount a small network switch in a crawl space?
@RonnieOverby It may seem that way, but you're only looking at it from your perspective as one single user. If we allow one single user to ask an off topic (or border line off topic) question, we have to let 10,000,000 other users ask off topic questions. On/Off topic debates are often like legal cases, showing precedent is very important. Because of this, sites that are just starting out have to be more strict when it comes to defining the scope. So next time before you post, think "If the site had 10,000,000 questions similar to this, would I visit it every day?" .
Jan
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revised How can I securely fasten a carriage bolt?
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Jan
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comment What should I do with a shallow closet?
While this technically may be an answer, in general answering a question with a question is not proper etiquette. Consider editing your answer to provide a bit more detail.
Jan
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revised How can I prevent the hose in the toilet tank from popping out of the tubing?
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comment Should I be able to run some 1.5" PVC chase conduits from attic to basement next to a cold air return?
The biggest "code" type issue you'll run into, is spread of fire between floors.
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answered What type of enclosure should I use to mount a small network switch in a crawl space?
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comment What type of enclosure should I use to mount a small network switch in a crawl space?
@RonnieOverby Maybe you're asking the wrong questions on Stack Exchange sites? Not all questions fit the scope of the sites, it's an unfortunate downside of having sites with specific focused topics. You shouldn't take this personally, It's just not a good fit for the site (in my opinion). I often find inspiration while wandering aimlessly through the hardware store, so I don't see why this is such a bad suggestion.
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comment How do I mount a TV on 1 inch of plaster that is on top of fire-board?
@maple_shaft If, if, if. Put that portrait of great great uncle Samuel back up on the mantel, and find a better place for the TV.