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Jul
12
revised How can I make this stair rail less slippery?
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Jul
12
comment How to frame for a porch beam?
Have you already framed the walls? If not, you might want to consider just extending the double top plate like this.
Jul
12
comment What is this orange clip my ground wire is connected to?
The plastic "twisty thing", is a Twist-on wire connector also known as a wire nut in the US.
Jul
12
comment What is this orange clip my ground wire is connected to?
DO NOT pull and twist to remove them (well you can, but you'll damage the wire), there should be a small opening where you can fit a small screwdriver in to release the locking mechanism. Removing them; even with the release, may damage the wire forcing you to trim it back. According to the manufacturer, these are not reusable. So probably the easiest way to remove them is simply to cut the wires as close to the connector as possible, and then re-strip the wire.
Jul
11
comment What is the max distance between top of gutter and the roof tiles?
From what I learned... 1/4" over 10', and the furthest you should go without a downspout is 40'. So your max drop would always be 1". So for a 96' wall you'd only be down 3/8" from where you started.
Jul
11
revised How can I move a non load bearing wood frame wall?
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Jul
11
comment What is the max distance between top of gutter and the roof tiles?
@Walker Huh? your gutters slope up towards the downspout, not down? You must have some odd water where you are, if it flows up hill. The 3" would be the distance measured from the drip edge (the point at which the water falls from the roof), to the top of the gutter. Since the gutters have to slope down towards the downspout, this distance will increase as you get closer to the downspout.
Jul
11
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Jul
11
comment What is the max distance between top of gutter and the roof tiles?
How far below the drip edge is the current gutter? Why can't you install the new gutter in the same place as the old one?
Jul
11
comment What is the max distance between top of gutter and the roof tiles?
3" seems like a lot. If you start at 3", you'll be at 3 3/4" at the end of a 30' run. Depending on the slope of the roof, the water might cascade right over the gutter (but I'm no physics major, so I'm not sure how to calculate the path of falling water).
Jul
11
revised How can I temporarily fix a cracked bathroom sink?
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Jul
10
comment What can I use as a thread “tightener” compound for a free-running bolt?
Could you thread a nut onto the bolt, drive the bolt into the threaded hole, then tighten the nut against the joint?
Jul
10
comment What can I use as a thread “tightener” compound for a free-running bolt?
A picture, or a better explanation of what you're trying to accomplish might get you better answers.
Jul
10
revised Can I use a shop-vac for dust collection in a workshop?
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Jul
10
revised When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
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Jul
10
revised Is there any way I can reclaim this space and still safely support the front steps?
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Jul
10
revised What can I use as a thread “tightener” compound for a free-running bolt?
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Jul
10
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Jul
9
comment Why does my computer have a ground fault only when a peripheral is attached?
If your device is leaking current to ground, the device is malfunctioning. Disconnect the device from the circuit, and do not reconnect it until you have repaired the fault. There should never be current on the equipment ground conductor.
Jul
9
revised Are there any differences in the quality of products sold at contractor's supply store vs. big box hardware stores?
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