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Feb
10
comment How can I provide my furnace with outside combustion makeup air?
Can you link to the earlier post, please? It's difficult to tell what problem you're trying to solve here, so a bit more information might be useful. It sounds like you followed bad advice, and need help remedying the situation. But it's difficult to provide a good solution, without knowing exactly what you're trying to do.
Feb
10
revised How can I provide my furnace with outside combustion makeup air?
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Feb
10
revised What is causing my light bulbs to burn out so quickly?
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Feb
10
revised How can I patch a large hole in a metal bathtub?
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Feb
10
revised Can I use a paint & primer combo on new wood?
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Feb
10
revised What can I do about a toilet drain pipe that is too high above the floor?
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Feb
8
revised How can I install crown cornice molding and trim on rounded outside corners?
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Feb
8
comment Can I hang a 60 lbs TV on 1 inch drywall?
@EvilElf The purpose of the site is to tech people the proper way to do things. One of the most useful code sections I've read is from the National Electrical Code (NEC) "110.12 Mechanical Execution of Work. Electrical equipment shall be installed in a neat and workmanlike manner.". This could/should be applied to all aspects of home improvement, otherwise we'll be creating more problems then we solve.
Feb
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revised Can I hang a 60 lbs TV on 1 inch drywall?
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Feb
8
comment Could this cracked drywall be caused by a shifting house?
@Mark Like I said, I'm not there so you'd know better than me. You should make some urgent phone calls, and get somebody there soon. A 30 year old house suddenly shifting, is never a good thing.
Feb
8
comment How to install invisible pet fence in frozen ground?
@dpatchery I've edited my comments to hopefully make them more helpful. Again, I apologize for possibly making poor assumptions.
Feb
8
comment How to install invisible pet fence in frozen ground?
@dpatchery I may have stepped over the line on this, and I apologize for that.
Feb
8
revised How can I figure out where this water is coming from?
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Feb
8
revised Is there any problem building a wall under floor joists at mid span?
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Feb
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revised Could this cracked drywall be caused by a shifting house?
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Feb
8
comment Could this cracked drywall be caused by a shifting house?
Are you sure all of this has happened over the past week, and you're not just noticing things that have been there because you're looking for them? From the pictures, it looks like most of this is not active (e.g. it looks like most of the cracks have been painted over). I'm not there to look, so you'd know better than me. But if a 30 year old house is suddenly developing cracks (settling), there is a major issue and you should have engineers there ASAP.
Feb
8
comment How to install invisible pet fence in frozen ground?
There is training involved in using an invisible fence. You have to tech the dog where the boundary is. The invisible fence does not work well with every breed and/or dog, so there is no guarantee the dog will stay where you want them (but I guess that's true for most fences).
Feb
7
comment What should I do about this load bearing wall that is only supported by a joist floor?
Is the second floor an addition? Not that it's important, I'm just curious.
Feb
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revised What should I do about this load bearing wall that is only supported by a joist floor?
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Feb
7
comment How to install invisible pet fence in frozen ground?
For now the easiest options may be to get a kennel (small fenced area), install an overhead wire run, or walk the dog on a leash.