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Sep
6
comment How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
Even if the total house draw is going to exceed 100A when he's out in the workshop working?
Sep
6
comment How to make this electrical main safe
The power company usually doesn't install the main. (at least around here) They leave that up to the electrician. In my case, when I had my panel upgraded, the electrician pulled the permit, installed the new 200A meter and panel, AND a new main tower, temporarily tied the old main tower to the new meter, then BGE came out (after we passed inspection) and hooked up the new main tower to the main line and meter.
Sep
6
answered How do I know when my wooden floor has fully dried out post-flood?
Sep
6
comment How can I reinforce a piece of furniture to put an aquarium on it?
The point loads you're talking about introducing here scare me. Aquariums put all their weight on the outside edge (by the edge framing) and proper aquarium stands transfer that load vertically directly to the floor. This design will create lateral loads and high stress corner points. BAD idea.
Sep
6
revised How can I reinforce a piece of furniture to put an aquarium on it?
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Sep
6
comment Can a dryer be vented through the roof?
Not to mention if you use the mesh to keep lint from going into the bath, you'll block the air flow from the bath with lint, and moisture won't be drawn from the bath as it should be, which is the whole point of a bath fan.
Sep
6
comment Type of firm/place to contact to have house features pre-finished?
BTDT. If you have the pieces painted remotely and then install them, they will be damaged/scuffed/marred during installation. Touch up will still be required. Have the painter come out and paint them in place after installation.
Sep
6
comment How can I get windshield wiper fluid stains out of my garage floor?
I take it the concrete hadn't been sealed?
Sep
6
revised How can I get windshield wiper fluid stains out of my garage floor?
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Sep
6
comment What is the technical term for this corner cupboard?
A corner cabinet?
Sep
6
comment How to make this electrical main safe
The electrical company almost certainly won't even TOUCH your work unless you are a licensed electrician with a permit (that's absolutely true in MD, can't speak for all states). If you call them up as Harry Homeowner without a signed, inspected and approved permit they'll send you packing.
Sep
6
comment How to make this electrical main safe
WHAT TESTER SAID! DO NOT TOUCH!!
Sep
6
answered How to determine the correct capacity for a sub-panel for a shop?
Sep
5
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Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
5
answered How to clean a light tan vinyl fence?
Sep
5
comment How to clean a light tan vinyl fence?
How do you know with certainty which boards were facing which direction? Still, assuming it really is dirt...
Sep
5
comment How to clean a light tan vinyl fence?
I don't think that's dirt. I think that's bleaching by the sun.
Sep
5
answered Should cement board be glued and screwed to the studs?
Sep
5
comment How can I stop mortar plugs from popping out of slab holes?
Also remember to apply concrete bonding agent to the hole before you apply the hydraulic cement. Even though Hydraulic concrete expands to lock in, adding the bonding agent is never a bad thing.