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Oct
5
comment What's a good entry-level text/video on residential plumbing?
In addition to buying the parts necessary to practice, both Lowes and Home Depot often offer how-to classes on different topics. Ask if a plumbing class is in the works!
Oct
5
comment How do I remove polyethylene that's melted to a nylon carpet?
Replacing the carpet shouldn't take more than a few hours if it's just in one room - get on them to get their butts in gear! ;)
Oct
5
comment Why don't programmable thermostats automatically switch between “Cool” and “Heat”?
A market, yes. A huge one? ... How many people actually own 2nd homes?
Oct
5
asked How is installing roof sheathing horizontally stronger than vertically?
Oct
4
comment Why does my smoke detector chirp when my bathroom lights are turned on?
Ooh good thought - a smoke detector on the switch is a baaaad thing.
Oct
4
answered Why does my smoke detector chirp when my bathroom lights are turned on?
Oct
4
comment What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
Stronger in what sense? For static/live load or some other sense?
Oct
4
comment What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
This just proves that answers should be allowed to be upvoted multiple times!
Oct
4
comment What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
That makes a lot of sense, though seems to me they could get a lot more OSB usage if they laid it vertically instead of horizontally. Then again, that would create much longer vertical seams which would be more susceptible to leaking... and the point of the roof is not to leak in the first place...
Oct
4
comment What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
Call the MSPaint Fire Department!
Oct
4
comment What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
Well its hard to tell but it looks like the entire sheeting is OSB... if the fire rating was the concern you'd think it would apply to the walls too...
Oct
4
comment How do I level a basement floor but not the slab underneath?
Wow - just noticed your answer - 1" over 2' is somewhat steep for a floor. Generally in plumbing you only look for 1/4" over 1'. How about true - how true is your floor?
Oct
4
revised What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
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Oct
4
answered What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB?
Oct
4
answered What options are there for converting from a wood stove to another type of heating system?
Oct
4
comment Why would the pressure in my kitchen faucet drop overnight?
Yes, for instance are your pipes copper, CPVC, PEX, galvanized, etc. Although see BMItch's response - if the clog is easily clearable (stuck in the aerator) he's spot on.
Oct
4
comment Why would the pressure in my kitchen faucet drop overnight?
And do you know what kind of plumbing you have in your house?
Oct
4
comment Why would the pressure in my kitchen faucet drop overnight?
How cold - not below freezing I trust?
Oct
4
comment Why would the pressure in my kitchen faucet drop overnight?
How about other sinks in the house - any change in pressure there?
Oct
4
comment How do I level a basement floor but not the slab underneath?
Point wasn't to sell you on DriCore but to show you how they do it. If you pick up a bunch of composite shims (waterproof) and your subfloor tiles are strong enough to handle being shimmed, that will work. :)