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comment How can I insulate behind pipes that are close to a foundation wall?
I'm sorry, you didn't ask that question. You asked about putting foam behind the pipes. If you want to bring your insulation into code compliance, I suppose you could bump your basement wall out 6", or relocate the pipes.
9h
comment How does 4-quadrant metering of 3-phase electricity work?
Doesn't seem to answer the question asked about how the metering works.
1d
comment Removing caulk on painted wall
And smack your husband. Caulk is a sealant, not a border for painting. They make painters tape for a reason.
Jul
18
comment Electrical problem - loss of power to fixture and outlet
Please edit your question to add the question.
Jul
18
comment Gutted a basement and found a window, what should I do?
The window is under the "front deck" - can one actually escape from under that deck? If not the emergency exit point is moot.
Jul
14
comment Garage door does not operate
This is not a question.
Jul
14
comment Old cellulose insulation holding heat during summer
Um, you understand the POINT of insulation is to prevent heat from moving between spaces, right?
Jul
14
comment How to stop this small roof from leaking?
More pictures of the overall area esp above and sides of window all the way to the higher roof peak would be helpful to identify potential trouble spots.
Jul
14
comment What is the purpose of this pole in my garage?
So you have an opinion about them because you trust builders. That's not really an answer - and I suggest your faith may be a little too high...
Jul
14
comment Footings for free-standing structure
You already suspect the answer - no, your free standing, top heavy structure will NOT be safe in high winds. It'll be top-heavy and the right wind will blow it over. Anchor it properly.
Jul
14
comment Footings for free-standing structure
That will keep the legs nice and stiff. That won't prevent what will be a FREE STANDING top heavy structure from being blown over in the wind.
Jul
14
comment How can I separate the fan and the light in my bathrooms?
In that case, it might be easier to replace the fan unit with a better one of the same size.
Jul
14
comment troubleshooting a hot tub/spa that won't heat up
Assumptive. Should verify your assumptions first.
Jul
10
comment hoses instead of pipes
DMoore do you know of any actual evidence supporting the claim that PEX allows bacterial growth more than copper? AFAIK copper doesn't have any magical anti-bacterial properties.
Jul
8
comment How to extend my washing machine standpipe?
Why do you think this is a necessary change?
Jul
8
comment What do I do with a 1 11/16" gap when installing a new pre-hung door?
Need more specifics. The old door - 29 11/16" area ? Area is 2 dimensions. Did you mean width? If so, is that the width of the inside of the jamb or the outside? You mention a 2 1/2" gap though - so that does sound too small.
Jul
8
comment Extremely confusing 48 v on neutral
Walls of text are painful to try to read.
Jul
8
comment How can I control a light with a contactor and timer?
A "contactor"? What's that?
Jul
8
comment How do we install drywall on a curved ceiling that is within 4 feet high from the loft floor?
Can you add some pictures please?
Jul
8
comment What are the pros and cons of Owens Corning shingles vs. GAF shingles?
These are links to legal sites about lawsuits and warranty claims. They don't really speak to the question asked.