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comment Can I use old style individual faucets on a bathroom vanity?
The first part of your answer is true, but doesn't seem relevant to the question.
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comment Particleboard over plywood subfloor?
Your question is completely subjective. There's nothing "how to" for us to answer here.
Jul
28
comment Water Problems please help!
Water bill pricing is localized and cannot be answered. This site is for asking "Do It Yourself" questions - a question on how to fix it would be appropriate. This is not.
Jul
27
comment Merge 2 water line to increase pressure
I suspect that there are probably regulations that prohibit taking water from one metered system and feeding it to another metered system, even if you own both systems.
Jul
27
comment What's the standard height for an outlet?
A link to the code referenced would be useful.
Jul
27
comment Beeping light fixture
It's a terrible and wrong answer. First, he's not fixing anything, he wants to know what's the beep and what to do about it. Second - speaking a landlord, tenants are generally responsible for small maintenance items, such as keeping the batteries in the smoke detector fresh. Calling the landlord will result in the landlord saying, "Change the battery". So what should he do? Look for the smoke detector and change the battery.
Jul
23
comment Do I need a permit to renovate a porch in NYC?
Oh well that's different... --- whoops.
Jul
23
comment What material might be behind my old bathroom tile?
The question really cannot be answered because you won't know until you open the wall. It could be any building material used at the time. Thus I've voted to close the question as "too broad" (which is as close as I can get to "unanswerable".
Jul
23
comment How should I support upright posts on a slab with no footer?
I'm a fan of over-engineering. ;)
Jul
23
comment Why does the pilot light go out when the furnace is running?
Incomplete. Does not explain what the terms mean.
Jul
22
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.
Jul
22
comment How does 4-quadrant metering of 3-phase electricity work?
Doesn't seem to answer the question asked about how the metering works.
Jul
21
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 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.