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comment Is it acceptable to not have access to the main water shutoff valve?
I would install a shut off of your own. It may be an added expense and possibly 'should' be borne by the HOA, but I can't imagine it being more than $500 and the peace of mind it will give you is much more than that.
Aug
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answered How do you install a slide lock when the door frame isn't level with the door?
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
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comment Need a water sensor/switch for basement that I can interface to a PC
If you want to make it even more bare bones you'll need to move to something like Arduino or Spark - www.spark.io
Jun
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awarded  Famous Question
Jun
13
answered Need a water sensor/switch for basement that I can interface to a PC
Jun
4
comment Will this light fixture wiring pass inspection?
Doing it the second way has the downside that the fixture is always hot - I.e. you couldn't easily remove a broken lightbulb without turning off the breaker whereas the code compliant way allows you to remove all "hotness" from the fixture by turning off the switch.
Jun
4
comment How to buy a land and build a cottage in the United States?
I think at a minimum it would need to be zoned by the appropriate zoning authority for the purpose you intend. This is probably very state specific. I'd probably give one of the state's new construction licensing/inspection departments a call and ask them - they probably will be able to point you in the right direction.
Jun
2
comment Running air handler condensate drain into sump?
The problem is that in order to get to the laundry sink it has to go across the shelves. I don't have a lot of vertical drop to play with. However, we're going to do the closet track system, and it occurs to me that we might be able to put the vertical standards against the wall, and then just put the PVC across the standards right in front of them, with possibly a couple of elbows to just make sure that we don't bend it too much.
Jun
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comment Running air handler condensate drain into sump?
I am in Maryland
Jun
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asked Running air handler condensate drain into sump?
May
16
comment What could be causing my electric hob to leak voltage?
For those trying to follow along at home, a hob is a cooktop.
May
14
revised What is the maximum 12/2 wire length from a 20A breaker to a baseboard heater?
fixed typos
May
13
comment The best kind of tiles for using on floor and walls
I'm not completely sure what your question is. Are you asking what are the most durable choices for floor and walls for tiles?
May
8
comment Can using two hoses deliver more water?
Also, depending on how often you'll be doing this, note that your water bills are actually a water bill + sewage bill in one. The sewage bill is actually much higher, and if this water won't ever get to the sewage it might be possible to rent a hydrant meter. e.g. : wsscwater.com/file/CustomerCare/FHMR.pdf
May
5
answered How to determine what caused this “crack” on the wall?
Apr
18
comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
Nobody should ever use furring strips in any sort of structural capacity, they're just meant as a surface to create points to attach other structural members.
Apr
17
answered What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
Apr
16
answered Leave the water heater on?
Mar
15
asked Sanitary plumbing elbows