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Just your average everyday programmer.


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comment How to fix a ventilation pipe to the wall?
"Too shallow" == "I cannot put the fan completely in". It hits the rear wall of the duct and sticks partially out of the wall. As for computer fans - I found at a local electronics retailer fans that look similar to PC fans, but have different characteristics. For example, there's a 120mm by 120mm fan that runs off of 220V AC and provides an airflow similar to that of the bathroom fan at around 3000rpm. The cost is about the same too (approximately $20 if converted to US dollars). I think I can widen the hole enough to fit it.
Aug
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comment How to fix a ventilation pipe to the wall?
OK, thanks. Btw - another question: upon closer inspection of the hole in the bathroom I realized that it's too shallow to put a standard fan in there. I thought that a PC fan (or similar from a local electronics dealer) could fit there just right, and provide about the same airflow. Could there be problems with humidity?
Aug
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comment How to fix a ventilation pipe to the wall?
I understand everything but two points - 1: Why do I need 2 lengths of the duct and a joint? Why can't I get one length (like it is now)? 2: The ducts cannot "run through the wall". The holes are a so perfect fit for the fan itself (in width), that there's no space left between the fan and the wall. And I cannot knock the holes even wider, because there's that metal frame that runs throughout the concrete.
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Apr
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accepted How to turn an outdoors tree stump into a table?
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comment How to turn an outdoors tree stump into a table?
@bcworkz - The tree was rotting(?) from inside and could have broken apart at any time. However at the place it was cut there is very little of that - all the rot was higher up. The species is maple, though I don't know any preciser that that. What does this say for the longevity of the stump?
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asked How to turn an outdoors tree stump into a table?
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comment What to do with a cold corner?
Does sheetrock act as insulation? I might think about it.
Nov
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comment What to do with a cold corner?
The problem is - I just (3 months ago) renovated the room and put fresh wallpaper on it. I don't want to redo it all again. :P I thought that the problems with the cold would disappear after I plugged all the holes in the panel joints. :P
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asked What to do with a cold corner?
Sep
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comment Any tips on fixing a difficult wall for tiling?
@Bryce - Well, that's what I'd like too. I'm just not sure how to make the wall vertical. Or maybe I can skip that too and just tile it as it is?
Sep
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comment Any tips on fixing a difficult wall for tiling?
@Bryce - are you suggesting some kind of panel inbetween? I've thought of that, but the bathroom is already so damn small, and the gap isn't very big either, so I'd prefer not to, if possible.
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comment Any tips on fixing a difficult wall for tiling?
@Bryce - I didn't write it very well, sorry. It's not the $30 that worries me (though I'd have to pay it twice - first to disconnect, and then some days later to reconnect). That's just the icing on the cake. The problem is that I'd need to find some way to reconnect the ends. And in fact the pipes themselves are soldered together and the unscrewable part is only about 3/4 of the dryer. So, in essence, the best of efforts will only make it about 4 times shorter, but not remove it entirely anyway.