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Mar
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comment What could cause a shower to give warm water for a few seconds, then only cold water?
Added edit per feedback from OP.
Feb
25
comment What could cause a shower to give warm water for a few seconds, then only cold water?
I'm guessing that initial burst of warm water only occurs when you test this faucet multiple times in a row. If you leave the faucet off for a few hours the hot water supply pipe should cool since the hot water is not flowing through the pipe and the unmoving water/pipe will slowly radiate and lose temperature. If you turn the faucet back on after this cooling period does the water even get warm?
Jul
18
comment How to plan for the future when installing a new roof?
Don't want it all. Just want to know what my options are.
Jul
18
comment How to plan for the future when installing a new roof?
Yea, thanks for the suggestion!
Jun
5
comment Door jamb on a 2.5" thick wall
Nice idea. This wall doesn't have the space for it but I'll keep it in mind for future consideration. Thanks.
Jun
3
comment Door jamb on a 2.5" thick wall
I added an edit to the question. I have a door and casing that I'd like to use. In this scenario, would it make sense to put together a custom door frame?
Jun
3
comment Door jamb on a 2.5" thick wall
Thanks. I'll check it out.
Jun
3
comment Door jamb on a 2.5" thick wall
I may be having trouble visualizing but in the first option it sounds like you're describing adjusting the size of a door rather than making/installing a jamb for a thin wall. Can you please clarify?
May
15
comment Looking for alternatives to AutoCad to make floorplans and interior elevations for my kitchen
Sketchup is fantastic. Watch a few video tutorials and make plenty of use of your middle mouse button/scrolly. It makes using the tool 3x faster.
May
15
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Thanks, all. I decided to use a rectangular exhaust vent. About 3x10". Hopefully that will make it easier to make a hole with similar dimensions by removing bricks.
May
14
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Do you know whether 6" masonry hole saw bits are generally available at local stores? I'm having trouble finding one. Thanks.
May
14
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
It doesn't look like HD and Lowes carry masonry hole saws. I'm in a city so there may be some specialty tool stores but I don't really know what to search for. What kind of tool stores might have larger hole saws (e.g. lumber, plumbing, electrical, etc)? Thanks, Shirlock.
May
14
comment How to make a 6 inch hole through a brick wall for venting
Thanks, Ian. How far from the corner do you think the hole needs to be?
Apr
12
comment Why should I not use standard “house” bricks for a patio?
Yea, we're happy. One other relevant thing to point out is that our patio is really a patio plus parking pad. In other words, we park our car on the same bricks and they still hold up.
Apr
11
comment Why should I not use standard “house” bricks for a patio?
Also old bricks were about half the price of new bricks from Home Depot.
Jan
30
comment Rip old door in half?
Thanks. Wouldn't the drilling be through the depth of the door (1.5" or so) not through the height (80")? Would a plunge router work in place of a drill to make the dowel holes?
Jan
30
comment How do you choose when to use oil vs latex paint?
I was mostly curious to hear if there were any advantages to oil at all. The discussion came up over the durability of oil vs latex on wood trim. One person argued oil was more durable for this application, in their experience. Another argued in his experience that was no longer true.
Jan
30
comment Rip old door in half?
Done. Please see above.
Jan
29
comment What do I do with a leaky roof in the middle of January?
If you absolutely have to wait then a good sized concrete mixing basin may keep the drips from doing further damage to the ceiling.
Jan
24
comment Where should I start laying nail down hardwood flooring and how do I make it straight?
@shirlock homes: Added floor plan, above.