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comment Should my chimney cooker hood have a flue?
It generally requires removing the unit from the wall.
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comment What is the correct procedure to turn a 10“ rough-in toilet drain into a 12” rough-in drain when the drain goes through a slab-on-grade?
I am leaving this as a comment because I can't find a link. I saw an offset pedestal that mounted to the floor under the toilet. The toilet mounted to the pedestal. It did raise the toilet several inches though.
Jan
24
comment How do I attach a shelf to an existing kitchen unit?
Can you guesstimate how much weight the shelves might be holding?
Jan
24
comment Westinghouse portable generator won't start
Any guess on how much old gas you mixed with new gas? Did you use a fuel stabilizer?
Jan
4
comment How do I fill in holes in a fire door?
Do the holes go through both faces of the door? Do you know what the interior of the door is filled with?
Dec
30
comment How to open a stuck cellar door
In the middle photo it appears the hinge pins may be pinned or set screwed in place
Dec
30
comment How to open a stuck cellar door
Does it seem like the door latch is the problem? Or is the latch functioning but the door is physically stuck in the frame?
Nov
29
comment What would be the most economical way to run wire for a driveway light?
If it is just a single light have you considered solar? Maybe with a remote solar collector if needed. The newer lights a worlds better than the ones available just a few years ago.
Nov
23
comment How do I replace the toilet shutoff valve?
have you considered just replacing the washer and the stem packing?
Nov
21
comment why does my house have a 4 inch vent stack going out the front?
Can you guess how old the vent and the house are?
Nov
4
comment How can I secure an outwardly opening front door without damaging anything?
what are the concerns? Not being able to tell who is at the door without opening it? Is it the hinge pins being removed to gain access? Or is it just the general integrity of the lock?
May
31
comment How can I put a drain hose through a basement wall or window?
What type of wall is it stone, poured concrete,block etc? How high above grade will the hole be?
May
9
comment Can using two hoses deliver more water?
Have you inquired at a local pool supply store. In my area it isn't uncommon for tanker trucks full of water to fill pools. Some companies specialize in it. They fill pools, hose down construction sites to control dust and other commercial uses.
May
8
comment How can I cut aluminum angle stock without damaging my tools?
What are the dimensions of the material and how many cuts do you anticipate making?
Apr
24
comment Replacing Exterior Back Door
Some other things to consider, mortising in the hinges can be difficult for a novice, the original casing may no longer be square and the original door may not be a standard size.
Apr
23
comment 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
What is the spacing of the floor joists? Is it so wide that you need the furring strips?
Feb
15
comment Replacing the wiring to a socket in a home?
How much access in the attic and is it an insulated outside wall or hollow interior wall?
Feb
12
comment Painting on drywall that has been stripped of wallpaper?
Do I understand you have drywall with some wallpaper still stuck to in spots?
Feb
12
comment Matching new oak floor planks to old planks
Have you looked in a closet floor for something that matches?
Feb
7
comment How do I repair nail holes in cement board?
Is there any reason you can't use a longer nail that will go through the tile backer and into the subfloor?