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Jan
22
comment What is this thin metal wire in wall of 50s home?
Is it bare wire? Bare copper wire? Can you trace it any more? Take a better picture? What's the age of the house? Is the house knob & tube?
Jan
22
revised How do I install electrical through existing stucco (e.g. “old work”)
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Jan
22
comment What Should I Use to Seal the Concrete Slab under the Joists?
@Laxmidi possibly leaking some air from the ductwork would help. Just ensure that any space has a way to vent, or a least one permeable side so it can slowly dry out.
Jan
21
comment How do I secure a copper pipe going through a wall?
This solution is also hard to caulk, so water does not get behind the stucco.
Jan
21
comment How best to cut & tie into cast iron pipe
Thanks. I borrowed a chain style pipe breaker from the local tool library, and despite the awkward position, the pipe snapped right off. Then I used a rubber boot (the type that goes outside the pipe). All good, thanks.
Jan
11
reviewed Approve How to add a new radiator/plinth heater into heating circuit? Series or Parallel?
Jan
11
answered What's a good way to seal a flat concrete roof?
Jan
11
comment What's the proper way to flash an inside roofing corner, with self-stick membrane?
Tile roof actually.
Jan
5
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Jan
5
comment Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
@SQB presumably he's shivering in the dark, and his cell phone batteries are flat :-).
Jan
5
comment Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
@Johnny bad wiring is, like, totally possible.
Jan
4
comment What's the proper way to flash an inside roofing corner, with self-stick membrane?
How is the tar paper or membrane folded and detailed? That layer does have a purpose related to condensation on the underside metal surface of the flashing.
Jan
4
comment Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
@DanielGriscom the OP stated he cut the main breaker.
Jan
4
comment Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
I agree the clamp probably looked like the above. But I'm not sure so sure it'a s ground. More likely as in my answer a neutral.
Jan
4
revised Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
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Jan
4
comment How to add additional kitchen circuits to fuse panel
Posting photos will help. Hopefully you don't actually mean "fuse box". Also the thickness of the existing wires matters.
Jan
4
comment How to add additional kitchen circuits to fuse panel
Pretty sure you can't connect anything new to a fuse box. And it's not a good idea. Keep your old knob & tube wiring, it's probably fine. But ditch the fuse box completely, turning it into a passive wiring cabinet protected by upstream breakers.
Jan
4
answered Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
Jan
4
answered Bedroom not getting enough heat
Jan
4
comment Should I drywall and/or insulate my garage wall?
+1 for the outlets. And for the other suggestions to mark the stud locations for later hanging of shelves.