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Mar
10
comment Is it against code to splice wires inside of the load center?
@SpeedyPetey I'll mention something about this in the meta section of this site.
Mar
10
comment Is turning off a power strip adequate?
Note: Whole house surge protectors are meant to take the brunt of a surge, leaving the individual strips to take whatever remains. Turning off the strip offers more protection than leaving it on, and less protection than unplugging it.
Mar
9
comment Why is my house humidity at 80%?
Don't staple vapor barrier below as @AlexFeinman suggests: you'll get mold and trapped water.
Mar
9
answered How much ventilation space does a refrigerator need?
Mar
9
comment What the heck is this pipe?
Cold have been an old version of hot. Hot pipes clog faster, leak faster, have shorter lives.
Mar
9
answered Is it against code to splice wires inside of the load center?
Mar
5
comment How can I connect a sink, dishwasher, and laundry pump all to one drain?
Could you supply more info on the laundry tub? Does it have an internal trap? A trap of some sort is critically required to prevent leakage of sewer gasses into the house.
Mar
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a safe maximum amount to leave a window open?
Mar
5
answered Should I encapsulate my crawl space?
Mar
5
revised How do I make sure I get a replacement toilet tank that fits the bowl?
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Mar
3
revised Widening a garage door
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Mar
3
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Mar
3
answered Widening a garage door
Mar
3
comment How to re-anchor banister to plaster wall?
I like a strong magnet for stud finding in lathe/plaster walls (you're searching for the lathe nails).
Mar
1
revised How do I install fire blocking while finishing a basement?
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Feb
28
comment What are reasonable expectations about grout width accuracy in a professional tile installation?
I don't see a problem with this level of accuracy.
Feb
27
comment What is the best/cheapest solution for poorly plastered walls?
Sanding may not be an option, if that's lead paint on the walls.
Feb
27
comment Add blown in insulation by hand
...and wear a respirator.
Feb
25
comment How to fix a self-turning handle on a Price-Pfister single handled faucet
After the third round, PP sent me an entirely new faucet. Sadly, a cheap Phirst model, that quite frankly is not built to the standard of the original.
Feb
19
comment Why does cold water always mix in bathtub mixing valve, even on hottest setting?
If you install a pressure reducer on the cold, you'll get more heat (the 5% figure is at assumption of equal pressure). You may have low hot pressure which is why you notice this.