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May
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revised Do I need to install a sump pump?
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May
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comment Do I need to install a sump pump?
Berkeley has clay soils and often high water tables. Dig a hole to find your local water table. But given that you have rain based event, you likely have a surface water contribution to the issue.
May
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answered Do I need to install a sump pump?
May
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I patch a large hole in plaster and lath?
May
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answered How do I patch a large hole in plaster and lath?
Apr
27
comment NM-B insulation repair?
Not really a big deal. The plastic clamps suck anyway, and I have been known to sand off the sharp edges so they don't knick my cables.
Apr
27
comment NM-B insulation repair?
@RyanV.Bissell the blue plastic tab in the photo is the box's clamp. You're not meant to fully remove the tab, instead thread the wire through and the spring action of the tab is the clamp.
Apr
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comment Replacing Exterior Back Door
Post a photo? Climate? Siding type?
Apr
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revised Replacing Exterior Back Door
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revised Replacing Exterior Back Door
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Apr
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answered Replacing Exterior Back Door
Apr
24
comment Is there an easy way to replicate this ceiling texture?
You buy sand, and mix it yourself, to match. The sand will project through future paint layers. The sand can be in the mud or the paint.
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
Apr
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revised How do I repair a door jamb that has soft and split wood at the hinge in my 100 year old house?
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Apr
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comment How to prevent pressure from dropping from my water heater?
So, remove the 2nd water heater and start over. Sorry they trusted.
Apr
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comment Can this sheetrock be repaired or does it need to be replaced?
Need a better picture. In general drywall is very malleable and patchable.
Apr
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comment Do I have studs on my plaster and lath wall around/above fireplace?
Plasma over fireplace: bad. LCD: just fine if the viewing angle is good.
Apr
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revised Do I really need garage door tune ups?
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Apr
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answered Can I build an anti-fatigue standing mat myself?