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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
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
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.
Jan
4
comment My house has Exterior & Interior insulation. Would it be advisable to remove the internal?
This answer is misleading: there's a huge difference in internal and external insulation, when it comes to vapor barriers (and thus moisture, mold and rot).
Jan
4
comment What's the proper way to flash an inside roofing corner, with self-stick membrane?
Here I'm asking about the top of where a sloped roof meets the corner of a yet higher wall. The WRB is for redundancy (here it's a tile roof).
Jan
1
comment What should I do about a crack in the concrete slab in my living room?
How thick is that slab (dig down to find out). That's important. Emecole 555 or a bottle of concrete filler will do you zero good.
Jan
1
comment What Should I Use to Seal the Concrete Slab under the Joists?
You're right to have the concern. What's on either side, can you make underfloor vents that exit to adjoining spaces?
Dec
14
comment Pre-made rain cap for plumbing vent? (Preventing rust-through of galvanized pipe in the walls)
@isherwood, that leaves four more, all buried in the attic. The run in the photo I will abandon in place and cap the top. The rest are inaccessible without major work.
Dec
10
comment Can I run 3 feet of water pipe in the attic for a rain shower?
Pipe slope also is a good idea.
Dec
9
comment What kind of jacks are used for lifting of framing in various situations?
Unfortunately, in this particular case, it's kitchen cabinets on the inside.
Dec
9
comment Switched outlet still has some power when off
Do you have a voltmeter, and can you check the voltage with switch on and off? This problem could be serious.
Dec
9
comment What kind of jacks are used for lifting of framing in various situations?
The question was about shoring/jacking, not the above.
Dec
9
comment What kind of jacks are used for lifting of framing in various situations?
The picture has been annotated. @MichaelKaras
Dec
8
comment Is a plug adapter considered an “extension cord” under the NEC?
My local fire department would flag this as "extension cord plugged into extension cord" and make us take it out.
Dec
8
comment Bathroom drainage: bath's water flooding shower
3 months old? Call whoever put that in, and get them to explain why the system is not working.
Dec
3
comment How best to cut & tie into cast iron pipe
Could you be more specific on the fittings needed to get from the 1.5 inch sink outlet, down to an appropriate model of rubber compression coupling?
Dec
3
comment How best to cut & tie into cast iron pipe
The plumbing in the middle is plastic and easily fixed. The question is about cutting and joining cast iron pipe. A new joist needs to slip in between the double header plate and the cast iron, to support the termite eaten floor joist.
Nov
19
comment How to protect exterior galvanized flashing?
Expensive? Breaknig out stucco, lapping into old paper, getting that all water tight.