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Jun
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comment What is the metal I have in my wall?
there are no permanent changes made: if you are drilling into metal fixtures in the wall, you are making permanent changes. Also, you don't mention having tested for live electricity in the wall, but your drill holes are horizontally very close to that electric outlet. Either cut a small square hole in the drywall so you can get a clear look, and repair the hole, or talk to the building manager about what's going on in the wall.
May
26
comment Help identify this electric clothes dryer part from an Asko T701 dryer?
Thanks! That at least gives me a better idea of where and in what orientation it was installed.
May
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May
18
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May
18
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Mar
6
comment What is type of screw is this?
Also, the little arrow symbol stamped on the cam-lock (you can see it in the OP's photo) points to the open spot on the cam. So if you're trying to remove it, turn the cam so the arrow is facing the piece you want to remove.
Feb
26
comment HVAC Duct options in floor joists
@KalelWade I'd try to find someone you know who has a high-velocity system and listen to it in operation before getting one installed. That high velocity comes with higher noise levels. I put an HV system in my small house a few years ago and if I had to do it again I'd go with mini-splits, they're much quieter.
Feb
18
answered How do I look up a contractor's license status in Pennsylvania?
Feb
18
comment How do I look up a contractor's license status in Pennsylvania?
Thanks, I did end up calling the city and will post what I found as an answer momentarily. Spoiler alert: the guy isn't licensed to do anything in the city.
Feb
18
comment How do I look up a contractor's license status in Pennsylvania?
Thanks, at this point I can't even verify that this guy is licensed. Really, apart from the estimate, I have no proof that the business even exists. Mainly I want to establish his license status because the sellers have been dodgy about a few things so far.
Feb
18
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Feb
18
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Feb
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Jun
16
comment What should I do about a recessed light without a housing?
On the plus side, the fire risk from an LED bulb like that one is lower than from an incandescent or halogen.
Nov
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Oct
31
comment Why does my gas water heater's pilot light go out when I replace the outer door?
Not that I know of. Also, the pilot does stay lit as long as I leave the outer door off, it's only when I replace it (and the thermal switch is tripped) that it goes out.
Oct
31
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31
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