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Jul
2
comment Solution for A/C Condensate Drain Line that doesn't require emptying a bucket of water every day?
If it's a rental and they aren't allowing you to make modifications and you can't let it drip, can't you contact building maintenance and ask them to address the issue? Personally, if dripping onto passersby isn't an option (which isn't a big deal to me; it's clean water) then I would hook up a flexible tube to the spigot on the AC's pan and let it drain through the hose to the ground. This may require a long tube.
Jul
2
comment Solution for A/C Condensate Drain Line that doesn't require emptying a bucket of water every day?
Why can't it be connected to a drain of some sort? And why is it not dripping onto the ground?
Jun
30
comment Is this ladder bookcase design strong enough to hold printers?
You could continue with your design as long as it is attached to the wall. I do think it would have stability issues unless you either attach it to the wall or change the base to have a board on the back to make it an H.
Jun
12
comment How can I mount 2ft by 4ft fiberboard panels on a wall?
Since this is artwork, I wouldn't do anything to damage the pieces. I would mount the panels in frames and hang the frame. This would provide no visible hanging hardware as well as keep the artwork intact
Jun
12
comment Is it recommended that 1/8 thick plywood be used as underlayment?
I just got done looking it up and there are acceptable size less than 3/4" or 23/32", but it is dependent on joist spacing. I personally would recommend going with the 3/4" or 23/32" plywood or OSB for the sub-floor. It only costs a little more and the area is probably not that big. The added rigidity will be good to prevent flex in the floor which could cause your tiles to pop off the floor. As far as the underlayment, I will defer to more experienced people on this site; I'm a DIYer and not a pro.
Jun
12
comment Is it recommended that 1/8 thick plywood be used as underlayment?
Personally, I would replace the sub-floor. Most of the work is already done (sub-floor exposed) and what's there now isn't perfect (uneven and wavy).
Jun
11
comment In slip joints, what's the difference between rubber and nylon washers?
I would think they are both compression fittings. If it is leaking, it is either too tight or not tight enough. Given that it's rubber, I'm expecting not tight enough. As far as the materials, I would expect the nylon to be tapered as it is more rigid than the rubber which when compressed would expand differently than the rigid nylon.
Apr
10
comment Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?
I'm not sure any of those options would be safe long term to place in there then. I would expect it to erode or ruin the paint and eventually the metal.
Apr
8
comment Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?
What is the drip tray made of? Metal, plastic, or what?
Dec
23
comment What thickness Styrofoam should be used to insulate a toilet tank?
Air temperature is about 70F-72F. Water is probably 55F. No idea on the humidity; the house doesn't have a dehumidifier (does have A/C, but that doesn't get run much in the Ohio winter).
Nov
16
comment Can I run water lines through the attic?
@user18116 I think you still run a high risk of your pipes freezing. If there are no tee's or joints in the cold area, it seems less likely to me that you would have a leak.
Nov
15
comment Who makes this shower faucet handle (logo identification)?
@Lina see my answer below
Nov
15
comment Can I run water lines through the attic?
My money says the lines will freeze. PEX is pretty resilient to splitting when water freezes inside it, however the fittings are not. This is a leak waiting to happen. Also, I can't imagine a licensed/bonded plumber did the work; that could impact insurance coverage if a leak results in damage.
Nov
5
comment Should the hammer function “feel” different from normal drilling function on a hammer drill?
Oh and as far as not being able to drill into the concrete, did you use a masonry bit?
Nov
5
comment Should the hammer function “feel” different from normal drilling function on a hammer drill?
My hammer drill sounds and feels exactly like a normal drill except when pressing the end (where the bit goes) into something. Take out the bit, press it into your palm, and pull the trigger. Is it still identical?
Nov
1
comment Bonding Ground Rod for Rooftop Antenna
Out of curiosity, why do you need to connect the old ground rod and the new?
Oct
31
comment How can I smooth an uneven concrete floor?
How high and wide are the gaps?
Oct
31
comment Why does my gas water heater's pilot light go out when I replace the outer door?
My water heater has a plastic mesh to filter out larger things from getting into the combustion chamber. I've heard that these can get dirty to the point where there is insufficient air flow to allow the pilot to keep going. Do you have a similar mesh filter at the bottom of your water heater?
Oct
30
comment How can I tell if my bathroom ceiling vent is working properly?
How big is your bathroom and what vent/fan is installed?
Oct
20
comment How can I fix a shower faucet valve where hot and cold suddenly reversed?
I think it's a Delta. See if this video helps you (especially around 1m20s) youtube.com/watch?v=XkanSw90Czw And don't be too fearful; those stems/valves are like $20 are a big box store. I watched a couple of videos and got real comfortable with the process and changed my Moen last week in about 10 minutes.