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Aug
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revised Rail spacing & Child proofing a deck
added code reference, corrected min vs max
Aug
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answered Gable Vent Fan to Make Usable Attic Storage Space - Useful or Trouble?
Aug
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comment Electric ground from another circuit
Possible duplicate: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/10602/…
Aug
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comment Is it OK to have 10ga wire running from breaker to switch then 8ga from switch to pump?
The pump's current draw is an important factor, but if the breaker is more than 30A you cannot use 10Ga no matter what. (well, maybe if it had some super duper heat resistant insulation it might be OK)
Jul
31
comment What type of shelving should I use in my basement?
Determine your maximum weight requirements and identify the lowest cost system capable of supporting that. Extra strength is a waste and lesser strength will not meet your needs.
Jul
31
answered Why does the exhaust in my basement bathroom drip condensation in warm weather?
Jul
31
comment Can I connect the generator neutral to my mains neutral permanently?
A solid neutral is a common transfer switch configuration, but switched neutral switches are also available as a solid neutral can cause issues where ground fault sensing equipment (GFCI etc.) are used. With switched neutrals, the genset must have it's own equipment grounding system.
Jul
31
comment Pipe threading tool for 15mm galvanised pipe
15mm is the metric equivalent of 1/2 inch nominal pipe size. I've no way to be sure, but I believe you need a 1/2" BSPT (British Standard Pipe - Tapered) die.
Jul
31
comment Do local building codes/regulations control where to locate a gas meter and responsibility for moving it?
I feel for you. You are stuck with a problem because no one involved will take responsibility. The PUC does hold some power, you may have a legitimate claim that PG&E has obstructed reasonable access to your property, but this action could have unintended side effects, proceed with caution. Typically, the utility owns the supply, meter, and regulator. All piping beyond that is yours, regardless of where any of it goes. The utility can refuse to connect to your plumbing for virtually any reason.
Jul
30
answered Do local building codes/regulations control where to locate a gas meter and responsibility for moving it?
Jul
26
comment Advice on wiring and fixtures for a cabin. All low voltage, 12 volt
What do you hope to achieve with 12v lighting that cannot be achieved with conventional 120v lighting? I'm more curious about your reasoning than questioning your choice, though there's some of that as well.
Jul
26
comment Do I need a face-mask when painting?
Full face mask? Perhaps not, but some level of personal protection is required. What that is depends on the type of paint used. (and remember DA01, this is for a single DIY project ;) )
Jul
26
comment How do I repaint my kitchen cabinets?
You may need to strip the old paint to get proper adhesion. What is the base material?
Jul
24
answered mold problem in basement
Jul
24
comment Is sheathing required under a hybrid concrete tile roof?
As answered, it is not required for tile roofing. However, some structures require sheathing to distribute wind and seismic loads. Your house is apparently not one of these structures. Just because a building has tile roofing does not necessarily mean the building does not require sheathing, other factors may be at play. Just sayin'.
Jul
24
comment Does 2008-era drywall contain asbestos?
@DA01 - you are technically correct, but it is a dangerous and misleading statement. It is NEVER OK to expose one's self to asbestos fibers, even for one DIY job. Prolonged occupational exposure does dramatically increase the likelihood of developing a related illness. But a single fiber embedded in lung tissue has the potential to develop into an illness, a risk no one should take despite the very long odds.
Jul
23
comment How can I stop this water from entering my basement?
As DA01 said. Because any kind of sealant applied to the inside like I believe you are thinking will be ineffective. Ideally, stop the water from entering. If you can't, you have to collect it and remove it. Basically restating DA01 in generic terms because there may be more than one approach to meet a need.
Jul
23
comment What is the ideal distance between supports of a shelf?
You will need supports at every stud unless you stiffen the plywood by rabbeting it into vertical wood strips front and back. Then support every other stud should be OK. I'm thinking strips about 15mmx30mm in section, not little batten strips.
Jul
23
answered Using Window AC as Wall AC
Jul
23
comment Help me retrofit a closet in this room
I think the left wall is the only location that makes sense. A slight variation would be to run a desk/vanity from where the bookcase is shown to about where the vent is. The small space between vent and exterior wall behind the desk could again be a bookcase. You lose closet space, but gain a desk. Just a thought.