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Mar
22
comment how to fit restrictor in toilet pan inlet
Do you have a photo or product link for this restrictor? It's far more likely the drain is overly restricted than the inlet needs restriction. Have you confirmed this is not the case?
Mar
22
comment old 230 volt transformer style arc welder on an old square d 125 amp panel
The NEC and probably any other electric code has very specific methods for calculating service loads. It makes allowances for non-concurrent loads and duty cycles, so it's not like you have to add up the max. current draw of everything. Still, the welder will kick you over 100A. If you turned off the breaker of your heater and fridge and didn't use anything else while welding, you could possibly be able to work without too much nuisance tripping, but there is no way this installation would ever meet code.
Mar
20
answered old 230 volt transformer style arc welder on an old square d 125 amp panel
Mar
20
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
The plastic has a much shorter lifespan than your deck, it's a temporary measure at best. The right thing to do is to slope and sheath the deck and use an appropriate waterproof deck sufacing.
Mar
19
comment Should I use an iron angle or an iron plate to support brick above window?
Plate would be fine in this situation, but FWIW, angle is significantly stronger and exponentially stiffer.
Mar
18
answered How do I keep my house cool especially my terrace during summer?
Mar
17
answered Quantitative measurement for sound dampening methods
Mar
15
comment how do you remove a stripped screw that holds the handle on outdoor faucet
A small screw extractor tool should do the job, if not use a drill slightly larger than the screw shank to cut the head off. There should be enough remaining shank after handle removal to grab a hold with locking pliers. You could try construction adhesive or epoxy, but you really want a flanged sill cock anchored into solid wood.
Mar
14
comment How do I reattach a small roof over our back door, that has pulled away from the house?
We're a visual sort here, we're going to need to see some photos of this.
Mar
14
comment Wood slats for sound insulation
Anything is usually better than nothing, but in some cases, certain constructions can make things worse, it's not always intuitive. If you have exposed studs, you'll be far better off with real sound insulation, then placing the finish on resilient channels.
Mar
14
comment What is the maximum distance a trap can be installed from a shower drain?
In what plumbing code is self venting and running traps allowed?
Mar
13
comment Rebar cattle guard
IMO the painted stripes are more like a deterrent than an actual barrier. It's probably more effective on busier roads where cattle are less likely to hang out on the roadway. I've seen cattle stumble across a real cattle guard when standing next to the guard, then getting spooked by an oncoming vehicle. If it were just paint, the whole group would be across instead of a couple individuals. Then the gig would be up. They may be fairly stupid, but they do learn.
Mar
12
comment L14-30 Plug & Generator
The bare copper and ground wire must be bonded to the grounding system, which in this case are metal boxes and conduit. A NEMA6-30 has no neutral, but a L14-30 does. How are you achieving a neutral conductor? The generator frame must be bonded to the trailer frame.
Mar
4
comment Is my Heat pump and gas furnace installation incorrect?
There's no real danger in heating mode, the risk is only in cooling mode. So take your time and do thorough research before bringing anyone in. I've no idea what "red tag" might be or if it's really a thing, I've no experience in Canada. I suspect if it's anything, it would come from either a building or utility inspector, not independent contractors. When the time comes for quotes, I doubt it will be an issue, but what do I know?
Mar
2
comment Add floor framing using joist hangers?
For 16"oc joist spacing, the hangers must be rated a minimum 400# total load. 11.75/2*1.33*(40LL+10DL)psf=391#
Mar
1
comment Is my Heat pump and gas furnace installation incorrect?
Off the top of my head I should think 500 would cover it, but I'm not current with HVAC labor costs. The time it takes also varies widely depending on existing conditions. The only way to find out is get some quotes from local outfits.
Feb
28
comment Accidentally Touching One Lead Of A Multimeter While Other Is In Electrical Outlet
How much of a shock would depend on what mode the meter is in. If it has a high current ammeter mode, it's going to to hurt... or worse. In AC voltage mode I believe the internal resistance is quite high and there may not be much of a shock. I'm pleased to say I never tested this theory, neither should anyone else unless they really know what they are doing. Just sayin' for the sake of discussion.
Feb
28
answered Is my Heat pump and gas furnace installation incorrect?
Feb
26
comment Help translate terminology relating to flat roof construction
70mm insulation board alone is a little scarce for roof insulation, but might there be more insulation in the roof structure? There's no way to know if this is a hot or cold roof from the description, it's what's below and how it's vented that would determine that. Any added insulation that's not waterproof needs a vapour barrier to prevent condensation from forming in the insulation.
Feb
26
answered Help translate terminology relating to concrete floor construction