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Feb
18
comment What could be causing cracks in the drywall of a newly renovated home?
Are the cracks running along a seam in a flat surface or at corners?
Feb
18
comment Is it okay to not have a vapor barrier in lightweight tiny house type construction?
Big issue with racking, both front to back and side to side. Stick frame construction is not really well suited to handle this.
Feb
18
comment metal flexing sound from 2nd floor
If you don't use forced air, what duct do you think it is? Dryer? Exhaust fan?
Feb
18
comment How to stop a screaming pellet stove?
@MichaelKarasSounds like an answer.
Feb
18
comment How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
@ratchetfreak Good point. Haven't come across those.
Feb
18
comment How can I prevent cobwebs in my house?
High level of nuclear bombardment for a protracted period would probably do it, but those gamma rays are so hard to find ...
Feb
18
comment Which furnace thermostats support variable swing/deadband?
Where's the hysteresis when we need it?
Feb
17
comment How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
@ratchetfreak On screw terminals, that only works if you make a loop in the middle of the feed wire. Otherwise you are putting two wires under one screw, a nono. And you need insulation after the loop and before the second connection or you have a bare hot lead sticking out the side. It could work if there are stab connectors (14 ga. only) in the back. Then you use the stab connectors for the jumper and the screw for the input.
Feb
17
comment How to hide/cover bridge of copper electrical heating pipes
A picture would help a lot.
Feb
17
revised How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
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Feb
17
comment How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
@Johnny Excellent point. Another edit!
Feb
17
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Feb
17
comment How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
@DoxyLover Good point. The vast majority of split receptacles are on the same circuit, but not all. I will edit.
Feb
17
answered How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
Feb
17
comment Woodworking workflow
The segment of a panel that is hidden in a groove may become exposed as the piece shifts, expands and shrinks over time. If that area is not stained, it will stand out, usually as much lighter than the rest of the panel.
Feb
16
comment Can I remove a furnace compartment vent that's obstructing roof repair?
My concern is not the inspector. It is the OP making a wrong assessment, rerouting it himself, and not involving an inspector or other professional.
Feb
16
comment Big gap for interior lock
+1 especially for shimming the lower hinge (assuming this does not cant the door so much that it slams open or shut).
Feb
16
comment Woodworking workflow
Many times there is some movement of pieces even after final assembly and glue up. For that reason, many woodworkers stain before glue up. This is especially true with doors and cabinets that have center panels.
Feb
16
comment Can I remove a furnace compartment vent that's obstructing roof repair?
My concern is if the assessment of air intake is wrong ...
Feb
16
comment Can I remove a furnace compartment vent that's obstructing roof repair?
Rerouting a vent pipe to an attic without first confirming with a professional that it is safe and code compliant seems like a very bad idea.