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May
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comment Cut the skirting in around my new fireplace, scribing, fixing etc
Good point. If you don't have access, plan as close as possible, then fill the gap on the fireplace side with caulking.
Apr
29
answered Cut the skirting in around my new fireplace, scribing, fixing etc
Apr
28
comment Can you support a 20ft 2x6 only at the ends?
@Tester101 Not if you wrap them with nice cedar planks.
Apr
21
answered How can we allow wind to pass through but prevents outsiders from seeing into
Apr
20
comment Placement of romex
Growing up in NYC where nothing but armored was allowed, and then Long Island where everyone knows (?) you can't have exposed NM (and raceways were the only surface treatment allowed), this is an eye opener. I think I agree with @DMoore that the building inspectors I have met would insist on NM being behind the walls except in unfinished space. But, as you say, the code does not seem to explicitly require it.
Apr
20
comment Placement of romex
@DMoore Sounds like an answer (and an important one).
Apr
12
comment Reverse sloped driveway questions
Getting the car out becomes much harder.
Apr
8
comment What is the silicone-like coating on CREE LED light bulbs?
+1 Obviously I posted not seeing that you had already (a minute before?) covered the answer. A year and a half later, the truth comes out!
Apr
1
comment Broken cabinet hinge?
Not likely. Looks like a pot metal casting, and a very thin body at that point. Seems to be held in place by pressure pins. Theoretically the pressure pins could be forced out and a new arm inserted, but much more trouble than the hinge is worth. @Paulster2 's comment seems the best approach.
Mar
29
revised How can I add tile to my fireplace?
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Mar
29
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Mar
25
comment Nicely mounting 2x4s to wall
@ChrisCudmore The so-called french cleat gone thin, metal and modern.
Mar
17
comment What's the strongest anchor for something heavy in double drywall?
Possible duplicate. See this answer. Especially consider the plastic legged "toggler" type.
Mar
11
comment Ceiling lights running dim
Can you tell if the lights dim when the fridge compressor cycles on?
Mar
11
comment Ceiling lights running dim
Is there something with a heavy motor on the same circuit, such as an air conditioner or a refrigerator?
Mar
10
answered Can you use the actual sink to route an undermount sink hole in a butcher block counter?
Mar
9
revised Electrical switch installation
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Mar
9
comment Seal crack between brick wall and drywall
@Ecnerwal sounds like an answer.
Mar
9
answered Electrical switch installation
Mar
8
comment What dehumidification options don't require a lot of electricity?
Thousands of pounds of silica gel?