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comment Range vent hood pipe
Are the companies selling flex duct that claim use for range hoods just ignoring the code?
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comment Fill Count For 14/3 G NM With 'Unused' Red
The only comfort is the electrician wasn't a 12 AWG freak.
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comment Do the nails stick out at all when toe-nailing studs?
A site management comment - your comment seemed to be directed to isherwood. But he does not get notice unless you include an @isherwood text in the comment, usually at the front. This is not needed if you are commenting on a person's question or answer. That isherwood answered you indicates he's monitoring the dialog.
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comment Can dryer venting into crawl space cause excessive moisture?
Dryer venting into a crawl space is a bad idea and contrary to building codes in most jurisdictions.
Feb
9
comment Fill gaps on deck boards. Deck is now a sun room
Caulk is a pretty soft material to use on a floor (except as a joint seal at a wall or fixture).
Feb
9
comment Shower floor slope
What is the material of the shower base?
Feb
9
comment How do you remove lath covered by interior wall framing?
Can you post a picture?
Feb
6
comment close an old hood vent
Do you have any spare pieces of the siding, even a scrap or two?
Feb
6
comment How do I wire a new range to old wiring?
Doesn't he need a neutral from the panel? Doesn't some portion of the new range need 110?
Feb
5
comment Can you have a 90 degree elbow going upward on drain line?
If you add a p-trap to this pipe you have the problem discussed in this question. If this is in place of a p-trap, you have a lot of water to move and risk solids being trapped in the lower horizontal run.
Feb
5
comment Can you have a 90 degree elbow going upward on drain line?
Only in locales that do not experience gravity.
Feb
4
comment LEDs to illuminate underside of king bed
What about the timer?
Feb
3
comment Bathroom switch for light and fan
A bit more info: how many cables come into the box? What are the colors of the wires in each cable? Is there a bridge (a piece of brass) between the two brass screws showing in the picture? What is the color of the other screws on the switch? If you could show more pictures of the switch and wires, it would help.
Feb
3
comment Filling hole after removing medicine cabinet
I think the residential building codes used in most jurisdictions require covering insulation with drywall, plaster or wood products of specified fire-resistance specifications.
Feb
2
comment Light is dim orange
Is it possible there is a remote control for the fan/light and it has accidentally been hit dimming the bulb?
Feb
1
comment Connecting a light-switch to turn thermostat on/off? (re: basement heat)
Are you trying to disconnect the thermostat from the heating system or disable the whole system?
Feb
1
comment How do I know what type of wood I'm buying?
Be sure to avoid pressure treated wood. It has chemicals that protect against rot and insects, but is not good for skin contact, especially by children.
Feb
1
comment Installing a new pendent light fitting
In the US, green with yellow stripe is a standard ground wire color (under NEC) even if it is not as common as green or bare.
Jan
31
comment How do I know what type of wood I'm buying?
Is this an indoor or outdoor project? Will the wood be in contact with damp surfaces?
Jan
28
comment What is the proper hole size to drill through joists for wiring?
+1 was busy trying to copy illustrations from the res code when I saw your answer. I should have expected that you had us covered.