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Aug
29
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
@TheEvilGreebo we have a rather unique climate in which a shaded area can stay pretty cool, and a sun-lit area and stay pretty warm. By insulating the garage I can use my control over light penetration in the windows to control the temperature. As it stands now, without any insulation, it gets much too hot for my liking.
Aug
29
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
@dbracey if you have a sealed roof space (for example, with no attic) then you have a hot roof. If it's not, then, properly sealed it is a moisture trap and potentially decreases the life of the roof because of the higher heat in the cavity.
Aug
29
revised Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
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Aug
29
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
@NiallC. I haven't used anything at all yet.
Aug
29
asked Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
Aug
29
comment Can I run electrical cable and sound cable in the same conduit?
@Tester101 two lines running parallel (as in a conduit) should not have any meaningful inductive coupling. If one conductor had a loop, or were twisted around the other, then perhaps... but I sincerely doubt in this case.
Aug
29
comment What could cause this ceiling fan and light issue?
The most likely problem is a Poltergeist.
Aug
29
revised Can I run electrical cable and sound cable in the same conduit?
changed "console" to "conduit"
Aug
29
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Aug
29
answered Can I run electrical cable and sound cable in the same conduit?
Aug
28
comment Attaching a drain cock for my air compressor to a workbench?
Some compressors (such as my DeWalt by Emglo) have this already built-in.
Aug
28
accepted Under what circumstances can aluminum be in contact with steel?
Aug
28
comment Attaching a drain cock for my air compressor to a workbench?
In my compressor the release is on the bottom of the tank so that condensation can drip out as well. In fact, the manufacturer recommendation to drain it specifically mentions letting the moisture drip out. With an extension to a workbench height I don't know that you'll get anything dripping out.
Aug
27
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
@bib no, alternate busses in the panel are on different legs. This is how single breakers (on one side of the panel) send 220v. Therefore in this case the two hot conductors in the same run should be connected to two adjacent bus prongs.
Aug
24
comment Should the support structure for a kitchen island be built on top of tiles?
Either the contractor will be adding arm brackets to the sides of the cabinets, or some sort or arch system to support the weight. In either case it should be attached to the floor.
Aug
24
answered Should the support structure for a kitchen island be built on top of tiles?
Aug
23
comment How to reduce brightness of recessed LED?
@UncleMeat if it's in a shower then I presume it has a glass cover gasket over it. You could simply frost the glass on the cover to reduce transmission.
Aug
23
comment How to reduce brightness of recessed LED?
Ignoring the fact that putting an inline resistor into a cramped box is a terrible idea it simply won't work with LED lighting as LED dimmers are not resistive.
Aug
23
comment How to reduce brightness of recessed LED?
good post except a nitpick, modern dimmers like those for LED lights are not resistive (like old dimmers) and thus do not typically require large heatsinks.
Aug
23
comment Can I attach Trex handrail to wooden balusters?
Not to mention that stainless-steel screws are softer and eaiser to strip than their coated counterparts.