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Sep
19
comment Does the estimated cost of this plumbing repair seem excessive?
A plumber is not a structural engineer and he cannot give you viable advice on how you properly support an excavated foundation. Even if you were to allow the work he recommended you must seek approval from an engineer.
Sep
18
comment Strange smell in August only
Do you have carpets?
Sep
10
comment How can I mount a TV when I can't find studs inside my wall?
@Doresoom by jove that's brilliant!!
Sep
2
comment What are the pros and cons of medium-density fibreboard (MDF)?
MDF is actually preferred in situations where moisture is likely. MDF resins are more water resistance than you would find in any particle, LDF or even OSB.
Nov
18
comment I have flies after painters came
Are these typical black flies? Or small flies like fruit flies? If they are fruit flies then they are not "getting in" but perhaps a piece of fruit was left in the trash bin... most citrus fruits are already full of eggs we just consume the fruit before the larval stage...
Nov
12
comment What type of drywall tape should I use for a drywall to plaster patch?
Is there living space on the other side of that?
Nov
6
comment What can I use to adequately insulate round rigid metal ducts?
I have found it easier and cheaper to actually wrap the entire round duct in an insulated flex duct and just "specially" wrap the points where it branches off.
Oct
24
comment Do we need to install shoe molding?
If you don't want shoe molding (as I didn't in my home) I undercut all the drywall, giving the wood an additional 1/2 inch of expansion space (as the possible expense of drafts)
Oct
15
comment Basement subfloor, how exactly should I do it?
Treated wood against concrete, and not constantly submerged isn't going to rot. If you have a stick framed house then you likely have treated wood against your footing.
Oct
14
comment Basement subfloor, how exactly should I do it?
@user15608 I have used Tyvek housewrap products but I don't know if they'd be appropriate for this use. Perhaps something like this? solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Promotions/…
Oct
14
comment Basement subfloor, how exactly should I do it?
I would paint the concrete with a sealant and then I would probably double-layer a vapor barring above them, under the plywood.
Jun
30
comment How many ground rods are required for panel and subpanel?
The subpanel has its ground bonded to the ground at the service panel. Is there a problem with running the grounding conductor 30' to a rod? The service panel is over concrete.
Jun
28
comment How many ground rods are required for panel and subpanel?
@Tester101 Yes.
May
13
comment Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
@AngelaL. I don't know if it would work for linoleum glue... the reason it works so well fro thinset is because the granules break and fling off. I imagine that linoleum glue might just melt and bind to the brush? Try it and see! These brushes are pretty cheap. WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES AND A MASK!
May
6
comment Can different gauge wiring be used in the same circuit?
@DMoore I edited my answer to be less ambiguous.
May
2
comment How can I attach a 1/8" strip of steel to MDF so that it stays secure forever for eternity?
@oscilatingcretin lining up your channels may be more of a challenge than you bargained for. At this stage you might as well have square stock welded into a reinforced and rigid shape.
Apr
30
comment How can I attach a 1/8" strip of steel to MDF so that it stays secure forever for eternity?
I got mine at Lowes. Consider that you're to compare the rigidity of the steel square stock to the equivalent shape in MDF. You can also get aluminum square stock from many providers online.
Apr
12
comment How do I string a low voltage wire between two buildings?
@Tester101 updated question, it's a Cat6A line for network communications
Apr
11
comment How do I string a low voltage wire between two buildings?
@HenryJackson Yes, I'm fine in that regard.
Mar
19
comment Can different gauge wiring be used in the same circuit?
@downvoter, any suggestions on how I can improve my answer?