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comment Leaky outdoor faucet when using spray nozzle
Top photo, attached brass piece with the ring of holes is a vacuum breaker, it exists to prevent contaminated water from siphoning back into the house plumbing if pressure is lost.
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revised Shouldn't a compressor automatically stop compressing on a predefined PSI level?
add blowup picture
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answered Shouldn't a compressor automatically stop compressing on a predefined PSI level?
6h
revised How do I stop the black sludge coming from our bathroom faucets?
contamination clearing.
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answered How do I stop the black sludge coming from our bathroom faucets?
18h
comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
@JoePhilllips - Done!
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answered How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
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comment Do you think this tempered glass desk will hold my 50.6lbs computer?
Until you drop something hard and sharp on the surface and it shatters under the tension. Tempered glass is very strong, but very quickly turns into pebbles once its surface integrity is breached. The major reason for using it for this desk surface instead of plate glass is because of it's safer breakage failure mode, it doesn't turn into a series of long scalpels that can kill you.
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comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
Natural stone tiles with saw cut edge, rent and use a diamond saw tile cutter and plenty of water. It's all in the setup, make sure you get the sawcut exactly centered, cut in one smooth stroke and make sure the tile is secured so it won't move during the saw operation. Otherwise you'll get a funny cut that will be obvious.
May
27
comment I need help removing a support beam
No information on how far apart those posts are, what kind of weight they're supporting, the beam span or the size of the beam you are removing the support from. Who cares about whether three sistered 2x4's will support the ends when the main beam has the chance of folding in the middle. Sounds like a disaster in the making, unless you get somebody in there that can determine the loading and beam strength needed.
May
26
comment Electrical wiring too short
Oh, the powers of textpad! Has that softened it enough for everyone?
May
26
revised Electrical wiring too short
Change to proper casing, paragraphs
May
26
comment Allow downspout discharge to cross a sidewalk in a freezing climate?
Anything preventing digging the defective one up and giving it a proper gradient so it will drain? Or does it do a tremendous dip under the walkway?
May
26
comment Why are there sewer odors coming from my shower drain?
Reminds me, I need to pour a bucket of water down the shower drain at work. I do it about every 4 months because the water evaporates out of the trap and sewer gas starts backing up into the bathroom which then leaks out into the lunchroom. Good idea on the cooking oil.
May
26
revised How can I fix a stripped hole in an aluminum piece?
Add images
May
26
comment When should I consider using Plastic Round Cap Roofing Nails?
@Ecnerwal - Ok, one of the McMansions around here had all the underlayment peeled off in a windstorm. Due to the intensity of building, the roofers couldn't keep up, so they'd roll out the underlayment and leave it for 3-4 weeks before doing the shingling. And in windy areas, you'd need to hold the underlay in place even if you were quick on the shingling.
May
25
comment When should I consider using Plastic Round Cap Roofing Nails?
Is there a specific reason for using those on the underlayment (steep pitch roof, underlayment beneath tiles, added hold down for wind resistance, etc.) in roofing? I have been involved in several roof jobs and have never seen them used. The underlayment just gets rolled out and you start tiering shingles and nailing with the standard nails or staples.
May
24
comment Is this a “Dumping pit” by the builder and who is resposible to pay for this house was built 1998
Ugh! Don't walk over the area, there can be large voids in these debris pits that can collapse. And pictures would help. Hiring a consultant in soil engineering would be a good idea to find out how dangerous it is.
May
21
reviewed Approve Spa pump wont run when in spa
May
21
reviewed Approve How to prevent batteries leaking out in devices?