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Mar
31
comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
This is near a dairy, manure pits are a good source of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide, both heavier than air gasses. All you have to be is down wind for it to accumulate in a depression. I'd like to see what the assessment he's asked for reveals.
Mar
31
comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
Yes, sorry about that, sewer gas contains components that are heavier than air, though technically, if the soil around is saturated with Methane it can be an issue even if it merrily floats out a window. Still, the match thing is very worrying. If it snuffs a match, it will snuff you.
Mar
31
comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
Unventilated holes in the ground collect Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Hydrogen Sulphide and any other gas heavier than air. If you do not have proper air flow, this is a dangerous situation. Use a fan system to get some air exchange going. If you faint from lack of oxygen, it only puts you further down in the gas layer and you will suffocate.
Mar
29
comment PVC pipe cutter not working properly
Unlike the copper tubing cutter being described in the question (does a useless job on PVC plastic, I tried it once in desperation), this one doesn't rotate. Sqeezin' zee handles, the knife goes straight through.
Mar
29
comment Why aren't my PIR security lights working through my window?
Especially if you have that nice new highly energy efficient e-glass. And man sakes alive, walk though the reflection one sunny morning at sunrise to feel the reflective efficiency.
Mar
28
comment Why would a person get shocked by the front door handle?
Is it a metal door? Maybe someone ran one of the security hinge screws through into the electrical.
Mar
24
answered How do I remove and reinstall baseboards (Skirting Board) without damaging them?
Mar
22
comment craftsman shop vac motor stuck on reverse
Only thing that changes the rotation on a universal motor is the commutator brush position. Often not changeable and must be disassembled if it is..
Mar
18
comment Why should I repair/replace roof just because it's old?
Heh, probably because he'd heard that saying, having one of those converse minds and having had to live in really cheap rentals also was pointing out that a bad house with a good roof could be a good place to live. Better to have shabby without water draining down your neck than one seemingly nice place we rented once, flat roof construction that come winter needed 5 gallon pail management in the front living room. A bucket of tar and persistence finally stemmed the leak.
Mar
18
comment Why are almost all of my house's HVAC floor registers placed near exterior windows?
It also helps dry out a major water source, rot and mold haven.
Mar
18
comment Why are almost all of my house's HVAC floor registers placed near exterior windows?
Windows condense moisture, heat evaporates it and takes it away. Window rot prevention.
Mar
18
comment Is it necessary or recommended to kerf baseboard?
@DA01 - pretty much my experience, baseboard isn't that substantial.
Mar
18
revised Why should I repair/replace roof just because it's old?
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Mar
18
answered Why should I repair/replace roof just because it's old?
Mar
16
comment US Toilets and clogging
Issues with greenness discussed here -> diy.stackexchange.com/questions/20967/… with the upshot, yes, there can be issues and how the various designs work.
Mar
16
revised What screwdriver do I need for this 'star' shaped fitting?
clarification
Mar
15
comment Rebar cattle guard
Ayep on that, the steel tubing is going to be stiffer than iron rebar and have a lot more efficient use of the materials. For supporting a cement truck, it's going to be expensive any way you look at it, a 12' H-20 will cost in the $3000 range as long as they do light loads on the cement truck which would call for an H-25 and another $1000 if you're fully loaded.
Mar
15
answered Do freezing temperatures damage tung oil? Age?
Mar
14
revised Rebar cattle guard
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Mar
14
revised Rebar cattle guard
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