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Nov
23
comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
Does this area have building codes and standardized building practices and was this house built using standardized building practices? Sounds like a retrofit into non-standard construction where proper rough-in opening dimensions weren't available and those always involve a lot of extra makework, tinkering and adjustment. A manufactured window expects a rough-in opening of a specific size and generally drops into place with minor adjustment to make sure it's squared up and then fastened into the opening.
Nov
23
reviewed Approve What can cause an electric water heater to stop working?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve What is the proper way to clean a water heater?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve What can cause foggy/misty/gray water when water heater is turned off?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve How can I stop the humming produced by my water heater blower motor?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve Why is the gas water heater pressure valve leaking after installing recirculation pump & old radiator?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve Do I need to shut off the gas to my water heater, when I shut off the cold water intake to fix a leaking hot water faucet in my basement sink?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve Low hot water pressure in one fixture after water heater replacement
Nov
23
reviewed Approve Water heater problem
Nov
23
reviewed Approve Is there any harm in turning my water heater to off or to pilot for perhaps six months?
Nov
23
reviewed Approve Water heater overflow outside drain pipe
Nov
22
reviewed Approve I have a number of sagging drawers due to broken rear brackets on sliding drawers. Can anyone help me find replacement brackets (pictured below)?
Nov
22
reviewed Approve why does my house have a 4 inch vent stack going out the front?
Nov
22
comment Toaster oven makes my kitchen lights flicker
Not common enough for me to have noticed it in any house I've ever lived in. Possibly a regional thing? US location.
Nov
21
comment How can I edge concrete without an edge trowel?
Any automotive body shops around? Using a dolly and body hammer on a piece of flat steel or thicker aluminum sheet to form a rounded bend along one edge of a rectangle was a really common skill in the old days of creating replacement parts from scratch.
Nov
21
comment Can we capture the hot, humid air from a gas-powered clothes dryer during winter?
Plus any heat exchanger will clog up with lint over time, creating a fire and backdraft hazard.
Nov
20
reviewed Reject How do I reconnect a ceiling fan light chain?
Nov
19
awarded  Pundit
Nov
17
reviewed Approve Can I build a deck from reclaimed 2x4's?
Nov
17
comment Is it a problem that the entire element in my electric oven is not red?
Pictures? It's normal for the last 2-3 inches on both ends near the connector block to be black.