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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?
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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?
May
20
reviewed Approve What's the difference between three phase 240 V and standard household 240 V?
May
19
comment How do I properly feed coax through an outside wall?
Silicone caulk around the cable, 2" radius bend to allow for drip loop. Coax doesn't like to be kinked, and that is kinked. The center conductor will migrate in the insulation eventually. If this was hooked to a transmitter, you have a major fail.
May
18
comment Can I pump down an Air Conditioner myself?
Yep, first you need the equipment that extracts the refrigerant without contaminating it, then you need the vacuum pump (with clean oil) to pull a deep enough vacuum to extract all moisture after you've changed out the desiccant cartridge. And so on and so forth. This isn't a DIY, unless you work in the HVAC industry and have access to the tools and know the regulations. This isn't the good old days where I observed them just vent the freon to the atmosphere on a milk reefer unit, do the repair work, vac and charge with fresh freon. We're still paying for the good old days.
May
14
reviewed Approve How can I install a timer with three-way switches?
May
14
reviewed Approve How do I fix sticky KILZ primer?
May
14
reviewed Approve What can I use to clean my brick fireplace
May
9
reviewed Approve How many ground rods are required for panel and subpanel?
May
7
comment Which type of pump is appropraite for my well?
dym 6 inch bore?
May
7
revised Which type of pump is appropraite for my well?
pumps aren't submissive <grin>, in fact quite tyranical
May
6
reviewed Approve How safe is my patio and how much weight could it support?