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Mar
14
comment What's the difference between “Wood Filler” and “Floor patch & Smoothing Compound”?
At this point I'm just planning to buy some time until the next bathroom remodel. Planning to just put a vinyl patch over it for now.
Feb
21
comment Can I glue poly supply line to a connector?
Can you provide a picture?
Feb
21
comment How can I connect a bath wall spout intended for copper to a brass water supply outlet?
@Paulster2 Thanks for the prompt feedback. Can you elaborate? I agree that I need a piece of copper pipe with some sort of adapter fitting but what is it called? Do I need to make that or do they come preassembled?
Dec
6
comment How can I make a sunken electrical outlet line up with an outlet cover?
That's EXACTLY what I'm looking for. I didn't know those actually existed lol. Thanks
Nov
16
comment How to fix a slow draining sink?
+1 for hand augers. Those are VERY helpful for all sorts of drain issues.
Sep
6
comment Where exactly does backer board need to reside in a bathroom?
Sorry - one more question: does backer board go ON TOP of drywall? Or just over the bare walls with a moisture barrier in between?
Sep
6
comment Where exactly does backer board need to reside in a bathroom?
So conversely, in areas where I'm NOT tiling, I don't necessarily need to put backer board down... right?
Sep
6
comment What is the proper way to remove plywood subfloor?
Interesting - I wonder if the terminology is a regional thing? Several sources seem to use the term "subfloor" to indicate the first floor placed on the joists. Sources: renohardwoodfloors.com/your-sub-floor-and-you-what-lies-beneath en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor#Subfloor_construction hgtvremodels.com/interiors/anatomy-of-a-floor/index.html
Sep
6
comment Why is plywood with tongue and groove preferred for flooring?
Hehe I wasn't confused but clearly had a typo there. :-)
Sep
5
comment Do subfloors in bathrooms require any special sealant or moisture barrier prior to adding standard floor covering (like tile)?
Thanks. It was more of a general question so you answered it.
Aug
7
comment How can I protect my fingers while using a band saw?
cough dremel cough
May
26
comment What specific fitting do I need to connect a 1/4“ copper refrigerator water tube to a 3/4” steel water line that's already in use?
I found the following while perusing at home depot: homedepot.com/p/… Would something like this work? Both output connections appear designed for compression threads so I wonder if the connection to the sink would have issues?
May
25
comment What specific fitting do I need to connect a 1/4“ copper refrigerator water tube to a 3/4” steel water line that's already in use?
So essentially a tee fitting and then two separate valves connected to that? One valve going to the sink faucet and one compression valve going to the refrigerator supply?
Apr
26
comment How should I fill in decorative “gashes” in wood siding?
Thanks @user21234! I didn't know there was a specific name for it.
Dec
27
comment Is it “normal” for a vacuum cleaner to trigger an arc fault breaker?
The vacuum is a Dyson DC14 (about 4 years old). The cord is in good shape. It plugs sniggly in the receptacle. I'm not sure what to check for to determine the reason for the trip - can you please elaborate? The vacuum is rated for 12 Amps.
Oct
3
comment Can I run a 50 amp circuit underground?
@Tester101 I'm confused - I thought some regions require conduit no matter how deep the line is buried and even if it's UF. That's not the case?
Sep
17
comment Why is it good practice to remove sheathing from NM wire when going through conduit?
Sorry... I'm still confused. I (now) understand that NM-cable cannot be used for outdoor conduit at all. But what about UF cable? Does the sheathing for that need to be stripped? prior to routing the wiring through the conduit? Or is it just best to leave the sheathing on any/all times that UF wire is going through outdoor conduit?
Sep
4
comment Is there any reason why I should have a contractor get a permit himself instead of getting it on my own?
Just thinking of the worst case scenario - let's say I hire an electrician to do the work and he flakes. Do I need to get a completely new permit if another electrician will do the same work?
Aug
19
comment Why did an HVAC installer add this PVC pipe?
@DMoore lol I know right? It doesn't make sense to me. The only thing I can think of would be stricter requirements on ventilation tubes... but still.... Good news is that it passed inspection. So as ugly as it is, at least it's code-compliant.
Aug
7
comment How many concrete piers do I need to support a 10 x 10 wooden floor supporting a 1600 lb shed?
So... would it be worth me elaborating more on the design, structure, and measurements? I'd be happy to if that would be helpful in clarifying.