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Apr
24
comment Leaking saddle valve
@JeremiahOrr: Yes, duplicates are expected for that reason. I added the link since that one has more info, and someone with more points than me can close it as a duplicate. Tester101 is right btw, it's safest to eliminate that. Especially since you have a drop ceiling making it not visible.
Apr
22
comment Leaking saddle valve
this is a duplicate of diy.stackexchange.com/questions/32345/… , which has a bit more info on how to eliminate that, in case it's helpful to you.
Apr
8
comment What if the furnace doesn't have a C wire connection
nice overlay onto the schematic
Apr
5
comment Is framing with screws legal?
The row above that one lists toe nailing studs, but only to the sole plate. That table also mentions built up headers, abutting studs at corners, studs to sole plate, etc. All of it calls for nails, mostly 16d. Though I wonder if timber framing means these walls have different code, as they aren't load bearing. But since they're exterior, they do take wind load.
Mar
29
comment How unhealthy is arc welding?
You need to add more information. What welding process? Stick, tig, mig (gas shielded or flux core), etc.
Mar
24
comment How to make sure a tile does not bust on a high point in the floor
what size notch is in the trowel you're using for thinset? You should have some thickness of thinset that can cover very small transitions like that. Something like a 1/4" x 3/8" (6-7mm) square notch trowel.
Mar
22
comment What pipe is this?
I'm not a plumber, but usually see circuits for steam entirely galvanized. See this diagram: comfort-calc.net/Steam%20Piping/Steam_boiler_piping.JPG
Mar
21
comment What pipe is this?
the condensate wouldn't come back via a dissimilar metal like copper, at least not that I've seen.
Mar
20
answered What pipe is this?
Mar
20
comment What pipe is this?
those picture links don't work for me. There are two possibilities: one is that the pipe (or copper tubing?) is part of a hot water (hydronic) heating loop. The other is that it is the domestic hot water supply for fixtures (sinks, dishwasher) upstairs. If the picture links worked, determining which should be simple.
Mar
2
comment Is this gas pipe installation OK?
yes, I added that as a comment on another answer. I was only speaking to whether hidden fittings were never allowed. No strike plates and penetrating outside of the bottom plate both look like real issues.
Mar
2
comment Is this gas pipe installation OK?
I quote one CSST manufacturer's literature above. It does appear to be permitted to run CSST through walls, but that same document shows that striker plates are required to protect the tubing: At concealed support points and points of penetration less than 2 inches from any edge of a stud, joist, plate, etc. shielding is required at the area of support and extending 5 inches in one or both directions (if appropriate). So based on that, I don't see how the lack of protection at the floor penetration passed. In fact, how do they even plan to drywall that spot?
Mar
2
comment Is this gas pipe installation OK?
(not a plumber disclaimer) These don't look like flex lines to attach appliances, but rather CSST. One manufacturer's literature (wardmfg.com/literaturedownloads-2) shows fittings in concealed locations, stating: WARDFlex®/WARDFlex®MAX mechanical fittings have been tested and listed per the requirements of ANSI LC-1 /CSA 6.26. This specification provides test requirements which certify fittings for concealed locations and connections where accessibility is not possible. When the use of a concealed fitting is required always reference the National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54 or CSA B149
Feb
17
comment washing machine leaks during fill cycle
Does it look like this one? youtube.com/watch?v=pcWNbS7IDhQ If so, it's a pretty simply part, it just deflects water into the tub. If it's leaking, the most likely cause seems that either the part itself or the hose cracked or was dislodged, or the tub suspension is not holding the tub under the fill outlet.
Feb
12
comment Can I safely hang a 17KG TV on a drywall in the UK?
@CurtisLee I added that info to the answer.
Feb
12
revised Can I safely hang a 17KG TV on a drywall in the UK?
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Feb
12
answered Can I safely hang a 17KG TV on a drywall in the UK?
Feb
12
comment Ontario kitchen reno: does a gas range require a 240V 50A receptacle?
I'll leave this in case it helps find answers for this question in the future, such as if those proposals are accepted. Or if feedback is that I should delete it, I'll do that.
Feb
12
revised Ontario kitchen reno: does a gas range require a 240V 50A receptacle?
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Feb
11
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