12,397 reputation
11026
bio website carousel-design.com
location Oregon
age 63
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
seen 4 hours ago

17h
answered What to do about a rotten top plate in the wall of old home addition?
17h
comment Can I repaint and seal a window sill that has fungus growing out of it?
The picture seems to imply that the trim is a finger jointed piece that is starting to come apart due to moisture getting into the glue joints.
17h
answered Can I repaint and seal a window sill that has fungus growing out of it?
17h
answered How can I fill a gap beneath windows?
1d
revised How can I determine the style, design, and manufacturer of this tile?
Inlined the picture.
1d
revised Why is the gas water heater pressure valve leaking after installing recirc pump & old radiator?
If the water was already hot you would have no need for a heater.
1d
comment How can I determine why my lights flicker when the A/C is running?
@Steven - All wiring, mains and service entrance wires included, will have some series resistance. This means that there may very well be a measurable voltage drop whilst an appliance is running. The amount of drop depends on various factors including wire size, length of wire runs, amount of current drawn through the wire, temperature of the wiring and the quality of interconnections between wires, outlets and circuit breakers. So it is not correct to say that no voltage drop would be observed while an appliance is running. The amount may be small but it will be there.
1d
comment Simple & Cheap dance floor instead of carpet
Another thing to consider is that if you got nice looking hardwood covered plywood at 3/4" the cost of two sheets will be more than the cost of renting the wood parquet indoor dance floor. The rental company in my community quotes a price that is quite reasonable for a 9'x9' dance floor. See thepartypros.com/…
1d
comment Simple & Cheap dance floor instead of carpet
I'm not trying to promote the idea to use plywood but I would think good solid stuff that was 3/4" thick would lie nicely on most carpet surfaces. The biggest issue with the plywood is the abrupt edge. Parquet rental floors come with a very nice tapered edge that so there is not that "drop off" surprise.
2d
comment Do you have to have (or does it help) to have a garbage disposal with a dish washer?
@keshlam - You are correct. The dishwasher Air Gap unit is very often mounted in the side sink hole that exists on many models of sink.
2d
revised Do we need to re-install tiles if it was exposed to water for 20 minutes after installation?
deleted 10 characters in body
Oct
16
revised How can I stop the humming produced by my water heater blower motor?
If the water was already hot you would have no need for a heater.
Oct
13
comment How can I add joists to an existing trussed ceiling?
I agree that 1x3 or 1x4 would work just as good. if not better. With the types of wood available in 2x4's today I doubt that the weight factor is much to worry about but their use does have the down side of using up another 3/4" of ceiling height.
Oct
12
answered How can I add joists to an existing trussed ceiling?
Oct
12
answered fix for tall concrete steps
Oct
12
comment How can I adapt a wall outlet to suface mount conduit?
The first two pictured are actually the desirable surface mount adapters if one wants to keep an outlet at the current location. The second one could support an added outlet or two if the appropriate cover plate with outlet cutouts is used.
Oct
12
answered Top Loader Kenmore HE Washer with VERY LOUD whirring sound, not present at purchase
Oct
12
answered What is the easiest and most cost effective way to turn a 1 bedroom apartment into 2 bedrooms?
Oct
12
answered Installing a deadbolt on a door with a circular hole for the deadbolt location?
Oct
11
revised Must bathroom linoleum be sealed and water tight?
Made it readable