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Apr
28
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Apr
26
comment Should I use faced or unfaced insulation in a utility room area?
If faced insulation is up to code then the backing is not a problem. Considering most homes use that type of insulation and don't catch fire, it's not a problem.
Apr
22
accepted Minerals when draining water heater
Apr
21
comment Minerals when draining water heater
@isherwood Don't recall. They do say the safety valve on top should have a gallon or so run through there every six months or once a year. Don't remember reading anything about a full flush. If it matters, I think it's the type with the swirl motor in it.
Apr
21
comment Minerals when draining water heater
@isherwood It's not a flush. It's monthly maintenance to keep sediment down.
Apr
21
asked Minerals when draining water heater
Apr
20
comment how deep must a range hood be to effectively clear cooking vapor?
fwiw and iirc, range hoods should extend a few inches beyond the width and depth of the range. My hood barely covers the width and depth of my range and I have grease all over it.
Apr
18
comment Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
Funny. After taking the dogs for a walk, I thought to myself, "Stupid me. I could just take some tile, cut it to size, and lay it up there."
Apr
18
accepted Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
Apr
18
comment Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
Still, the only part that applies is your last paragraph. That is what I am asking; what's the best way to close up that space. I am not going to add insulation above the ceiling.
Apr
18
comment Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
You misunderstand my problem. The only space I have an issue with is the workshop. It has two vents feeding AC into the room. Since removing part of the drop ceiling around this equipment, it appears to have increased the temp in the room by five degrees or more.
Apr
18
asked Opening in dropped ceiling causes room to get warm
Apr
4
revised Do I need a separate switch leg for a light and a fan in a combo fixture?
Descriptive title. Grammar in paragraph
Apr
4
suggested approved edit on Do I need a separate switch leg for a light and a fan in a combo fixture?
Mar
31
answered Looking for termites when thinking about buying a house
Mar
27
answered Best way(s) to soundproof interior wall between rooms?
Mar
25
comment How to get rid of a permanent old people smell?
I'm an older person. I like the smell.
Mar
24
comment How do I repair a minor scratch in wall tile?
@keshlam You aren't married, are you.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
@WolfHarper I replaced the ballast as I've stated. I don't need to take it apart to read that as I have another in front of me. I'm not throwing parts at it. I'm told by two people that the bulbs we have should work with that ballast. I ask the question because I'm doubting those people. My comment to ArchonOSX was because I decided to follow what was on the ballast. He, too, asked about the F type which I clearly stated in my question. Coming here indicates I am researching because I believe I am being mislead by others. You are not telling me anything I don't already know or have done.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
I think the people who sent us the replacement ballast sent the wrong one or don't know what they're doing. I did find a local supplier of the bulbs for this and I'll buy some tomorrow to test.