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Dec
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comment replaced ceiling light wont turn off
Glad I was right. I had a switch that did nothing in my house because of the same issue...
Nov
29
answered replaced ceiling light wont turn off
Nov
24
comment How do I tile over a leveled floor with a feathered edge?
If you measure the out-of-levelness, you can find some online tables that will suggest tile size. If it were for a bathroom, I'd probably go to the effort to do bigger tile, but for a laundry room, I'd probably stick with something like 6x6 to make it easier.
Nov
24
answered What could cause a temperature variance between our kitchen and the rest of the house?
Nov
24
comment Are there span tables published for repairing a cut roof joist?
I don't think that your repair is sufficient; I don't think you have enough strength under compression nor do I think that your fastening is enough. I agree with the structural engineer; you want at least 12" of overlap. If you can't get that, then I want to see the old 2x4 attached to the new one by a couple of 3/8 bolts at both ends.
Nov
23
comment Can I leave drywall floating in the corners of my basement ceiling?
It is okay to leave it floating if you use clips. However, you would generally only do that on the top floor; you leave it floating so that truss lift doesn't crack the drywall joint. This is a basement so truss lift is not an issue.
Nov
23
answered How do I tile over a leveled floor with a feathered edge?
Nov
8
answered How to build disassemblable structure?
Oct
26
answered Is a2x8x10' enough support as a ridge beam for a 14'x10' shed roof?
Oct
24
answered How can I know if a self-designed structure I build will be structurally sound?
Oct
14
comment 4x4 to support floor joists
I agree with maple_shaft; you need to get something like this engineered. You likely need a beam under all of the floor joists, then proper footings to hold the weight under the posts.
Oct
13
answered What does wire loops on the wall for?
Oct
13
answered Can I cover/wrap 6x6 post with plastic to protect them from rain during construction?
Oct
10
answered Concerns about replacing a worn out light switch
Oct
8
comment Is this an adequate junction box wire job using a standard electric box? (pic included)
Stapling the cable is required for new work. It is not required for retrofit work, and that is what this would come under. It is not optimal, but code does not require you to open up finished walls.
Oct
5
answered Why will 26 1.2W 220V LED lights not work with an 800W inverter?
Oct
5
answered Should a skirt board on a stair case be installed over the treads?
Oct
5
answered What tools should I use to remove the tongue and groove from floorboards?
Oct
1
answered Should I drywall and/or insulate my garage wall?
Sep
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