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Aug
18
comment Exterior Fire-rated Wall Assembly?
Yes, I don't see you putting drywall on the other side of the studs. Just inside. You may have to put some kind of rated siding on the outside. Where do you live? What climate?
Aug
13
revised How should I apply silicone sealing to shower screen glass?
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Aug
13
answered How should I apply silicone sealing to shower screen glass?
Aug
12
answered Is it a problem that PEX emerging from the walls is floppy
Aug
12
comment Is it a problem that PEX emerging from the walls is floppy
Did you buy a pex bracket that attaches to the studs and a 90 degree support? Like this -> watts.com/pages/_products_details.asp?pid=3228
Aug
7
comment Why would my house be so humid even when the A/C is running?
If you're healthy and reasonably fit, get up in the attic and see if you can find any disconnected ducts or signs of water leaks. Of course, go early in the morning or after the sun goes down.
Aug
7
comment Why would my house be so humid even when the A/C is running?
3 ton doesn't sound too big for a single story in Florida. I have a 2040 sqft home with a 5 ton unit. Works fine.
Aug
7
comment Why would my house be so humid even when the A/C is running?
This is not normal. Do you have a framed or stick built house? Carpet or tile? What year was it built?
Aug
4
comment How do we remove a 1940 Crane tub spout base adapter that is inside the wall?
Too bad you can't save it. As for the tile; you might be surprised. It looks like it might be a common tile from the era. People who do a lot of demo probably come across it on a regular basis. If you are willing to spend time/money I almost guarantee you can find it. I might have even pulled some of that tile from my home a couple of years ago! Probably not worth the effort though, since you can't keep the fixture.
Jul
24
comment How do we remove a 1940 Crane tub spout base adapter that is inside the wall?
I've never seen anything like it. Are you sure the escutcheon is part of the adapter? It looks like it might pop off from the picture. If not, it seems like the adapter tightens to the wall from the inside. Do you have access to the back?
Jul
22
comment How do we remove a 1940 Crane tub spout base adapter that is inside the wall?
Have any pictures?
Jul
18
comment Should I change from fluorescent to LED lighting in the kitchen?
Are you saying that the lights are dim, or they are too small? Your light fixture's ballast is probably bad and needs replacement.
Jul
3
comment How to cover old stair risers
For people doing this in the future, I'd like to mention that a heavy duty adhesive remover will remove the black adhesive. Something with MEK in it would be easiest, but would require the most protective gear. Of course, this would best be done before the treads are finished.
Jul
3
answered Can I replace a 15A breaker with a 20A breaker?
Jul
1
comment Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
@IsaacKotlicky, I updated the answer.
Jul
1
revised Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
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Jun
30
comment Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
You need to ground the box and the light fixture. The best way to do this is to screw a 'pigtail', about six inches long, to the box's ground screw. Connect this pigtail, the incoming ground, and fixture ground together with a wire nut.
Jun
30
answered Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
Jun
29
comment What are these parts!
Done. Thank you! Glad i could help.
Jun
29
answered What are these parts!