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Jan
24
comment What kind of grease can be used on outdoor screws to avoid rust
FWIW, I use silicone caulk.
Jan
15
comment Stairs codes for length between last step and door opening?
If, when you sell your house, a building inspector tells you that the door is too close to the step, you can always just remove the door. As for practical use, you may want that a person with really big feet (or a very large belly) will have some amount of comfort stepping down to landing level. 0.6 meters sounds about right to me.
Jan
3
comment What type of anchor is this and what is the max capacity ?
The OP's look blue on my screen, but it could be grey. The chart on the first pic in my answer says the the grey one's are rated for 51 lbs.
Jan
2
comment What type of anchor is this and what is the max capacity ?
That's per anchor, but it's for 5/8" drywall. 1/2" is more common. I'd say in 1/2" drywall, you could hang 80 pounds if the screws are on opposite sides of a stud.
Jan
2
answered What type of anchor is this and what is the max capacity ?
Dec
7
comment Repairing leaking DWV vertical 3" thin wall PVC
Sched 30 should be 3.25 inch OD. It's specified as such in ASTM D 2949. 1. You might be able to use regular 3" couplers with Sched 30 (not sure) 3. For sure make sure you plug up the vent so that sewer gases don't escape into your home.
Dec
1
comment Toilet too close to wall
Have you checked to see if there's enough room to rotate it 90 degrees, move the cabinet?
Nov
23
comment How to attach short bottom plate for door frame to concrete floor?
I'm having a little trouble understanding. Are you saying that you will end up with a bottom plate that is too short to accept nails without splitting, and you want to avoid this?
Nov
13
comment How to manage leaves?
The leaves are also good for ticks. If you have pets, or yourself spend time in the area, leaving leaf cover may not be good.
Nov
11
comment Can I have a 15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit with a 20 amp GFCI
@SpeedyPetey Because you seem to think that I said that "circuit ampacity and device capacity" had something to do with how a GFCI device works. I said the opposite: "15 or 20 Amps, makes no difference"
Nov
11
comment Can I have a 15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit with a 20 amp GFCI
@SpeedyPetey, I think you might be misreading my answer.
Nov
10
answered Can I have a 15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit with a 20 amp GFCI
Nov
5
comment Burnt sheathing behind outlet
Completely disagree with @mac. This is a DIY forum, and our goal is to answer questions, and this is certainly a question that's easily answerable.
Nov
2
comment Rain water leaking around attic furnace
Do you have a high efficiency furnace with a pvc exhaust? If so, those create a lot of condensation.
Oct
31
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Oct
24
comment Crossing cold air return ducts with romex
@element11, I think he's saying to go under the joists. If you have the time and money, It wouldn't be a bad idea to use all EMT and fasten it to the underside of the joists, instead of going through with NM cable. This is what I did in my basement.
Oct
23
answered Drywall clips to support partition wall points and ceiling edges
Oct
23
answered Crossing cold air return ducts with romex
Oct
20
comment How to prevent half wall (drywall, steel studs) from wobbling
Do you have plywood?
Oct
19
comment Inside water valve
There's some kind of user error going on. If the valve was bad, it would trickle.