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Math professor by day, hacker by night, diy man by weekend.


Jan
23
comment Is this radiator too small?
BMItch: The valve on the right isn't adjustable, but I think there are replacement valves which are. Even so, if the radiator is too small no valve is going to make it hot enough to heat the room, right?
Jan
23
comment Is this radiator too small?
Thanks for doing the math on the BTU output of my radiator. I know the radiator does get hot (too hot to touch; don't know if the full 215F but I can check). I used this calculator and it suggests about 5300 BTU/hr is needed, which would support the supposition that 2640 is not enough!
Jan
22
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Jan
22
comment Is this radiator too small?
DA01: My best guess is that it is the size, but not being an expert either I didn't want to ignore the possibility that it was something else.
Jan
22
comment How should I rewire this situation?
My vote is option 2. A hole through one or two studs in a load bearing wall is not going to weaken it that much. You might be able to use a flexible drill bit extender and a long bit to lessen the amount of additional damage.
Jan
22
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Sep
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comment How do I install concrete blocks to support deck stairs?
Very thorough answer. Sorry for letting the question dangle. Accepted!
Sep
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accepted How do I install concrete blocks to support deck stairs?
May
24
comment Light fixture inside knee-wall storage
Nice idea. I'll check them out.
May
24
comment Light fixture inside knee-wall storage
@Doresoom: If it were metal like the old-school ones, I'd go for it. But not the orange plastic.
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May
24
comment My deck dies in a funny pattern — does that mean this board is upside-down?
Could be. That board is under the sloping part of the roof line, not the flat part (where there are gutters). I would not expect a lot of rain to run off this part.