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May
27
comment How do I repair a floor joist which has a hole drilled less than 2 inches from the bottom?
The bottom of a joist is, under normal loading, in tension. You should be able to repair it with a steel plate bridging the area with a hole in it. However, you're going to need professional advice. It's not explicitly to code, so you'll need an engineer to sign off on the fix.
May
24
reviewed Leave Open How do I repair a leak in a ferrocrete overhead water tank?
May
22
reviewed Close What's causing the popping noise from my speakers?
May
21
reviewed Close How do I wire up a saeco magic deluxe coffee grinder to be a standalone coffee grinder?
May
21
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May
17
comment Should anchors be used with screws going into framing?
You'll be fine.
May
17
answered What type of clothing is required when working around asbestos?
May
17
answered Should I replace an existing gas fireplace with electric?
May
17
comment Is it possible to vent two exhaust fans through a single wall penetration?
I don't think so. Pressure and velocity should increase to compensate somewhat. 5" duct is 1.5 times bigger than a 4" (and a 6" is 1.5 times bigger than a 5") so that would probably mitigate. But we should build a mockup, test it, and write a blog post about the experiment.
May
17
revised Is it possible to vent two exhaust fans through a single wall penetration?
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May
17
comment Should I drywall and/or insulate my garage wall?
+eleventy for cross bracing for nailing. Awesome idea!
May
17
answered Is it possible to vent two exhaust fans through a single wall penetration?
May
17
answered What is the best choice for patching and leveling concrete before tile install?
May
17
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May
17
comment How to install vinyl tubing for bathroom vent?
Can you post a picture?
May
17
comment What is the best choice for patching and leveling concrete before tile install?
You could email them to me. Email in my profile.
May
17
comment How can I make a sturdy frame out of square, steel tubing?
+1 for the awesome joinery!!!
May
17
comment What is the best choice for patching and leveling concrete before tile install?
Just link to them in a comment, we'll edit them in.
May
17
reviewed Reviewed Am I required to replace a non code compliant balustrade?
May
17
comment Am I required to replace a non code compliant balustrade?
Generally, the rule is that if it was to code when built, it can remain. However, once you start work on it, you'll need to bring it up to code. This general rule may vary by jurisdiction, and you'll need professional legal advice.