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Jul
8
comment Can I drain a 15'x35' concrete brick patio using a floor drain connected to a 4" PVC pipe?
Have you considered how you would clean leaves off the drain?
Jun
16
comment What is the concept behind drywall studs?
When I brought my towel rack back to Ikea and explained my situation, the guy at the return desk just nodded, and said "You wouldn't believe how often I get this."
Jun
15
comment What is the concept behind drywall studs?
There's a big GOTCHA with IKEA products. In North America, Studs are spaced 16" on center. IKEA products are all in metric sizes. This means that something like a towel rack WILL NOT line up with your stud spacing. You can attach one end to a stud, but the other will be hitting unbacked drywall.
May
29
comment Exhaust fan hook up. I only have black and white from source. Please help
Depends on the length of the run. However, if the joists are drilled, they won't be stapled.
May
26
comment What should I use to repair plaster in a bathroom?
@JasonHutchinson Could you make an answer out of that?
May
12
comment Is it kosher to splice wiring in the “can” portion of recessed LED lighting?
Well, it's not Kosher unless it's blessed by a Rabbi. But I think it's safe. Just make sure those connections are good and solid. I find splicing wires of different gauges to be difficult at times. Were your connections outside the can, then we'd have a clear code violation.
May
11
comment Is it kosher to splice wiring in the “can” portion of recessed LED lighting?
So the transformer is in that male edison connector?
May
11
comment Is it kosher to splice wiring in the “can” portion of recessed LED lighting?
What voltage???
Apr
29
comment Spray Foam Insulation Health Concerns - Alternative Spray Foam Products
You have a lot of good questions here. However, as it exists right now, it's far too broad. Please break it down into single questions and re-ask them individually. You'll find people will be a lot more willing to tackle a single question.
Apr
17
comment How can I align 2 holes 1.5m apart?
Take a punch and punch a divot in the wall for the second hole. This will help keep the bit from wandering.
Apr
17
comment Is it acceptable to use a ground wire from one outlet to ground another?
It might be ok if the outlet he stole the ground from is on the same circuit.
Apr
17
comment Trying to find 5.5" surface mount doorbell button
Note to @westin-home Close is because this is an EXACT duplicate of the question Mazura linked to.
Apr
17
comment Trying to find 5.5" surface mount doorbell button
Nice catch @Mazura
Apr
17
comment What is the best way to board interior of a large shed?
For outdoor use, I'd just leave a 1" airflow gap at the top and bottoms. Let it dry out naturally
Apr
17
comment What can I do about water runoff that is damaging soil around my house?
They do roll up. I assume you need a certain amount of head for it to unroll. You probably need to take it off once a year and clean out leaves.
Apr
15
comment What's involved in moving a support post?
There's some thickness to the ceiling -- Look at the skylight. I think that planking on the ceiling is just a finish material. I'm talking about joists above that.
Apr
9
comment How to remove grating from bathroom sink
Check the integrity of the steel underneath. My tub started leaking after it rusted through in that exact location.
Apr
2
comment Can I mount a 60" TV and mount weighing a combined 95 pounds to a drywall or plaster?
No. That's a lot of weight for plaster/drywall.
Mar
25
comment Nicely mounting 2x4s to wall
Revisiting this question, I now think this is a fantastic answer if you can get the parts the right size. It's a lot easier to mount this level than leveling multiple keyhole plates.
Mar
24
comment How can I replace patio cover columns?
@RedGrittyBrick Dude's lucky the come-along didn't rip out the cabin support.