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Questions about the special issues that arise from working in tight spaces.

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Minimum perimeter clearance within basement utility room

We are remodeling our basement and our water heater / HVAC unit (no fuel, all electric) is awkwardly placed in the middle of the room. We are enclosing those items in a closet space, but would like ...
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Compression fittings in tight spaces

I'm trying to replace a 22mm isolating valve (the lower of the 2 pictured), which is sitting directly between 2 pipes such that there's no room to get a spanner in: Even removing the valve on the ...
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20' run of romex unsupported through confined-space basement finished ceiling?

I've 2-runs of 12/2 w/G romex supported to studs from breaker box up to where it needs to run unsupported 20' through and alongside (parallel) floor joists of finished floor/basement ceiling for 20' ...
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Would this fridge fit in this space with required clearance?

What is the best way to determine if a fridge of certain dimension will fit into a set space? I have a inward kitchen cabinet space for a fridge which is 37" wide and 70.2" high. I figured it should ...
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Stackable washer/dryer covering crawlspace access point

Background 1940s home has a stackable washer/dryer combo unit installed over the crawl space access door. I want to replace the unit with a new combo such that: The crawl space door is readily ...
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Realistically, could you build a useful built in closet in a space that is 77.5in x 9.4in?

I have a part of a wall in a room that is deeper than the rest of that wall and measures exactly 77.5 inches across and 9.4 inches deep (196.9 cm x 23.9 cm). I would like to make that space a built ...
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How to drill a hole in a space too small to fit a standard manual or electric drill?

I have a very narrow kitchen cupboard I'd like to make some changes to (add shelves maybe). Almost any change will require drilling holes though, and there's not enough room for a standard electric or ...
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