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Crawl space encapsulation question

I got recommendation to have my crawl space encapsulation and with dehumidifier. The company who sent the inspector said it will reduce the humidity on my soil. However, my question is that if the ...
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Wet foundation on outside of house

One corner on the outside of my house's foundation is always wet. Water seems to be running off that corner washing away dirt under the hot top and cracking the skim coat. There are new gutters but no ...
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What is causing water collection on inside of concrete ceiling

This is a picture from the inside of a 1970's concrete build house in the UK; as far as I can tell there is no cavity wall (definitely no insulation) so that both walls and ceiling are exterior facing ...
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What is causing these wet spots on interior concrete walls during rain?

We had a roof leak, then a mold remediation. We parged the interior brick walls with concrete, then repointed the exterior brick. During tonight's rain I'm getting damp spots on the interior concrete ...
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What could be causing this moisture issue at the bottom of the middle wall?

We're baffled by this. Can someone help us solve this mystery? In our mobile home, we recently (as in within the past few days) discovered some moisture behind the baseboard in the middle of an ...
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Can I use this old sink vent for new basement bathroom?

I am building a 3 piece bathroom + laundry in this old basement laundry room. The cast iron sink pictured drains to the floor and that vertical 1 1/4" copper pipe is a wet vent, I believe, as it ...
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Will the vent arrangement for my bathtub pass inspection?

4 fixture bathroom - Florida inspector says all fixtures need to be wet vented in bathroom. I want to ask if the bathtub to the right with its own vent will work. I believe the inspector is wanting ...
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Wet Basement, slab lower than the footer

The slab in my basement is lower than the houses footer. I have tried installing a foundation drain on the exterior with the pipe level with the footer but this did not fix the problem due to the ...
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Why plaster in one corner under ground level wet?

One corner of my house plaster wall is starting, this Winter, to show condensations. As you see in the first picture below it's like drops of water starting to form. This is the stair area going to ...
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Prep work for Paver Patio

We have excavated for a paver patio and walkway at our home. It’s a fairly large area and we missed getting the base laid and compacted before the weather turned cold. We now have a large dirt area ...
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What is a robust code-compliant method to connect EGC wires in a weatherproof outlet box in a wet outdoor location?

Background: I'm updating an outdoor garage wall single gang electrical outlet that's 2-wire ungrounded installed perhaps 70 years ago. I only have access to the outside of the wall. My plan: Remove ...
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Are galvanized or stainless machine screws OK to use with field-tapped holes in aluminum castings (outdoors, wet)?

I'm installing some weatherproof cast aluminum junction boxes outdoors (full rain/sun exposure) for a GEC run, and would like to drill/tap additional holes in them to mount brackets etc. Do I need to ...
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Large Format Wet Saw - 12"x48" Porcelain Planks

New to tile, I'm laying 3500 sq ft on a concrete slab. Planks are 12"x48". I'm going to invest in a good wet saw, but I'm having trouble finding a saw I can rip 48" planks. Also, cross ...
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Is any amount of moisture normal on exterior sheathing?

I'm renovating a living room in my 1940 two-story home in Central, NY which involved adding insulation where there was previously none. Before the drywall goes up I decided to run some electrical ...
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Why are the edges of our subfloor wet after rain, but the walls are completely dry?

Our house has a stucco exterior and a dirt crawlspace, part of the crawlspace is wet, but there isn't much water pooling down there. Where the water is pooling, the subfloor is completely dry. The ...
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Rough hewn wood for porch construction

My front porch was constructed using rough hewn wood as an architectural choice, with knot holes, cracks and crevices. The wood is painted white. Although it looks great, after just a few months the ...
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Fixing / treating wood surface in kitchen

I recently moved into a new house and the wooden kitchen work surface looks like it has some marks / damage where it has either been wet for an extended period of time or something has been left on it ...
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Is this outside service panel a wet location? What cable type to use?

Situation: outside service panel with a meter and plenty of breaker spaces, mounted on siding surface. The panel does not appear to be moisture-tight, there are no gaskets on the covers and entry for ...
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Why is the drywall wet in one corner?

I'm repainting a room and noticed that the paint was chipping off (and was even bubbly) in one of the corners just above the baseboard. It wasn't wet but to me it looked like evidence of past moisture....
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Wet sanding using 1200 grit on my brown table has created a white/dust-like cover

I worked on 2 projects for painting a wood table and a metal table, where wet sanding had worked perfectly on the metal table while it ruin the wood table, as follow:- I have a wood table which i ...
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Vinyl Flooring: Wet glue underneath and pink and black stains on top

I had vinyl flooring professionally laid 2 years ago. Now it is covered in black stains and a faint pink discolouration. We have the same flooring in two different rooms - in the kitchen (which is ...
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Does MC cable need protection in an exterior wall penetration?

Does MC cable need a raceway, e.g. PVC conduit, when passing from a crawlspace through a mudsill and stucco and terminating in a surface-mount exterior receptacle box? I am going to install several ...
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Grout in shower stays wet in some spots?

A few years ago I had my shower redone- complete with tiled floor. I believe the contractor did not seal the sanded grout for a few reasons to lengthy to mention. After less then two months the ...
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garage walls wet

HI, I am purchasing a home and noticed some spots in the garage walls? Not sure if its moisture or a leak since its on the same place on both sides. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
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Electrical junction box under the sink gets wet

We just purchased a house and under the kitchen sink there is a metal junction box for the electricity to the disposal switch. It is on the bottom of the cabinet and it is covered in electrical tape. ...
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Tempered Glass Requirement - Bathrooms

I'm aware that based on the 2018 Residential Code tempered glass is required around wet surfaces (i.e. bathrooms). However, could someone tell me when this tempered glass requirement went into effect? ...
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Basement walls above grade are wet outdoors after rain

I would appreciate any tip, help on diagnosing the symptom below. Been searching online to help diagnose symptom of "wet patch on exterior wall after rain". Did find several useful resources, ...
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How to safely unplug an outdoor extension cord that got wet?

I plugged a indoor floor lamp outside using an indoor extension cord not realizing it was going to rain (i know - stupid!). Now I am afraid to unplug it, as everything is wet. What can I do to ...
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Why is the street “weeping”? [closed]

There is a section of street outside my home that is always wet, even when hot and dry outside. The neighborhood is under construction (all new homes). I have not experienced any plumbing issues. Why ...
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Clay and Gravel Liquefaction for Paver Installation

I have recently started digging and laying the base for a patio with pavers. Its roughly 300 sqft and the soil is made of clay. I dug around 7" deep to have 4" gravel layer, 1" sand an 2" for the ...
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Do GFCI protected devices need to be labeled as such, if they are protected from another location?

I'm doing a fairly substantial rewire of about half my house. In many places, like kitchen, bath, and outside/garage, I've replaced circuit breakers in my box with GFCI or dual function breakers. ...
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Garage floor damp

Been reading on line for several hours now. I have dampness on my garage floor, note: it's about 8yrs old. If I put a box any where on the garage floor for several hours, there will be a damp foot ...
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Approved weatherproof way of connecting SER into panel

I have a knockout in an outdoor electrical panel that is above the uninsulated portion of the panel. I need to run 4/0 SER wire into the panel. According to NEC 312.2, I need a wet listed fitting when ...
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Glazing for metal window in shower area

I have a 1950s house with a glass-brick window in the shower. In the middle of the glass brick is a metal frame with an openable frosted (not smooth) glass window. Hopefully a straightforward ...
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Basement cinder block looks damp after rain storms

We built a new house last year and it was completed in June. Ever since we’ve lived here I notice the basement block walls seem to look damp in areas, especially after a rain storm. I’m certain there ...
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Water pad for humidifier-can I buy larger and cut it to the size of my humidifier?

I have a Hunter CareFree Plus (quite old-the thermostat has a analog control -no digital dispaly) and I wanted to start reusing it. It has been in a storage for a while, the filter is quite clogged. ...
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Wet vent question

I'm building a little apartment above my new garage and am hoping to wet vent everything like in the above crude picture. In case it's not clear: a kitchen sink and lav are at the top of the line, ...
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Basement walls above grade are wet outdoors

My basement walls are wet above grade on the outside of my house, does anyone know what's causing this? This is after a night of rain and after everything getting mostly dry. Inside unfinished and ...
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why is my unfinished shower wet

I installed a shower valve I installed a custom mortar shower pan (pvc liner with plastic vapor barrier behind the walls) I installed cement boards on the wall the area on the front of the cement ...
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Meaning of small patches of shallow water on the basement floor

They have been happening now for a couple of months, which may or may not be related to the humid summers in the Northeastern United States. They appear without rhyme or reason, taking up a maximum of ...
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Is the ceiling above a shower a "wet" or "damp" location?

I want to install recessed lights in my bathroom, in particular in the shower. The definition for a "wet location" in the Canadian Electrical Code is something like "where it might get sprayed with ...
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wet spots on covered patio after rain

I am trying to figure out the source of a wet spot that forms on my covered front porch right next to the outside wall of my home pretty much every time it is raining. This started only a few weeks ...
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Water on block foundation wall [closed]

I have water on the top 4 feet of my basement foundation wall. This goes around almost the entire perimeter of the basement. The bottom 4 feet of blocks are dry. Any ideas the cause? Can someone ...
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a cheap (and landlord friendly) way to stick a large plastic sheet on a wet wall?

I'm usually using removable adhesive putty to fix stuff on the wall (mainly plastic I'm writing on). But this time the sticks don't stick on the surface because of a condensation issue (rock issue). ...
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cutting glass tiles with a miter saw

Lowes sells 10" square mirror tiles that I need to cut down to a smaller size (about 6" across). I am struggling with a handheld glass cutting tool (about the size of a pen) getting straight ...
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Damp concrete floor in bedroom

Had water overflow into bedroom and closet. New laminate floor removed. Concrete floor has glue strips from another flooring that is sticky in some places. Will thoroughly clean with as little water ...
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Do I need to replace water damage or just let it dry out?

I had a water leak under my kitchen sink. It happened pretty slowly over the course of perhaps 8 weeks. The bottom of the cupboard was saturated and about 6 " up the sides of the same cupboard unit. ...
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too much moisture in concrete slab

We had vinyl floor installed a year ago that is now coming up. The installer said he will replace with another floor as soon as we find out where the moisture is coming from. We had a plumber do ...
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Rain Got To Untreated Wood Furniture Project - What to Do?

I've been building a bedframe from unfinished wood on my deck (due to lack of indoor workspace), and tarping it off at night to protect it. Apparently I did a poor job last night though, as the wind ...
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What problems can I have if I try to dry up the parging of a wet wall using a plumber's torch?

On the outer wall of my basement I have a couple of wet spots which I am trying to understand if they are drying up or not. ( I like to believe that I eliminated the source of water which was an ...
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