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Can someone tell me what kind of fitting for this toilet water shut off valve is?

Looks like it flares out at the wall escutcheon. Hard to be 100% but I'd bet it is 1/2" female NPT and connected to galvanized iron pipe water supply. Probably something like this You could ...
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Double or triple 2x8 header over exterior door in brick foundation

With the sill plate out of the way, the theory is that you can sneak the 2x8 into the cavity from below? Then install the sill plate below it? The header bears on wood, so IRC R502.6 prescribes a ...
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How can a round ceiling junction box be installed as new work with 5 layers of drywall and no demolition?

Reach in through the round hole and hack away some of those drywall layers from the rear until you're left with a thickness that the winged old-work box clamps can handle. The hacking work doesn't ...
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How can a round ceiling junction box be installed as new work with 5 layers of drywall and no demolition?

There are two and a half options here. These are both fairly close to product recommendations, but that's what we get for a weird case like this. Option one: if these are next to a stud, you can use a ...
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What is the structure of a cement front porch on a 1940's house

Grind it all off. Seal it with a moisture primer, corro shield is a good one. We install stains, flake floor, excellent for outside, and epoxies which are much longer lasting with proper prep. Use a ...
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