jonathan
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Best/easiest way to install access door to dead space in house
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They sell spring loaded access panels up to about 24"x24" (see picture below). If that's big enough that will be the simplest option. Simply cut a hole smaller than the panel and you are ...

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Why is a smoke alarm chirping at specific times of the day?
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Reading online it also suggests that holding down the test button for 15 secs resets the alarm. Worth a try.

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Can I Run Electrical Wire through sewage pipe/ vent
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I wouldn't. I'll leave it to others with more knowledge to tell you why it can't be done. In a similar situation I discovered that there was a slight gap at the side of the pipe. I was able to attach ...

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Scoring depth for cutting drywall
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It also helps if you can put a straight edge such as a 2x4 under the drywall along the edge you want to break along. Scoring plus the straight else is usually sufficient to get a nice break without ...

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Horizontal lines on ceiling, roof leaking
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Ecnerwal is spot on. While you figure out how to fix this poke a few holes through the ceiling and place a bucket underneath so the water can get through. It may seem worse initially but remember the ...

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Pull chain light sockets wired without pigtails
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I'll start with noting I'm not an electrician. That said I have never seen anything like this. My guess is someone will be able to tell you why this isn't a good idea. If you are concerned it it would ...

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How can I stop the dripping from a concrete ceiling?
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I don't know how well it works but there are companies that will drill holes through the concrete and then inject a waterproofing agent under high pressure. This is normally done for walls but I'd ...

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How can I frame a four-sided cantilever on a 10x12 freestanding, floating deck?
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My thought would be to use concrete blocks under each joist a few inches back from the edge on the low side. From what you say it sounds like you might benefit from a step that would hide the blocks ...

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Deck Gate design for offset posts
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I agree with a previous response that adding a second post will look like a patch job. Depending on the run length and the size of the concrete foundation you may be able to move one of the posts ...

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Detached deck on a steep slope
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In terms of blending into the grass I recommend a combination of a small retaining wall and a 2' cantilever (overhang). This way the foundation for your deck can be two feet back from the seamless ...

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framing feedback for ground level deck 10'x22'
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You don't mention anything about the foundation. Unfortunately that's likely to be the most painful part of this project. When you put a deck like this on top of a patio you are essentially putting ...

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Fill space between hardwood floor and wall
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Is this only in winter? If so your wood might be contracting due to dry air. If this is the case a humidifier would help fix the problem and make the environment a lot nicer for the people. When ...

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