David Moritz
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  • Texas, USA
How do I access the light in this recessed can?
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The shroud around the bulb should just pull down and out a few inches before the tension wires lock. If it seems really solid then someone probably painted then replaced before drying and glued it ...

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Handling water flowing over a patio
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Running the water over the patio is a bad idea you will constantly be cleaning debris, dirt and the slippage factor from slime and such. If you are just dying to run it over I would build a wall ...

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Can I plumb this restaurant sink this way?
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I have seen this done with bad results due to the weight and abuse a large fixture goes thru with accidentally knocking pots and pans into it. My suggestion would be to use galvanized pipes not black ...

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Reservoir tank continues to slowly fill and won't stop
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Most modern fill valves you can turn off the water and remove the cap. Twist the upper valve part and it will unlock showing the seal and mechanism. Place cup over valve tub slowly turn water to ...

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Bathtub mortar base
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Read the manufacturer's installation instructions if it doesn't mention a mortar be then I would say NO! I have installed many things over the years and I still read the full instructions from the ...

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Is the hole cut in the wall for externally vented, over stove microwaves, standard?
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Nope there is no standard for exhausted hoods as far as location some are vented backside and some topside and others can do both. But as far as the hole location I would measure exactly where it is ...

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Water making its way out of the shower pan, bubbling laminate floor. Grout in shower floor stays wet
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Need more pics but an educated guess will is 1 the laminate is NOT approved for all wet areas. 2. Seal your grout its not waterproof

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Water softener - preplumb includes drain?
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There should be a loop of pipe somewhere near where water enters home usually, it is installed to make water softner hookups easier. If you search "construction water softener loop" and hit ...

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Which chemicals/detergents are suitable for cleaning my painted, outside faccade/stucco without damaging it?
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JOMEX mixed accordingly spray on let sit use low power electric power washer to clean off.

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How to support a window AC unit for a dormer window?
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Just an idea, go get 2 gate sagging kits it has wire rope a turnbuckle and mount hardware then mount one to the bottom outer corner on each side "furthest from window" mount hardware to ...

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How do I stop a leak / change the cartridge on this faucet handle?
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The H and C symbols ontop of the handle need to be pried off carefully and there is the screw that sets the handle.

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Can I safely attach new fittings to an older PEX A line?
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PEX is stable it does not dry rot so it should not split unless it has been subjected to sunlight or uv radiation.

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No hot water and low pressure
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If you live in a hard water area or have galvanized pipes try this: Turn off the water supply at sink stops Remove the handle and the nut that holds the cartridge Pull the cartridge and make sure to ...

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Weight a foundation can hold
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You really should get a engineer, not a architect or both. That being said you need footers running under all support walls and posts, even a 4 inch slab has 12 or 16 inch footers under all load ...

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Can you remove foul paint in new construction to bare drywall?
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Your choices are rip out and replace or add another layer of sheetrock. I'm guessing the cause of the smell has soaked into the porous substrate (sheetrock) and will never come out. I would advide ...

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best choice of material for exterior window casing
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Your best choice would be something made from PVC sold in the trim section of any usual big box home improvement store. Or you could use a heavily treated wood like "Armour" wood that has a higher ...

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broken cement board corner
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Add mortar with either fiberglass or a kerdi membrane let set then add another layer of membrane to the corners as required for usual install.

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Securing conduit to HardiePlank
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Personally I would use metal roofing screws at the studs just follow the nail for location. When you use the screw it has a rubber washer on it well take it off then thread the metal roofing screw ...

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Should I hire a mason to repair wall damage with incorrect brick?
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Well as a Waterproofer and Restoration worker I would call a local waterproofing company and ask if they have any guys that can do this type of work. Personally if the brick is in a noticeable ...

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Minimum slope for rolled asphalt roof
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I'm guessing that the reason your not going to torch it down is your uncomfortable with fire? If so then I would contact a roofing supply and get a two part roll roofing system that has a nail base. ...

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How can I install a grounding rod with bedrock four feet down?
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Try calling your local electrical supply and see if they have advanced driven rods. These are grounding rods with carbide tips to be driven in with a hammer drill, just like drilling for oil☺. Or ...

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no hot water or cold water after installing faucts
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Remove screen on faucet and take apart and clean. May even have to pull valves on faucets and clean. During your repairs I would guess you disturbed some crud and stopped up the little water ...

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Why is there a white wire connected to multiple black wires in my light box?
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The white going to the switch should have a piece of black tape on it designating it as a hot on switch side and fan side, if not be sure to add this for future reference.

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Should I vent 2nd floor bathroom exhaust down?
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I believe what they mean by plumbing the vent downward is to make sure it has a slight slope so that moisture condensation from venting a shower will not drip water back into fan unit and cause ...

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Yard Drainage issues
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Seems a little excessive to dig up the whole yard and not just add dirt. But to find out where the gutters drain just add some food coloring into the gutter drain and see where it pops up. It should ...

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Does this gas range valve need replacing?
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The valve pictured needs to be replaced immediately please. That type of valve is not only out of code but few know that it needs regular grease maintenance every few years, now ask yourself has this ...

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Diffferentiate between two whites and earth. How do I know which is live and neutral. There are very identical. I am installing the appliance
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Use a voltmeter with black voltmeter lead to ground and test the other 2 one at a time.

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Excessive spa bath foam when cleaning
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Use powdered dishwasher soap its all the same as the cleaner packs sold by the major tub suppliers.

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New well pressure tank short cycling
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Guess us country folks are dumb, but this is 100% too small a tank for the application.

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Heating and cooling for insulated shed
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Build the wall with 2x6's and insulate with Rockwool. Use 2 layers or 1.5 inches of polyisocyanate in 2 layers staggered.

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