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they make some nice body-type shower heads to...

they make some nice body-type shower heads to replace those heads, or you could install a hand-held head/hose on the middle one.
01-21-21, 07:42 AM
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In Maine, I have a heat pump (you'll love it) and...

In Maine, I have a heat pump (you'll love it) and keep my furnace about 55 degrees. You may want to run the furnace near normal when it gets below 20 outside since the hp loses efficiency about that...
01-21-21, 07:34 AM
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I'd cut it off and use pex pipe with shark bite...

I'd cut it off and use pex pipe with shark bite fittings. I go copper for straightforward stuff but when it gets hinky, I go shark bites and pex.
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If the bath is small, I'd ditch the shower light...

If the bath is small, I'd ditch the shower light and put a big combo light/fan/heat unit in the center. If you have a vanity or sconce type light, you would have plenty of light.
12-13-20, 06:00 PM
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I used one on a wire in my main panel to extend a...

I used one on a wire in my main panel to extend a wire to move to a different breaker. One day I loaded up the circuit and 'no power'. I checked the connection and I apparently didn't connect it...
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I have an LG fridge and the only noise I can...

I have an LG fridge and the only noise I can think of is the noise of ejecting the ice cubes into the holding tray. It is a bit annoying. Try turning off the icemaker and see if the noise stops.
12-11-20, 04:56 PM
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PJMax, thanks. I installed a couple of boxes...

PJMax, thanks. I installed a couple of boxes with the BX clamps and hated the fact that NM cable is hard as %#$% to get thru it. Now I know I was buying the wrong kind of boxes.
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a watch jeweler can help you. The back prob does...

a watch jeweler can help you. The back prob does unscrew but you have to press hard and turn,,, a jeweler has a nifty thing to get them off.
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I've had to have someone hold the nut underneath...

I've had to have someone hold the nut underneath (if it's one that has the finger wings) and keep twisting the faucet from above until it gets tight.
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I don't cover any vents in the attic. If you...

I don't cover any vents in the attic. If you have the proper amount of insulation above the ceiling, I'd say you are good. If any moisture comes in thru the vent, that is another issue.
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Call Spectrum and if they can't solve it over the...

Call Spectrum and if they can't solve it over the phone, have a tech come out. You should have 100Mbps, You may have a few neighbors upline taking the bandwidth. They can put on a booster inline...
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If you're lucky you can find some PT that's been...

If you're lucky you can find some PT that's been on the shelf for a while. I've tried painting PT in different stages... I've put on a high-solids acrylic paint on fairly new PT wood and it took...
12-05-20, 08:11 PM
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For the cove trim, I'd put up 4 1/2" trim instead...

For the cove trim, I'd put up 4 1/2" trim instead of 3 1/2"

a pic of the entire top showing the gap the whole length may be more helpful... if the wall is that far out of being flat, the best...
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AC smoke alarm on battery power?

I bought a six pack of first alert AC smoke alarms when I refurbed my house a couple years ago. I had one left in my box of electrical extras, so I thought I'd put it in my basement not wired to the...
11-20-20, 05:05 PM
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best thing to clean walls with before painting is...

best thing to clean walls with before painting is TSP.
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fwiw, I had water issues in the 60 yr old house I...

fwiw, I had water issues in the 60 yr old house I got 2 yrs ago. The contractor I hired talked about 2 issues. One was water in the clay soil layer not draining. The other was the drain under the...
11-16-20, 04:08 PM
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well, it worked relatively fine for the last...

well, it worked relatively fine for the last year. Could be a diagramming error, but after I sat down and drew up some scenarios, I think I know now how I can wire it in parallel. If it works, I'll...
11-16-20, 02:13 PM
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Posted By maarkr

Prob wired wrong (series)

The pic attch is a bsmt circuit that I did a while back. It had startup led flickering issues, I'm guessing cause I wired it in series? I'm adding a fourth light, and if you say it's wired wrong...
11-13-20, 10:25 AM
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I put one of those attic ladders in my 10' garage...

I put one of those attic ladders in my 10' garage this summer and it's great. Sounds like your studs are 24" oc, but you'll need to remove your trim, maybe cut your sheetrock, and nail/screw in a...
11-12-20, 07:49 PM
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I should say that this is a 60 yr old single...

I should say that this is a 60 yr old single story ranch that I bought as a fixer-upper for retirement. I've fixed many issues in the remodel but the bones seemed good when I bought it 2 yrs ago. ...
11-12-20, 01:04 PM
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Posted By maarkr

Joists not level with center beam

I'm installing a drop ceiling in the basement. The center support of my 24' wide house is 5 2x4's under the floor joists, supported by several 4" metal columns cemented into the concrete floor. I...
11-11-20, 07:08 PM
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Posted By maarkr

correct PJMax... and I misstated above, the nut...

correct PJMax... and I misstated above, the nut is 3/4 and the gas line is 1" in the pic.
and it's a done deal... raised it up to just below the joists. IDK why the installer hung it like 3" below...
11-04-20, 04:04 PM
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Posted By maarkr

looks big but it's like 3/4

looks big but it's like 3/4
11-02-20, 09:07 AM
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Posted By maarkr

Can I raise my gas line?

Wanting to raise up my gas line pipe about an inch or so to install drop basement ceiling tiles. The pic shows how the pipe is attached so it looks like I can adjust the line up and slowly raise it...
10-14-20, 11:18 AM
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Posted By maarkr

sorry, i've had broken/cracked/bruised ribs......

sorry, i've had broken/cracked/bruised ribs... not fun. you prob know that only a radiograph will tell the damage, and they normally don't do anything abt it... if it is a bad one, you may try a...
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