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09-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Pilot Dane

It depends if the columns are permanent or...

It depends if the columns are permanent or temporary. If using the columns to raise and level the house and are planning to install a beam to support the house after it's back in the right position...
09-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By joed

Remove the black wire from the receptacle. ...

Remove the black wire from the receptacle.
Remove the wire nut from the black and white wire.
Connect the black wire from nut to the receptacle.
Cap the black and white from the switch and push...
09-07-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Pilot Dane

I like to use steel lally columns. You can give...

I like to use steel lally columns. You can give their adjustment screw a turn every week or month to slowly raise the house while giving it time to move with less cracking.
07-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Pilot Dane

I've never seen people get too fussy about the...

I've never seen people get too fussy about the adhesive. Around here no sealant is used. It is simply stapled to the studs and the seams taped. When I have seen adhesive used they only do so...
04-02-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Zorfdt

You're in sort of code gray-area. Since the...

You're in sort of code gray-area. Since the house was built years ago, the kitchen receptacles being shared with other loads was acceptable and code-compliant at the time. There's no requirement to...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By manden

You could build a box out of 2X6 or whatever then...

You could build a box out of 2X6 or whatever then attach that to the right joist then attach the fan to that.

If you go this route then use screws you do not want to be up there banging away with...
03-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By tightcoat

This is America, anything is possible, including...

This is America, anything is possible, including running pipes through the ceiling joists, for a price. And the price to cut and fit the drywall around the pipes will be costly too. and I can...
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By 2john02458

Yesterday and today I had 2 plumbers at my house...

Yesterday and today I had 2 plumbers at my house to clear a clogged sewer line. Before they came their office called to make sure no one here was sick. (Fortunately we're not.)

When they arrived...
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Njtxdevil

Are most techs still working during this coronavirus pandemic?

So I'm curious to see how other states are treating this coronavirus scare. I'm living in Texas and I see lots of other states taking coronavirus very seriously as we all should but lots of companies...
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Pilot Dane

The important thing with stove vent ducting is...

The important thing with stove vent ducting is that it is galvanized steel, not aluminum or plastic. Seams should be taped with aluminum duct tape to make them air tight. This is to help contain a...
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Zorfdt

All things being equal, I would rather crimp the...

All things being equal, I would rather crimp the duct so it fits into the roof vent. This allows the air to move smoothly without hitting the edge of the crimped vent.

It's important for dryer...
06-29-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By aka pedro

I'm guessing that the ants or whatever bugs have...

I'm guessing that the ants or whatever bugs have been busy in there for quite a while, probably had a sizeable colony, and that they didn't spread the dust around, but what did was the woodpecker,...
06-29-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Marq1

Figure it out, patent it, sell it, your going to...

Figure it out, patent it, sell it, your going to be a millionaire, think of it, a DIY environmentally friendly stump remover.

Open the can, pour it on, stump gone.

I see infomercials in your...
05-09-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Andoy33

I also have the same water heater installed in...

I also have the same water heater installed in August. It’s located outside of the house due to city laws to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s in a little room located outside on the side of...
05-08-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Zorfdt

There are a lot of things you should do for...

There are a lot of things you should do for periodic upkeep. Exercise your circuit breakers, replace your furnace filters monthly, oil the motors in your furnace, clean your vents and ducts, flush...
05-08-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Norm201

FWIW, Flushing should be done at least semi...

FWIW, Flushing should be done at least semi annually. However, with that being said, over the 70 years of my lifetime, i have never done it on any periodic schedule (maybe once or twice), and all my...
05-07-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By stickshift

Water heaters have pretty good insulation on them...

Water heaters have pretty good insulation on them these days and don't need more. To test this, how hot is the outside of the unit to your touch? Not much different than room temperature because they...
05-07-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Pilot Dane

You did not complete your profile so we have no...

You did not complete your profile so we have no idea where you are located. If in the deep south a frost proof sillcock isn't needed. If you are in an area that gets freezing temperatures then it's...
05-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By aka pedro

Barring physical damage, I have not heard of that...

Barring physical damage, I have not heard of that happening, and if it were physical damage the same could happen to the line feeding it. Given the odds that it's going to get cold every winter, I'd...
05-07-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Pilot Dane

If sediment gets into or is formed inside the...

If sediment gets into or is formed inside the tank it can do one of three things. 1. It can get drained out the bottom by you periodically. 2. If the heater has a bottom swirly thing the some of...
05-07-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By marksr

I installed a new 40 gallon electric water heater...

I installed a new 40 gallon electric water heater a few yrs back. It is the same physical size as my old 52 gallon water heater. The new one has a lot more insulation than the old one did. Mine also...
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