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Do I need to put plastic over a newly poured slab?

I have a new concrete slab that is 10x14 (floating slab, 3000 PSI concrete in case the info matters). The slab guy (who I no longer trust and won't use again) says there is no need to cover the slab...
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Posted By infromsea

X, Using an online calculator (here Rafter...

X,

Using an online calculator (here Rafter Angle Calculator (http://www.construction-resource.com/calculators/roof-frame.php))

I get

95 7/8"

Using my excel spreadsheet I get 16' (I'm...
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Posted By infromsea

Determining rafter length

I'm adding a small bathroom to the back of the house (10x14) and am coming up with three different numbers for rafter length (one by hand, two using online calculators). It's a simple roof 4/12...
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Posted By infromsea

Concrete floor sweating, aquron 2000 VS Drylock?

I need some advice, please bear with me as I give you all the details.

We had a carport open on two sides (The old style with a single metal poll at the front right, you drove under and you were...
11-15-09, 04:34 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Telecom guy, The bulbs were CFLs. We had one...

Telecom guy,

The bulbs were CFLs. We had one in the front porch go, one in the bedroom lamp and one in the living room lamp.

I have an older home with many of the outlets not having a ground...
11-15-09, 02:06 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Arg, I will check that out, I am researching...

Arg,

I will check that out, I am researching those options as well, a circuit breaker surge arrester may be in my future.

I still haven't figured out everything damaged by the latest storm but...
11-15-09, 07:58 AM
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Posted By infromsea

Thanks for the input Chandler. I am going...

Thanks for the input Chandler.

I am going to contact the power company on monday and get the low down on their supressor.

I totally understand what you mean about the difference in service...
11-14-09, 08:07 PM
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Posted By infromsea

I need to pick a whole house surge protector

Ok, Iíve had enough.
I live in VA Beach, VA, in a neighborhood with above ground power lines and we lose power EVERY little storm that blows through. When we donít lose power we have surges and so...
04-19-09, 02:52 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Thanks for the advice. I did take the...

Thanks for the advice.

I did take the aerator off, I called it the filter by mistake, it only slightly improved the flow, maybe improving the "fill time (of the 2 cup measuring cup I'm using)" by...
04-19-09, 01:51 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Kitchen sink faucet, sprayer twice as much flow as faucent.....???

I put in a new kitchen sink faucet about a year ago, the other one stopped working after I did some work on the lines (too much bread for the old "Stop flow with bread" trick).

The new faucet was...
09-05-08, 03:38 AM
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Posted By infromsea

Thanks guys, I will look for other ways to...

Thanks guys,

I will look for other ways to get power to the light or the switch.

I had a feeling that I might be trying to do something that can't be done. My supervisor (wife) wanted the two...
09-04-08, 05:12 PM
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Posted By infromsea

How to wire up a light using another switch.......

I want to wire up an outdoor light using power from the light switch right next to the outdoor lightswitch.

So, I want to take power from the light switch next to the outdoor light switch and...
05-30-08, 04:34 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Framing on top of cement block, what to put between blocks and mud sill?

Hello all,

I'm closing in the carport and making it a dining room.

I have had 6" block put down around the permiter of the room, on top of the existing concrete slab. I am framing my walls on...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-25-08, 06:31 AM
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Posted By infromsea

How much space/air flow around gas hot water heater?

Hello all,

I'm converting the shed at the end of my carport, I'm dividing the room in two, one side will have the hot water heater in a walk in closet kind of thing.

The gas hot water heater...
06-09-07, 10:13 AM
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Posted By infromsea

Thanks JB, My heater closet has a vented...

Thanks JB,

My heater closet has a vented door on the closet so it can pull air out of the hall for combustion, should that be enough air flow?

Thanks,

Tim
06-08-07, 07:20 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Heat coming out of the attic, should I increase ventilation?

We have a single floor ranch home and on hot days (like today) you can feel the heat pushing down from the attic into the hallway from the closet where the heater sits. I have a blow down gas heater...
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Posted By infromsea

Wow. Fiber, for a shed net connection? What did...

Wow. Fiber, for a shed net connection? What did you end up using?

I'll say this; a wireless connection is the "easiest" to physically set up, if you can get a strong enough signal. You do need to...
08-17-06, 11:18 AM
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Posted By infromsea

Thanks for the input. I picked up a 3/4...

Thanks for the input.

I picked up a 3/4 horsepower from Sears for 100.00.

They had the same model with plastic innards for the same price but with a 5 year warranty, that was the one I was...
08-16-06, 05:43 PM
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Posted By infromsea

What size disposal to buy?

A buddy recommend I buy the biggest sink disposal I can but I'm not crazy about spending more than a hundred dollars for one, that puts me in a 1/2 horsepower kenmore, will that be enough for the...
08-14-06, 06:56 AM
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Posted By infromsea

Is 6' too long for a privacy fence gate?

Like many others I'm going to build a privacy fence around a chain link fence. I would like to put two gates where the old chain link gates are, they are 6' long, I plan to cut the pickets to about...
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Posted By infromsea

Thanks repair guy. I picked up a tome of...

Thanks repair guy.

I picked up a tome of knowledge at the local knowledge repository and am now all over the situation.

Thanks again.
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Posted By infromsea

Two metal tabs on yardman 4.5HP pushmower

Hello,

My yardman stopped running and in the process of "fixing" it I broke the pull cord. Not a problem, I went up and picked up a new and went to replace the broken one. I took the mower apart...
07-16-06, 11:19 AM
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Posted By infromsea

How to get the old diverter valve out? And replacement "trimguard"

Ok gurus,

I have a delta tub/shower combo, the classic kind with a single handle. The shower diverter has broken and the "plunger" that you push in shot out into the shower.

I took the part to...
03-12-06, 05:15 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Aluminum flashing on pressure treated wood

Well it happend again, a simple project blown out of proportion.

My gutters were sagging and water was running between the back of the gutter and the house, not good.

I got to looking at the...
07-02-05, 09:06 PM
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Posted By infromsea

Edumacate me on gas packs please

Had a HVAC contractor out today to look at my home and give me a quote. If you've read my other post I've gone from Sears trying to rob me to a window unit that's louder than an F/A 18 on final and...
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