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Today, 08:42 AM
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The radiant heater above the bench will be...

The radiant heater above the bench will be comfortable more quickly. If the floor is cold and your feet are too, small floor heating pads can help, and are inexpensive ($30-60).
Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By I Mullins

Propane generator with a big tank should last "a...

Propane generator with a big tank should last "a while" if the grid is out. And propane generators run much cleaner than gasoline, so you don't have to service them as often. With a HUGE initial...
04-15-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By I Mullins

Then there's always the thought that this would...

Then there's always the thought that this would make a nice place to retreat when the power is out, if it only had solar.

Decisions, decisions....:coffee:
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Views: 237
Posted By I Mullins

A quick look at the Fluidmaster website shows...

A quick look at the Fluidmaster website shows that all their fill valves have a refill tube.

Your picture shows the refill port (the small grey "nipple" pointing to the right).

Step 4A in the...
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Views: 98
Posted By I Mullins

Fences are temporary and not part of your house....

Fences are temporary and not part of your house. When they rot and fall down, nobody usually gets hurt. People get hurt or killed by collapsing decks quite frequently.

Besides that, who wants to...
04-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 251
Posted By I Mullins

Personal experience: do not try to run UF in long...

Personal experience: do not try to run UF in long lengths of conduit.

As stated, you have to glue them together before pulling the wire, and if there are several 10' lengths or ANY bends, you're...
04-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By I Mullins

I doubt that a new service drop and meter would...

I doubt that a new service drop and meter would cost anywhere near $15k. unless the distance from the barn to the nearest power pole is going to require setting new poles on your land.
Keeping the...
04-13-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By I Mullins

One of the things to think about is "have I seen...

One of the things to think about is "have I seen a lot of fences like this, and how do they look?"

Chances are, if you haven't seen them around, it might be because they're impractical in some...
04-13-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By I Mullins

Yep. Repair parts are hard to find locally. ...

Yep. Repair parts are hard to find locally.

Even worse, people who can even understand what you are looking for have pretty much disappeared.

This is much worse in cities. You may have to find...
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By I Mullins

Here are your answers, I built a similar wall a...

Here are your answers, I built a similar wall a few years ago.

1. No
2. A properly designed footing
3. Probably not. Concrete is heavy.

BTW: it is cracked and leaking. So I learned that if...
04-13-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By I Mullins

There's not much chance that your building code...

There's not much chance that your building code would allow such a thing. They're awfully picky about just a normal set of stairs. I'm pretty sure there's something about holes you can fall into and...
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Views: 252
Posted By I Mullins

You are also going to have to improve your...

You are also going to have to improve your drawing skills. First thing I saw when I looked at your plans is you have drawn the rafters as if they are lying flat (2" high x 6" wide). That immediately...
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04-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By I Mullins

Remember the manufacturer's instructions are what...

Remember the manufacturer's instructions are what they consider safe. Your local code may have more or different restrictions. For example, If the manufacturer says > 4 ft. below an opening, and the...
04-13-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By I Mullins

Obviously a new panel in the barn, new 4-wire...

Obviously a new panel in the barn, new 4-wire cable to the house. Probably an upgrade to the house panel as well, if it is 100 amp service. I can't see the main breaker well enough to see if it's 100...
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Views: 212
Posted By I Mullins

The amp rating tells you how much current is...

The amp rating tells you how much current is available to be drawn by a device plugged in. The baby monitor will only draw as much as it needs. If the monitor, for example, requires 1 amp, that's all...
04-12-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By I Mullins

It's a HWT (Hot Water Tank). Nobody needs a...

It's a HWT (Hot Water Tank).
Nobody needs a HWH. Hot water is already hot!
04-12-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By I Mullins

When smoke comes out of a 240 v. A/C device, and...

When smoke comes out of a 240 v. A/C device, and you don't know why, it is time to consult an HVAC service person, not an internet expert.

I have years of experience wiring houses to code, and I...
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By I Mullins

How would the roof vent know when you used a...

How would the roof vent know when you used a bucket vs. a normal flush?

I would first look into the tank and be sure it was filling to the proper level. If there's not enough water in there, it's...
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By I Mullins

Start with the tires, they are almost certainly...

Start with the tires, they are almost certainly rejects - just good enough for 1 trip. Wheels could also be bent. Then the axles.

IOW, work from cheapest to most expensive, not the other way...
04-12-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By I Mullins

Worklight and extension cord.

Worklight and extension cord.
04-12-21, 07:03 AM
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Views: 1,130
Posted By I Mullins

Don't know where you are, but here that could...

Don't know where you are, but here that could only be built by a licensed contractor. Permits would not be issued to a homeowner. And this is in rural deep south USA. I'm betting where you are might...
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By I Mullins

No. Much better idea is to have your propane...

No. Much better idea is to have your propane company install one or more safe, vented propane heaters in the house.
04-12-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By I Mullins

Build it on a trailer frame, with removable...

Build it on a trailer frame, with removable "skirts" to conceal the wheels so it looks like a permanent building?

Use an RV hookup for power? Or solar...
04-12-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By I Mullins

See globalmonitoring.com They still make what...

See globalmonitoring.com They still make what they call "terra" (POTS or landline) devices. A quick look at their website gives the impression that the equipment is commercial quality and - since...
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By I Mullins

Seems like people aren't understanding the...

Seems like people aren't understanding the question.

The small tube which attaches to the top of the large overflow tube is called a refill tube. Its purpose is to ensure that a water seal remains...
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