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Stairs Basement Bulkhead

I need to replace the stairs coming out of the bulkhead entry from my basement and I dont know how to proceed because its a weird dimension. Unfortunately there are no stairs there now to just copy,...
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Does the flashing tape get applied to the wood...

Does the flashing tape get applied to the wood jamb or the concrete?
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what should I use as a barrier between concrete...

what should I use as a barrier between concrete and the prehung door jamb? Like a flashing tape? What I saw online for "flashing tape" was kind of expensive for a whole roll... I would only need...
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Hal, Im going to shave from the top if its...

Hal, Im going to shave from the top if its feasible.

So I am about a 1/2" away from standard 160 dollar door from the hardware store vs. custom order 78" door at about 400+ dollars.
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Great point that I didnt consider. Perhaps...

Great point that I didnt consider. Perhaps flashing tape or something.

Is it feasible I could grind a 1/4" or 1/2" of concrete?
Does a prehung door typically get screwed to header?
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Shaving poured rough entry for door

I have a poured 8" thick concrete foundation in basement that I need to replace an entry door.

I would like to use a prehung door but the height of the entry is approx 81 3/4". The door I was...
07-18-19, 11:08 AM
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thanks for the replies. Even with the...

thanks for the replies.

Even with the high-resistant connections (melting plastic!) the microwave was fully functional. Hopefully odds favor that it would have been DOA if it got a surge or over...
07-18-19, 05:53 AM
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microwave vs. power surge/neutral issue

I have a 2 year old microwave oven that had burned/melted plastic connectors at the temperature sensors/thermostats inside. The magnetron seemed to be very hot too. It was still working though when I...
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Ge microwave burned terminals

I have 2 year old GE microwave , it was emitting an odor. Took off the cover and found a connector on one side of a thermostat badly burned. Theres a second thermostat it also had a slightly...
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Cost of replacing basement retaining wall

How much do you think it would cost to have cindererblock retaining wall around basement walkout entry replaced? The space surrounding the entry door/foundation is roughly 6x3. Its about 7"...
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question about old sheathing

I have old house it has 1x6 boards as roof sheathing. There are gaps between the boards. You can see the black material thats under the shingles.

How come those gaps dont leak?

Also a few...
07-03-19, 04:37 AM
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Do capacitors buzz? Is it the coil thats...

Do capacitors buzz?

Is it the coil thats buzzes on a contactor? Nothing appeared loose or broken on the old one... just the pads slightly blackened.
07-02-19, 04:49 PM
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Contactor buzz or something else?

My outside compressor was making an buzzing noise but the unit was otherwise working.. I believe it was the contactor.... when I moved the contactor with my screwdriver the buzzing would either stop...
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So there is no load on a rafter unless its from...

So there is no load on a rafter unless its from above (ie snow, walking etc)?

I would like to try to sister boards to the rafter but I am afraid of nailing or screwing into the ridge beam....
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Broken rafters?

Im trying to understand how rafters work.

Say I have rafter 16" (or larger) apart. One of the rafters breaks in half. Does that constitute and emergency situation? What about when you see rafters...
06-16-19, 07:41 PM
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mixing hardware grades

Is there any harm in mixing a grade 2 bolt with grade 8 nuts and washers?
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Thanks for taking the time to reply Bud. A...

Thanks for taking the time to reply Bud. A template is a great idea but i am having trouble comprehending how to do it.

i only need to figure out the cut at the top, im going to use a shorter...
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I dont have photo handy but the old rafter is...

I dont have photo handy but the old rafter is split... the worst of it at the ridge beam.

i was going to scab another board to it but i am not sure how to cut the angle.
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Easiest method for cutting rafter angle

I have to repair a rafter in my attic. What is the easiest method for cutting the proper angle that butts against the ridge?
06-14-19, 07:43 AM
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water for new arborvitae?

I just planted a green giant arborvitae, its about 4' tall. Not sure how much I should water until its established.

Being in a remote location I am using a 5 gallon bucket to water. I was thinking...
06-08-19, 07:37 PM
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expired pipe dope

I was using some rectorseal tplus2 thats might be 3 or 4 years old. Seemed to spread on fine.

Specs say shelf like of 2 years minimum. Hopefully my joints wont leak.

So i dont know what happens...
06-07-19, 02:08 PM
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Thanks, Im pretty sure its THHN, i doubt they...

Thanks, Im pretty sure its THHN, i doubt they used anything above and beyond the minimum required.
06-07-19, 01:54 PM
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Outer covering on large conductors?

Do larger guage wire have a protective outer layer over the insulation like you see on regular thhn/thwn wire? (im refering to the clear (thermoplastic?) outer layer that gets nicked up when you pull...
05-31-19, 06:15 AM
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So a leak would be immediate. I wasnt sure...

So a leak would be immediate.

I wasnt sure if it was even possible to put them together.

Would they otherwise join together securely or would it be obvious they werent made up properly?
05-31-19, 04:41 AM
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I should clarify that this is a hypothetical...

I should clarify that this is a hypothetical...
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