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06-22-19, 10:08 AM
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Low volume emitters for PC drip tube?

Hi. I have a 3/4" drip tube without about 30 PC drip emitters on it, mostly 1/2 GPH, but some 1 and 2 GPH. However, there are some small plants along the line that need less than 1/2 GPH. What is an...
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Vertical hand shower rail: Stud?

I am going to install a vertical hand shower rail (not a grab bar, though there is one in the shower). It will go through tile. How important is it to sink the anchor screws into studs? The studs are...
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Thanks, PJMax. Here it is. Pretty simple. Hot...

Thanks, PJMax. Here it is. Pretty simple. Hot valve/cold valve. No mixer. 8" apart.
No diverter. Getting at it from the back is difficult as there is a textured wall and the patch job would be...
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How difficult is it to do a shower conversion plate with only front access??

iI have a shower with two godawful Price Pfister handles set eight inches apart in the wall. I want to replace them and the shower head. Almost impossible to replace the handles, as I am told the old...
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Answers

thank you very much! I think I am good to go. By self venting I meant there is ample space around the cabinet but No motorized fan duct to remove hot air. Another microwave Of the same wattage has...
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Microwave Trim Kit: Do I need the whole thing?

Hi. I have a LG LRM2060ST microwave that I want to mount in the cabinet box above the built-in oven. Self venting. All of the trim kit has strayed except for the front frame.

Question: if I build...
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Thank you! Just what I needed to know. The code...

Thank you! Just what I needed to know. The code says these openings must be within 12" of the ceiling.
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Air intake for utility room?

My house has a small utility room with a gas water heater and no ventilation to/from the outside (other than the gas heater duct of course!).

I have the exhaust issue solved--a 5" duct with...
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Posted By debeze

Right. That's the formula, but I am looking at...

Right. That's the formula, but I am looking at 230+..

The remaining main question is, do you see any problem using a duct fan outside of a duct, with an encasing wood box around it against the...
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Thanks airman

just bring down the temp to something lower. 1800 cu ft x 2 exchanges /60 mins = 60 cfm

Do you think a duct fan will work? I cannot find and damper arrangement square or rectangular that small to...
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Duct fan outside a duct?

I want to get the hot air out of my 9' X 21' detached garage but the peak/gable is blocked by the house. I do have some available space, about 10" x 10" a little below and lateral to the ridge beam ,...
06-13-18, 04:10 PM
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How to ventilate small attic?

The original part of my house was a 1906 cottage with a peaked roof, asphalt shingles, 20 W x 14 L X 3 H. It has a 14" X 18" gable vent at the back but the intake is not sufficient. There are no...
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Solar thermostats

Are 12V thermostats for controlling DC-powered attic vent vans interchangeable, or are some proprietary to the solar cell or motor?


Thanks
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2 small off-the-grid projects

Hi! I would like to install myself two small systems,

1. Vent a detached garage through the roof (220 sq ft)
* I might need ~300 CFM
* Smallest available solar fan I can find is 3.2 Amps, 800...
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Frigidaire clothes washer door latch

After waiting in vain for 35 minutes for Frigidaire cust support to pick up the phone I tried fixing my washing machine myself. Coin was rattling in the rubber boot. I got rid of the coin, but in the...
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Re: herrngbone: most of boards are around 50"....

Re: herrngbone: most of boards are around 50". They are short spans: attached to three joists each. That means they are pinnedmuch more than standard (easy-to-lay!) decking. I'm kinda hoping this...
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Thanks, PD! Super helpful and clear. One...

Thanks, PD! Super helpful and clear.

One little question: i have a leftover opened bag of modified thinset from a project 4 years ago. Are you suggesting I buy non-fortified and add liquid latex,...
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I thought I was the only one spending sleepless...

I thought I was the only one spending sleepless nights over this. So sorry! Anyway, thanks for such a long and thoughtful reply. Here is what I can tell you.



-Decks usually take up to 6 months...
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How about Kerapoxy -CQ? ...

How about Kerapoxy -CQ?

http://www.buildsite.com/pdf/mapei/Kerapoxy-CQ-Product-Data-850043.pdf
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Views: 908
Posted By debeze

Thanks. Upon reading the fine print, I see it's...

Thanks. Upon reading the fine print, I see it's not recommended for exterior applications. You saved my skin!

So I might go with a thinset mortar and use latex additive instead of water. That's...
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Thanks PD! You have been helpful in the past and...

Thanks PD! You have been helpful in the past and I appreciate what you do for me.

My friend (an architect with 35 years' onsite experience) says that rather than using two substances (1. mortar 2....
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Beg to respectfully differ. :>) Plywood is an...

Beg to respectfully differ. :>) Plywood is an invitation to rot. Don't really need it. What you are talking about is called "deflection", as you might know. Simply put, if you apply weight, does...
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Waterproof crack insulation. I could spend $80 on...

Waterproof crack insulation. I could spend $80 on Schluter and throw most of it away, or spend $60 on liquid paint- on membrane and throw most of that away. I wondering whether either is necessary....
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Underneath I have 4 x 6 joists, spaced 8 inches...

Underneath I have 4 x 6 joists, spaced 8 inches on center. Lots of screws going through the first course of cement board into the joists. Then I laminated the second cement board on top of the...
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