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Posted in thread: Can we use both push in (on back) and side screws of one outlet? on 09-03-2015 at 08:50 AM
Our practice is to replace back stab receptacles. They only cause problems. Go to heavy duty
receptacles and re-wire as necessary
Posted in thread: Laying Pavers Against Driveway Edge (How Far to Dig?) on 08-30-2015 at 12:54 PM
Depending on your weather, no less than 3" base. For the project we are doing right now, we
have 4" base and 2 3/8" pavers in sunny San Diego. Using a power tamper on the base to get it
solid and slop...
Posted in thread: Bathroom Fan on 08-30-2015 at 12:51 PM
As a new homeowner, I am assuming he is not ready for the damage to his bathroom ceiling. If
possible, I urge people to fix-in-place when they can. Of course, if you want the joy of
Posted in thread: Bathroom Fan on 08-30-2015 at 09:25 AM
Bathroom fans do wear out. That rattling could be the "squirrel cage" fan which has broken. The
new fan costs about $10 at an appliance parts house. Remove the cover in the ceiling and look
for the ca...
Posted in thread: Hello from Dallas! on 08-21-2015 at 03:02 PM
Great group here with centuries of experience (well, the old guys do). Ask questions, provide
pics, give "Like" as a thank you ..... You can solve just about any problem.
Posted in thread: Cheater vent question on 08-20-2015 at 08:48 AM
Yes, you are correct that not every jurisdiction allows AAVs. As always, it is appropriate to
check local codes. However, where they are allowed, they can be very useful
Posted in thread: Cheater vent question on 08-19-2015 at 07:23 PM
No. The purpose of the Air Admittance Valve (AAV) is to provide "air behind water" so drains
can operate properly. In many cases, a new roof penetration is not practical, so AAVs are
allowed by code.H...
Posted in thread: Protecting framing below grade on 08-19-2015 at 07:05 PM
This should be a permanent fix this time. So, I like Neal's approach and would like another
add-on ... If you can cut the slab back about 6", you can dig deeper to carry the peel and
stick lower. This...
Posted in thread: Stucco on 08-19-2015 at 09:41 AM
Yes, the trim is exposed. The foundation will be visible. You will have a step there. BTW, the
same applies to the area below the weep screed. It needs to be clear. Go look at stucco jobs in
Posted in thread: Cable TV Disconnected / How To Find A Local Channel ?? on 08-18-2015 at 09:12 PM
If you get a good HD TV antennae, you can get local channels on your modern TV. The better the
antennae, the greater range and picture quality.