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  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • 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
    demolition, rehang...

  • 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
    your neig...

  • 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.

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