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  • Posted in thread: Drop Ceiling or Drywall ceiling in basement on 01-25-2015 at 04:44 PM
    IMO drop ceilings are better in that they allow you to access electrical, ductwork, plumbing
    and cabling at a later date without having to repair the drywall after you open it up to
    address and issue/...

  • Posted in thread: Ground on 01-23-2015 at 07:39 PM
    I always test to see if the metal box is grounded before assuming.

  • Posted in thread: favorite / least favorite brand of tools on 01-23-2015 at 07:36 PM
    Imo black & decker is for light weight use, good for the wife to use. Craftsman rachets are
    junk. If you only want to purchase an angle grinder one time consider metabo.

  • Posted in thread: HELP - Caulking smell / fumes - Lethal for parrots on 01-22-2015 at 08:47 PM
    Well they used to use canaries to test for oxygen in mines. Hint.

  • Posted in thread: Plumbing dispute - Advice needed on 01-21-2015 at 07:00 PM
    When I used to bend wrenches for a ford dealer we charged a "book" rate. This is what the
    national labor rate estimate is to do a particular job. However with experience and applying
    tricks of the tra...

  • Posted in thread: Garage Door on 01-18-2015 at 09:55 AM
    I was under the impression that once you touch something that is not to code, it then must be
    brought up to code. Grandfathering means that you don't have to go through your entire house
    bringing thin...

  • Posted in thread: Downspout and sump pump eject to same location? on 01-17-2015 at 05:49 PM
    I don't see why you would want to tie the two together and it is possible that the "Y' could
    not handle the volume of a heavy rain and to have the downspout suck water from the sump crock
    would not be...

  • Posted in thread: Garage Door on 01-17-2015 at 05:46 PM
    yes, you can just purchase the door separate from the jamb.I suspect it should be a fire rated
    door or a door with adequate fire rating to meet local code.

  • Posted in thread: Looking at Buying Fixer Upper Need Some Advice on 01-12-2015 at 08:23 PM
    Is that ceiling damage from a water leak?Will you need to blow in some insulation into the
    walls?For financing, talk to you local lending agency.

  • Posted in thread: basic heat pump question on 01-08-2015 at 07:14 PM
    With an oversized unit you will experience short cycling of the unit. Kinda like killing a fly
    with a sledge hammer.

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