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    How to fix aluminum siding

    Thanks for the replies. The bondo idea isn't bad because it, along with some backer rod would be a good product to use to fill up 95% of the gap and then fill up the remaining gap with a small amount of caulk even though I originally wanted to avoid using caulk but that was because I didn't...
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    How to fix aluminum siding

    Forgot to mention I can't move the trim piece back in place by hand.
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    How to fix aluminum siding

    I think someone banged into this vertical piece of siding trim and pulled it away from the brick molding. I could caulk it but is there a better way to close the large gap? Sorry about the pics not being upright.
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    Opinions on this sump pump backup system.

    This is in case the power goes out. The water could probably be controlled better but I live in a condo so I can't do what's necessary to fully control water flow.
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    Opinions on this sump pump backup system.

    According to this chart, https://www.generatorjoe.net/html/wattageguide.html a 2/3 hp pump has a starting wattage of 3000, running 15000 but I think they added a zero - it should be 1500 I think.
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    Opinions on this sump pump backup system.

    Would a 1500 watt inverter run a 2/3 hp pump?
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    Opinions on this sump pump backup system.

    The inverter pictured is good for 1/2 hp pumps but they have another inverter for larger pumps for about $800. Unfortunately for me, I think I have a 2/3 hp pump meaning I would need the more expensive one:(
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    Opinions on this sump pump backup system.

    I haven't tried it. It's $600 plus I would still need to buy a battery. Was just wondering if it's worth it or if there are similar but less expensive set ups available?
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    Opinions on this sump pump backup system.

    This is not an ad. My sump pump pit is really tight making it difficult to squeeze in a backup so I found this set up. It allows you to use your existing sump pump if you lose power but connect up to 3 batteries for longer pump time and no need to plumb for another pump. When not needed, it...
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    Hiding an outlet

    Thanks for the ideas, I like both of them. I'll report back when I pick an option.
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    Hiding an outlet

    I plan to eventually route my baseboards to inset led strip lights. They plug into an outlet which will be controlled by a wall light switch. I want to build an accessible box that will contain the outlet but have it somewhat concealed near the floor, perhaps with a door. Any ideas?
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    Should I frame wall hung fireplace?

    My question was regarding framing in the rear of the unit in order to put up drywall, the front is supposed to look like a picture or a wall hanging.
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    Should I frame wall hung fireplace?

    It generates heat - it pulls in air from the bottom front and blows out from the top but it can also be used for just the visual effect w/o heat.
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    Should I frame wall hung fireplace?

    Thanks for the replies. I'll just drywall around it and mount an outlet nearby.
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    Should I frame wall hung fireplace?

    This electric fireplace sticks out about an inch from the framing. What I'm wondering is when I drywall the wall, should I enclose the rear of the FP or leave it open? It's an inside wall.
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    How can I direct melting snow away from my landing?

    Perhaps a heated roof wire to allow the snow to quickly melt. Larger gutters. Gutter diverter.
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    Damp basement floor

    ok. I'll research some epoxies out there and see which will do the best job, thanks.
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    Damp basement floor

    Stadry, you've used an epoxy coating on basement slabs that would fail the taped plastic sheet test? If so, was there anything special about the epoxy?
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    Damp basement floor

    What happens when the moisture meets the epoxy? It seems like the pressure of the moisture will build up and if it does, what would happen?
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    What's this device on water heater?

    Thanks bud. Yeah, if I went with any other setup than what I have now it would be a lot more work (including permits) but now that I understand what I'm dealing with, I'll just stay with my current setup.
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