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  1. Plumbing
    I'm going to be running some supply lines to an outdoor wash-up sink from my house. I'd like to leave the house at the sill box with something rigid (prob copper), elbow downward into the ground, and transition to PEX once in the ground. The exposed portion would look something like the copper...
  2. Remodeling
    My current ceiling is just painting plywood. Looks awful. I plan to cover it up with 1/4 inch think pine tongue and groove planks. Since this is a three season porch it gets very cold in the winter, like now (10 degrees), and very warm and humid in the summer. Besides expansion gaps around the...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I recently made some garden box supports out of concrete. As you can see in the pictures, the installed product has a 1/2" dowel rod that extends through the structure and then anchors it in place on the ground. In order to get this hole I put a length of pvc through the middle while pouring the...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi there... first post ;) 15' X 18' est - small master bedroom along the back wall of the house want to bump out 2.5 ft cantilever for a wall sized closet. Only issue is that the baseboard is along this external wall. No idea what to do with the heating element. I know that heating should...
  5. Plumbing
    Hi - I'm about to replace my 40gallon water heater. I like to try and do things 'right' so i was reading up on the latest water heater stuff, as it's been 10+ yrs since I last replaced one. I've started reading about 'thermal expansion tanks'. I think i sort of understand what they do - i'm...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have an existing one car under home garage (~10'x15') that I would like to consider expanding lengthwise (i.e. to ~10'x30'). The home is situated on a raised hill, meaning that the driveway is flat leading into the garage from the street with retaining walls on either side. My question is...
  7. HVAC
    I have a natural gas hot water boiler (Weil-McLain series 8 CGM-5) and radiator system. The expansion tank is one of those older large metal tanks hanging from the ceiling near the boiler. As I do each year I drained a few gallons from the expansion tank today, closing the water inlet valve to...
  8. Flooring
    We removed a stud wall and were suprised that it did not sit on a massive concrete floor. Instead the floor is 2 - one for each room (as it was) now a single room but 2 floors separated by a piece of wood. I'm worried about expansion - also the level needs some slight work I think. I will bash...
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