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  1. Plumbing
    I have two bathrooms with separate rooms for the vanity/sink. In each of the two sinks, there has always been a problem with ugly mold. I can pour bleach and mold killer down the drain to help, but it always comes back. I decided to swap out the vanity/sink for a new sink from Ikea. When I...
  2. Plumbing
    House built 2 years ago ... Long story short, my main sewage line clogged up so bad that water/waste started coming out through the vent pipe. Builder comes over and guy from sewer company comes to take out the clog and starts talking about how the soap scum is clogging so badly but he usually...
  3. Remodeling
    Hello, I am adding on to a greenhouse and the addition will have the same pitch roof as the existing (following the same rafter pitch out another 8'). What's the best way to join the new rafters to the existing ones? Thank you
  4. Building & Construction
    Here's my first problem (lol, first...more to come). I'm building a shop for woodworking and such, plus I have a grand daughter. I want to build this shop with a play area in the attic for when she's old enough to enjoy it. She's just turning into a toddler now, so plenty of time. Here's my...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi....Thanks in advance for your help. Just bought a house with a shop and I am not moved in yet. I need to give a Hearth store measurements as I am ordering a wood stove. When at the shop on my last permitted visit, I forgot to measure the height of the roof peak from the floor. Can someone...
  6. Plumbing
    What does the plumbing code require for the "fall or pitch" of sewer pipe. Prefer X inches in 5 feet understand it's 4 degrees. Don't know how to convert. Also how is the easiest way to check for leaks prior to concrete is poured. Done some plumbing on mobile homes but not in a slab where you...
  7. Flooring
    I bought a premade shower pan 3x4 ish. I have roughed out the walls for two sides and a glass shwoer door will go on a third. on the fourth side I would like to build a shower seat. I am wondering how I go about doing this. Oh, and I am planning on tiling up walls and on seat. Questions like...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Hi. I recently purchased a home built in 1950 in Raleigh, NC. I have removed the interior walls and ceiling to expose the beautiful tongue-and-groove roof boards that cover the gable structure. The 2x6 rafters below the decking are held in place by collar ties, and the entire load is distributed...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Hello everyone, I am building a simple pole shed to shelter my outdoor woodstove and store fire wood. The shed is 22' x 22' with a post and beam 4/12 roof. The beams at the peak and at the eves are about 3" x 8" wood bridge plank. The outside rafters are made from the same timbers. I was...
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