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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey Y'all, I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I have ~5 acres of land with 4 small "drainage ponds" on it. What I'd like to do is set up one gas-powered water pump with a PVC valve manifold intended to choose which pond I'd like to drain (one at time or a combination of them). I can't...
  2. Building & Construction
    Getting ready to install a gable vent fan. Is it ok to over or under size a fan? My CFM's required are 897. Will an 800 CFM work or do I need to jump up to 1000 CFM's? I have plenty of venting for fresh air intake via soffit and ridge vents. The way I calculated was 30x26 garage=780sf x 1.15...
  3. Electrical
    This isn't exactly electrical but it does have to deal with electrical components of the home. I need to replace a light shade that is hanging over my kitchen table. I know that it is a neckless shade. Although the tape measure isn't perfect because I was trying to hold it and the camera at...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I am planning on removing popcorn ceiling and spraying knockdown texture. I will be doing 1-2 rooms each weekend or every other. What is a preferred compressor tank (Gallons, HP, CFM) for doing this. I am trying to stay budget friendly and in no rush to knock out the whole house in a weekend...
  5. Plumbing
    I live in New York State (but not NY city). Today my plumber told me that the inspector might make me use a 2" drain line for the jetted tub depending on the size of the tub (in terms of gallon). The tub is a tub/shower combination. Can anyone point me to the relevant code for this? Thanks, Todd
  6. HVAC
    The manual discusses distances for the line set based on the condenser being above or below the evaporator coils. My house is a single story house with the FAU located in the middle. The line set will be running from the condenser up to the attic over to the center of the house and down again, a...
  7. HVAC
    Having the furnace replaced with the split system. Many sources tell me that bigger isn't better, and I will experience less efficiency despite the SEER rating. Any opinions on this?
  8. Plumbing
    Hi everyone, This is my first post on the forum, and I have a relatively lightweight plumbing question. I need a screw-on aerator/dishwasher adapter for my kitchen faucet. A solution to my problem would mean someone telling me the nominal size of the aerator/adapter and providing a link to a...
  9. Windows and Doors
    Hey Everyone, so i bought my house last year and in the basment, there is a wood door heading out to the back yard. well, this door was not intended to be permenant.its so old you can see righ through the wood into the back yard. I want to replace it but have no idea what height to order...
  10. HVAC
    I'm trying to design an HRV ducting system and I had a few theoretical questions in regard to using a damper. I'd like to have two main trunks that come off the HRV: trunk A and trunk B. These two trunks will be pulling the air OUT of the rooms. Trunk A will serve a kitchen and two bathrooms...
  11. Electrical
    Please help. I have no electrical knowledge. I have gotten a bid for an electrician to burying the line that drapes into my small backyard. The bid says he will use "4/0 aluminum wires. For a 200 amp service." Help. What is 4/0? Do I want aluminum wires? Do I want copper wires? If this is...
  12. HVAC
    replacing a 30 yr old carrier gas hot air furnace, 75K, output is 60K. 12- 5" ducts, supply is 13x19 and return is 8 x 24, interior 3 level townhouse 900 sq ft total. My heat-loss is approx 50K, i picked a comfort-maker, 66K, output is 53K- i can't figure on CFM? 720 or 1195? for heat only-...
  13. Remodeling
    My wife and I want to remodel our master bedroom and add a master bathroom. We've come up with competing design ideas and I thought I'd ask my fellow DIYers for their input on the two designs. I will present both options below without specifying which is mine and express the reservations...
  14. HVAC
    Hi. I'd like to move a couple of heating ducts in my unfinished basement. It seems pretty straightforward. However, the ducts measure 12" x 3 3/8". All of the pre-fab sections I've found are 12" x 3 1/4". Is this close enough? Am I measuring wrong? Will 3 1/4" sections work? Do I need a stock or...
  15. HVAC
    Home currently has a TempStar 80% efficient, 75000 BTUH input / 61000 BTUH output furnace that is about 15 years old. Have been looking at the Carrier Performance Series two stage 58HDV models as a 95% efficient replacement (with the tax credits :) ) Have used HVAC-Calc to do a "Manual J"...
  16. Electrical
    Need power to shed/Man Cave. Shed is 23ft from pole and I figure by time I get in and run the wire to other side I'm lookin at 65feet of wire at most. Gonna run at the most at 1 time would be a 120v welder, radio, and light. I guess welder would be main concern. It calls for a 20amp 60hz...
  17. Plumbing
    Hopefully a plumber out there can help me out. I am finishing my basement and part of the job required me to relocate the laundry sink a few feet away. I decided it would be nice to also install a drain pipe for the washing machine and connect it to the existing drain. The inspector said that...
  18. HVAC
    I have a 90+ Rheem gas furnace. The contractor came off the unit with a 2" pvc vent pipe, but one foot later upped it to 4" for a 12 foot horizontal run to the outside of my house. I am confused as to why they would go from the furnace's 2" discharge to a 4" pipe. Why couldn't they just run...
  19. Building & Construction
    I a doing some work on a house that was built fairly recently. Permit was pulled in 2001. The floor joists are 2x10. Looking at the joists, it is evident that some joists are deeper than others. The existing joists differ by as much as 3/8 inch in the 10" dimension. 2x10's that I purchased at HD...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am going to build a small cabin 26' X 40'. One story wood. cabin will have a center beam 3-2x12s(for floor). frost line is 12" and ground is rated 2000 psf. tallest pier will not be more than 8 feet. I would like to use sonotubes. Maybe someone can help me with the spacing and sizes...
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