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    Thanks for the advice/info... Confirms my...

    Thanks for the advice/info...

    Confirms my initial thoughts and kills any fancy ideas I've thought of so far!

    - J
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    Yet another disposal connection....

    OK, so I've seen about 10 of these in the recent past, so I apologize for not quite finding out the answer after my search.

    There was a typical sink/dw/disposal in place prior to remodel. The...
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    A slightly defensive response...

    As a contractor and an occasional "flipper" I have to say I understand your disparaging remarks when I look at the "competition," but it's not always the case. Some of us do know what's what and have...
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    You can use drywall throughout. You can consider...

    You can use drywall throughout. You can consider CBU's if impact resistance is important, but the drywall is definitely sufficient.



    Not if you mean plastic behind the drywall. I would use a...
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    This looks like an old thread resurrected and the...

    This looks like an old thread resurrected and the conversation is mostly moot, but as a general rule of thumb you don't want to oversize the fan any more than you need to. It's like a furnace or...
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    2x8 LVL's do sound a bit undersized, but the beam...

    2x8 LVL's do sound a bit undersized, but the beam is actually not under all that much stress. It's supporting the ends of the beam that will get the brunt of the load.

    Any inspector is going to...
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    I don't know much about typical "double-wide"...

    I don't know much about typical "double-wide" construction. I also have no idea what "not much slope" means. You say you have shingles on the house.... are there shingles on the porch too? Typically...
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    I assumed he knew the difference between joists...

    I assumed he knew the difference between joists and rafters... I guess that that was my mistake -- somehow I missed the "attic" comment.

    If it's a standard-framed ceiling, it's a much easier...
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    Some good reading on the subject...

    These are both articles from JLC, 2007 and hopefully shows how competent pros approach this kind of problem.

    This is not quite the same roofing problem, but it is the article I was remembering....
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    Though I agree with all the comments posted 'til...

    Though I agree with all the comments posted 'til now (especially jadnashua's who realizes you can't solve the problem by only looking "up" at the problem), I also think the answer may not be a...
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    There shouldn't be any problem. As long as both...

    There shouldn't be any problem. As long as both ends of the cable are the same, everything should be ok. Cross-over cables have one end A and the other B, but those are for special purposes and not...
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    No simple answer, I'm afraid! As you noted there...

    No simple answer, I'm afraid! As you noted there are so many different "opinions" on this and a shortage of facts. Probably the only accurate statements are from one cable to another rather than from...
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    When hiring a professional the $$ equation...

    When hiring a professional the $$ equation changes, and most pros are wary of smooth coat finishes because clients can be quite picky. Smooth coat is marked up quite a bit more than other finishes....
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    You don't need a vapor barrier in a shower, you...

    You don't need a vapor barrier in a shower, you need it to be waterproof! I'm sure you wouldn't skimp on one wall of a shower because you didn't expect it to get much spray, would you? :) Anyway,...
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    Skim-coating it is another option. If you're...

    Skim-coating it is another option. If you're mildly competent at taping it's pretty easy and fairly quick. The texture you have looks like it was brushed on (stippled) and may not be easy to...
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    Usually is that simple, yes. Open up a faucet,...

    Usually is that simple, yes. Open up a faucet, bathtub, or something before the main so you don't get much air pressure built up (but one is likely still open) and run the water for a while as the...
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    I generally stay out of the conversations on...

    I generally stay out of the conversations on plumbing as I am not a plumber (at least any more than most plumbers are carpenters -- but, hey, that rarely stops them from cutting wood! ;) )

    I don't...
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    Plumbing for Outdoor Kitchen

    I'm doing a pretty large "remodel" of my back patio involving a whole lot of retaining walls and a new patio surface. I'm still planning out the layout of my "kitchen" which will include a gas grill...
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    You beat my reply with your reply :) That will...

    You beat my reply with your reply :)

    That will work fine. Leviton is what I've always used, but it's just wires!

    I don't know how to run cables with connectors on them already, but if you want...
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    Yeah the basic Leviton outlets use the combo...

    Yeah the basic Leviton outlets use the combo RJ-45/RJ-11 jacks. You do need to wire them properly though (they are color coded with A/B wiring) using a punch tool -- though sometimes a little plastic...
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    I'm not a wiring expert, but I have made many a...

    I'm not a wiring expert, but I have made many a patch cable in my day and was a .com kid before "retiring" to the trades :)

    I just want to clarify one thing. Cat3 is NOT rated for 100Mb. (Mb =...
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    That is not a typical way of connecting floors to...

    That is not a typical way of connecting floors to the foundation in many areas of the country. Is it a manufactured or modular house? My guess is the rim joist (what we would call the board that runs...
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    Hj: Nothing needs to hold the roof up... other...

    Hj:
    Nothing needs to hold the roof up... other than the rafters. There doesn't have to be purlins (braces), though they can be used to reduce the span of the rafters. They still would not rest on...
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    Thresholds go in the doorway... thus the...

    Thresholds go in the doorway... thus the definition of the word :)

    I'd tend to agree with jimbo, though the "correct" answer is that it goes under the door. You naturally step over a threshold in...
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    Perhaps it's just me, but I'm not quite sure...

    Perhaps it's just me, but I'm not quite sure where you are intending to put this beam. I'm assuming mid-span of the 2x4's? But you reference headers and such that interfere with it... So the door and...
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