I want to use metal compression fittings rather than the standard push-fit MDPE couplings on 20mm (I/D) blue MDPE pipe. Can I use what is described as standard 22mm compression fittings where 22mm presumably is the O/D? Incidentally, I have a brass stopcock for use with 20mm ploy pipe and it has 20 read more...In article: Compression fittings for 20mm MDPE
I have a wood framed detached garage that I would like to insulate. I only plan on heating it a few times a year when I have a project to do or something I have to fix in winter (I live in upstate NY) with a portable heater. The garage is wrapped on the outside with Tyvek over read more...In article: detached garage insulation- vapor barrier needed?
I've gotten 3 quotes for a new central 5 ton A/C unit here in central Flori da. My last Trane unit lasted 12 years, so I thought why not get another. But 2 companies said they would recommend a Carrier. The third recommende d Comfortmaker - which I immediately dismissed thinking it was along the li read more...In article: Carrier vs Comfortmaker
Since moving into my apartment 2 years ago, I've periodically noticed little red spots and streaks appearing just about everywhere. I clean them when I can, but they are difficult to remove. Until recently the spots were limited to the walls, mainly in the bathroom. They always appear in groups, read more...In article: Red spots everywhere!
This is the first time I've grown luffa gourds in at least 20 years. My first try back in the late 80's resulted in not a single luffa fruit. Well, it appears that exactly the same thing is happening again. I planted the seeds on the 1st of June, so the plants are now at about the 90 read more...In article: Luffa gourds - still no female flowers
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posted on 11-19-2018I have an out door faucet which is fed from a pipe in my basement. The basement temperature is never less than 70 degrees. The pipe to the outside goes through a concrete block wall to the outside ... read more »
posted on 07-03-2019I have removed support walls before, but this one has a different sort of roof structure. The roof spans the house about 40'. The support wall is dead in the middle and in line with the roof ridge ... read more »