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Without photos, it's pretty difficult to answer your questions completely, but... the black stain can usually be removed with oxalic acid ("wood bleach"). As to the bowing along the seam... very often that sort of thing will return to more-or-less its original shape if allowed to dry really thoroughly. I'd leave that one alone until the Witching Hour. The ...


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I see no benefit to cutting a section out of the wall before patching it up. You don't say how old your house is, but in the houses I've lived in that are nearing 100 years or so, the plaster can weaken to the point you can pull it apart with your fingers if you damage the surface somewhere. If that is indeed a coat of plaster/insulation on top of the ...


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Heat gun can make it dry way faster


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According to the lego community, to glue ABS (Legos happen to be made out of ABS plastic as well), you actually want a solvent, not a glue. The solvent loosens up the molecules on the surface of the plastic allowing them to combine, leaving a cleanly fused surface with no residue. The best choices for solvents to "glue" ABS are MEK or GBL. Although acetone ...


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You can use acetone to glue ABS We do this a lot with our ABS 3D-prints at our local hackerspace.


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To clean and de-wax the old floor, as well as smooth out the areas that are worn with those that are not, use #1 steel wool and a 50/50 mixture of denatured alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the floor. It's a laborious process, but if you do the entire floor working from the non-worn edges into the center, it will brighten the entire floor and clean it of ...


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Have you considered welding the plastic? I have a car radio mount that broke when someone stole the radio. I ordered the wrong part from Amazon and ended up having to fixing the mount. Not sure if the plastic was ABS, but PVC cement did not work. In the end, I used a electronics soldering iron and welded the plastic together. Worked great. I have more ...


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The surprising (to me) answer may be ABS cement. You probably won't find this in the hardware store glue isle, instead head over to plumbing: You'll want the smallest can possible (e.g. 4oz), and after use to seal it in a zipper lock bag and store in a cool dry location. The stuff goes bad in the can pretty fast. The ABS cement worked for me far better ...


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(newbie, so can't comment) It is unclear whether you can turn the "tooth" with respect to the rotor--it seems like you can turn the rotor around with the hex nut on the bottom. Instead of whacking them with a hammer, I'd try holding the rotor with a wrench on the hex bolt and trying to rotate the 'tooth' with respect to the rotor with a wooden bar or ...


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Eight months probably wouldn't be enough time for standing water to have caused much significant damage to the decking, and from the pictures it looks like it is fairly sound. Also, in that the timespan we're talking about was over the winter, it wouldn't have been a whole lot different than normal ice and snow accumulation. The one thing that you should ...


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Guessing, admittedly: If the motor turns and the blade doesn't move, something is slipping between the two that shouldn't. Direct-drive saw means no belt. There has to be some kind of linkage between the motor and the drive shaft unless the latter is built into the former (possible but unlikely). It sounds like that connection has come loose. So I'd ...


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At this point I would take it apart. It's already broke you have nothing to loose. I had an older Delta saw that had a gear box fail. The parts were more than I paid for the saw. It may not be a total loss though. Some of the older models had a router mount cast into the table. It was useless as a saw but made a dandy router table.


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Most products you purchase will have the information on the label. If no information is provided you can look for a marking similar to the following that will help you identify the type of plastic it was made with. ABS does not have a symbol, but is often marked >ABS<. In your case, I'd look around the base of the hose reel you should be able to find ...


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After 30+ years in the plastics industry, my tried and true method is to take a scraping of the plastic piece and burn it, extinguish the flame and smell the smoke. Polyolefins will catch fire, smell like candles (a paraffin based plastic); PVC won't usually ignite, smells like chlorine and will burn your nose - BE CAREFUL; ABS has a sweet smell and burns ...


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If that grate-covered hole is in a "common area" and up against a wall, you can bet that it was once a floor furnace. The combustion boxes on older gas floor furnaces would crack over time (decades) and become a carbon monoxide (CO) danger to inhabitants due to flue gas escaping into the home instead of going up and out the vent pipe. A utility inspector ...



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