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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Where to find Adapter for E-11 or E-14 to E-26 light socket
1000bulbs.com/product/5831/SOCK-92321.html (that particular model is for E14 -> E26)
Jan
23
comment What sort of bit can I use to drill out a thin seized screw?
A couple of pictures of the situation might be helpful
Jan
20
answered What sort of bit can I use to drill out a thin seized screw?
Jan
13
comment How to secure a doggy door from intruders?
@Aaron hackaday.com/2010/05/14/cat-door-unlocks-via-facial-recognition
Jan
3
comment What could cause a bad oil-like smell every time the heat is on?
Does it smell if you turn on the blower without the heat?
Dec
21
answered What do I need to use one winch motor independently on several different cables (for overhead storage)?
Nov
30
awarded  Excavator
Nov
30
revised I have a basement floor with lots of moisture, can I paint or seal it to make it waterproof?
spelling
Nov
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
3
comment Why don't programmable thermostats automatically switch between “Cool” and “Heat”?
You also have to worry about the outside temp. If you had a fireplace lit, and that caused the ambient temp around the thermostat to be too high, it could kick on the a/c. If it were freezing outside, it could end up damaging your a/c system.
Sep
14
comment Add-on electronic ignition for gas stove?
Would a push button ignition be sufficient?
Jul
27
comment Adding AC to forced air system
I have a similar house (1200 sqft, 2 floors + basement). My only return vent is on the main floor. The central air was added to the house some time in the past. In general, it keeps up pretty well. The upstairs will be slightly warmer than the main floor, but not too bad. We have our thermostat scheduled to shut down the central a/c at night, and then we use window units in the bedrooms upstairs to keep them cool for sleeping.
Jul
6
comment Workarounds for single-zone HVAC? Second thermostat? Adjust vents?
+1 for the window units. That's the solution I have for now until I can retrofit some dampers (or do a complete overhaul).
Jun
21
comment How to loosen a nut when bolt and nut move together?
What does the head of the bolt look like? Is it accessible?
Jun
20
comment Should I Get My Bathtub Refinished?
For a standard tub, you will have to weigh the costs. If you can do the work yourself, then you can likely install a brand new tub for under $400.
Jun
14
revised Dowel joints in plywood
More info.
Jun
14
comment Dowel joints in plywood
FYI: For plywood, they recommend using the coarse thread pocket screws. So, for 3/4 plywood, you would use 1 1/4" Coarse Thread pocket screws.