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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.
Jun
14
answered Dowel joints in plywood
Jun
13
revised What kind of paver edging should be used that won't show when completed?
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May
24
comment What is the easiest way to remove a large root in a post hole I'm digging?
Be sure to call JULIE before digging in Illinois. I learned that the hard way a couple weeks ago. Hit my gas supply line with a reciprocating saw while trying to dig out a root.
Apr
29
comment Replacing damaged shingles
Last year, we had a hailstorm that damaged the shingles. Our insurance (State Farm) came out, and cut a check right there. Since it was deemed an "act of god", our rates did not go up.
Apr
15
comment How do I cheaply paint walls that duct tape stripped and ruined?
@Doresoom As far as I know, the $3 samples are only flat paint (at least at all my local Home Depots)
Apr
15
revised How do I cheaply paint walls that duct tape stripped and ruined?
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Apr
1
comment looking for a WATT-O-METER with specific features
Are you trying to monitor your whole house, or just a single outlet / device?
Mar
20
comment What is my drill hitting and not penetrating when I hang curtains?
Note: If you decide to punch through, go slowly and inspect the hole often. Any sign of wood under the metal is suspicious.
Mar
17
answered How can I build a custom stair case in a small space?
Mar
17
answered What is my drill hitting and not penetrating when I hang curtains?
Mar
10
comment How do I quickly address my foundation issues?
Some pictures and diagrams would help. It's hard to create a mental picture from just the description.
Mar
8
comment How do I build a headboard for a bed?
Is there some reason that you want to build vs. buy a premade headboard?
Mar
8
comment How do I build a headboard for a bed?
Do you mean "french cleat"? newwoodworker.com/frenchcleat.html
Mar
3
comment How to get rid of gophers in the back yard without poison?
Is there a specific reason you are averse to poison? Do you have specific objection to killing them, or is it just an issue of pets/children/etc?
Mar
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
answered Where can I find fireproof caulk backer?