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Feb
24
comment What are cheap ways to build strong shelves with a large span?
I am not aware of any load bearing tables for typical conduit pipes. To get some idea, you can go to the hardware store and check out the conduit there. I would start with maybe 3/4" or 1" galvanized (thickwall) pipe. If you can find a spot in the store, try and prop it up at the ends and see if it will deflect under your weight.
Feb
23
answered What are cheap ways to build strong shelves with a large span?
Feb
17
answered Why is our brand new dishwasher not draining?
Feb
16
revised How to fix or replace the timer button of a microwave oven?
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Feb
16
revised How to fix or replace the timer button of a microwave oven?
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Feb
16
answered How to fix or replace the timer button of a microwave oven?
Feb
15
comment What is wrong with my central heating?
Just curious... Did you ever resolve this issue?
Feb
15
answered How can I create inexpensive storage?
Feb
14
comment Is my shower drain leaking under the slab?
How far is it from the drain location to the PVC->Cast Iron union?
Feb
13
comment Plastic repair - welding?
If you post a picture of the can, someone may be able to identify it.
Feb
13
answered Plastic repair - welding?
Feb
10
answered How can I make a bedroom with lots of windows darker?
Feb
10
comment Where to find Adapter for E-11 or E-14 to E-26 light socket
I am assuming (because his profile lists Georgia) that he is referring to a standard "medium base" edison socket (e26/e27).
Feb
9
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
FYI, back of the envelope suggests that in a 15x15x8 foot room at 60 degrees with 60% RH, you will have approximately 9 ounces of extra water in the air. The dew point at those conditions will be approximately 45 degrees. Any surface in the room which is at or below 45 degrees will collect condensation.
Feb
9
revised Where to find Adapter for E-11 or E-14 to E-26 light socket
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Feb
9
answered Where to find Adapter for E-11 or E-14 to E-26 light socket
Feb
8
comment How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
Condensation would be my guess as well. In winter, you should be shooting for about 20% humidity in Minnesota. Have you updated your furnace to a high efficiency model over the last year? Have you upgraded the windows? Both of these things will increase your indoor humidity during the winter. Try running a dehumidifier in the affected areas, and see if the problem goes away.
Feb
8
answered What to do when sewer backs up
Feb
7
comment How can I fireproof a room?
Well, the fire that reaches the drywall is not going to be 3000K. Whatever it is, the piece of equipment he is talking about will only generate that temperature internally (likely in a very small, tightly sealed cavity). A fire generated from that device will likely be much cooler, and should behave similar to any other household fire.
Feb
4
revised What is the best way to polish an old brass bed?
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