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Oct
30
comment How can I intentionally make my toilet make this noise?
I happen to have a spare toilet and fill valve. The one pictured in the video is a bog standard replacement valve around here (southern USA). What part am I looking for? A rubber seal that stops or starts the water flow at the top of the valve assembly?
Sep
17
comment Attractive way to hide screw heads in 8mm oak
You can also use color matched wood putty to fill over the screwheads. Be careful driving these in as 8mm stock is thin (thats a about 5/16" for us yanks). It would be very easy to overdrive the screw and go through the material.
Aug
18
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
A pair of expanding pliers may help too. You can get inside the bulb base and press out to unscrew it. Don't use too much force.
Aug
17
comment How do I stop a sharkbite brand fitting from spinning?
@Tester101 - Yes the fitting is seated. I marked the depth before pushing it on. This is to copper.
Aug
9
comment Temporarily have no gutters, what do I need to worry about?
@HandyMan - Not a clue. House built in 1970.
Jul
15
comment What might cause water to leak under or behind a bathtub?
2nd floor bathroom, tub is on the subfloor. It leaks onto the bathroom floor and on occasion down into my kitchen cabinets.
Jul
15
comment What might cause water to leak under or behind a bathtub?
How do I watch for the leak? If it was leaking from a visible location (like overspray from the showerhead) I would see wet spots from that. I suspect that the leak is someplace I can't see, for example if its getting behind the faucet, under the tub, then onto the floor.
Jun
12
comment Cut a granite counter top
Any chance you can post a pic of the final result? I admire someone who can use un-named American discount tool store and achieve good results. :D
Jun
2
comment Is it safe to run a Kinect 360 cable in drywall?
Upvoted for conduit or a channel. This future proofs your A/V setup for the next hot gaming system and makes it easier to replace the current devices/accessories when they break.
May
31
comment Adding Undersized Fuse to Doorbell Circuit?
Also does your new chime continue to ring or does it get stuck on and buzz if your switch gets stuck on? In other words will it fail or just keep ringing if the switch sticks?
May
31
comment Adding Undersized Fuse to Doorbell Circuit?
Are you sure you're fixing a problem that actually exists? If you mind the switch (maybe check it once a year?) and replace it if it shows the least bit of wear you shouldn't have this problem again. Also how old was the old switch and chime and transformers?
May
29
comment What is the right way to clear the drilled plug out of a hole saw?
My saw has the side holes but not the top ones. I am using a saw with a pilot bit. That bit makes it harder to pry the plug out. It does not wiggle back and forth as easily.
May
14
comment What is this velcro-like product?
Are there any markings on it at all?
Apr
18
comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
I'm very happy with the design. Built one already and its rock solid. I'm just trying to make smarter materials selection this time around.
Apr
17
comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
Can you quantify how much of a difference in load capacity there would be?
Jan
29
comment Why won't a NEST that shares control of a furnace with a conventional thermostat turn on the heat?
Standard triage for a Nest problem usually includes a listing of the wires going to the Nest, a picture helps too! Can you provide that? Can you also tell us what wires are going to your 2nd and 3rd floor thermostats? Before you installed the Nest did the 1st floor thermostat also control the 2nd floor?
Jan
25
comment Drill tool unable to work when face up
If you face the drill up, but pull forward on the chuck, does the drill run?
Jan
24
comment Why does my hot cooktop indicator light stay on too long?
@Tester101 - Is it also possible or probable that the temperature light is designed to stay on for a long time as a safety measure? Would these sensors measure the absolute temperature or would they measure the temperature relative to some room-temperature component of the stove?
Jan
24
comment Why does my hot cooktop indicator light stay on too long?
What make and model? How are you measuring "cool" by hand or with a thermometer?
Jan
10
comment What glass and materials are needed to install a glass shower screen against a sloped wall and where can I get them?
@Steven - I made an edit to that effect. I think this question stands on its own. Perhaps it is even more general. How does one go about building or buying something other than a rectangular glass shower enclosure? Is it custom or are there some off-the-shelf options?