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Apr
16
comment How can I speed up the removal of stubborn tile?
Is this tile laid on concrete or on wood? Have you considered removing the subfloor with the tile on and replacing it?
Mar
10
comment Wood trim and new gutters: Gutters first or paint first?
Following up on this popular question. I went with @Pauls suggestion that wrapping is the better choice. Wrapping provided a nice look with low long term maintenance. Sorry for the late accept!
Mar
6
comment What should I do about a switch that feels warm and arcs when toggled?
Do you have copper or aluminum wiring? A risk/symptom of aluminum wiring is arcing. This can be caused by the use of the use of copper fixtures on aluminum wire.
Feb
20
comment Toilet gurgling when another one is flushing: 6-way joint
What is the white PVC pipe?
Feb
19
comment Toilet gurgling when another one is flushing: 6-way joint
Spitballing here - Suppose for a moment you did re-plumb all the drains. How would you do it and why? By figuring out the ideal case perhaps that would suggest a modification to the current situation.
Feb
18
comment How do I remove wax or Mop-and-Glow from Pergo floors?
Do you specifically have Pergo brand floors or a laminate floor?
Jan
31
comment What could be the source of an intermittent, unlocatable rotten egg smell?
Any pets? How close are neighbors?
Jan
21
comment Do I need to clean away WD 40 before I add graphite powder to pram wheel bearings?
The OP will also not have to remove the WD-40 before using the grease.
Jan
11
comment Replacing shower head - thread sticking out of wall is too long
Does the old escutcheon plate fit the new head? Could you use a generic escutcheon plate? Cheap, probably looks good, and least effort. HTH
Jan
9
comment Did I wire this thermostat properly?
Is there a test procedure that you can follow to make sure all functions work properly?
Dec
31
comment How can I find a match for ~100 year old door/window trim?
Pictures of the trim and damage would help.
Dec
30
comment How to remove this plastic pipe elbow
Any markings or part numbers on it? How much slack in the PEX (plastic) pipe? How far from the PEX to the fixture? You may just need to cut each pipe at the fitting and rerun it. If you have to do that it may be easier to run PEX from the junction shown here all the way up to the fixture instead of the copper.
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