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Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
9
comment Sawdust from treated wood on my lawn
@BMitch Please do not use comments to answer questions, especially when you are making health and safety claims that cannot be properly vetted as an "answer." Thanks.
Aug
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
1
revised When drywalling a room, should I do the ceiling before the walls?
clarified "why" just a tad.
Jun
25
asked Options for covering an in-wall safe removal?
Jan
23
revised Washing machine pauses by itself
edited title
Jan
7
comment Do I need to do anything to protect my pool during a rare freeze?
@MagRoader Yikes, it's not normal. You do NOT empty in-ground pools in Central Florida unless you are a professional who knows what they are doing. Without the proper relief valves in place, the hydrostatic pressure underneath the pool can actually lift the pool out of the ground, and you'll find it floating across your backyard during the next rainstorm. Don't do that.
Dec
30
comment Is this a load-bearing wall between my house's entrance and dining room?
@David That's a great question, and you should ask it as such. Better than trying to hash it out in a comment discussion here. Thanks.
Nov
18
awarded  Informed
Aug
29
awarded  Critic
Aug
29
comment How can I remove the tile grout from the bathroom's tiled floors
Fathimat, Can you clarify that in the original question? That seems quite important.
Aug
10
awarded  Student
Aug
10
asked Why is my AC suddenly *heating* my house?
Apr
4
revised How can I hang a heavy frame without making holes in the walls?
added 7 characters in body
Apr
3
revised How can I hang a heavy frame without making holes in the walls?
added 169 characters in body
Apr
3
revised How can I hang a heavy frame without making holes in the walls?
added 147 characters in body
Apr
3
answered How can I hang a heavy frame without making holes in the walls?
May
7
comment What precautions should I take before moving my family into a pre-1978 (lead-paint-era) house?
Your information is not correct. Certified professionals can inspect and determine the actual level risk, but the premise that lead paint is okay as long as you are not sitting around munching on the walls is simply incorrect. And saying that remediation is just a matter of "scraping the flaking area" is nothing short of dangerous: epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm#hazard. Doubly so where children are involved.
Jan
25
comment How should I add lighting to a low ceiling basement?
@XOPJ: Don't forget the lighting-type suggested in the smaller, upper photo, then.