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comment Cheap bendable material for DIY project
Do you mean the cardboard backs of notepads? That's not something you'd find at the hardware store. That's a more of an office/art supply product.
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answered How to attach cedar boards to a removable fence frame?
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comment best paint for bookshelf
I'd suggest just going to IKEA. Same materials, but already pre-built and comes with the special screws already. :)
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comment best paint for bookshelf
It's a bookshelf. How much wear resistance do you need? A few coats of a good quality gloss water-based paint should work just fine.
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comment Cheap bendable material for DIY project
This is a pretty broad question. I'd suggest going to your local big box hardware store and just wanter the aisles. There's all sorts of materials that will likely fit your needs...metals, woods, plastics, etc.
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comment How should I hang racks from the garage ceiling with trusses?
I'm curious as to how the rest of the roof was built. Flat 2xs seems like a huge red flag.
Aug
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answered Installing Crown Molding - Metal Studs
Aug
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comment Painting Tape Application - One Foot Sections
@Chris the key to cutting in is having a quality brush. And I would strongly encourage you to give it a try. It's not as hard as it looks and will save you so much time.
Aug
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comment How can I clean grease from a carpet?
You'd want to test to make sure it doesn't stain the carpet, but I'd suggest a degreaser + steam vacuum.
Aug
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comment What is this weird plug?
Finally, it says in your profile you are in Melbourne? If so, note that amp and voltage standards offer differ quite a bit from country to country. You need to make sure you are plugging that stove into a dedicated circuit rated for the amperage and voltage the range uses.
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comment What is this weird plug?
Also, where is the receptacle located? Is this the one located behind the range? (Do you have one located behind the range?) Receptacles for electric ranges are typically located on the floor or on the wall near the back of the range itself.
Aug
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comment What is this weird plug?
You don't typically plug a stove into a standard wall outlet. You need a separate circuit run that's rated at a high enough amperage to handle the high load of a range.
Aug
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comment How do I insulate a crawl space?
This is still a hotly debated subject in the industry, but more and more are now recommending that crawlspaces should be closed and fully insulated--not vented. There's a lot of information on the internet about this.
Aug
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answered Painting Tape Application - One Foot Sections
Aug
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answered how do I fix hinges to sandstone (that is quite soft)
Aug
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comment What is the best position for a gate hinge?
A cedar gate 8' wide is going to be really heavy even with the anti-sag hardware. I'm also a little confused by your hinge drawings. Is the hinge not on the end of the door but actually a ways in from the end? From the looks of it, all of your hinge examples will only allow the door to open 90 degrees.
Aug
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comment Deck posts - set in concrete or use anchors?
The reason to use anchors is so you won't have to replace them. Posts in concrete will likely eventually fail a lot sooner than above-ground posts will.
Aug
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comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@Daniel read my answer here: diy.stackexchange.com/a/8644/1209 that explains the current best practice for finished basement walls based on Building Science corporations research. In summary, a sealant will do nothing to prevent condensation, and a gap only allows a space for more airflow. You want to reduce that gap (spray foam is ideal, foam board OK).
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comment What are the options for moisture-proofing foundation from the interior
@wallyk well, the assumption is that the walls would be insulated (at least based on the OP's current situation).