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Mar
6
comment What is type of screw is this?
AKA "IKEA Thingamabob"
Mar
6
awarded  Revival
Mar
3
comment What am I doing wrong while finishing drywall inside corners?
FWIW, I don't mud inside corners. I get a nice tight butt joint, then a nice thick bead of caulk. Knock-on-wood I have yet to ever have an issue with these corners.
Mar
3
comment Driveway sinking
you can patch it, but given what you said, it sounds like the problem is the base--not the slab itself. If that's the case, then a patch will eventually crack too.
Mar
3
comment Driveway sinking
That might be jumping the gun a bit going from 'cracks' to 'sinkhole'.
Mar
2
comment How to build floating shelving?
IKEA also has similar shelf supports for their floating shelves. Likely less expensive than Rockler.
Feb
26
answered How do I fix my humidity problem in my home?
Feb
26
comment What's this black handle on my fireplace? It moves up and goes left
I don't think code allows dampers in gas fireplaces.
Feb
26
comment Relative maintenance costs of painted vs. stained cedar siding?
But don't you typically need to restain more often that re-paint (depending on opacity of stain)?
Feb
26
revised Relative maintenance costs of painted vs. stained cedar siding?
clarified question title
Feb
25
comment Shower Frame is leaking (at the corner)
We definitely need photos. Also a description of the shower materials would help as well (solid surface, panels, tile?)
Feb
22
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
21
comment Is there a way to even out the paint without painting whole wall
@Aggieborn feathering the edges means to spread the paint out from the area painting. So you'd have your wet paint in the center and then you'd spread that via brush our roller out in all directions. DMoore has a good point, though...if the issue is that it's a badly sanded drywall mud joint, you may have to sand down to that first.
Feb
19
comment How can I clean the condenser coils on my Maytag freezer
@Ecnerwal I've encountered the same problem as the OP. Our fridge would no longer cool. Turns out the coils needed cleaning. Works fine now. So, it may be the coils.
Feb
18
comment Is this swing beam safe?
16' is quite the span for swings. Any chance you can add an a-frame support in the center of that to make it two 8' spans?
Feb
18
comment How can I mount an LCD TV onto the *wall* of an RV?
Depends on the RV as to what the wall construction is made up of.
Feb
18
comment Thermal Mass Puzzle I Can't Figure Out
Heat rises, so if there is no insulation between the hot garage and your living area, that could certainly be contributing. Your current floors are likely absorbing heat from the garage and radiating it into the living space--which is likely the opposite of what you wanted.
Feb
17
comment How can I prevent cobwebs in my house?
Ridding a house completely of spiders is a daunting task and also comes with a side effect: more bugs of other types now that the spiders are gone. Best to learn to cohabitate as best you can. :)
Feb
17
comment How Do I Take This Old P Trap Off Cast Iron T?
Can yo access the other end of the cast iron pipe (such as in the basement)? Might be easier to replace it all from that point on.
Feb
17
comment Can my washer drain do a 'u-turn'?
@Tester101 there will be a vent right after the P trap at the new washer location. Total run is maybe...15' (green line).