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Jun
29
comment How smooth should I sand a wall
You typically sand the joints (mud) not the actual wallboard. How rough is the wall after removing the wallpaper?
Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
@wallyk Yep. The #14 didn't work. The #18 (thinner wire) did. Is that counter-intuitive? Again, it's not a powered circuit so maybe that's the issue?
Jun
29
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Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
@Tester101 I forget what you call it, but it's not a circuit powered externally. I think it's one of those whatchamacallits that produces a bit of electricity via heat. I did find an answer, though...will post.
Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
@keshlam if I had power to the FP, that would be a good solution. Alas, the insert is inside a masonry opening and getting power to it is going to be a bit of a chore. HOWEVER...maybe they make battery powered ones?
Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
@Steven nope. It's not the switch. It definitely appears to be the length of wire. I can sometimes get it to work with 6' of wire (looping one strand) But the two together (12') doesn't work at all.
Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
@Tester101 uh oh. Now we're talking math. So, is that saying that the #18 solid is actually more resistant than the #14 stranded?
Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
Interesting idea...but wouldn't a relay have to be powered?
Jun
29
asked Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
Jun
27
answered Ceiling joists job in a cinder block house
Jun
27
comment Tree trunk table--how to remove suckers from base?
How big of an apple tree was this? Is the stump going to be a table? It's a neat idea, but it seems like a lot of effort to lay a brick patio over roots of a stump that likely won't last more than 5 years or so.
Jun
26
answered Are window frames structural?
Jun
25
answered Removable windows for the porch or sunroom
Jun
24
answered Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs
Jun
24
comment Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs
@SethenMaleno all hot glue is pretty much the same. You're not going to find one particular brand any better than the latter.
Jun
24
comment Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs
I think hot glue might work but note that it's not a 'slightly less permanent' solution. It's pretty much at the other end of the 'permanence' spectrum from Epoxy. :)
Jun
23
comment Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs
JB Weld is an epoxy that works well on metal. Any kind will work. But note that it's a fairly permanent solution meaning that once you install the legs, plate and bolts with JB weld, they won't easily be coming apart.
Jun
23
comment Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs
I think that's just a case of "IKEA". :) I think you tried some good options. You could also try smothering the bolts with something like JB Weld to make it is more of a 'permanent' connection.
Jun
23
comment Wobbly desk with IKEA tabletop and IKEA legs
To clarify, have you unscrewed the plates from the table top and made sure the bolts holding the plates to the legs are completely tight?
Jun
22
comment Electrical 'input' connector?
Well, not so much the fireplace. The fan. And most fans are cord connected devices...