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Jul
2
comment What license/certifications are appropriate for mold remediation firms?
You'd hire them like any contractor. Ideally via word of mouth and references. Barring that, you go with your gut. As for licensing, they SHOULD be licensed...check with your local government (start with the city building code folks) to see what licenses they should have.
Jul
2
comment How do I flush and pressure-test a PEX system?
And for pressure testing...I've never seen that done with copper either other than 'turn on the water and see if it leaks'.
Jul
2
comment How do I flush and pressure-test a PEX system?
What do you mean 'flush'? What are you using the pex for? If potable water, I've never heard of it being flushed. For heating, I've flushed it every other year. But there's nothing different than with copper. Just drain and send water through it.
Jul
1
comment Are plywood dovetails a good solution to building something that needs to be dismantled?
I'm not sure how that all would be supported. That said, if the primary goal is disassembly, look into the hardware that flat-pack furniture is put together with (aka Ikea)
Jul
1
comment Are plywood dovetails a good solution to building something that needs to be dismantled?
I think we'd have to know what you are building. Bookshelves? A jewelry box? A staircase?
Jul
1
answered What is the best way to lay brick pavers on concrete porch
Jul
1
comment How can I remove a closet shelf & keep it intact?
rubber mallet + a few whacks?
Jul
1
answered How do I get leftover tape stickiness off of plastic surfaces?
Jul
1
accepted What is the proper procedure to apply multiple coats of Polyurethane?
Jul
1
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Jun
27
comment How can I build a lamp like the one I saw in the store?
@ScottJamesWalter you'd pre drill using a drill bit.
Jun
27
comment How can I build a lamp like the one I saw in the store?
While it's great to build it yourself, it the goal is to save money, $42 is a steal compared to the time and cost of getting all those materials and putting it together yourself.
Jun
26
comment How can I prevent aluminum window frames from heating up when they're in full sun?
Suggestion to add to the list: install an awning or trellis above the window.
Jun
26
comment How should a new brick wall tie into an existing wall?
There's two aspects of the answer: aesthetic tie-in and structural-integrity tie-in. Are you asking primarily about one, or both?
Jun
24
comment How can I attach modern fixture to knob & tube wiring?
I've had 'pro electricians' do stuff that I'd argue is below my own personal threshold of safety. Yes, a trained person is best for the job, but a homeowner can certainly become knowledgable of electrical work as well.
Jun
24
comment How can I get rid of the smell of spilled milk from my carpet?
Have you tried a rug-doctor type machine (The kind that shoots water in and sucks it out?) An alternative method that might work would be to flood the floor well, let sit, then suc out with a wet/dry vac. Probably repeatedly.
Jun
24
comment Are there fans for radiators to improve performance?
ceiling fans are a great option. You can reverse them each season and definitely help even out the temp in a home.
Jun
21
answered How can I run Cat5e cable through a completely finished house?
Jun
20
comment What's the best option for cutting cement siding?
They make blades for fiber cement: google.com/search?q=hardiblade
Jun
18
comment How can I repair blown plaster on walls?
That could be efflorescence which is caused by moisture migration. Are there moisture issues on the exterior walls?