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Aug
3
comment How can I fabricate a custom one-off plastic part?
They are truly amazing, but, at least for now, I don't think translucent substrate is being used anywhere. You also don't get a smooth finish. But I bet in a few years we'll be there.
Aug
2
comment How can I fabricate a custom one-off plastic part?
Though...if you can wait maybe 2 or 3 more years, the 3D printers might be of sufficient size and quality of materials to just print you a new part. ;)
Aug
2
comment How can I fabricate a custom one-off plastic part?
Yea, there's no way fabricating a custom part would be cheaper then just buying two new fixtures.
Aug
2
answered How do I repair a leaking shower?
Aug
2
revised What is your top tip for painting?
Edited it reflect a bit more my style. Also, not sure if it truly saves you cash in the long run, but does save time.
Aug
2
answered What should I use to secure/organize data cable runs?
Aug
2
comment What is the best way to fill a 3 inch gap under my concrete front porch?
If you talk to a pro, they may suggest mud jacking and/or using a hydraulic cement product
Aug
2
comment What is your top tip for painting?
+1 I used to tape religiously but finally realized that buying a better brush was the better and faster way to go about it.
Aug
2
comment What is your top tip for painting?
I'd suggest the complete opposite. Don't bother taping at all. Instead, invest in quality detail brushes. A quality brush can handle edge work without the need of tape and it's SO much faster if you can skip the whole taping part.
Aug
2
answered What is your top tip for painting?
Aug
1
comment Should I fill eroded mortar in exterior brick?
As noted, if they are weep holes, you likely don't want to fill them in. Otherwise, what you are wanting to do is called 'tuck pointing' and there are several ways to do it. Googling it should turn up some tutorials/videos for you.
Aug
1
comment Should I fill eroded mortar in exterior brick?
you can also stuff the weep hole with a bit of steel wool. That way it still vents but makes it tougher for bugs to get in.
Jul
30
comment How can one tell which ceiling fans are reliable?
I have very limited experience with this, but have found that with ceiling fans, you do tend to get what you pay for. The Hampton Bay I bought for $100 at Home Depot pales in comparison to the $300 one I bought in a lighting supply store.
Jul
25
comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
@pickle, if you can start with re-grading the earth near the foundation, I'd start there. ALong with fixing any gutter problems, it's likely the easiest issue to work on first.
Jul
25
comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
Sloping the ground AWAY from the house will always help. A dehumidifier doesn't do much for ground water, but is important if you live in a humid region to avoid condensation issues. An interior sealant won't do a whole lot.
Jul
18
comment What can I do to prevent injuries from the corners of a wooden deck?
that's a really good idea! Looks nice, too.
Jul
18
comment I might have accidentally vacuumed asbestos. Is the vacuum ruined now?
Don't worry too much about your lungs. That small exposure is likely a lot less dangerous to your health than the worrying about it would be.
Jul
18
comment I might have accidentally vacuumed asbestos. Is the vacuum ruined now?
Yes, one should use a HEPA filter when vacuuming asbestos. That said, for anything that passed through the filter, it likely kept going right out the exhaust. So I wouldn't worry about the motor. If you are, just set it outside and turn it on for 5 minutes. Then go purchase a HEPA filter, install it, and then go re-vacuum the room.
Jul
12
comment How do I repaint furniture?
If you don't sand, definitely go with a primer. Actually, I'd suggest a primer anyways just to help cover the black.
Jul
11
comment How can I move a non load bearing wood frame wall?
a big hammer or saw