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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...
Jun
21
comment Electrical 'input' connector?
I never thought of that! Good suggestion. Anyone know if they are applicable to household wiring?
Jun
21
comment Do I need to 'burn out' the LP in the gas lines prior to swapping out an appliance?
@Tester101 I think what happened is we have an 'iffy' valve on the tank. Turning it back on all the way and then back off again fixed it. Maybe it hadn't been turned in a while and just needed some coaxing? Either way, I'm going to have the propane company look at it.
Jun
16
comment Type of insulation between exhaust flue and chimney flue?
Thanks! Went to the fireplace shop over the weekend and they had something just like this (a ceramic wool).
Jun
16
comment Quantitative measurement for sound dampening methods
A drop ceiling is likely the easiest/quickest way to reduce sound transfer.
Jun
16
comment How to keep a block wall from blowing out at the bottom
Do you have a permit for this structure? If so, there should be engineering stamps and approval by the permitting office. If they and the inspector are OK with everything, then you should be fine. If there is no permit, then you may want to re think things.
Jun
15
comment basement bathroom flooring options in old 1929 house
I'd go with tile which a) fits the era b) doesn't have to be expensive (hit up the ReUse center) and c) a good material for damp areas (baths/basements)
Jun
13
comment Is using a humidifier to make paint dry slower a good idea?
what is the benefit of not letting latex dry fast?
Jun
12
comment Is there a recommended distance between fasteners on sole plates?
@rand I used EPS for insulation. Densarmor is not a vapor barrier. It's sheetrock. It painted OK, though note it has a very slight texture to it. In hindsight, I should have skim coated the entire board--not just the joints. Note that the method I outlined is the method Building Science Corp recommends (and the US DOE suggests).
Jun
12
comment What is this stain on my brick?
I still don't really see the stain.
Jun
11
comment How to avoid spinng sharkbite on moen spout?
Indeed. The spinning is actually one of the benefits of a sharkbite (in many situations)
Jun
10
comment Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?
Then...you may be out of luck. Those rubber pads are designed specifically for this. So if that's not cutting it, there might be bigger issues at work here. Is it at all possible to move the bed to a different room? Maybe try additional mattresses? Memory foam? Mattress topper?
Jun
5
comment Are these foundation issues significant?
What is your question?
Jun
3
comment Vibration dampening solution to stop extractor fan / dishwasher vibration?
I'd just go to the big-box and ask for 'washing machine dampening feet/blocks'
May
30
comment What's the recommended drainage groove on stone counter top in kitchen?
I think this is like asking "how long is a piece of string?". How long it should be is going to be mostly (if not entirely) dependent on your particular needs and the layout of your particular kitchen.