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Mar
23
comment Product or technique to plug a pipe from the inside?
so they exist! Perfect. Will do some googling for the size I need.
Mar
23
comment Product or technique to plug a pipe from the inside?
@keshlam the catch is I can't add an actual cap. The pipe is integrated into the bottom of the washer hook-up box, so there's no outside edge to the pipe. The rubber stopper with compression screw is a good idea, though!
Mar
23
comment Whats the difference between black, blue and red PEX pipes sleeves
While color may be an international mess, it's often locally very clear. So likely not a problem for a plumber unless they tend to do work internationally. (Not that labeling isn't a bad idea...it certainly is, but I think, at least in North America, the red/blue standard is fairly consistent.)
Mar
22
comment ABS Glue = yellow or black?
Thanks! It does seem to work fine. Curious...why is ABS falling out of favor in your area?
Mar
19
comment Is there a way to convert regular sliding closet doors to mirror ones?
I'd check IKEA first. If they have them, it'd be easier to just replace. You can get a mirror and mount it but a) mirrors can be pricey and b) heavy...and these are likely hollow core doors so might make it difficult to mount.
Mar
19
comment What are my options on location of a bathroom fan vent in Wisconsin?
FWIW, I vented out the roof in MN. No problems.
Mar
6
comment house built on a slab and has about 1" gap between the walls causing a draft
sounds like the slab wasn't poured flat and the shimmed the walls. Instead of caulk, I would have gone with spray foam.
Mar
6
comment What is type of screw is this?
AKA "IKEA Thingamabob"
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
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
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
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.