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Sep
8
comment How do I remove stuck (melted?) foam from under carpet on hardwood floor?
I've had great success removing crap from floors with a wallpaper steamer and scraper
Sep
8
comment How do I remove stuck (melted?) foam from under carpet on hardwood floor?
You can refinish. But unless you're very competent, it's best to leave that to a pro. It's really east to ruin a floor with a big sanding machine.
Aug
18
comment Electric shock - was I stupid, unlucky, or a combination of both?
I've made this kind of mistake before. Thinking it was disconnected when it wasn't. I had a tingle in my fingers and realised it was very much live! fortunately I was OK. That's why I now treat all wiring like it's always live.
Jul
23
comment FAULTY MIRROR Is distorting fat to thin how do i correct this
take it back to the shop where you bought it. Is it a plastic mirror?
Jul
23
comment What's the quickest way to get rid of larvaes and [clothing] moths at home?
Pro fumigate or use some bug bombs?
Jul
23
comment How to repair a giant hole in plaster over drywall (maybe ?)
That's not very clear. Can you provide a zoomed out image to get an overall picture? I don't see that I am looking at a hole
Jul
16
comment My electric oven runs 200C too hot. What can I do?
Sounds like a problem with the thermostat or given that this company seems to make entirely digital ovens the temperature sensor. I think you need to get the oven serviced by a professional.
Jun
22
accepted What technique is used to cut these door moulding?
Jun
21
comment Installing cable trunking on ceiling without damaging the ceiling paper
Small screws leave small holes which are ready to conceal
Jun
21
comment How should I deal with dampness coming from the mountain behind the walls?
Outside drainage and sealing (outside) which requires a lot of digging
Jun
21
comment Can floor tiles be installed on walls?
Yes.. Make sure you using a strong tile backing and not plasterboard!
Jun
21
comment What is the best way to fix a crack in an acrylic bathtub?
It might be time for a new bath.
Jun
21
asked What technique is used to cut these door moulding?
Jun
18
revised How to prevent wall-mounted TV above fireplace from getting hot?
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Jun
18
answered How can I prevent the mantel above a gas fireplace from getting hot?
Jun
18
answered How to prevent wall-mounted TV above fireplace from getting hot?
Jun
18
answered Unplugging vs running an empty refrigerator
Jun
15
answered How do I seal an unused washing machine drain?
Jun
4
comment What type of switch is this?
CQC brand. Confusing markings. One side shows 250VAC, the other 125VAC, but at least you know it's 15A rating is clear.
May
25
answered Apartment on the top floor gets very hot - cheap, eco friendly ways to keep the place cool?