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Feb
18
comment What does it mean to “re-tank” toilet?
If the job included 'fix the leaking toilet' and it's still leaking, then I don't think you care what exactly he did - he needs to come back and fix it!
Feb
18
comment is it worth upgrading from 14 AWG to 12 AWG
What do you seek to gain? There's nothing inherently wrong with 14 AWG wiring (as long as the breakers are properly sized), so what is it you want to do that the 14 AWG wire doesn't let you do? If you just need more load capacity somewhere, then just add new runs to that location.
Jan
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I open an overfilled drawer?
Jan
8
comment Is it possible to rekey an Andersen exterior door with Kwikset SmartKey?
I'm a little confused as to what you want - is there something non-standard about the Anderson doors that means you can't put a standard lockset in them? Have you talked to a locksmith?
Jan
5
awarded  Custodian
Jan
5
reviewed No Action Needed How effective is a heat pump for AC and a heat pump/furnace for heating in New England?
Jan
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does this arc fault breaker manage one or two circuits?
Jan
2
answered How do I stop my garage door from opening on its own?
Dec
5
comment Can I upgrade my hardwired smoke detector in apartment without triggering central alarm?
@Ryan - I should have thought of this earlier - did you check the old alarm's manufacturer's web site? My GUESS is that if the 3rd wire is already disconnected, it's not communicating. Which leads me to ask if that situation is even legal in your area. The fact that it's been cut loose may well be a violation on someone's part (previous tenant? cheap-o landlord?).
Dec
4
comment Can I upgrade my hardwired smoke detector in apartment without triggering central alarm?
You might want to have words with the landlord - I don't know the codes, but if your alarm (and your alarm alone) has been severed from the building's central, then that says something is already very wrong. Have you tried to get the landlord to fix the thing?
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
12
comment How can I build a wall mounted adjustable height desk?
@mikes - a curtain lift mechanism is almost certainly too weak to lift a desk.
Oct
7
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
comment Terrarium electric board
You might want to mention where you are - electrical standards and practices vary quite a bit world wide, so knowledge of the locality may be necessary.
Oct
5
reviewed No Action Needed What tools should I use to remove the tongue and groove from floorboards?
Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed Will having reversed hot and cold damage my faucet?
Oct
3
awarded  Custodian
Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed How to I cut glass and marble tiles when they are on a mesh backing?
Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed Can I add rolls of unfaced insulation to increase the R value of my attic insulation?