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answered What is this cylinder looking thing in the drain line?
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comment Fixing cracks in a cinder block wall
If, in fact the trees (seems likely) are destroying the wall, you may have recourse to the owners of those trees (or their insurance company) to effect repairs. This may, however, cause "neighbor friction" - on the other hand, they are currently causing the same in the other direction, it would seem. Think about it and consider starting with non-confrontational conversation, if that's possible.
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comment Mitigating low frequency reverb in a bedroom
At all, yes. Much, well, not so much. Low frequency is difficult.
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comment Why is this transformer in my garage?
I see 24VAC in a house, Thermostat is what springs right to mind, way ahead of anything else. A wired doorbell would be another possibility. Other good thoughts already mentioned by others. Outside landscape light you either don't use in an ordinary day or that's all burned out and doesn't work anymore with or without power would be another thought based on the name of the company ("Gaslight conversions")
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comment Should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw?
Cutting sheet goods is a very specific, narrow task. Versatility is not "happens to suit one very narrow task" - it's "can be used for many different tasks." As it happens, any cut up to the throat depth of the bandsaw can be made in sheet goods. Since no task was clearly defined, not meeting the narrow goal of "cutting a 4x8 sheet in half" does not detract from the versatility of a bandsaw (unless you get a really big one, and then that task can be done as well.) If you happen to be old enough to know who Tage Frid is, I'm agreeing with his published opinion, BTW.
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revised What could cause a flame sensor to stop working so frequently?
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revised Backlight moving mirror in bathroom
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answered Light fixture emits a high pitch sound with no bulb
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answered What could cause a flame sensor to stop working so frequently?
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comment Backlight moving mirror in bathroom
As I said, you should be able to use just a ribbon cable (which is much smaller), the trick is to set it up like the cable carriers are.
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answered Backlight moving mirror in bathroom
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answered Water heater on concrete--should I build a platform? how much heat loss in winter?
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comment What should be the thickness of a glass table top
I wouldn't suggest using it for a dance floor - for a table-top it should be fine. I've done quite a bit with 34x76 tempered glass that's generally only 1/8" thick (double-pane patio doors with failed seals so they get fogged up and replaced) and it's tough stuff.
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reviewed Approve Removing old linoleum and replacing with tiles
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comment Need help with choosing primer
begin by spackling the gouges - primer does not fix gouges...fill, sand, refill until the wall is flat again.
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revised What should be the thickness of a glass table top
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answered What should be the thickness of a glass table top
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answered Replace a dimmer switch with a regular light switch
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comment Is this plastic container in my toilet tank necessary?
New seal is easy to find, though it helps if you have more than one toilet (sounds like you do) so you can take it apart, and take the old seal with you so you get the right new seal as there are several styles of seal. I did a 40 year old toilet in the spring to repair a tank bolt seal, and replaced the tank to bowl seal at the same time because it was apart, and 40 years was a good long run for it. Mind, I suspect that if you don't replace the flapper valve you'll find the same problem - the "water saving thingy" doesn't really change the mechanics that much. Do the works.
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comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
If that fails, have the address of a real electrical supply in your back pocket - it's really surprising what you "simply can't buy" at despot/lowly some days (try finding schedule 80 PVC conduit, for instance)