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comment Is silica gel used for insulation in walls/floors/ceilings?
Aerogel has great insulation capacity. Ordinary silica gel, not so much. Aerogel is Veeeeerrrry expensive. So, basically, nope, hasn't happened yet (if ever.) Aerogel industrial insulation is easy to find, if you have the money to buy it with. Here's some more info: aerogel.org
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answered Mounting exterior shutters on deeply recessed windows
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comment How to keep bird away from leaving their droppings on the deck
@gbronner will soon learn that a cat equipped with a shotgun is going to turn from the birds to demanding cream and canned tuna from you, not to mention the spot you thought was yours on the bed. Arming cats may seem like a good idea, but it can have unanticipated and dire consequences. The positive reviews were posted by cats eating a cheezeburger with one paw while pointing the shotgun with the other, and typing with their tails.
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answered How to keep bird away from leaving their droppings on the deck
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comment How to keep bird away from leaving their droppings on the deck
What's over the deck?
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comment Knob and worm gear open windows
There's also handedness, (right or left opening or swing) though I can't recall if it's from inside or out. Same thing, hinged at the top, is an awning window - "casement and awning" are often grouped in window catalogs.
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answered Switch out a Dimmer Switch with 5 Black Wires
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comment How can I replace an I-T-E panelboard?
Look at the sub-panel feed's connection to the breaker at the upstream/main panel. If that's fine, go looking for junction boxes.
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answered Old Skilsaw model 77 blade won't tighten
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comment Old Skilsaw model 77 blade won't tighten
I forget - is that a left hand thread blade retaining bolt? i.e., backwards from normal "tighten/loosen?
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answered open kitchen - but why
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answered How can I replace an I-T-E panelboard?
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comment When cutting granite does a diamond blade need to be wet?
Is the blade you are using a "dry diamond blade" or not? In any case, don't get it too hot, or your hard diamonds will change to soft charcoal.
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answered how much weight can this square stock hold
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comment Temporarily filling a hole with a shim
The first one is what's commonly seen in any commercial setting with sockets in the ground. It's easy enough if you have (or hire) the right tools and skills. The second will be a lot easier for the typical non-welding homeowner.
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comment Sewer odor from basement floor drain
Near-duplicate: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/74792/…
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answered How to level out or grind down concrete basement floor?
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comment Are these blue spots on stove coil cups poisonous Verdigris?
Looks perfectly nice if you mold it to the reflector (not too difficult to do.) If you want to do a bad job I'm sure you can make it look bad, but it looks (and more importantly, as a heat reflector, functions) much better than rusty, crusty chrome (and actually functions better than chrome, period, even if the chrome is shiny and new.)