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Just trying to do it myself.


Jan
1
comment What's behind my drywall?
It might depend on the mount and TV size. I haven't encountered metal studs but have read about people putting in 2x4s for mounting. This here might help: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/1667/…
Dec
29
answered What's behind my drywall?
Dec
29
comment How can I repair staining on a parquetry floor?
This could just be moisture from the initial cleaning. Since it's been awhile, did you ever get this problem solved?
May
9
comment How do I renovate this wooden furniture?
@hugu I don't believe stain color names are standardized, especially with older furniture. "Tudor oak" could also just be a brand. The color of the wood itself can vary a lot and make it harder to match.
May
4
comment How do I renovate this wooden furniture?
Getting a mismatch of color could make it worse, so I'd add to try it on an area that isn't visible or obvious.
May
4
comment How do I renovate this wooden furniture?
Did you try starting with a basic furniture polish to see if it helps?
Feb
25
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Nov
28
comment How do I refinish a bathroom ceiling after it got moldy and peeled?
Have you cut a piece of the ceiling out to 100% confirm that the moisture problem is from the inside out(originating in the bathroom), and not from the top down(a possible leak)?
Nov
28
comment How do I refinish a bathroom ceiling after it got moldy and peeled?
I'd also recommend against textured surfaces as they're harder to clean. In a moist environment, the surface will attract dust and dirt. It's just more maintenance to worry about.
Nov
28
answered How do I draft proof a “drop down” loft hatch
Nov
26
comment Is there aluminum wiring in my vent fan?
I would make sure your insurance covers this situation. Some insurance policies will not cover homes with aluminum wiring. The easiest solution is just finding out for a fact if it is aluminum wiring, and then returning it and getting something compatible.
Nov
22
answered What should I do about ceiling tiles that potentially contain asbestos?
Nov
17
comment Securing furniture to prevent tipping due to earthquakes and babies
I think in a city where earthquakes are normal, screwing into studs is probably an accepted practice. And kids running around (re: Doresoom) are reason enough to bolt down any furniture.
Nov
17
comment How do I fill holes around a light switch?
Is the box properly secured?
Nov
17
revised Does lack of zone control delay hurt heat pump?
improved formatting
Nov
17
suggested suggested edit on Does lack of zone control delay hurt heat pump?
Nov
10
comment Can you rout plywood?
Ply is rough on bits. Taking off a little at a time with each pass of the router will help.
Nov
8
comment Can you use an outdoor paving stone for indoors?
You're right. Sloppy thinking on my behalf. Useful list as a reference: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_thermal_conductivities
Nov
8
revised Can you use an outdoor paving stone for indoors?
correction regarding energy use, additional thoughts on load-bearing
Nov
7
comment How do I add a switch/light and two outlet from a single power source?
+1 ChrisF. And this question is probably already answered if you break down the individual parts.