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suggested pending edit on electrical issues
Mar
30
comment Will I pass inspection/code if I install walls over carpet in a finished basement for a couple bedrooms?
I've seen several times construction crews for commercial buildings just put walls on existing carpet and leave cleaning up the carpet to be someone else's problem.
Mar
23
comment Can I use a tap and die kit to change the thread pitch on an existing machine screw?
@leeand00: what is the problem you are trying to solve that you think rethreading fasteners is going to help with? What are you building or fixing?
Jan
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
6
comment Can I lean a ladder against tempered glass without damaging the window?
That's a long way up and down a ladder over and over. Might be worth it to just rent a scissor lift or similar.
Jan
5
comment Convert RGB/HEX etc to paint formula
You'll have to calibrate your monitor, and probably order a Pantone reference book. Without detailed information about the inner workings of your paint machine, that's about all the info we can accurately provide.
Dec
30
comment How to protect my home from high voltage?
What country do you live in?
Nov
17
comment How can I reinforce an entertainment stand for an aquarium?
Don't even bother. Not worth the effort. Just get a proper aquarium stand and put two ikea Expedit shelf things on the sides and call it good. It will likely be less hassle and far less likely to catastrophically fail.
Oct
17
comment Should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw?
Please go into more detail about the projects you envision. What's "simple" to one person is "complex" to another. Doing DIY cabinetry has different demands than DIY carpentry, which is different than DIY furniture making, etc.
Jul
24
comment How can I improve the stability of this DIY pull-up bar?
You're lucky the first one didn't collapse the first time you hung on it. Plumbing is not for structural members. Build your pullup bar frame out of wood, with metal for the bar only. The strength per dollar performance of wood is much better than that of piping.
Jul
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
14
comment In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?
@wallyk: no, not really, it's performed pretty lousy as long as I've owned this house.
Jul
14
asked In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?
Jul
7
comment What is the right way to clear the drilled plug out of a hole saw?
Except then he'll have the same annoyance removing the waste after drilling the clearance hole.
Jun
23
comment How should I install the post for a mailbox?
What about plastic nuts on the threaded rods, or some other plastic fastener that is strong enough to hold up to the weather, but would give way when hit?
Apr
14
comment If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
The safety disclaimer is bad and should be deleted. This site should be home of useful information, not bogus, false claims. If every false claim wasn't eliminated and silly "disclaimers" were left, this site would rapidly decrease in usefulness.
Apr
14
awarded  Informed
Apr
14
suggested rejected edit on If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
Nov
23
comment Wood that can be easily bent
To my knowledge, veneers are sufficiently bendy because they are so thin (usually about 1/64"), that its rarely an issue to make a curve.
Nov
15
comment Can mortise and tenon joints be strong without glue?
The loft bed in that other question looks dodgy, even if glued/screwed together, with no cross bracing on the legs.