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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


Nov
15
comment What are some tips for finishing wood?
I'm going with the Minwax wood conditioner and a gel stain. Maybe I'll post some pictures when I'm finished and let ya'll know how it turned out.
Nov
15
accepted What are some tips for finishing wood?
Nov
15
comment How do I finish the open end of a chair rail?
Plywood/MDF is probably the easiest solution. I think my friend might go with this one.
Nov
15
comment How do I finish the open end of a chair rail?
The decorative block is also a great idea. No tricky cuts required!
Nov
15
revised How do I finish the open end of a chair rail?
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15
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Nov
15
comment How to make a house that tolerates condensation
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4875804498445482796# Heh.
Nov
15
comment How do I wrap pipe threads with teflon tape?
Just use the right hand rule. If the end of the pipe is facing you, point the thumb of your right hand down the pipe and curl your fingers into a fist. The direction your fingers curl is clockwise. Either that, or you need to go to a hospital because your hand is broken.
Nov
15
comment How do I wrap pipe threads with teflon tape?
Huh, I just naturally wrap it that way - never really thought about it before. Good to know my subconscious is looking out for me! (Either that or I got lucky.)
Nov
15
comment How do I finish the open end of a chair rail?
I like this solution, and would probably do it myself if it was my project. I'll pass the info on. Any suggestions on how to do the 45° cut without taking the already installed chair rail off the wall?
Nov
15
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Nov
15
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Nov
12
comment How do I fix a ceiling fan that won't turn off?
@naugtur: Nope, sorry. The question we were looking for was "What is a Sawzall?" Maybe you'll have better luck in the Daily Double.
Nov
12
comment How do you determine if a door is Right Handed (RH) or Left Handed (LH)?
Might want to add some content from that link to your answer - it's always a bit nicer to have the info in the answer. (Good resource though.)
Nov
12
comment What projects should never be DIY?
I'd like to know why this was down-voted. @Tester101 makes a good point about avoiding things that could cause serious property damage/injury if done incorrectly.
Nov
11
comment What projects should never be DIY?
DIY brain surgery worked for Max Cohen in Pi!
Nov
9
revised Why do our baseboard heating pipes make a loud banging noise after a new furnace was installed?
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Nov
9
comment Why do our baseboard heating pipes make a loud banging noise after a new furnace was installed?
@Tester101: I looked up max temperature ratings, and they're up above 212°F. So unless there's steam running through the pipes, it should be good to go. Is temperature the only concern? Or did you have something else in mind?
Nov
8
answered Why do our baseboard heating pipes make a loud banging noise after a new furnace was installed?
Nov
8
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