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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


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comment Yellow stains on plaster wall patches
No problem. Your English is much better than my French! :)
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comment What type of joint should I use while building a plywood box?
@Craig, A router table would help with the accuracy of the miters. See my recent edit. You could also do this with a simple 45° chamfer bit instead of a lock miter and still use the blocking. The corners might get a bit tricky with that lock miter as well - that part's hard to visualize. You might have to try it on some scrap wood to get it right before moving on to your final workpiece.
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comment What type of joint should I use while building a plywood box?
@Tester101 Thanks for the edit. You pulled the images right out of my brain!
Aug
18
comment Why is my new Altura 68" fan so slow moving on high speed?
Larger fans will run at a slower speed. This is due to the increased blade tip speed from longer blades and power required to turn the blades. It's likely that the larger fans operate more efficiently at a slower speed. Helicopters work the same way: a heavy-lift helicopter has blades that turn at 1/2 the speed as those on a light helicopter.
Aug
18
comment How should I build a base floor for a large summerhouse?
Link only answers are discouraged here. Providing a summarized overview with a reference link is a much better option to minimize lost content due to dead links.
Aug
17
comment How do I mount this pullup bar?
Your own proposed solution is best. I would glue the 2x6's in as well as screwing them. And make sure you use wood screws, not drywall screws.
Aug
17
comment How do I fix a heavily rusted garburator?
If the OP has a septic system, they may want to be careful about what chemicals they pour down the drain. I would remove the disposal before trying this.
Aug
15
comment How can I mount a TV when I can't find studs inside my wall?
I've found that rare earth magnets are a good way of locating screws holding the drywall to the studs. This way you don't have to put tiny holes in your wall to get a confirmed location.
Aug
15
comment What is a good way to cut hard plastic so it will have a smooth finish?
Excellent description. I took the liberty of adding your comment to the answer and upvoting.
Aug
14
comment What is a good way to cut hard plastic so it will have a smooth finish?
Using a band saw will not result in a smooth finish.
Aug
14
comment Is it possible to use molly bolts in concrete?
@MichaelKaras: This manufacturer backs up my claim. Note that I did include a disclaimer that many repeated removals would weaken the anchor.
Aug
13
comment How can I protect a hardwood floor from a rolling office chair?
They may not look fantastic, but have you considered a chair mat?
Aug
13
comment Can I use the area above my garage for storage?
"The roof load appears to be carried by the walls, so the joists seem to only be in place to hold the drywall." The joists are currently carrying primarily a tension load, since the roof is pushing the top of the walls down AND outward.
Aug
13
comment Cleanest way to empty shop vac?
Another shopvac. :)
Aug
13
comment help need to cut hard plastic
This question appears to belong on Yahoo Answers...
Aug
12
comment Do I attach kitchen cabinets when installed overtop of a hardwood floor?
Possible duplicate: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/3043/…
Aug
12
comment How much clearance should I allow for a coat of poly?
I didn't varnish after assembly because they parts aren't permanently installed in the groove.
Aug
11
comment How to safely dispose of latex paint?
This is a comment, not an answer.
Aug
11
comment Can I accelerate caulk drying by using a fan or heater on it?
For all types of caulk, in all situations? I highly doubt it. If you can back up your answer with a source and add some qualifiers, I'll remove my downvote.
Aug
9
comment Cabin bed attached to wall on two sides
I'd be hesitant to drill verically through a ceiling joist. That's removing a significant amount of material for 2x lumber. Plus you're inducing a stress concentration on the top and bottom surfaces of the board, which carry the max stress.