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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


Sep
9
comment How do I stack a washer and dryer without a stacking kit?
It definitely needs to be anchored no matter how you do it. If the dryer gets out of balance and it's just set on top, it's going to end up crashing down.
Sep
2
comment How to remove masking tape residue from linoleum?
I've had better luck with Goo Gone for sticker residue. For one application in particular, Goof-Off actually just ended up creating a gummy mess.
Sep
2
comment Are pocket screws strong enough for a bed frame?
I had hoped the joints were at least glued, but after looking at the instructions, it appears the designer specifically tells you not to glue the main structural pieces together. That gets a huge red flag for safety in my book.
Sep
2
comment How can I center a drill bit so that it drills absolutely straight down rather than perhaps a little off to the side?
Rather than just posting a link only answer (which is frowned upon here at DIY.SE), could you improve your answer to include a summary of the technique as well?
Sep
1
comment How to fix a large hole in drywall
Well sure you could prove which solution is more durable, but it would probably involve another hole in your wall. :)
Aug
31
comment Danny Lipford Workbench Questions
You're right that drywall screws are fine for the plywood brace buildup where there's glue present, but not for securing the braces to the wall. I would not suggest gluing to the studs. What if the next owner of the house wants to uninstall it, or the OP changes their mind?
Aug
31
comment Danny Lipford Workbench Questions
You shouldn't recommend using drywall screws for a structural application. Wood screws are the way to go for this project. Also, a line level would work for getting the chalk line level.
Aug
30
comment DIY door frame pull-up bar
Can you suggest a way to mount these to the door frame where the door will still be able to close?
Aug
27
comment Can metal studs support a 64" plasma TV on a swiveling mount?
In addition to screwing into the metal studs with an appropriate anchor, adding construction adhesive to the plywood/drywall interface should contribute a significant amount of strength.
Aug
27
comment Is there a standard hole diameter for corner braces?
Sites like HD often have a question and answer feature that the manufacturer monitors and answers questions on. You may want to check if the particular product page you're looking for has such a feature. That way you can get an exact answer.
Aug
25
comment soundprofing edm studio room
Possible duplicates: diy.stackexchange.com/q/13212/20 diy.stackexchange.com/q/4534/20 diy.stackexchange.com/q/33371/20
Aug
25
comment How can I paint kitchen cabinet hinges?
This isn't an answer - it's more suited as a comment on an answer suggesting the use of spray paint.
Aug
24
comment Is there a tool to pinpoint an exact location through wood?
Are the beams steel? How about a metal detector?
Aug
23
comment How can I calculate the minimum allowable cross sectional area of a table leg?
It's been a while since I took Mechanics of Materials, but if you're mathematically inclined, search for "buckling strength of an eccentrically loaded cantilever column" to find the right literature/formulas for this application. Sorry, I'm feeling lazy today and don't feel like relearning the material for a proper answer.
Aug
22
comment Countersink and Screw Size
@TDHofstetter I think he was referring to passing through without the threads biting into the first workpiece, rather than just screwing a countersunk screw into the wood just for the heck of it.
Aug
22
comment Why are “Wire Nuts” not used in the UK?
Do you have a source that wire nuts significantly weaken the wire? Also, are you saying that every time a new resident moves into a building that an electrician dismantles the outlets, individually tests all the wires, and rewires everything? You can't just use a receptacle tester?
Aug
21
comment Yellow stains on plaster wall patches
No problem. Your English is much better than my French! :)
Aug
20
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.
Aug
20
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.