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Sep
11
revised Is there a way to 'remove' blackened water-stain from hardwood floor?
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Sep
11
comment Is there a way to 'remove' blackened water-stain from hardwood floor?
-1: Links to other sites don't make good answers because they can go bad. Make sure the answer is here with links for additional information.
Sep
10
comment How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
No need to pick one or the other. Taping up some plastic lets you use the shower while still keeping the grout dry.
Sep
10
comment Is it possible to detect from the power outlet if there would be current that needs grounding?
He mentioned a lack of earth (ground), so I'm not sure this tester will identify much in that situation, other than "no ground".
Sep
10
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Sep
9
revised Is it normal to find cracks in new concrete?
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Sep
8
answered Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
Sep
8
comment Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
You can use a power chisel, air hammer, or demo hammer.
Sep
7
comment How can I pass cables vertically through walls that contain fire blocking?
If there is fire blocking, then any holes you put it in should be sealed with fire resistant caulk. I'd recommend a larger access hole above the blocking, from stud to stud, since you'll have to mud, tape, and paint anyway. Then you can drill the hole, catch the wire from above, feed it through, and caulk without too much difficulty.
Sep
7
comment How can I pass cables vertically through walls that contain fire blocking?
Have you verified that you have fire blocking installed? Use a stud finder to check. Blocking shouldn't be needed if you've only got 8' ceilings.
Sep
6
reviewed Approve Why is there no heating at all until we use hot water?
Sep
4
answered How can I remove the side glass pane from a patio sliding glass door?
Sep
4
comment Can a stud have a power line IN it?
@KOB, it's safe to drill into the stud, but don't miss it, or you'll have a mess to fix. Make sure you hit the stud dead center and that your drill is perpendicular to the wall.
Sep
4
comment Can a stud have a power line IN it?
The safety plate may not be required if the wire is 1" from the face of the stud, so it's good if it was done, but no guarantee.
Sep
4
answered How to snake a bathtub with no overflow drain?
Sep
4
comment How to snake a bathtub with no overflow drain?
Is the cap for the bath plug sealed all the way around, or is it open on the bottom?
Sep
4
revised What is the most efficient way to dig a hole in a slope?
inline photos
Sep
3
comment How can I patch holes in the roof left by satellite dish removal?
+1 for the roof cement. But if the shingles are going on top of the lag bolts, I'd remove them and fill the holes with some extra roof cement. You don't want anything sticking up that would wear out the shingle from below.
Sep
3
revised What is the most efficient way to dig a hole in a slope?
Title in the form of a question, retagged
Sep
3
comment Are these brick walls properly constructed?
+1 for the photos. It would also help if you include your location since building codes vary.