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Aug
31
comment How difficult is it to repair or replace a preserved wood foundation?
I don't know anyone who has ever had to replace a concrete foundation. But then again, I don't live in Calgary.
Aug
23
comment How to remove yellow blotch from MINWAX Stainable Wood Filler on pine wood
Try some "Goof Off" on a small area.
Jul
16
comment Can rock salt be used for sewer maintenance?
@Salmonerd - I'm inclined to believe that it might have some effect after reading Tester101's answer. Your suggestion would certainly help.
Jul
2
comment How can I prevent water from collecting near the blower fan blades of a portable air conditioner?
Do you have ice forming and blocking one thing or another?
Apr
30
comment How to build a brick wall on the front of a CMU retaining wall?
Are the 16x8x12 blocks "proper" retaining wall blocks? If you have sufficient drainage, you might not need to do anything else. Is the second row of bricks just because the larger ones are unattractive?
Apr
30
comment How to build a brick wall on the front of a CMU retaining wall?
What will the height and length of the finished wall be? What is above and below the wall?
Apr
12
comment Can I install 6' 6x6 fence posts onto a cement driveway?
@Dave, I think they rent a larger cutter, but I wasn't sure I could handle it.
Mar
9
comment How to fix stinky bathroom sink?
+1 for the overflow drain. I thought I was going crazy when I had this problem because I knew my trap was fine (I took it apart).
Mar
8
comment How do I remove permanent marker from a solid hardwood table?
So the wood isn't sealed? Whatever you try, try it on the underside first.
Mar
7
comment How can I secure a door with a window right next to it?
+1 for the alarm system, make sure the alarm company sign is visible. While I've seen option B more than once, i think I would pass.
Mar
7
comment Is a duplex outlet's max amperage rating for each socket or the whole unit?
is correct, you CANNOT draw 40 amps from that outlet.
Feb
22
comment Can I perform a large ceiling drywall repair myself?
A lift is great if you're doing more than 3 or 4 pieces. I've tried using a deadman of my own construction and found that a friend on a ladder was more useful. If you're using the friend method the most useful thing you can have is a good screw chuck.
Feb
22
comment Can I perform a large ceiling drywall repair myself?
+1 You'll definitely want an assistant.
Feb
11
comment Is plumber's putty or tape ok?
Tape did the trick. We'll see if it holds. I imagine Teflon is pretty non-reactive.
Feb
10
comment How do we keep a porch with a fiberglass roof cool?
Do you think you'll want it to be clear come winter? If not, I'd say paint it (white).
Feb
10
comment How can I make my woodworking project square?
This one time, at band clamp...
Sep
14
comment Is it a good idea to spraypaint my axe head?
I don't know if it's advisable, but it sounds like overkill.
Sep
14
comment Is polyurethane too slippery to use as a protective layer on a deck?
Polyurethane will not hold up to sunlight.
Sep
12
comment What is drawback of smaller diameter recessed lights?
@gregmac - You are correct, the size of the light shouldn't matter. However, if one size is commonly used (regionally), people may be put off by something that is different. I've seen people pass on a house because of the color of the rooms. Hello people, it's called paint!
Aug
31
comment How do I realign copper water pipes after cutting?
Nice. I've never seen one of those before.