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comment Can I do anything to make my gas oven better?
What are you using to measure temperature? When was it last calibrated? Does the oven have a 500° setting that's not being reached, or does the knob, or whatever, only go to 450°?
Aug
25
comment What tools and techniques do I need to recreate this piece of furniture? (pic in description)
Screwed, not tacked; and the metal can't be too thin as the edges in the close ups do not appear to be razor sharp. Perhaps 12 to 14 gauge.
Aug
23
comment What type of tool do I need to remove this screw?
If squarish part is inset, a properly sized screwdriver, standard tip, will jam in there and allow removal. If part is protruding then it is needlenose time. Either way, replace the screws with something reasonable when you put the thing back together. You may have to go in again.
Aug
14
comment How can I protect a hardwood floor from a rolling office chair?
@Tester101 Quite possibly, but some chairs do have wheels that are made of harder stuff than is desirable. If that's the case here, wheel modification could be helpful.
Aug
14
comment How can I protect a hardwood floor from a rolling office chair?
If the chair wheels are too hard, or small diameter, a layer of duct tape around their circumference will lessen their impact on the floor. Replacing hard plastic or metal wheels w rubber is also an option, but will obviously be far more labor/cost intensive than tape.
Aug
6
comment How can I cut aluminum angle stock without damaging my tools?
Unless it's a very good one, you'll find it wanders when you try to cut the thick stuff.
Aug
5
comment What could cause a battery hedge trimmer to have white smoke come out of it?
Motor windings will put out white smoke as they overheat and burn off their insulation. Sometimes a motor will survive a little overheating, but if you keep asking the motor to do more than it can handle, you'll eventually burn off enough insulation to cause a direct short, and a dead motor.
Jul
19
comment Why did oiling cause this crank to become dirty?
That dirt likely results from wear on the joint during all the years it was not lubricated. Flushing the joint w a solvent, or repeated flexing and cleaning should get it all out of there.
Jul
18
comment How do I remove a frameless glued mirror?
+1 for the magic word: "safely glasses"! Leather gloves are good too.
Jul
13
comment What happens when my incomer main and generators are operated together without an interlock ?
Then they won't stay in phase.
Jun
27
answered What could cause my Craftsman push mower to die after running for a few minutes?
Jun
27
answered Swapping out circuit board on York AC?
Jun
23
comment Is it possible to cut a threaded hole in wood?
Water pipe threads are usually tapered. Is that the case here?
Jun
10
comment How to get my exterior door to close when the interior door is also shut? Air pressure problem.
Relief vent might also go into porch ceiling. Depending on construction, porch roofs are not always air-tight, which is what you need.
Jun
1
answered How to catch smart mice that avoid anything that remotely looks like a trap?
Jun
1
answered How do I get started removing this wood frame?
May
31
answered How do I bend 8-gauge copper wire?
May
22
comment How to cut a piece of 2x3 wood crossways perfectly?
Mark each line to cut on just prior to cutting. Each cut has width, and that'll make second, third and fourth legs shorter unless you account for that width in your marking.
May
22
comment How to cut a piece of 2x3 wood crossways perfectly?
I made the mirror image of a jig I wanted once. That was a waste of time.
May
20
comment Is there a way to mount a crystal ball on a stair post finial?
The ball will act like a lens, magnifying your view of any dowel, rod or hole you put in the crystal.