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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.
May
19
comment How could a power drill trigger switch be damaged when used continuously in variable speed range?
Prabably used a cheap pot as the variable part of the speed control circuit. Rugged ones can get pricey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer
May
16
answered Any advantages on making paver stones vs laying a cement bed and cutting the joints?
May
15
comment trouble fixing kitchen faucet
You get good flow out the faucet connection when the diverter's removed and the faucet's disconnected too? (Yes this test can get messy) -Either a bad diverter or a plug in the faucet hardware itself. Check the faucet screens.
May
13
comment Worth it to just clear coat a marginally beat-up wood floor?
Are (were) these high traffic areas, or just random spots? If high traffic, then a fresh coat will work wonders without implying lots of extra work ten years down the road.
May
12
comment How to drill a minute hole on a wooden pendant without a drill?
Humans did some remarkably fine beadwork during the neolithic with bow-drills, or even simple hand drills. You could probably emulate their stonework in wood without too much difficulty: google.com/… also see: ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/people/staff/wright/usercontent_profile/…
May
10
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May
10
comment how do I attach a light object, a cup hook, flat washer or hex nut, to a steel lintel?
Old hard drives are excellent sources of these magnets, and cheap.