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comment Pilot hole for acrylic and polycarbonate sheets
Brittle stuff. I always give the screw a little room when it's going thru polycarbonate.
May
1
comment Could a leaking boiler be fixed?
If you have one hole, you might want to make sure you don't almost have many holes. Cast iron does not usually develop leaks without a reason.
May
1
comment 5 year old Air handler fan not rotating or slow
Sometimes. Depends on motor.
Apr
30
comment 5 year old Air handler fan not rotating or slow
Capacitor might be internal to the motor housing.
Apr
29
comment Are these blue spots on stove coil cups poisonous Verdigris?
No one makes drip pans out of copper. The stuff is too expensive, and its heat conductivity would just be a waste there. Plus, it bends easily. You've probably got some funny colored steel or chrome oxides there.
Apr
26
answered Water coming from the cistern is not capable of flushing the commode?
Apr
4
answered Do I need to remove peanut butter/oil stain from unfinished wood before staining?
Apr
3
comment How to remove glue from a CD/DVD plastic case
Any orange oil based cleaner, smells like oranges, contains limonene, should do the job.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limonene Note the "Citrus power" logo on the Goo Gone bottle. That's limonene. In a real pinch, you might try pressing the oil out of the skin of an orange, lot of limonene in there, not sure what else.
Mar
27
comment Garage door needs a push or pull to start opening/closing
Electrolytic starter capacitor on the motor? Those die over time.
Mar
26
comment Do polyphosphates reduce scale in refrigerator ice makers?
SDS (sodium lauryl sulfate), as found in shampoo and dish washing deyergents forms an insoluble potassium salt, the sodium salt is soluble, so you might end up with a soap scum problem.
Mar
21
answered How do I keep drawer knobs from loosening over time?
Mar
20
comment Is it a bad idea to temporarily caulk a toilet base leak?
Caulking seems like an excellent way to forget about the problem until the toilet rots it's way through the floor underneath.
Mar
20
comment Any pitfalls to shutting off house water supply while working?
If the main is old and gets leaky, you may find that the shutoff at the street is also old and leaky. Fixing this will involve having a hole dug in your front yard. Be Careful when messing with old, seldom used valves.
Mar
19
comment How do I dig a 3 foot deep narrow trench in soft clay
I'd be tempted to start out with a post hole digger to get the depth, and then move on to a drain spade.
Mar
17
comment Replaced 3-way lamp socket and cap doesn't fit
The people at the older hardware stores in town also usually know their stuff, and can find you the correct pieces.
Mar
12
comment How can I remove the ends of this tap spout?
Usually the end caps are just friction fit. You can pry them off with your fingernail or a small screwdriver.
Mar
11
comment Can a toilet get “too old” to the point where it can never be unclogged and must be replaced?
Toilet not always flushing fully, what could be wrong?diy.stackexchange.com/questions/11115/…
Mar
9
comment Is it possible to use a drill press as a milling machine with the proper bit?
@zipzit If dangerous always meant no, the species would never have made it out of Africa.
Mar
9
revised Is it possible to use a drill press as a milling machine with the proper bit?
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Mar
9
comment What is the impact of moving a geyser outside?
@keshlam I was wondering about getting the ceiling wet every 60-90 minutes.