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comment How can I fix this gap in my kitchen counter?
Shimming the front edge of the countertop could eliminate some of the gap and thus minimize the amount of caulk needed. However, you'd have to figure how to detach and reattach countertop to do it.
Apr
16
comment How do I remove a drill bit that is stuck due to an overtightened chuck?
Vice grips may also be used, if they're the only thing at hand.
Apr
15
revised Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?
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Apr
15
answered Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?
Apr
9
answered How do I fix a leaking connector between my garden hose and faucet?
Apr
7
comment Can I build an anti-fatigue standing mat myself?
A blanket, rug or a piece of carpet will help. You just need something a little cushier than the floor.
Apr
4
comment How can I dim landscape lights permanently?
Sounds like a Variac would do the job: google.com/…
Apr
2
answered How do I even out a pair of bookcases on an uneven floor?
Apr
1
comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
Limestone walls in the basement? That and acid rainwater wil make carbon dioxide aplenty. Nasty stuff: abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=119923
Apr
1
comment How can I build a two-legged table?
T shaped? why not an X? That's the more traditional form, and the symmetry improves stability. If you don't want to cut slots in your plywood, an H shape will work well too.
Apr
1
comment How do I remove dried paint from ceramic tiles and the bathtub?
A Guitar Pick makes an excellent artificial fingernail once you've worn out your Mark Ones. Many music stores give them away free with the store's logo.
Mar
31
comment Removing Yellow Bleach stain from laminate counter
@Oxinabox Maybe. Trouble is you can clean sulfides (tarnish) off silver either by reducing them back to Ag (as in the Al foil/NaHCo3 method) or by dissolving the sulfides, plus some Ag, with an acid that forms soluble silver salts I've used HNO3, less nasty acids and salts work too. The reduction method may work for you (Al + NaHCO3), but the acid method doesn't depend on redox chemistry so may not work. Unless you can look at the ingredients in your silver polish and say "Oh, that's got a reducing agent in it, you're better off going with a product you know works by reduction, the "Iron out".
Mar
30
comment How can I get rid of a mouse in my house?
I use peanut butter with a Regular mouse trap. The stuff works MUCH better than cheese, at least for the local mouse species.
Mar
30
answered Removing Yellow Bleach stain from laminate counter
Mar
25
comment How to SLIGHTLY widen bored hole in 2x6
Wood rasp drill bits aren't hard to find, and will do the job: google.com/… but this sandpaper on a stick thing looks like it might require less finess to keep things round. It helps to draw a circle around the hole at about the final diameter you want. That makes it easy to see when you go asymmetric.
Mar
24
revised Hinges have come loose from particle-board cupboard
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Mar
24
answered Hinges have come loose from particle-board cupboard
Mar
23
comment How can I shave about 1/8“ from a 8'x3/4”x1 1/2" strip of oak?
It'd be a lot of fun TRYING to do it while attached to a 4X8 on a table saw, but the result would likely be catastrophic. Cutting to width before attaching to plywood would go pretty easy.
Mar
18
comment How can I diagnose my fridge's evaporator fan?
Fan motor on my new fridge died after about 6 months. Repair isn't too expensive if you replace the fan yourself. The fridge companies do NOT waste money on putting a quality motor back there.
Mar
2
comment What are these pins for that I keep finding in my steel cabinets?
Pop rivets: google.com/…