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Dec
14
comment How can I fix the guard on my mitre saw?
Look around for an out of the way knob or obscure lever. The guard may actually have a locking mechanism for use during transport. They put such things in the oddest places.
Dec
14
comment How can I fix the guard on my mitre saw?
Likely sawdust or its like has worked itself into the bearing about which the guard rotates. Unplug the saw and push/pull at the guard by hand. There should still be some play. Working it back and forth manually, perhaps with the saw on its side ought to clear the bearing. It's also possible you have a larger piece of wood stuck up in there blocking things. Does the blade still turn by hand, can you see anything up in the slot w a flashlight? You may need to pry a large blockage out of there w a screwdriver.
Dec
7
comment What could be causing my kitchen drawers to be sliding out?
First picture, regardless of what the level says, the drawer and level are obviously not parallel to the windowsill. Stove and drawer look like they make an angle of greater than 90° too. Perhaps some grease in the drawer hardware could add enough friction to keep them from self opening.
Dec
7
comment Retail product for wireless HA audio distribution?
Low power FM transceivers are still available: google.com/… Used to be, some of them sent high quality signal.
Dec
6
comment Unblock a drain after using too much baking soda
Sodium bicarbonate is a chemical. The old brittle pvc pipe that the sink drain is constructed from is a chemical, and may well crack when too much force is applied with a snake. Vinegar, being a chemical too, is probably as kind and gentle a cure as you'll find.
Dec
5
comment Unblock a drain after using too much baking soda
Trouble with bleach, is that it's basic, with a pH around 9.5. Something around pH 4 or lower is needed. Vinegar is the most home-available source of that.
Dec
5
answered Unblock a drain after using too much baking soda
Nov
30
comment How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
You let your tree thaw out before attempting to get it balanced and tightened in place, right? They spread out as theuy warm, and the balance does change.
Nov
28
comment Main burner will not light, but the pilot is ok
You've brush-cleaned the pilot assembly, the burner holes near it, cleaned out the burner box with a blower or brush, and wiggled the limit switch assembly manually (if it has a mechanical one that can be wiggled)?
Nov
25
comment My water heater pilot turns off after about an hour
Is thermocouple in the right spot? It should be in the pilot flame. Misplacement could give the behavior you describe.
Nov
25
comment Why have my ceiling fans started running slower?
Capacitors going bad? See diy.stackexchange.com/questions/53010/…
Nov
23
comment How do I replace the toilet shutoff valve?
If that's steel pipe, the valve is almost certainly threaded. If copper, soldered; that doesn't look like a swage fitting.
Nov
19
comment Can a non-professional drill holes in a granite countertop?
I'd drill the 3/8" holes without qualms, maybe even with a handheld, but that 1.75 incher is just begging to jam a hole saw and swing whatever alignment jig you've made around until it goes flying across the room. If you really want to do this, drill some practice holes in scrap first.
Nov
18
comment well pump keeps turning on and off every few seconds
Bad check valve in the pressure tank?
Nov
17
answered How can I repair a ceiling fan that hums, but doesn't turn?
Nov
16
answered How do I remove huge gluey sticker tape on glass?
Nov
14
comment What parts should I replace for a rusty facuet head?
Soak the tip overnight in a glass of vinegar. If you've just got mineral buildup that should dissolve it, or at least loosen it to the point where a bit of scrubbing wil;l get it off the faucet.
Nov
12
answered How can I unclog a toilet that is clogged due to non-toilet paper?
Nov
10
answered Will enclosing my porch keep my house warmer?
Nov
9
comment Why does the blower in the attic vibrate during heating when it is really cold?
Does the blower's manual call for yearly lubrication of the bearings/bushings? If so, when did you last do that? Bearings/bushings with old, sticky old oil/grease tend to vibrate more than ones with fresh lubricant,especially when cold.