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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.
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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
comment Detergent falling through the drain holes in washer
Typically, those holes are just in the basket which holds the cloths. That basket is enclosed in a watertight, and detergent-tight container. All the water/detergent in that containers circulates through the clothes basket.
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.
Nov
8
comment streamlined snow shoveling
With a polypropylene blade, that'll wear pretty fast against sidewalk. It might, depending on plastcizer, also turn brittle at -20°F (-29°C).
Nov
7
comment Will the highlighted legs bow?
Front apron is good. You might also add a horizontal at the top of the cabinet between the two back legs. That'll cut down on stuttering when you slide the cabinet sideways along the floor.
Nov
6
comment Would covering walls with a sound absorbing foam reduce the transmission of medium-high frequency fan noise?
Open cell foam between the server and whatever it's sitting on, or between whatever the server is mounted in and whatever that's sitting on can help a lot. In a pinch, good quality bath towels can serve the same purpose. High frequencies do not travel well through foams or loose material. The closer to the source you cut the decibels, the less material you'll need to do an adequate job.
Nov
2
comment Should I replace my magnetron? Is there anything else upstream of the mode stirrer?
But on microwaves I usually find something like this: google.com/… It'll be screwed down somewhere near the magnetron.
Nov
2
comment Should I replace my magnetron? Is there anything else upstream of the mode stirrer?
They can look like this: google.com/…
Nov
1
comment Do polyphosphates reduce scale in refrigerator ice makers?
Counterion in polyphosphates is usually Sodium: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphosphate The stuff'll work for you, but probably not reduce your sodium intake as the polyphhospate acts as a Ca<->Na ion exchanger.
Nov
1
comment Why might our washing machine cause our clothes to smell damp when dry?
I'd use plenty of bleach, and maybe do a couple of reps. Mold spores are tough.
Oct
30
comment What type of bolt has a shoulder portion above and unthreaded region below threads?
@paperstreet You could probably fake one up using a drill-press, a bit of plastic tubing for the chuck to grip onto and a hand file. Cordless drill might even suffice if you clamped it down somehow.
Oct
29
comment What can I do if my toilet bowl fills with water, but doesn't actually flush?
Yes, clogging. Plunge that sucker. You may need to snake it as well. I once retrieved a toothbrush stuck at the high point of a toilet's siphon. That collected TP until the toilet acted exactly as described by user27424.
Oct
28
comment How can I fill a hole in a brick wall so that it can be redrilled
Just skip the anchor. The screw will compress nicely against the epoxy, and the epoxy against the brick, no anchor needed.
Oct
28
comment How can I fill a hole in a brick wall so that it can be redrilled
Yes, use a wood bit on the epoxy resin. A typical masonry bit would rip it up badly.