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May
14
awarded  Yearling
Jan
5
comment Securing house numbers to stucco
If I have to do this again at some point, I'll definitely try the bolts.
Dec
5
comment Why does this switch throw the breaker when turned on?
In my experience, these work wonderfully for small-gauge wire (telephone and Ethernet), but for larger gauges there's just too much crosstalk. If two identical phone wires run side-by-side and the Fox is connected to one, it's easy to tell (at the far end) which is which. Try the same experiment with 12-gauge Romex, and the signal strength on both wires will be almost indistinguishable. Your mileage may vary, of course.
May
14
awarded  Yearling
May
12
comment Can't get into a wall without gouging it out
I called it "chicken wire", but this is what I was referring to: amico-lath.com/lath/diamond_metal_lath.htm
May
12
comment Can't get into a wall without gouging it out
Without the picture, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you've got plaster over chicken wire; you're probably getting extremely unlucky and hitting a wire each time. If I'm right about that, I think I would just try a different bit - bimetallic or carbide, so it can cut through steel - and proceed slowly and carefully.
May
12
comment Can't get into a wall without gouging it out
A picture truly is worth a thousand words - in this case, a picture of one of your gouged-out previous attempts, so we can make an educated guess as to what your wall is made of. I do think that pre-drilling the hole will be your best bet - the question is, what kind of drill/bit?
Mar
15
comment How can I attach a handrail to the wall so that it will be easily removable?
@NiallC. - I don't think it's a duplicate; the other question was regarding a staircase with one open side. From the phrase "a narrow stairway", I'm guessing that this one is closed on both sides and needs a wall-mounted solution. Pics would help, of course.
Mar
7
comment How can I keep the front door from blowing open?
No, I'm not sure - that's exactly the sort of thing I was hoping to find out about. (The phrase "setback adjustment" is what I was trying to come up with.) I just Googled that phrase and am not seeing anything that looks useful, though - if you can point me in the direction of instructions, that would be great.
Mar
7
asked How can I keep the front door from blowing open?
Feb
9
awarded  Informed
Feb
2
comment How to drill the perfect hole in a kitchen cabinet drawer for a handle?
In a pinch, drilling through a piece of masking tape can help too, but a clamped layer of wood (as suggested) is better.
Feb
2
comment What materials could be used instead of cement for a water-tight trench
Also, if horses are walking through it, I'd give it a few days at most before a hoof punctures the liner...
Feb
2
comment How to prevent incandescent light bulbs from heating up the room, safely?
@user1306322 - No. Actually, that sounds like an excellent way to set your room on fire.
Feb
2
comment How to prevent incandescent light bulbs from heating up the room, safely?
@user1306322 - I feel your pain, but there really aren't any great alternatives. A 60-watt incandescent light bulb is going to generate 60 watts of heat (well, 200 BTU/hr); not much you can do about that.
Feb
2
answered How to prevent incandescent light bulbs from heating up the room, safely?
Feb
2
comment How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?
@user1306322 - Excellent idea, as long as it doesn't interfere with stabilizing the joint during the cure. That thing looks seriously top-heavy, at least in the picture.
Feb
2
revised How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?
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Feb
2
answered How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?
Feb
2
comment How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?
@Steven - As nobody's followed up with anything better, I believe I will.