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answered How do I remove teak oil from a granite kitchen counter top?
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answered What hinge is this?
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comment What are my options for laying concrete block around lolly columns?
Lolly? Lally! - lol.
May
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revised How do I run an Ethernet cable through a doorway in a Mexican house built with brick and mortar?
Advice on googling is probably not helpful
May
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comment What does the PVC pipe measurement printed on the pipe mean? Why is 3/4“ PVC pipe not 3/4”?
Given Michael's comment I don't see how this Q can be answered, other than by quoting the source the question itself quotes or saying "because humans cling to outmoded systems and extend them in poorly thought-out or incompatible ways rather than endure a short period of confusion during wholesale replacement". Voting to close.
May
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answered How do I run an Ethernet cable through a doorway in a Mexican house built with brick and mortar?
May
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comment electric box has blue,black, and white wires?
How to check for a "ghost voltage"
May
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comment What is this metal part around the fan's motor in my freezer and how to prevent it from rusting?
It might be zinc-plated (galvanized) steel and its purpose is likely to be limited to supporting the fan. I'd clean it up and paint it with an anti-rust primer and paint (e.g. Hammerite or equivalent)
May
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comment How can I keep a screw from slipping off a screw bit?
@psmears: Worth knowing about, thanks.
May
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comment How can I keep a screw from slipping off a screw bit?
@Ariser: I guess availability in Germany differs from UK. Would that be mostly "machine screws" (i.e. small bolts) rather than, say woodscrews? I'll look harder next time I'm in B&Q/Wickes/Homebase etc. CPC seem to only have "pin torx" not plain torx under machine screws, countersunk. Screwfix have only two sizes of countersunk "star drive" (with pin) under security screws. :-(
May
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revised Flexible LED light strips falling from cabinet
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May
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answered Flexible LED light strips falling from cabinet
May
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comment How can I keep a screw from slipping off a screw bit?
The OP is in Germany. These Robertson-head screws may be uncommon in some countries. In much of western Europe, Pozidriv predominates (for the reasons you give) and you may be unlikely to find anything other than slotted, Phillips or Pozidriv in countersunk screws.
May
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revised Pitch on a patio roof
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May
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revised How do I cut lengths of wooden beading lengthwise?
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May
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answered How do I cut lengths of wooden beading lengthwise?
May
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comment How can I remove paint from a wood deck so I can stain it?
Some pressure washers will work from a bucket.
May
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comment Solar backup system, advice needed
bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32545081
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answered dripping sound in ceiling when central heating gets warm
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comment How to find source of dripping drain pipe?
Header tanks are very likely to be hidden in attic space, that is the normal place for them in my part of the world. They have to be well above the highest shower-head or tap etc. So when an attic is converted to living space, any header tanks in it either have to be raised up higher into the roof-space or the plumbing system has to be converted to a mains-pressurised system.