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comment Storing food in dry ice box. How much of the dry ice?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about thermodynamic calculations for refrigeration of food, not about improving a home.
Oct
17
revised How do I properly nail two 2x4's at a 90 degree angle?
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Oct
17
revised How do I properly nail two 2x4's at a 90 degree angle?
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Oct
17
answered How do I properly nail two 2x4's at a 90 degree angle?
Oct
15
comment How can I get power to this garage?
See diybasics.co.uk/getting-electrics-garage.html
Oct
15
comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@Edwin: that was an easy edit. Ben - please click "edited" then "rollback" if you don't like my change.
Oct
15
revised Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
As per Edwin's suggestion - based on FAQ
Oct
15
revised how many ring or radial socket makes a circuit
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Oct
15
answered how many ring or radial socket makes a circuit
Oct
15
comment How to build canted riser for queen mattress?
According to Google, 79.5 sin(15 degrees) is 20.6". That's probably a large stack of wood, so you might be better to make a plywood box shaped like a wedge of cheese with internal bracing. Maybe you could modify something like a LÖNSET
Oct
14
comment Marbles in marble dispenser get stuck trying to fit through hole
I think Matthias Wandel covered this sort of issue in one of his videos. In one I watched, his stored marbles are lined up in single-row channels. He also carves the entry hole so it is slightly conical.
Oct
14
comment Why does my boiler keep firing up?
Do you know the make and model of boiler? Are you in the UK , US, Canada, Oz, NZ, India or elsewhere? - there are differences in heating systems that might affect an answer. Looks kinda like UK? "boiler" not "furnace", "radiator" not "vent/duct/register/..."
Oct
14
revised Why does my boiler keep firing up?
formatting
Oct
13
comment What could have caused the hot and cold water to stop running in one sink, while all others are fine?
I'd buy and fit a new faucet. Dismantling and fixing broken faucets isn't a process I'd be optimistic about, but that's the alternative.
Oct
10
comment Why my gas stove delays in turning on?
Probably the ignitors of all rings fire at the same time but the one on your main ring has failed, it isn't until gas reaches as far as an adjacent ignitor that it ignites. I'd see if the ignitor can be replaced, this is potentially dangerous.
Oct
9
comment When wiring a mains plug, why are the cables squeezed under the screws and not circled around?
I added some photos to show how the stranded wire is clamped (the earth wire in this case, I pushed the pin back so it can be seen better), please delete any or all you consider superfluous.
Oct
9
revised When wiring a mains plug, why are the cables squeezed under the screws and not circled around?
add close-up photos
Oct
9
comment Why Do 240V Circuits Not Require Neutral?
Note: 240V in the US is split-phase and doesn't use the 120V neutral. 240V in the UK is single phase with one live wire, one neutral (and always one earth wire).
Oct
3
comment 90% Humididty @ 23 Celsius direct from Air Conditioning Outlet
If the link 404s there will be no actual info in this answer for future viewers, it is better to quote or paraphrase the relevant parts of the page you link to.
Oct
2
comment How can I join two pieces of wood at 90 degrees?
@Sodrohu: The glue provides sufficient rigidity and strength as long as the joint is reasonably close-fitting. If I was concerned about strength I'd reinforce the inside of the joint. You can probably use screws to hold the joint tightly together while the glue dries if you don't have clamps.