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Jan
6
comment How can I learn the basics of Home Improvement projects?
You can start by searching for home builders regulations which has allot of rules, hints and ways to do things properly. You can also search for other home builder diy books- but most importantly. Search DIY Stack Exchange and ask us! We love to help! :)
Jan
6
revised Where can I find a Powerline Internet Adapter with DIN Rail Mounting?
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Jan
6
answered Where can I find a Powerline Internet Adapter with DIN Rail Mounting?
Jan
6
comment How do I “fix” a bad sweat (solder) joint?
Just appltying flux to the joint after its heated up and seein the solder become molten(flux acts as a cleaner).. aplying more solder(solder stick to clean copper) will solve the problem. you do not really need to pull it apart. I had this situation with many contract plumbers after a site build is complete and a leak develops in the ceiling.. just re-apply.. solved. Be sure to flush the pipes properly before using. If going to be used for liquids like making cider or some other compots.. flush frequently to prevent micro bacteria build up.
Jan
3
comment What alternatives are there to a gas boiler for private house?
Invest in solar heating, solar panel combination.. high initial cost but returns after 10 years(just in time gas is too expensinve) can cut electrical/gas costs up to 50% if isntalled correctly.. but this is not always possible
Dec
15
answered How can you rid your house of 'Sick Building Syndrome'?
Dec
15
comment How can I keep an entry gate operating during a power outage?
Many gate systems have their own build in backup circuitry, you just need to add batteries, they usually are not included because they cost allot
Dec
14
comment How can I figure out why half my house is cold?
Close the right side.. and find where the left side has air pumping out, or maybe somewhere else.. you need to track down where the air is escaping. Find the point where the air is pushing out on the left side.. then you have to work out where in between the two points (not blowing and blowing) the fault is occurring there, most likely a blockage . ... One way is to inject odourless smoke into to the system while it is pumping air and see where it comes out.. viola!
Dec
14
answered Should I be concerned about the repair to a ceiling after water damage?
Dec
8
comment Why would ceiling fan reverse air flow without me changing directions?
maybe its got some inbuilt switch to detect temperature differecnes.. but its hard to say
Dec
4
comment How can I stop birds from hitting my sunroom windows?
Put a scarecrow near the windows- As in something for the garden, something nice you know, that moves around to the wind, dangly type thingi ma bob. It solved out issues, I got this green butterfly with wings on springs that move to slight wind- fairly large, and looks cute... ehem.
Nov
29
answered I have a basement floor with lots of moisture, can I paint or seal it to make it waterproof?
Nov
29
comment How much clearance is required around a kitchen island?
Ya! 3Foot is actually the minimum size required by many home building societies and regulations.. not approximate body size...
Nov
29
comment How much clearance is required around a kitchen island?
Wow. what if is like a wrestler with a 50" waist size.. and his partner too.. whooops
Nov
29
comment How much clearance is required around a kitchen island?
Measure your door, Inside Frame to inside Frame.. that is the required minimum size for normal passage. So apply that around your island and you will be OK.. any thing less and it can become very uncomfortable. Especially for larger people.
Nov
28
comment How do I replace a bricked in mailbox?
convert it? take the metal bits out, and put some king of other door on it? If we can see a picture it would help
Nov
28
comment Can I use a rusty soldering iron?
as long as they are not damp you will be ok. The life of these might be shortened because of heat element damage.. iuf any occured. You can always get a DIY on for a few bucks
Nov
24
comment How many fixtures can run off a transformer?
The accepted answer already implies the same answer as yours. So there is no need to add more answers unless you really think the chosen one is misleading or needs more elaboration. Welcoem to DIY! I +1 to boost your reps.
Nov
24
comment Why aren't all houses equipped with fire sprinklers?
Too expensive- but at least you could save 50% on home insurance? especially if it calls the fire department auto. It law in offices because when there is panic loads of people can cause exits to block up- so there has to be some sort of safety system in the event of a fire. At home- a fire alarm is good enough because you know to grab your children and shift outside as a natural instinct.. but if you had a family of 30... its a mental then.
Nov
23
comment How do you remove paint from hair?
It a bit yucky but i would put paint thinners on a cloth and dab the a effected hair areas. Its smelly and wont disovle your hair.. but you would need to wash your hair with 2-3 times afterwards because thinners is very oily. Then use some conditioner. Please remember if you have dyed your hair this process is likely to remove your hair dye too!