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Sep
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comment How do I deal with a wasp nest?
@WayfaringStranger - Ha. Yeah, any wasps that the M-80 doesn't stun are going to be pretty pissed off. They're not 100% illegal but practically any incorporated area, especially in semi-arid regions, will either ban fireworks specifically or anything more than a cigg lighter in general.
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comment How to make 1/4 inch beveled edge on unfinished walnut countertop
Walnut isn't a very soft wood, though. My grandfather's done a lot of work with it, and I a little, and it's a true test for any woodworking tool. I would not recommend anything less than a full-size router to cut a bevel around 20 feet of walnut.
Sep
8
comment How should I go about fire proofing my garage?
Just a thought; any wood-framed structure will become fully engaged. Any "fireproofing" effort here will slow the spread of a fire originating in the garage, but it will not contain such a fire indefinitely, nor will it prevent the structure itself catching fire.
Sep
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revised How much weight can lagbolts hold, or how can I support this piece of slate on a wall?
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revised How do I avoid taking off the finish at the corners when sanding between coats?
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answered Why is dishwasher water backing up in my sink?
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answered What is this pipe coming up out of our driveway?
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answered Why would a dryer take 4 hours to dry after we cleaned out the vent?
Aug
24
comment How can I safely get rid of fire ant mounds in my backyard?
If you have more than a couple of mounds in your yard I would definitely recommend calling in a pro. They can use stronger (but short-lived) stuff than the average homeowner has access to. Last time I needed mounds exterminated, the guy used a pressure sprayer with a spike, which goes down into the depths of the nest and floods the entire mound with a concentrated insecticide. Quick, extremely effective, and the agent (a pyrethroid blend) was safe to be around in a day or two and effectively gone in a week.
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comment toilet not flushing properly flapper closing too soon
This is one possibility. Toto is one common brand designed with a second hole in the float, to let the air out once the flap reaches vertical so it will close before the entire tank empties
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