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Jul
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revised AC issues / Insulation of vaulted ceiling
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Jul
11
comment How do I loosen latex paint to remove it?
You can buy a serviceable heat gun for about $40. It has numerous uses besides stripping paint, some of which simply can't be done any other way, so it's a good investment.
Jul
11
revised AC issues / Insulation of vaulted ceiling
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revised AC issues / Insulation of vaulted ceiling
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answered AC issues / Insulation of vaulted ceiling
Jul
11
revised Does building insulation wear out and have to be replaced?
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revised Does building insulation wear out and have to be replaced?
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Jul
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answered Does building insulation wear out and have to be replaced?
Jul
11
answered Bowed laminate flooring on slab: How to proceed?
Jul
11
comment How to sharpen a lawn mower blade?
I have never seen ANYONE mess around with a file for this purpose if they had any sort of grinding wheel available, whether bench, angle, dremel or drill attachment. Every time, without exception, that I have either taken the blade to a mower repair shop or done it myself, it's been run against a bench grinder and balanced on a nail. Without exception. I agree you must know what you're doing, but it is not difficult or damaging in the slightest if you have any skill whatsoever with power tools.
Jul
11
answered Water being dumped into street from basement?
Jul
11
comment How do I dispose of gasoline?
This was going to be my answer; any garage that does oil changes and/or fuel system work has to be able to dispose of hazardous wastes by the barrelful every day, so you can bet they have a contact for pickup/disposal. They may charge you a few bucks to take it off your hands, but better than getting fined hundreds or thousands by your local gov't for illegal dumping.
Jul
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revised What is the best technique for using a drill to insert screws?
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Jul
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comment What is the best technique for using a drill to insert screws?
Anything to say about square-drive? Never used them myself but apparently a lot of contractors really love them for ease of driving.
Jul
8
answered What is the best technique for using a drill to insert screws?
Jul
6
answered If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
Jul
4
comment Building a mechanical Clock
My father has Dremel that he's had longer than I've been alive. Get a good Dremel and it will last you a lifetime.
Jul
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comment What are the qualities of a top end paint versus a low end paint?
I agree with all this, including the Behr paint recommendation. We've gotten good results from Lowe's Valspar too; a bit thinner but it covers very well. Don't bother with Glidden; it took us two gallons, two coats, and half the day to paint an average-size living room, and then we tried to use their primer and it was so thin it couldn't help but drip.
Jun
30
answered Sealant used to prevent water getting between bath and wall?