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answered What is the best technique for using a drill to insert screws?
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answered If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
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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
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answered Sealant used to prevent water getting between bath and wall?
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answered How to sharpen a lawn mower blade?
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answered Small Concrete Paver patio under BBQ
Jun
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comment can you glue tile to plywood?
Without seeing it myself I can't say, but if you can jump up and down on that floor and not feel it give, I'd call it good and move on.
Jun
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comment Building a mechanical Clock
It is; you can buy very precise carbide bits or composite cutting wheels that will go through brass like butter. Even if you don't want a kit, I would buy plans, preferably including life-size patterns for gear-cutting; there are very fine tolerances required just to make the thing work at all.
Jun
29
comment can you glue tile to plywood?
It shouldn't be so wrong that you have to tear the floor down to its joists; the bracing should be there for any upstairs floor, or else the house builders screwed you. However, you must beef up the subfloor to at least 3/4" total thickness OSB. That probably means adding a second 3/8" layer of OSB, gluing and screwing. I do not know if backer board is durable enough long-term to be a substitute for OSB of the proper thickness, but as it's supposed to do much the same job, I'd at least take a good look at using it vs subfloor as it will likely be firmer than OSB at the same thickness.
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answered can you glue tile to plywood?
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answered What are the requirements on buried propane lines?
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comment Do they make a pull-chain type outlet adapter for garage door openers to plug in to?
Also, many garage door openers will immediately turn on their light(s) when they receive power. In this case the switch to the garage door opener would also work in concert with the open/close button as a poor man's multi-function control.
Jun
29
comment Covered or Locking Light Switch?
The "switch guard" linked to in the answer actually has an open side on it, allowing you to reach in and flip the switch if you need to. Simply mount the guard with the opening facing away from the room entry, and it becomes a strong deterrent to turning that switch off ("gee, that one's got a cover on it; probably shouldn't mess with it"), while not completely preventing access. It's also designed for long-term use, while the lockout from the link appears more temporary; you wouldn't want a big red box on your wallplate for years on end (or maybe you do).
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revised What's wrong with my wiring?
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revised What's wrong with my wiring?
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comment How important is circuit breaker breaking capacity?
Except that in the U.S. single-phase voltage is 110-120 not 240, so worst-case in America is about 8.2A. However, Sharptooth's limited profile info suggests he's from Russia, where single-phase voltage is 220-240, so you're correct in context of the OP.