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Mar
3
comment What is coming out of these water pipes?
If you don't know the answer, why are you answering?
Feb
26
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Feb
26
revised What is the cheapest/easiest way to make bookshelves?
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Feb
26
suggested approved edit on What is the cheapest/easiest way to make bookshelves?
Oct
22
comment new laminate flooring over existing hardwood, what underlayment should be used?
If your existing hardwood really "is in decent shape, a few scratches here or there that could probably be fixed", then why oh why don't you fix those scratches and refinish the floor??? Why commit the crime of putting laminate over it? It's got to be cheaper to sand & poly than it is to buy and install laminate. The kitchen's another matter, obviously, but even there, most laminates aren't suited to kitchen (read: possibly wet) use.
Jul
20
comment What should we do with floor tiles that were applied with Type 1 Mapei mastic?
@User95050: unless gravity suddenly goes out of whack, floor tiles cannot possibly fall on the tub.
Mar
31
revised What are the differences between these two receptacles?
the rectangular plug shape is called Decora, afaik
Mar
31
suggested approved edit on What are the differences between these two receptacles?
Dec
29
comment What type of connector is this and how do I remove it?
@AbdiasSoftware, except that will leave the connector unusable. (It's pretty hard to remove the wire when you have a relatively large area to tug on. If you remove that large area, it becomes pretty much impossible to remove the wire bits that remain in the connector.)
Dec
8
revised Can I lay new ceramic tile over old linoleum tile?
Added information the OP posted in comments, and changed the title to reflect the actual question being asked
Dec
8
suggested approved edit on Can I lay new ceramic tile over old linoleum tile?
Dec
7
comment Laying Tile Over Asbestos Floor Tile
Yup: when you say "old tile", absolutely nobody is going to picture anything with asbestos in it. "Tile" is equivalent to "ceramic tile", pretty much.
Dec
7
answered How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
Oct
10
comment What is this thing next to my sink?
Wouldn't it be better to ask this as two separate questions? Right now, the best answer about the timer is completely wrong about the dishwasher air vent, so it's hard to know whether to upvote it or downvote it.
Sep
4
comment Which laminate flooring is best with a largish dog?
This is a well-written and well-thought-out answer, but unfortunately, it's answering a different question than the one that was asked.
Sep
4
comment Why does it seem all new faucets are using braided hose instead of stainless steel?
+1 for durability: the ribbed hose only looks more durable.
Jun
1
comment How can I install a window air conditioner in a metal window frame?
How wide is the flat part behind the metal lip? Can you attach (glue?) a 2x4 there?
May
4
comment Is it safe to flush expired food down the toilet?
I'm puzzled: why on earth would you want to flush food down the drain, any drain? What's wrong with putting it in the trash? (Or in the compost bin if you have one?) The disposer's purpose is so you don't have to sit there fishing grody food waste out of your sink after washing the dishes, not to act as a waste receptacle.
Apr
16
comment How do I secure my house against intruders?
People get into such a fix about intruders that they forget basic logic. I don't know how many apartments I've seen in large cities that have metal gates that can't be opened without a key - basically, if there's a fire, you're burning inside, because if it's dark and smoky and panicky, there ain't no way you're getting that gate open. And yet the people who live in these apartments think that this is somehow a good thing.
Feb
27
comment How can I repair a shattered clay pot lid?
Pedantic, I know, but shattered implies many more pieces than just two. This lid is simply broken.