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Aug
7
comment How do I find out what's wrong with a uPVC window where the handle turns but it doesn't open?
see if these help: youtu.be/l8HfN1C_wIk & youtu.be/xQ-_bm3QeeI -- If still no joy, you might be best contacting a window company & go from there...
Aug
6
comment What could cause condensation on a ceiling after painting with a roof sealer?
do you mean "roof" or the "ceiling" of the room? Also is this the stuff (direct link to PDF) they painted the apartment with?
Aug
5
comment How much load can a (wood) board support, if it is supported only at the ends?
@Ian Turner +1 Very! good answer.
Aug
5
comment Can I use 4x4 posts as the primary support for a deck?
@lazoDev, your answer didn't upset me & I wasn't arguing with you. I was only making a (valid) point. I could have simply "down voted" your answer, but I don't believe in doing that "blindly" eg Not leaving a valid comment, reason with a "down vote". Your answer was "valid", but dependent on the "missing" information...
Aug
5
comment Can I use 4x4 posts as the primary support for a deck?
sorry you can't conclude that from the information currently given, as I've seen may decks much taller than 6 to 8ft with 4x4 support columns, but that doesn't make it right or safe to-do-so...
Aug
5
comment Can I use 4x4 posts as the primary support for a deck?
you're missing my point, we currently don't know how high off the ground the deck is, or if something like "snow" loading needs to be taken into account... To make a blanket statement like "4x4 post will be fine" without first knowing all the "important" facts seems at best a little risky to me (IMHO).
Aug
5
revised Desk still tacky 2 weeks after finishing it with a polyurethane clear coat
Made title better match the question being asked & added important missing information to the question
Aug
5
suggested suggested edit on Desk still tacky 2 weeks after finishing it with a polyurethane clear coat
Aug
5
comment Can I use 4x4 posts as the primary support for a deck?
"4x4 post will be fine" how can you (or anyone else) say that, when we don't know the height on the deck ie The length of columns (or if we need to take into account something "snow" loading)?
Aug
5
comment Can I use 4x4 posts as the primary support for a deck?
how high of the ground will the deck be ie How long will the supporting columns be? Do you get a lot! of snow where you are? Some worthwhile reading (IMHO): Heavy Timber Construction - WCD5 - American Wood Council <-- Direct link to PDF).
Aug
5
revised Is it OK to build a deck with OSB?
Made title better match the question being asked
Aug
5
comment Where can I find the RAS131 dust hood for a Skil 1817 router?
have you tried contacting Skil Customer Service directly & asking them?
Aug
5
suggested suggested edit on Is it OK to build a deck with OSB?
Aug
4
revised What is the right drill bit for concrete or stone walls?
changed "you'll not" to "you don't"
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on What is the right drill bit for concrete or stone walls?
Aug
3
revised How do I recognize which socket cover (fused or 3-pin) connects to which outlet?
made title better reflect the question being asked & added suitable image text ("alt" tag) & fixed grammar
Aug
3
suggested suggested edit on How do I recognize which socket cover (fused or 3-pin) connects to which outlet?
Aug
3
comment How do I repair a wall after mild water damage?
Ok! then you should be "golden" to proceed as per Tester101 below answer :)
Aug
3
revised How can I vent this dryer?
added a couple of (missing) words
Aug
3
suggested suggested edit on How can I vent this dryer?