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location St Louis via the UK
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seen Oct 30 '11 at 6:21

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Aug
3
suggested suggested edit on How can I vent this dryer?
Aug
3
comment How do I repair a wall after mild water damage?
before doing as Tester101 says below, have you fixed the problem that allowed the water to get in, in the first place?
Aug
1
revised What resources can teach me to draw floor plans by hand?
Added link to "Autodesk Homestyler"
Aug
1
answered How do I handle a transition from concrete to dirt underneath a flagstone patio?
Aug
1
comment What is the best way to shorten legs on a table and chairs?
+1 for the video link.
Jul
30
comment How necessary is it to put sealer on a painted dresser?
what exactly did you paint the wooden dresser with?
Jul
29
comment Why will my pilot light on the gas water heater not stay lit for more than 15 minutes?
@BMitch, thanks! Sounds about the same as the UK.
Jul
29
comment Why will my pilot light on the gas water heater not stay lit for more than 15 minutes?
@BMitch, just for my personal reference: In the USA is it legal to work with gas in a domestic dwelling without some kind of "gas professional certification"? In the UK it's illegal to do such work unless you're "Corgi Registered", though I see that recently changed slightly, Council for Registered Gas Installers.
Jul
29
comment Why will my pilot light on the gas water heater not stay lit for more than 15 minutes?
@Tester101, just for my personal reference: In the USA is it legal to work with gas in a domestic dwelling without some kind of "gas professional certification"? In the UK it's illegal to do such work unless you're "Corgi Registered", though I see that recently changed slightly, Council for Registered Gas Installers.
Jul
29
comment Is there an adhesive I can use with anchors to keep them from pulling out?
as long as I'm understanding correctly what you mean by "plastic anchors", I believe the following is true: If you have to use "an adhesive" with "plastic anchors in masonry" you're either not using the right fixing for the job, or have "botched" the drilling of the anchor hole (IMHO).
Jul
29
comment How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
@Deele, "Should I use it for all handrill parts?" after you have thoroughly prepared & cleaned the metal hand-railing I would, "Paint (primer) everything with a rust inhibiting primer." ie Paint all the metal parts of the hand-railing.
Jul
29
comment How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
@Deele, "Can you sugges tany "Hammerite" rust inhibitor?" & "Any good bitumen paint materials?", I would pay a visit to your local hardware or paint "specialist" shop, either of them should be able to recommend & sell you "good" quality products.
Jul
29
comment How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
@Deele, "Should I use asphalt board, as it was used before (in sill picture)?", personally I would go with "2 coats of bitumen paint" instead.
Jul
29
comment How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
@Deele, "At first, I will need to clean those metal parts, maybe with angle grinder and some dremel.", go careful if you use those tools, you don't want to "eat into" the metal hand-railing...
Jul
29
revised How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
added "and up the face of the sill"
Jul
29
revised How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
fixed grammar and added a couple of points
Jul
29
answered How do I properly renovate the concrete floor of my balcony?
Jul
29
comment What is the best way to fill a hole in a concrete basement floor?
@Shimon Rura, if there definitely is no membrane under the existing slab (& rising moisture hasn't been a problem) then you could leave that out, along with the 1inch (25mm) thick building sand layer (which is only there to prevent the membrane from being punctured by the sub-base). I personally would still go with the sub-base material...
Jul
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Jul
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revised What is the best way to fill a hole in a concrete basement floor?
fixed grammar