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Aug
24
comment What are my options for handling kitchen floor/dining room floor height differences?
You're on the right track: just lay another 3/4 layer of ply or osb flooring.
Aug
24
comment How can I stop the hose from the pump to the filter from leaking?
with the rigid plastic hoses going onto a tapered barb, you really need to push the hose on pretty tight before you ever clamp it. It really gets close to water tight just by the force of pushing it up onto the taper. The clamp mostly just stops it from sliding off. If the hose is loose when you start tightening the clamp, then it's going to leak, no matter how much you tighten the clamp.
Aug
24
comment Why would a dryer take 4 hours to dry after we cleaned out the vent?
or you've somehow disabled the heating method. Is it getting hot?
Aug
24
answered Rain Got To Untreated Wood Furniture Project - What to Do?
Aug
18
comment Metalwork - Is it possible to achieve a smooth surface (planishing) with just hammers and slappers?
if you can get it close, body soldering is not really as hard as it might seem. So perhaps you get it close and then solder fill it from there.
Jul
8
answered How should I fill these large cracks/voids in this brick porch?
Jul
8
answered How can I stop this window from sliding down?
Jul
8
answered Hotpoint Washing machine slowly fills with water while not in use, what is wrong?
Jul
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Jun
12
comment Deck diagonal bracing alternatives
As Craig pointed out, you could install diagonal bracing on the underside of your deck joists. It still wouldn't be fully up to code, but it would address the potential to twist about as well as redecking with diagonal boards.
Jan
23
answered Should a twisted copper pipe be replaced?
Jan
21
answered When ordering lumber what percentage of waste should be expected?
Jan
17
comment Why is are the lights in my 60 year old house flickering?
Or one of those paranormal investigators... :-p
Jan
17
answered Stuck building craftsman style coffee table
Dec
12
comment How can I add joists to an existing trussed ceiling?
I vote for method "A", revised: 1x4's at right angles to the trusses, then glue and screw plywood or drywall or whatever into them.
Nov
11
comment How do I identify the hot, neutral wires in a light fixture?
Using a multimeter and a very long test lead plugged into a known ground? I've had the voltage detectors refuse to work (low battery, etc.) but I've never seen one misidentify a hot as neutral or vice-versa.
Nov
11
comment Is it ok to use a rotary hammer to make a hole in the sub dirt wall of my basement?
Go for it. Use hydraulic cement around the pipe to seal it back up.
Nov
11
answered What is “sealing compound” for attaching a sink
Nov
11
answered How do I identify the hot, neutral wires in a light fixture?
Oct
26
answered Can I knock down this wall without the whole place collapsing?