1,648 reputation
58
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Oct 9 at 15:27

Oct
9
answered Fixing an offset pilot hole in steel?
Oct
7
answered Is it safe to use a 100 watt LED bulb in a 3-way lamp that specifies using incandescent bulbs only?
Oct
7
answered How can I get a reasonable plaster finish in an awkward recess?
Jul
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
28
comment How do I remove a pole that's rusted into a sleeve in the ground?
Upvote for the overall approach. I'd add this: 1. Use PB Blaster instead of WD-40. It's way better at breaking free rusted parts. 2. If you absolutely cannot get it to move, use heating and cooling to break the rust bonds: Heat the base of the pole with a torch (preferably acetylene, but propane if that's all you have) and then blast it with a can of compressed air duster held upside down, so that liquid comes out. (The liquid is -67 degrees F) Repeat that process a few times to break the bonds between the metals, then re-treat with PB Blaster.
Jan
21
comment Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper?
Another example: theverge.com/2014/1/3/5270310/…
Dec
20
comment Why would water be coming out of my shower when I turn on the bathroom sink?
I agree. At least one of the tub faucets is on. There is no other imaginable reason.
Dec
9
answered Can I use particle board over wood plank flooring to smooth it out for laminate flooring?
Dec
9
answered How do I remove a rust stain on my bathroom vanity counter?
Dec
9
answered Water pressure low after hose was left on overnight
Sep
23
answered Why did I lose power to half the house when the breakers did not trip?
Jul
7
awarded  Yearling
Apr
2
answered What type of cleaner should be used to remove “hand sludge” from a varnished wood railing?
Mar
21
comment Is there a way to drill a 1“-diameter hole through 1/8”-thick steel using a standard cordless power drill?
Yes, I use my Ryobi cordless for it, though I do use the lower gearbox speed. I've drilled up to 1/4" plate, (though you have to drill from both sides for something that thick, since each "step" on the bit is only about 3/16" thick."
Mar
21
answered How can I safely cut this pipe with an angle grinder?
Mar
21
answered Is there a way to drill a 1“-diameter hole through 1/8”-thick steel using a standard cordless power drill?
Mar
21
comment Can I use a UPS as a Voltage Stabilizer?
You COULD use a UPS for this purpose, but the one you have is too small. Your fridge will have a tag that says how many amps it draws. You'd have to find that tag and provide a UPS big enough to meet that demand.
Jan
28
comment What type of enclosure should I use to mount a small network switch in a crawl space?
By "box" do you mean "enclosure"? If so do you want it sealed or ventilated? Bug-proof I presume?
Jan
25
revised How to choose between chrome-coated and oxidation-treated tools?
edited body
Jan
25
comment Is it normal for tap water to turn brown/blue when the pipes freeze?
It's almost certainly rust, and as such is harmless. So I wouldn't panic. But it is a legitimate safety concern, and your landlord does need to address it.