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Sep
18
comment How to drive a nail in a confined space?
These handle regular nails - you insert the nail head into the shaft - there's often a magnet within to hold it in place - position the nail where you want it and then just apply pressure and it kicks in automatically to drive your nail.
Sep
18
comment How to drive a nail in a confined space?
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Sep
18
comment How to drive a nail in a confined space?
Great minds....
Sep
18
answered How to drive a nail in a confined space?
Sep
18
comment How can I protect bathroom wood from mold?
Wow that website is about as uninformative as it possibly could be...
Sep
18
comment Why is the drywall in my garage sagging?
Two reasons I don't like nails. 1) Expansion/contraction of the metal can cause them to loosen themselves. 2) every time I've removed sheetrock where nails have been used they've been rusted - but that could be that someone used the wrong nails I suppose. I also can't imagine it being very easy to flush sink the nail heads with a hammer. OTOH I've never seen proper drywall screws rust, with the proper bit they flush sink perfectly for mudding a smooth surface, and they can't work themselves out via expansion and contraction.
Sep
18
comment How can I protect bathroom wood from mold?
Since you bought the fittings I have to ask - what did the manufacturer instructions say about finishing?
Sep
18
revised How can I protect bathroom wood from mold?
edited title and no U in mold
Sep
18
comment Why is the drywall in my garage sagging?
Thickness per span is not really the right question - drywall is generally to be mounted on studs/joists that are 16" apart on center. Even 1/8" drywall can hold up on the ceiling if it's properly attached.
Sep
18
comment Why is the drywall in my garage sagging?
Almost gave you a -1 on two points. 1) Don't nail, use screws, and 2) I'd never go more than 16" apart on the screws. Also pretty unlikely IMO that a garage ceiling was built without properly spaced studs. However - your first point - not enough fixing points being used - is likely correct. Someone just got lazy and/or cheap installing this sheetrock.
Sep
18
comment Why is the drywall in my garage sagging?
Is it sagging in waves or is the entire sheet dropping in the center in one smooth arc?
Sep
17
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Sep
16
comment How do I mount TV through 3 layers of drywall and into studs?
+1 Exactly my thinking. A 50" flat screen weighs under 60 lbs - An 80" isn't even 150lbs. I have little doubt that a single 1/4" lag bolt is capable of holding 150lbs (I'm twice that and I can suspend my weight from one if its well anchored) - so if you use the biggest TV out there, and all 4 lags are anchored properly, then your distributed weight of the TV is not quite 60 lbs per lag. That TV won't go anywhere if you use longer lags and make sure you hit the studs. (Its worth drilling some test holes to be sure - just drill "inside" the plate, where it wont be seen after mounting)
Sep
16
comment In this scenario is my electrician giving good advice?
Replacing the consumer unit won't do squat for your specific light problem UNLESS he can show you actual problems in the box itself (corrosion being the biggest concern). Fuses are old fashioned but you can still buy fuses and swapping them out isn't all that difficult as long as you keep a stock of replacements on hand.
Sep
16
comment In this scenario is my electrician giving good advice?
Understandable. FYI - electricity doesn't really care how old your fuse box is As long as the metal is good the electricity will flow. If it's corroded or if the box is insufficient to demand (unlikely unless you're upgrading something else) then it should be replaced - otherwise its just a nice way for him to charge you about $3,000
Sep
16
comment In this scenario is my electrician giving good advice?
In the previous question you were asked, "florescent lights"? and you said, "Not florescent lights - regular bulbs" Now you are saying they were energy saver bulbs. Energy saving bulbs aren't "regular bulbs" - they're florescent. They're called CFL bulbs - as in Compact Florescent Light bulbs. Question - is the switch to be replaced the switch that controls this bulb?
Sep
16
comment How can I replace a light switch with strange wiring?
A photo would be extremely helpful. Also, electrical wires are usually bundled in larger cables with anywhere from 2-4 (or more) wires inside the larger insulating sheath (also called wires but lets call them cables for clarity). Identifying how many cables you have and how many wires and the color of them in each cable would be helpful.
Sep
16
answered How do I mount TV through 3 layers of drywall and into studs?
Sep
15
comment What's the best way to keep my garage from freezing?
The pics were, sadly, the best I could find showing what I meant. That said, what does it matter if it's a garage or a warehouse? Insulating still should be done right.
Sep
15
answered What's the best way to keep my garage from freezing?