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Apr
4
comment How can I catch more lint in my dryer?
+1 on the "do not use one that deflects heat" point.
Mar
31
comment Any reason not to ground the sheathing of MX wire?
I have to agree. A HUGE point of the sheathing is to BE THE GROUND. The potential energizing of ductwork, gas lines, etc. is a risk if the bx is NOT GROUNDED. If the BX IS grounded, then the other lines won't energize because the charge will go to the ground, as designed.
Mar
31
comment Is radiant heat in a concrete floor unpleasant in a super-insulated house?
Sounds reasonable - but you can always cover concrete with something like throw rugs.
Mar
25
comment What kind of screws for attaching an Ikea style coat hook of an internal door?
A pic of the door in question would be helpful. If it's a hollow core door, securing the rack to it will require different techniques than if it's a panel door.
Mar
25
comment Drywall Painting: Do I need to keep priming here?
I'm saying better safe than sorry - I can't say with certainty that you WILL regret it, but if you don't like the look of the surface now after priming once, the final coat if applied now will very likely mimic that look.
Mar
24
answered Drywall Painting: Do I need to keep priming here?
Mar
22
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Mar
22
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Mar
20
answered How can I remove this sliding door?
Mar
19
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Mar
19
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Mar
19
comment What is the proper, safe, and effective way to apply diatomaceous earth?
Matt - OH I see - no - I wouldn't bother. Wash the bed linens regularly and dust around the feet of the bed, and the bugs will avoid climbing up there.
Mar
19
comment What is the proper, safe, and effective way to apply diatomaceous earth?
DA01 - DE is harmless if you don't inhale it. ;)
Mar
19
comment What is the proper, safe, and effective way to apply diatomaceous earth?
I used both the mini duster and the 12 oz bottle found on this page: dirtworks.net/Diatomaceous-Earth.html. And you put the DE on the bed, THEN you cover it to seal the bugs in with the DE. If cover is already on mattress, open it up and put the DE on the inside. Won't help if the bugs can't get to the DE after all.
Mar
19
answered What is the proper, safe, and effective way to apply diatomaceous earth?
Mar
14
comment Why is water running down my garage wall?
Could it be raining?
Mar
7
comment How to avoid air bubble under the floor ceramic-tile?
Cement board is an option, sure, but its more likely to crack if it's not properly supported. Ditra also protects the tile from movement in the subfloor because of it's flexibility, something concrete board can't do.
Mar
7
answered How to avoid air bubble under the floor ceramic-tile?
Mar
7
comment How to avoid air bubble under the floor ceramic-tile?
What is an "Indian style apartment"?
Mar
5
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