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Jun
29
comment Should a washer go on nut side, or the bolt side?
Again, read the question. It's quite specific.
Jun
24
comment Strand Woven Bamboo install
Have you read the manufacturer's instructions? This is generally a product specific question you're asking.
Jun
11
comment How do I wire my light fixture?
There are things one should not learn to DIY from the internet. Electricity and Gas are two of them.
Jun
5
comment Breaker trips instantly
+1 get an electrician. NOT a DIY project unless you really know electrical.
Apr
27
comment How do I waterproof a wood door?
I will lay the paint on the top and bottom extra thick. No lockset cutout - using a gate latch on the door with a padlock. By drip cap do you mean over the sill? Or on the door itself like a C over the top of the door?
Feb
6
comment Paint peeled off with wall border sticker
How old is the paint job?
Jan
16
comment Cold showers why?
Was there any mention of an anti-scalding valve in the OP?
Dec
30
comment How can I attach to drywall with aluminum studs?
What is it you wish to attach?
Dec
30
comment What could be causing condensation on attic pipes?
What kind of pipe? If it's a vent pipe there's a great reason to run one thru the attic - they have to.
Dec
29
comment Can I remove the framed wall on the outside of my basement?
While you're probably right, you should say WHY the 2x4 wall is not holding up the upper floor and how the questioner can see for themselves why it's true.
Dec
29
comment Shower not hot enough, unable to find adjustment, manufacturer out of business
It looks to me like the handle can spin freely but the turning valve inside (with the gears) is what has its range restricted. Is that right?
Sep
23
comment How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
Interesting point. I'd be curious to see how much load transfers laterally vs vertically in such a scenario. I agree, some will transfer - but what percentage, I wonder?
Sep
22
comment How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
Any particular reason why? The bottom plate won't transfer load laterally very much.
Sep
22
comment How can I remove a stud from a load bearing wall?
A good consideration but does not answer the question asked.
Sep
17
comment how to cool your roof naturally?
Do you have an abundant water supply? Spraying the roof with water will help cool the roof.
Sep
17
comment What should I look for in a battery backup sump pump?
Brand shopping questions ("What brand should I buy?") are generally considered off topic per the faq.
Sep
13
comment Why does my shower head drip when the tub faucet is on?
I FINALLY replaced the line between the mixer and the spout with copper. Works perfectly now. (Don't ask why it took so long - 2013 was a very bad year for us...)
Aug
22
comment Why are “Wire Nuts” not used in the UK?
I'm a landlord with 6 units and every time we've bought properties my inspectors have used outlet testers. I have no idea why they'd want to open up the outlet and play around with bare wires...
Aug
12
comment Please help me with temperature alarm system
This is electronics based and probably needs to be migrated.
Aug
12
comment Window casing and conversion from inch thick drywall to half inch
So I think perhaps we're using different meanings for terms here. The casing I talk about trimming is the wood you're measuring. You would install the drywall, then using the tools I indicated, cut the casing to be flush with the drywall.