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Apr
27
comment Is there a significant benefit to using plastic window insulation year round?
This answer could do with some editing to make it legible. Walls of text are generally not useful as they're too hard to track. Paragraphs are your friend.
Apr
27
comment How long should I wait before painting or staining pressure-treated wood?
One sentence in this answer pertains to the question asked.
Apr
27
comment What are the black spots on my bathroom ceiling? Are they mold?
Killz is a sealant. It does not abate mold.
Apr
27
comment Need the name of a small pin used as a cheap door hinge
A link or reference supporting the name would be useful.
Apr
27
comment How do you protect solar panels from hail?
This is all speculative. It offers no explanation why a mesh is a good idea, then wanders off into non related subject.
Apr
25
comment How do I fix a leak at a decommissioned saddle-valve?
Like I said - remove the tubing and cap it off. It's an easier solution that cutting out a section of the pipe, although it only works if it's the tubing that's leaking.
Apr
14
comment Can I add unfaced insulation on top of faced insulation which is on top of cellulose?
If you can't get unbacked insulation, then yes I think this would effectively eliminate any effectiveness as a vapor barrier.
Apr
4
comment Why does my remote control garage door opener not work when garage door is closed?
This sounds like a product specific issue. You should contact the manufacturer of the opener and/or remote.
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
I've been waffling on that point myself. The inspector recommended concrete but I really don't get what good it would do. Unless you poured in enough concrete to fill the entire nest...
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
I don't know that it needs to be. The county inspector recommended it, but I've had similar thoughts.
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
Further, I have not suggested in any way that I think the exterminator isn't working. I don't know if it's working or not - because I haven't filled in the holes in order to determine if they're still active. Until the holes are filled in and we see that the rats are digging out, we won't AND CAN'T know if the exterminator has been effective.
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
Iggy, I don't know how to make it simpler. 1) The county requires me to fill in the holes. 2) The county will fine me several thousand dollars if I don't fill in the holes. 3) I wish to fill in the holes the best way possible and there are serveral methods available to me to do so. 4) I wish to know what is the best method. 5) I asked about the best method FOR FILLING IN THE HOLES. YOU answered with a cursory "you've done fine" and a redirect to something completely irrelevant to my question.
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
Yes, I am absolutely sure that you did not answer the question of the best method for filling in the rat holes. The fact that the rats will dig out if they are still alive is irrelevant to the question. I stated in the question that we have been having a containment treatment done for some time, but the county requires that we fill the holes to determine if they're still active or not. You may think that's trivial, but the threat of a multi-thousand dollar fine from the county if we don't trumps your opinion. Sorry.
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
The input is appreciated but the question is about how is the best way to add the concrete, not how do I poison the rats.
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
@RedSonja yes, if the rats are surviving, they will dig new holes. The reason the county requires you to fill in the holes is to determine if the rats are surviving or not. The idea is you poison, fill, and repeat until they stop digging out again.
Aug
3
comment Are CFL bulbs safe for enclosed fixtures?
Perhaps you could explain why rather than make vague assertions?
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.