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May
28
comment Possible to flatten warped wood?
I think that you are thinking of a planner not a jointer for this lumber problem. A planner is used for flattening the wide face of lumber and a jointer is for truing the narrow edge. a planner takes the whole piece of lumber in under pressure and plains one wide surface. Depending on how cupped the lumber is, a planner may work after a few passes on each side, but the thickness of the board is going to be smaller.
May
28
comment What to use to finish my desk from IKEA?
Good for you! I'm sure you will be happy with your efforts.
May
28
comment Replacing ceiling light with fan/light combination
do you have and know how to use a volt meter?
May
28
comment Installing new panels in concrete fence posts with overhanging tree branches
can't you push the tree limbs out of the way or trim them back?
May
28
comment Replacing ceiling light with fan/light combination
STOP!!!! you are gonna get in trouble. The red is probably hot or switched. the green is ground. Get some help before you burn down the place or hurt yourself.
May
28
answered Manufactured home bathtub/shower wall installation
May
28
answered Something in my home is making my family sick. How do I determine what it is?
May
27
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of elastomeric coatings versus shingles?
not sure what product you are talking about. Up here in the north we use Grace for a shingle underlayment. Most elastomers are in a liquid form and come in 5 gallon buckets.
May
27
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of elastomeric coatings versus shingles?
Are you talking about a roll on like Grace Ice and Water Shield?
May
27
answered how to fix blade wobble in circular saw
May
27
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages of elastomeric coatings versus shingles?
May
26
comment How do I remove surface rust from a metal roof?
be careful using chemical rust removers. They can damage painted surfaces as well as remove rust. A rotary wire wheel on a drill is a good way to buff rust off. Cover the bare areas quickly with something like rustoleum primer for rusted metal, then paint with an epoxy type paint.
May
24
comment What's the best way to run a wire from inside my garage to the outside?
yep, the rain loop is the key. +1
May
24
answered What to use to finish my desk from IKEA?
May
23
answered basement plumbing
May
23
comment Is plastering a job best left to the professionals?
Hey BMitch, I've been doing drywall mudding off and on for 20 years, I'm not bad, but I can't hold a candle to the subs I hire. It is an art form!
May
23
comment Removing Sand from blacktop
Also give them a shop vac to get all the sand out of the surface. When they are done, congratulate them with a new basketball!
May
23
comment Unused electrical duplex box, soon to be hidden behind a bookcase?
Practically speaking, since the bookcase is so large and will be attached to the wall, it becomes part of the wall and would be obstructing the box. The box needs to be accessible if there are any hot wires in it. i like the idea of extending the box and making it protrude into the bookcase, or have an opening or panel that makes it easy to access the box if needed.
May
23
answered Is plastering a job best left to the professionals?
May
22
answered Second floor leveling question