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Mar
28
comment How can I calculate covered area under a single-slope roof?
I would add that since it doesn't sound like OP has picked a specific angle, for angles other than 30º it would be cos(ANGLE).
Mar
23
answered Water leak detection - long drive way
Mar
23
comment 36“ inch fridge won't fit 36” cabinet void
@maplemale: So it sounds like your fridge is 3/8" wider than it is supposed to be. I seriously doubt that is a normal manufacturing tolerance. Personally I would complain to the store and see if they will replace it with another (hopefully measuring it first) and/or refund you a portion of the price.
Mar
22
answered 36“ inch fridge won't fit 36” cabinet void
Mar
22
comment Renovation for Dummies
FYI the IRC and NEC codes are available for free online, so nobody needs to go without them. Local amendments are also easy to find online.
Mar
22
comment What's needed to add an Osram Lightify bulb to a Philips Hue installation
@DanielGriscom: actually the Philips Hue bridge is pretty open, and they have been adding more protocols over the years. It is compatible with the "open" Zigbee protocol, and also Apple's HomeKit, the Nest standards, and IFTTT. (There is also an API for developers to write their own apps / custom integration.)
Mar
19
comment code approved way to cut 5“x30” out of a 8“ x 10” support beam
@Mark: Eh. Even if it is oversized I seriously doubt it is unimportant. E.g. I would not even recommend cutting into a double 2x8 beam, which is relatively common. an 8"x10" beam is 5X as strong. That is not an accident.
Mar
18
answered code approved way to cut 5“x30” out of a 8“ x 10” support beam
Mar
18
answered Request for proper word - “bur?”
Mar
17
answered Is a “painting pad / sponge square” indeed the way to get a smooth wood surface after applying polyurethane?
Mar
10
comment What type of glue can be used to stick aluminium to plastic?
Most epoxies don't bond well to plastic. Make sure you get one that specifically says it will.
Mar
10
comment What type of glue can be used to stick aluminium to plastic?
If you have an Apple Store near you, in my experience they will replace the feet for free.
Mar
7
comment Fluorescent fixture won't stay lit
Are the lamps in a cold location? Fluorescent fixtures don't work well or at all when it's cold (depends on the exact ballast but some are rated only for 50 ºF and up).
Mar
4
comment Why is my fridge not cooling properly?
@user81993: the ice buildup is normal but it's not good. Defrosting a mini-fridge needs to be done every 6 months or so, depending on how often you open the door & let moisture in. I would say at this point that's probably what you should do... unplug it and leave the door open for a few hours until you can remove the ice. Also FYI I know this sounds silly but on a scale of 0 to 7 make sure you know which way is colder (probably 7).
Mar
4
answered Why is my fridge not cooling properly?
Mar
1
answered Garage door sometimes doesn't open all the way: belt or opener?
Feb
26
comment How to best fill in rat holes outside?
@TheEvilGreebo: Unless you cap the entire yard with concrete I don't think a few concrete plugs are going to stop a determined animal that can just dig another hole. Unless the county inspector specifically requires concrete I wouldn't bother. Plus if you have to do several rounds of this, you're going to end up with concrete all over your yard.
Feb
26
answered How to best fill in rat holes outside?
Feb
25
answered Will a high efficiency furnace vent etch the brick on my house?
Feb
24
answered Is my impact driver normal?