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Nov
17
comment What are the “must do” tasks before winter hits?
+1 Good one! Also make sure you can find your shovel. I tossed mine when clearing out the garage one summer and forgot to buy a new one. Needless to say that first snowfall left 2 foot drifts on my porch steps.
Nov
17
answered What are the “must do” tasks before winter hits?
Nov
16
revised How do I remove an oil stain from my concrete driveway?
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Nov
16
comment How do I remove an oil stain from my concrete driveway?
@Jeff - I'll take it out of my answer. I know why and how it "works", but it's really a last resort. I'm intrigued by the lime and turpentine paste.
Nov
16
asked How do I build a French drain?
Nov
15
answered How do I remove an oil stain from my concrete driveway?
Nov
15
comment What's a good general purpose light-use drill?
@merk It doesn't seem that long ago that a 12V was considered the "powerful" cordless drill. I've got one that's 11 years old and it still comes out of its semi-retirement pretty often. Don't worry about the battery voltage unless you've got a lot of screws to drive.
Nov
13
answered How do I keep my pool water clean without nasty chemicals?
Nov
13
revised Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
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Nov
13
comment How good do I need to make my primer coat?
I find this to be true with every step of the wall finishing process. Easier to frame square than cover it with drywall; easier to get the drywall seams tight than fix with mud; easier to get the mud smooth than fix with primer; easier to prime than fix with paint. It just often seems better to fix it later because you feel like you're making progress that way.
Nov
12
comment What are the best practices for a low deck built half on a concrete slab?
+1 Nice job! And I like the idea of adding after-pictures, I've got one of my own.
Nov
12
comment What electrical requirements does a garbage disposal have?
I sliced my hand trying to reinstall the disposal when I replaced my kitchen sink. Why didn't I think of this?
Nov
12
answered What projects should never be DIY?
Nov
10
comment Why won't my bathroom light fixture work?
+1 great tip. I spent 30 mins playing with a "loose" breaker before realizing that a faulty electric mixer was tripping a GFCI on the branch.
Nov
10
comment Can I close the garage vent on my furnace?
it's behind the vent, cut to the duct size. Looks fine from the outside, but I know it's ugly. I need to get new vents anyway, most of my plastic adjuster wheelies are broken.
Nov
10
comment Can I close the garage vent on my furnace?
Hadn't seen the magnetic pads before, do they have anything similar for plastic vents? I've got cardboard blocking vents in a couple of my ducts, I like the idea of something more adjustable.
Nov
9
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Nov
9
accepted How do I repair a drywall ceiling when there is blown in insulation above?
Nov
8
comment What can I use to drill dowel holes down the end of a long piece of wood?
I was going to suggest this too, but the doweling jig is a better answer. Just watched someone build a butcher block type top using one of these and then bolting through all the pieces.
Nov
6
revised How do I repair a drywall ceiling when there is blown in insulation above?
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