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comment Screw jammed in deadbolt!
Can you post a photo so we can tell which screw is giving you a problem?
Mar
28
comment Least Destructive New Heating System? Hot Water or Air?
Agree unless you are contemplating adding central a/c
Mar
25
comment Leveling floors and Installing windows
Do you know if your house was built using "Balloon Framing"?
Mar
16
comment What's this stud type called and how should I drill for hanging a heavy item?
While a little late but still feasible , talk to your builder about the mount you plan on using. They can install blocking or framing that will make attaching the frame where you want it much easier.
Mar
12
comment patch small leaks in ceramic sewage line running through basement
Is it leaking at the joints or along the length of the pipe?
Mar
7
comment How can I rig a battery backed-up sump pump for an exterior pit?
How far from the house is the sump pit? Hoe cold do winters get where you live?
Feb
23
comment Any suggestions for repairs of nasty cracks in my walls and the door?
+1 for the 15 minute mud (also called Dura-Bond). Don't mix more than you can use in 10 minutes. I have repaired doors by removing the door knob, glue and screw a piece of 3/16 lauan plywood to the door face. Prime and paint, then reinstall the knob.
Feb
5
comment Should I insulate the garage in the home I'm having built?
If it will also be your shop, consult with your electrician about increasing the number and placement of outlets and individual circuits befor the insulation goes up.
Jan
24
comment Might I have 2 vents for my gas dryer?
Is the dryer is old enough that it has a pilot light? The lint may have blocked the vent door open. A large gust of wind may have blown out the pilot light.
Nov
16
comment Who Should Fill a Sinkhole?
Is the hole continuing to get bigger? Or did appear and the size stabilize?
Oct
16
comment How to vent a 2nd clothes dryer?
I checked the installation manual for several popular brands. They all require the use of a back draft damper for each unit when venting multiple dryers in a common duct. ( another expense)
Oct
5
comment min temperature to store an unused refrigerator
Does it have an icemaker or water in the door features?
Sep
30
comment Keeping water out of basement?
Do you have a piled stone foundation or poured concrete? Do you have gutters and down spouts that are working correctly?
Sep
16
comment Can I use backer rod and adhesive to fill in the gap between the toilet and the ceramic tile floor?
As the toilet base can be a source of moisture be it from condensation or accidents use a mold resistant product to fill the gap.
Sep
11
comment AC Motor Oil Wick Replacement
Are you asking can it be removed and replaced(the answer is yes) or how to remove it as it is falling apart while being removed?
Sep
10
comment How should I remove baking soda from my carpet?
I would try changing the bag even if not full. Baking soda is a fine enough powder that the bags interior may be coated and essentially clogged even though it is not full.
Sep
2
comment Can I have a “hollow” basement bathroom floor?
Will you have exposed dirt/soil under this plywood cover?
Aug
28
comment Why is water still above elements after draining hot water tank?
I assume you shut off the feed/ inlet valve. Did you open the faucets to allow the water in the pipes to drain back into the tank?
Aug
27
comment Is wood flooring in bathroom a right decision?
From experience, wood anywhere near a toilet used by young boys equals high maintenance.
Aug
19
comment What is this weird plug?
Leaving as a comment as I claim no expertise in continental appliances. I am guessing that the plug has information regarding voltage and amperage on it. A local appliance repair center should have a cord and plug that you can install to match your receptacle. This is assuming that the receptacle meets the minimum requirements of the stove.