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Apr
14
comment Is there anything that I need to look out for when buying an induction cooktop?
One thing I was cautioned about, storage above the cooktop. A can of soup falling out of the cabinet above can damage the glass top. A replacement glass can cost almost as much as a new cooktop.
Feb
15
comment Replacing the wiring to a socket in a home?
How much access in the attic and is it an insulated outside wall or hollow interior wall?
Feb
12
comment Painting on drywall that has been stripped of wallpaper?
Do I understand you have drywall with some wallpaper still stuck to in spots?
Feb
12
comment Matching new oak floor planks to old planks
Have you looked in a closet floor for something that matches?
Feb
7
comment How do I repair nail holes in cement board?
Is there any reason you can't use a longer nail that will go through the tile backer and into the subfloor?
Feb
7
comment How do I make channels in plaster for electric lines?
how thick is the plaster? Is there any thing supporting the plaster such as lath or mesh?
Feb
3
comment How can I fix this entry door light?
It looks like the fixture is above the ceiling and steelwool is stuffed in the hole to keep bugs out, is this a good description of the problem?
Jan
31
comment How do I drill into an existing galvanized fence post?
I would add, start at a slow speed and just enough pressure to keep the drill bit cutting.
Jan
26
comment Can I connect my generator transfer switch to a subpanel instead of to the main panel?
If the idea is to run the generator while it is in the garage, carbon monoxide will be an issue.
Jan
24
comment Why are some radiators hot when the system is off?
Are the radiators that are hot the closest and above to the furnace?
Jan
20
comment How close can an electric water heater and an electric furnace be to each other?
Have you checked with the furnace maker for clearance specifications?
Jan
16
comment How do I fix hole on wood siding?
What type of siding, shingles, clapboards T-111?
Jan
15
comment Prevent air leaking from couplings on an air compressor hose
I have found over the years that the amount of air leakage is proportional to the cost. The cheaper the connectors the more they leak. Be especially leery of the cast "white metal" ones sold at discount stores.
Jan
11
comment How can I fix floor cracks in bathtub (enamel?) coating?
Will a magnet stick to it?
Jan
9
comment How can I fix floor cracks in bathtub (enamel?) coating?
Is it a fiberglass or steel tub?
Jan
7
comment Why does my shower goes cold when any other faucet is turned on?
Does this only occur with the shower or all of the faucets?
Jan
6
comment How did my water meter become loose?
In my locale the meter is the municipalities responsibility. If it leaks they repair it for no charge.
Jan
2
comment carport to garage conversion
Are you planning on heating/cooling the garage?
Jan
1
comment Will I draw more power/use more energy if I add an additional heater?
Are you asking if you will use more energy because you furnace is heating an additional radiator?
Jan
1
comment How can I determine the precise location of a clog in a drain pipe under ground?
Is this a sewer line or a storm drain for rain runoff?