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ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


Nov
29
comment What would be the most economical way to run wire for a driveway light?
If it is just a single light have you considered solar? Maybe with a remote solar collector if needed. The newer lights a worlds better than the ones available just a few years ago.
Nov
23
comment How do I replace the toilet shutoff valve?
have you considered just replacing the washer and the stem packing?
Nov
21
comment why does my house have a 4 inch vent stack going out the front?
Can you guess how old the vent and the house are?
Nov
4
comment How can I secure an outwardly opening front door without damaging anything?
what are the concerns? Not being able to tell who is at the door without opening it? Is it the hinge pins being removed to gain access? Or is it just the general integrity of the lock?
May
31
comment How can I put a drain hose through a basement wall or window?
What type of wall is it stone, poured concrete,block etc? How high above grade will the hole be?
May
9
comment Can using two hoses deliver more water?
Have you inquired at a local pool supply store. In my area it isn't uncommon for tanker trucks full of water to fill pools. Some companies specialize in it. They fill pools, hose down construction sites to control dust and other commercial uses.
May
8
comment How can I cut aluminum angle stock without damaging my tools?
What are the dimensions of the material and how many cuts do you anticipate making?
Apr
24
comment Replacing Exterior Back Door
Some other things to consider, mortising in the hinges can be difficult for a novice, the original casing may no longer be square and the original door may not be a standard size.
Apr
23
comment 1“ x 2” Furring Strips for Drywall Ceiling
What is the spacing of the floor joists? Is it so wide that you need the furring strips?
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?