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Sep
26
awarded  Revival
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
8
comment How to fix wood stain drips?
@keshlam I'm only using the terms the way hardware stores in north America use them, like Home Depot. What they sell as "stain" is basically a paint base of some kind that is tinted translucent. See here: highlandwoodworking.com/woodnews/march_2006/… Calling this a "stain" does seem like an obnoxious misnomer, and has always bothered me, but the usage is what it is.
Sep
8
comment How to fix wood stain drips?
@keshlam If it penetrates into the wood it is called a dye; if it consists of a pigment held in a transparent binder on top of the wood, it is a stain. Dyes are applied to bare wood, and it is not considered finished after dying; stains are finishes.
Sep
7
comment Why is an AFCI tripping when a particular light on a different circuit is turned on?
I neglected to mention that you need specially rated capacitors for this; the so called X capacitors and Y capacitors. The one on the left across the line would be X rated, the two going to ground would be Y.
Sep
5
revised why did our fridge stop working?
Wording, details.
Sep
5
revised What do I do about a toilet flange that is too high?
Pics, minor wording.
Sep
5
comment Why does my toilet not leave enough water in the bowl after flushing?
There should not be water "left" in the bowl after flushing; ideally, all the contents should vacate due to the siphoning action of the toilet's drain, though of course the action is not perfect. Most of the new water you see in the bowl trickles in from the tank via the overflow while the tank is filling; that's most likely the issue (as others have noted).
Sep
4
revised What do I do about a toilet flange that is too high?
5/16" not 5/8
Sep
4
answered What do I do about a toilet flange that is too high?
May
30
comment Toaster oven makes my kitchen lights flicker
Baking requires temperature regulation. If the oven is doing some PWM frequency, the flicker could just be the result of intermodulation ("beats") between the light's 120 Hz flicker (that you normally don't perceive) and the pulsating frequency used by the oven (say it was 128 Hz: 128 - 120 - 8 Hz.)
May
30
comment Toaster oven makes my kitchen lights flicker
What kind of lights? Incandescent? Fluorescent? LED? Dimmable or not? What make and model of toaster oven?
Apr
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
15
comment How can I attach two pieces of wood in an invisible way?
You will be hard pressed to find glue that is stronger than screws, when we compare equal cross-sectional areas. E.g. 1/4" diameter steel screw, versus a 1/4" diameter contact patch of glue between two surfaces.
Apr
15
comment How do I hang a shelf without drilling holes?
Since you don't actually mind living in a house with asbestos in the walls, what's a little drilling.
Apr
15
answered why did our fridge stop working?
Apr
15
comment How do I fix a sticking toilet refill float?
Some adjustment may have to be made. It could be that the float is floating freely and correctly relative to the water level, but the level is rising high enough to leak into the overflow pipe without the valve being closed. Maybe something can be adjusted to close the valve. Else the valve is simply leaky. Maybe there is a simple way to extend the height of the overflow pipe. If you add a quarter inch to the height of the pipe (say with a ring of some sort of waterproof tape), it will raise the water level, and generate additional pressure on the float.
Apr
15
comment How do I fix a sticking toilet refill float?
Say, what if a bit of water were to find its way inside the float? Then it would lose some buyoancy and not rise as high as before or push the valve with as much force. Any heavier-than-water gunk and calcification sticking to the float itself will weigh it down, too.
Dec
26
comment How can I check for electricity theft?
If the meter is under lock, then don't pay. I wouldn't pay for something I can't see.
Dec
5
answered Why does this switch throw the breaker when turned on?