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Mar
26
comment I have paint over unsanded drywall compound. What is the best way to fix it?
Two coats of paint, or one of primer, one of paint? It's an important distinction.
Mar
25
comment Does my crawl space need venting
What's your climate?
Mar
25
answered Does my crawl space need venting
Mar
25
answered Why is smoke entering my home through the fireplace?
Mar
25
answered Can I do anything with this gas fireplace? No gas service
Mar
20
reviewed Close Is it safe to oil a lock?
Mar
20
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
A roof deck, waterproof from the start, is a great way to go. Why are you leaning toward this less proven/problematic solution?
Mar
20
comment old 230 volt transformer style arc welder on an old square d 125 amp panel
The "damage to electronics" would be from spikes, not an overcurrent trip. A 250 amp service won't change that.
Mar
20
comment old 230 volt transformer style arc welder on an old square d 125 amp panel
What plug is on the end? Are there two? Is there a rating plate where the cords enter the unit? Look up the plug type at the Digital Museum of Plugs and Sockets.
Mar
20
comment old 230 volt transformer style arc welder on an old square d 125 amp panel
A whole house surge protector can help here. And nothing says the dryer/water heater need to be on when welding.
Mar
20
comment old 230 volt transformer style arc welder on an old square d 125 amp panel
Your S.D.LEE welder was probably a private label built by the Century company (Century was a pioneer in infinite amp control, as the welder advertises on the face). That may help you find more information. A detail photo of the power connector(s) would help also. Electrical work will require the approval of your landlord, at the minimum. Oh, and a little google work shows: Century was purchased in 2003 by Lincoln Electric lincolnelectric.com/en-us/company/Pages/company-history.aspx
Mar
19
answered How can I inspect and repair a roof with moss and other greenery on it?
Mar
19
comment Inside of Washing Machine smells horrible. How to fix?
Tip: you can't even see the real nasties, which are between the inner and outer drum, and in the drain tube.
Mar
18
answered Inside of Washing Machine smells horrible. How to fix?
Mar
18
comment Sand dribbling out under baseboard. What could cause this?
I have the Great Stuff Pro 14 Foam-Dispensing Gun. Way better than the insta-clog cans.
Mar
18
accepted Replacing a sill, on a factory built Marvin window?
Mar
18
accepted What pipe diameter, for gravity drain of a given impermeable area?
Mar
18
revised house cracking inside and out
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Mar
18
revised Why should I repair/replace roof just because it's old?
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Mar
18
answered house cracking inside and out