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Aug
10
comment How can I replace a tilt up garage door, with near zero clearance, low overhead?
We DO want an opener, so we can cycle straight into the garage.
Aug
10
comment What kind of glue is best for a black plastic kitchen appliance (ABS plastic)?
See the @Bryce answer... ABS cement is MethylEthylKetone plus Acetone and ABS Resin (exactly what the LEGO folks describe making themselves).
Aug
7
comment repair hole in hardwood floor near garage door
@CesarDV ten plus years is a normal warranty for such a floor. Note: it may be less hassle just to fill this hole rather than complain. As others have said this is not "normal".
Aug
7
comment What kind of glue is best for a black plastic kitchen appliance (ABS plastic)?
It's actually the hinge on the button that releases the latch, so I'm good. At least assuming the oven started out safe...
Aug
7
comment repair hole in hardwood floor near garage door
How new? There may be a warranty claim here.
Aug
7
comment Son accidentally painted my new cedar shake! How do I remove it?
Disaster. Maybe you can sell the story to one of those TV reality shows.
Jul
28
comment What should I do with my leaking chimney?
Are you in an earthquake zone?
Jul
28
comment Does PEX leach BPA when used for hot water plumbing?
As an owner of an instant (tankless) heater, on copper piping, I feel perfectly safe drinking hot tap water.
Jul
24
comment Does XPS+OSB subfloor need to be anchored?
A year later: the floor is fine.
Jul
24
comment What is this velcro-like product?
There are releasable cable ties on the market, but Panduit has the patent, and they ask a lot of money for them.
Jul
14
comment Moving a light switch without moving it
@wallyk X10 works less well these days, due to inability to reject interference from other devices. X10's was good in the day, it's days are past.
Jul
11
comment Moving a light switch without moving it
@Paul X10 is slow, unreliable, the main vendor has gone bankrupt, any noise on the line makes it unreliable. The neutral issue has to do with a current path through the bulb (not ground, I'll fix that).
Jul
10
comment Can I save energy costs by turning off the refrigerator for 1-2 hours every day?
This "idea" does not save electricity, it saves "money".
Jul
10
comment Why energy saving bulb flashes when the switch is off?
It's likely related to the switch: what kind of switch? Can you post a photo? Age of home? Location?
Jul
10
comment Proper backfill for a trench dug below foundation level (within the 45 degree cone of support)
I've seen clay compacted as a slurry: e.g. mud. Layer after layer of damp dirt.
Jul
9
comment Moving a light switch without moving it
Is the landlord involved, or are you restricted to a screw-in solution? The options open up widely if you can change out the existing switch.
Jul
1
comment How can I fix chewed through wires?
Note that while 6 foot/2 meter is the standard length for computer cords, you can get shorter or longer. I like getting 2 foot cords to reduce cable clutter when possible.
Jul
1
comment How to fix cracks in lath and plaster?
Check for plaster repair kits in the answers. You have to do it right, then it stays repaired.
Jul
1
comment How to fix cracks in lath and plaster?
The plaster magic stuff WORKS GREAT. You can roll your own version also, but the official stuff is nice.
Jun
19
comment Would putting a sprinkler on my roof help cool my home?
Where's your A/C unit located?