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comment Can I rejunvenate a rubber o-ring?
The issue with that is that the threads don't seal the connection. It holds the connection together and prevents the hose from coming apart from the inlet/outlets on the pool. The O-ring is the only thing making a watertight seal. Still +1 as it may work on other pools. For a visual: amazon.com/Intex-Fittings-Includes-Strainer-Directional/dp/…
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comment Can I rejunvenate a rubber o-ring?
I had actually considered this, but I expected the tape to not stay in place when I would slide the hose over the o-ring, so I didn't try this.
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comment Can I rejunvenate a rubber o-ring?
Thanks all. I ended up just replacing the o-ring. I couldn't find a single so I had to buy a contractor pack. At least I have spares now. :P
May
22
comment What is the best way to fix this garage floor?
There is prep work involved and it won't fix all the issues on it's own. thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20174654,00.html
May
22
comment What is the best way to fix this garage floor?
An epoxy coat would be my initial thought
May
11
comment Leaking wood stove ceiling pipe
Is the water running down on the inside or outside of the pipe?
Apr
10
comment I'm building a Deck. Is it cheaper to buy wood from a mill rather than a box store like Home Depot?
You found a mill that pressure treats their own wood?
Dec
16
comment Can I warm up a swimming pool by submerging black-painted milk jugs in it?
That really depends on how far from the top of the pool the water level is. :)
Jul
2
comment Solution for A/C Condensate Drain Line that doesn't require emptying a bucket of water every day?
If it's a rental and they aren't allowing you to make modifications and you can't let it drip, can't you contact building maintenance and ask them to address the issue? Personally, if dripping onto passersby isn't an option (which isn't a big deal to me; it's clean water) then I would hook up a flexible tube to the spigot on the AC's pan and let it drain through the hose to the ground. This may require a long tube.
Jul
2
comment Solution for A/C Condensate Drain Line that doesn't require emptying a bucket of water every day?
Why can't it be connected to a drain of some sort? And why is it not dripping onto the ground?
Jun
30
comment Is this ladder bookcase design strong enough to hold printers?
You could continue with your design as long as it is attached to the wall. I do think it would have stability issues unless you either attach it to the wall or change the base to have a board on the back to make it an H.
Jun
12
comment How can I mount 2ft by 4ft fiberboard panels on a wall?
Since this is artwork, I wouldn't do anything to damage the pieces. I would mount the panels in frames and hang the frame. This would provide no visible hanging hardware as well as keep the artwork intact
Jun
12
comment Is it recommended that 1/8 thick plywood be used as underlayment?
I just got done looking it up and there are acceptable size less than 3/4" or 23/32", but it is dependent on joist spacing. I personally would recommend going with the 3/4" or 23/32" plywood or OSB for the sub-floor. It only costs a little more and the area is probably not that big. The added rigidity will be good to prevent flex in the floor which could cause your tiles to pop off the floor. As far as the underlayment, I will defer to more experienced people on this site; I'm a DIYer and not a pro.
Jun
12
comment Is it recommended that 1/8 thick plywood be used as underlayment?
Personally, I would replace the sub-floor. Most of the work is already done (sub-floor exposed) and what's there now isn't perfect (uneven and wavy).
Jun
11
comment In slip joints, what's the difference between rubber and nylon washers?
I would think they are both compression fittings. If it is leaking, it is either too tight or not tight enough. Given that it's rubber, I'm expecting not tight enough. As far as the materials, I would expect the nylon to be tapered as it is more rigid than the rubber which when compressed would expand differently than the rigid nylon.
Apr
10
comment Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?
I'm not sure any of those options would be safe long term to place in there then. I would expect it to erode or ruin the paint and eventually the metal.
Apr
8
comment Is there a quick cure for refrigerator drip tray stink?
What is the drip tray made of? Metal, plastic, or what?
Dec
23
comment What thickness Styrofoam should be used to insulate a toilet tank?
Air temperature is about 70F-72F. Water is probably 55F. No idea on the humidity; the house doesn't have a dehumidifier (does have A/C, but that doesn't get run much in the Ohio winter).
Nov
16
comment Can I run water lines through the attic?
@user18116 I think you still run a high risk of your pipes freezing. If there are no tee's or joints in the cold area, it seems less likely to me that you would have a leak.
Nov
15
comment Who makes this shower faucet handle (logo identification)?
@Lina see my answer below