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Nov
22
revised Can I leave drywall floating in the corners of my basement ceiling?
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Nov
22
comment How do I seal around an outdoor rated wall mounted luminary?
Was the luminary listed as appropriate for exterior use? Most so listed come with a gasket.
Nov
22
answered Can I leave drywall floating in the corners of my basement ceiling?
Nov
22
answered What's going on with this lightswitch (two wires to bottom connect, not connected on top)
Nov
21
comment Will a gas line for my grill be buried?
Also, in some jurisdictions, a tracer wire must be buried with the external gas pipe to assist finding the pipe during repairs and other construction. The unconnected wire can be energized with a signal to aid identifying its location.
Nov
19
comment How can I provide GFCI protection to my kitchen receptacles?
That's where battery headlamps come in handy.
Nov
19
comment How can I provide GFCI protection to my kitchen receptacles?
Why not turn off the master breakers when working in the box to reduce the risk of touching a hot bus?
Nov
17
comment What is the longevity of a three speed ceiling fan switch?
Is the wall switch hard wired or does it have a battery?
Nov
15
comment How can I bore deep straight holes through wood?
True. Your idea about guides is a good one and alignment rods could be rigged. The bit itself, left in the hole already drilled could be used to guide the platform up. This would be far from precision, but might be okay, depending on the exactness required.
Nov
15
comment Can mortise and tenon joints be strong without glue?
@whatsisname The OP apparently knows this. In related questions he acknowledges the need for bracing.
Nov
15
comment Can mortise and tenon joints be strong without glue?
+1 for tusk. Fox tail would be much more of a challenge to disassemble.
Nov
15
comment How can I bore deep straight holes through wood?
The press shown does have an adjustable table. The locking lever is on the right side of the shaft and the table moves up and down that shaft.
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Honeywell T6360 wiring - follow installation wiring guide positions or numbers?
Nov
15
comment How can I bore deep straight holes through wood?
While a drill press may only have a 3.5 inch stroke, the work platform is adjustable letting you start low and move it upward toward the drill head as you complete each 3.5 inch bore. You do need a long bit though.
Nov
12
answered Soft crumbling walls, electrical mounting box
Nov
12
comment What tool do I need to cut groove along edge of floorboard
@Catch22 A good macgyver! The trim is the real hold-down, so any safe temp fix makes sense. While it wasn't raised, this is NOT a solution for AC cable, and as Tester101 warned in a comment, you have to make sure the nail down of the trim is well away from the cables.
Nov
12
revised How can I route the cables for my TV in a basement with a “half wall”?
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Nov
12
answered How can I route the cables for my TV in a basement with a “half wall”?
Nov
12
comment Can I use bolts to attach a bed to the walls of my room?
1x4 is pretty thin stock. If it is really 1x4 it is actually 3/4 x3 1/2. Unless it is hardwood (and maybe even then) a span over six feet on the long sides seems like a lot for a thin piece of wood. It also may depend on the rigidity in the base below the mattress. unless that is very rigid, you are likely to have sag and possible failure.
Nov
11
comment Repairing a boom lamp that keeps falling
@Jason Good point! (Although some felt is fairly slippery).