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Jul
8
comment How to safely wire fluorescent lighting with three prong plug on the ceiling?
Surface raceways are fairly easy to install, converting an existing outlet to a surface junction box and running to a switch and then a switched outlet. At the end of the lease, you can either leave or remove the raceways, leaving nothing but a few anchor holes to fill in the wall.
Jul
8
comment How can I frame and hanging large prints?
Poster shops routinely mount 100+ year old paper images on linen, and these are then framed, usually under glass that does not touch the surface. Anything in contact with the face of the image, glass or plastic, risks damaging it. It is very common to see the surface of a print transfer to its glass or plastic cover, destroying the original.
Jul
8
revised How to safely wire fluorescent lighting with three prong plug on the ceiling?
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Jul
8
comment How do I put a proper foundation under a sunroom that is already built?
What is the floor made of (wood boards? plywood sheets? concrete?) and what is under it? Is there a crawl space?
Jul
8
answered How to safely wire fluorescent lighting with three prong plug on the ceiling?
Jul
8
comment How to safely wire fluorescent lighting with three prong plug on the ceiling?
Is this finished living space, or a basement type area? Also, own or rent?
Jul
8
comment Why do the lights turn off when I turn off the fan portion of my newly installed ceiling fan?
Before the new installation, had there been a fan that worked as you wanted? And how many wires go from the fan box to the switch box?
Jul
8
comment what type of glue do I use
+1 With special emphasis on the wood. The glue just holds the new wood in. Toothpicks are great for screws with little strain, but for serious holding, drill, glue and insert a dowel.
Jul
7
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Jul
7
comment How can I remove a key that is stuck in a lock?
Is this a key in the knob or a separate locking cylinder?
Jul
7
comment How to apply floor patch on underlayment for sheet vinyl
When you say fill in screw heads (#2 square), do you mean the indent for the driver bit? Do the instructions even call for filling in screw heads? It seems hard to imagine that the thinnest of sheet vinyl would deflect enough to show a screw head, even heads driven below the surface.
Jul
6
comment Concrete brick patio, -how do I temporarily divert the water around a raised deck post?
Sounds like a plan. As my contractor says, the most important architectural drawings are those done on the back of an envelope by the contractor - site specific.
Jul
6
comment Concrete brick patio, -how do I temporarily divert the water around a raised deck post?
@user2059078 That should work as well. As to whether the tape will stick, try it and see. It depends on how chalky the surface is. Even plastic sheeting held in place with bricks with no adhesive may be able to keep 99% of the water out if carefully placed.
Jul
6
answered Concrete brick patio, -how do I temporarily divert the water around a raised deck post?
Jul
6
comment Concrete brick patio, -how do I temporarily divert the water around a raised deck post?
A picture would be very helpful.
Jul
5
comment Just bought first impact driver, do I still need to pre-drill holes?
And there are a variety of self-drilling screws which make splitting unlikely in many woods (but not dense hardwoods such as oak).
Jul
5
comment How can I stengthen the durability of my newly installed engineered hardwood floor?
Is there a finish on the floor now?
Jul
4
revised How can I secure NM cable to a metal stud?
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Jul
4
answered How can I secure NM cable to a metal stud?