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Sep
5
answered How can I tidy up a hole in a plaster ceiling rose?
Sep
5
comment How can I tidy up a hole in a plaster ceiling rose?
Is there an electrical box behind that rose (doubtful)?
Sep
3
comment How can I tidy up a hole in a plaster ceiling rose?
Are you trying to eliminate or keep the lighting fixture?
Sep
2
comment What's the best way/tool to cut a strip of drywall out of my window boxes?
While this tool is great if there is a fairly rigid edge that defines the extent of the cutback on the drywall. It works in electrical boxes and if the framing is exactly as far as you want to cut back. It's not clear to me from OP's description that the existing framing is the exact size of the cutback.
Aug
31
comment Replacing Bathroom vent, heat light combo and wiring is weird
Can yo provide pictures of the existing box and the fixture wiring?
Aug
30
comment How much ceiling fan wobble is acceptable?
In that case, the wobble may be too minor to easily correct and of no consequence.
Aug
27
comment Problem with Screws/Hinges on laminate door
The MDF or chipboard on laminates is not very compressible or forgiving. Sound like you needed a larger pilot hole.
Aug
27
answered Is there a standard hole diameter for corner braces?
Aug
27
comment Is there a standard hole diameter for corner braces?
1" or 12" braces? There is a huge range of brace and screw/bolt sizes. Also, different braces/uses/wall materials require different screws/bolts and differnent fasteners. What are the particulars of your project?
Aug
27
comment Can metal studs support a 64" plasma TV on a swiveling mount?
Why not captive style toggle bolts into the steel studs?
Aug
27
comment Which kind of board is easiest to work with?
@TDHofstetter He mentioned veneer as a possibility, but that's a big project.
Aug
27
comment Cracked Fence Post
Can you post a picture?
Aug
27
comment Stud wall bracing
+1 Looks like shear strap to me, but those are usually cross braced.
Aug
27
answered How much ceiling fan wobble is acceptable?
Aug
27
answered Which kind of board is easiest to work with?
Aug
26
comment Why have my ceiling fans started running slower?
Have you ever oiled the motors? Many fans require occasional lubrication.
Aug
26
comment How can I clean an office chair?
If the chair can hold up to rain (doubtful), why not just hose it down with a sprinkler?
Aug
26
answered How can I insulate my basement on a budget?
Aug
23
comment How to prevent an exterior automatic watering system from freezing
Apologies. I misread which end of the system the hayloo would be on. I thought it was in the field.
Aug
23
comment How to prevent an exterior automatic watering system from freezing
This assumes the water is being regularly used. If there were an extended freeze and no water movement, R-50 would soon be useless.