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comment Cheap bendable material for DIY project
sheet aluminum?
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comment How to attach cedar boards to a removable fence frame?
@user2059078 Yes, but as you suggested, the 1/2 inch grab is a bit thin, unless you use 4 or more screws per plank. And cedar is a very soft wood, prone to shredding around screw threads when stressed.
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comment Can I use machine screws in wood to hang shelves?
@WayfaringStranger It's actually an exterior grade coated construction screw. I'm not a big fan of drywall screws for construction except for the lightest of loads, and surely not shelf brackets.
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comment How should I hang racks from the garage ceiling with trusses?
@gregmac I think your comment should be an answer. Comments don't last forever, and yours is important information.
Aug
26
comment How do I install an insteon light switch where wire colors don't match?
@SpeedyPetey Sounds like a typical no-neutral switch loop, although a switched white is more common than a second black (unless individual wires were run in a conduit). A neutral on a simple switch loop is relatively recent vintage (as my early bad answers on this site reflect).
Aug
25
comment What to do with the wires when removing baseboard heaters
Is the connection at the old baseboard over a standard in-wall electrical box, or is the cable directly hooked into a built-in box or cable clamp on the fixture?
Aug
25
comment Weird set screw on single handle bathroom faucet
Please post a picture.
Aug
25
comment Attach Shower Rod with Glue
Can you describe the way the rod is positioned? Is it between two solid walls?
Aug
24
comment Green Pool - Used Algicide
What about a wet/dry shop vac to pull the bulk of the algae settled onto the bottom into a container that can be easily dumped?
Aug
24
comment How can I keep animals out of my chimney?
This is pretty much the standard approach in the northeast US. Some brick chimneys have a stone cap held up in the corners by pieces of brick, but these leave room for small animals to enter if screening is not used.
Aug
23
comment Replaced door hinges and now the door won't close - hits the door stop on the hinge side
can you provide pictures of the hinges?
Aug
23
comment Electrical engineering background, can I do electrical work on my house
+1 And many local building departments are happy to provide information, especially if they get the sense that the home owner has a good grasp of electrical knowledge.
Aug
20
comment What brand is this 3-handle tub faucet set it?
No image showing.
Aug
18
comment Is it possible to de-gloss paint?
The matte on top of gloss will de-gloss it (as will satin). It might not be truly matte, but it should be significantly less shiny. I would wait a few days after the gloss is applied to ensure that it is fully dried. Also, on average, matte finishes are often less durable than other finishes, so if you can live with satin, that might give you better long term results.
Aug
11
comment How to hide DVR for a wall mounted TV
You can also get a universal remote control with RF controls (radio frequency, no line-of-sight required) that include an IR blaster (infra-red, used by standard controls, requiring line-of sight), placed near the DVR/cable box and that converts the RF back to IR.
Aug
11
comment What do I do with unused spackle
+1 And press a piece of plastic wrap down on the surface of the spackle to reduce air contact.
Aug
10
comment wiring my mobile home breaker panel
A stripping tool can give you a sense of the gauge.
Aug
10
comment What to do to fix glass table?
More information, and preferably a picture are needed.
Aug
10
comment When is a fence considered light weight and how do you chose if you need a heavy or a light fence?
I don't know the tipping point, but that is not a light weight fence.
Aug
10
comment Ok to have junction box hidden behind recessed lighting?
@Johnny I did a reno and had to remove some boxes that had been junctions for downstream lights and outlets (the wall disappeared in the new plan). I did not want to have to rewire along a convoluted path from the last junction box, so I used these to extend the NM to the next accessible junction box.