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revised How can I extract rusted/painted outdoor screws?
Yeah, heat guns are worth the investment. I wasted too much time fighting with painted screws. :-(
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comment How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
@WayfaringStranger I live in Southern California, so I don't usually worry about frozen trees. In any case we let the branches settle for a few hours at least.
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comment What is a humane, safe and clean way to dispose of a live mouse caught in a glue trap?
@mike: That's a pretty long document. Could you point me to the section you'd like to bring to my attention? Or, alternatively, could you summarize the relevant bits in another answer? (Personally, I wouldn't use glue traps myself, since there are more humane extermination techniques.)
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comment How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
Hi Jessica and welcome to Home Improvement! I remember your contributions on Biblical Hermeneutics and it's good to see you around. I actually have a cast-iron stand with a big spike in the center, which works on the same principle. The suggestion to use blocks is a good one. From experience, that works even better than trying to buy longer bolts with the correct threading.
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comment How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
Yeah, I've never bothered with the red-and-green stands. Avoiding the gap is yet another reason to put the tree in the stand vertically rather horizontally. (I can't say this has ever been an issue.) As for the guyline, I don't think I need it this year, but it is a comfort.
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comment How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
@Malfist et al.: I added the suggestion to use fishing line. I don't have much luck with it myself, however, since I usually go to small streams and tiny lakes so my line is rated for far less than is needed to keep a tree from tipping over without a lot of strands. This year I used some twine anchored on the backside of the tree, which is nearly as unobtrusive. Thanks for the suggestions.
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revised How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
Small thumbs up for plastic stands and added detail about monofilament line.
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