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Mar
28
comment How to accurately cut plywood with unpowered hand tools?
aluminum brackets and steel saw should mitigate that. You'll definitely have drift that needs to be retouched by sander and planer.... You could use as easily use hardwood guides though those will be trickier to clamp effectively
Mar
27
comment What is an oven anti-tip device and how do you install one?
Your answer is perfectly legitimate... but are people actually stepping onto their open oven doors while cooking on the stovetop?
Mar
27
answered What could cause a crack in the drywall where the wall meets the ceiling?
Mar
27
answered How to accurately cut plywood with unpowered hand tools?
Mar
27
comment How to cut angled pipe for a segmented/lobster back bend?
I'm curious what you're making :)
Mar
26
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Mar
23
answered Can I use self-levelling cement over different levels of plywood?
Mar
23
comment bubble of air out of toilet when flushed
Does your basement drain directly or does it drain to a tank which is them sumped up?
Mar
18
answered How to fight with mold on wall and ceiling connection on last floor
Mar
8
comment Can I support a granite countertop overhang with embedded steel bars?
@lenny Check my answer below about using square stock. I found that it worked fine. I wouldn't recommend standing on it but it seemed rigid enough. I suspect a welded lattice would have been better but my way has held up. Just be sure than when you place the slab on the subtop that you have fully covered it (using notched trowel) with your adhesive. Don't just use a few globs (as I have seen installers do)
Feb
9
comment How can I T splice a 120V line in a lighting fixture?
Regardless of your splicing method, it must be enclosed in an accessible junction box. It cannot be open on top of the fixture.
Feb
9
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Jan
19
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Jan
10
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Dec
18
accepted Is there a length limit on grounding conductor to ground rod?
Dec
18
comment Do acrylic glu-up tub surrounds require backer boards, waterproof membrane underneath?
Greenboard is typically not an acceptable shower back. I don't know if it's allowed when adhering a PVC surround.
Dec
18
comment How can I determine what grade air filter is appropriate?
I tend to use the highest grade filter I can find in a traditional hardware store. This is a relatively inexpensive item that prolongs the life of my ductwork and equipment. A few extra bucks a year.
Dec
18
answered Can I run 3 feet of water pipe in the attic for a rain shower?
Dec
17
reviewed Approve Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard
Dec
17
reviewed Approve Craftsman garage door opener works intermittently