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May
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answered Why do you need a Residual Current Device if you already have trip switches?
May
1
comment How can I eliminate home shaking caused by vibration from heavy traffic/poor road condition?
From what I can see of geologic surveys in the Philadelphia area, you are situated on alluvial deposits which transmit seismic energy like Jello in a bowl. It will be nearly impossible to stop the shake. The seismic waves will just diffract under any concrete mass you stick in there to attempt deadening.
May
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reviewed Approve How can I eliminate home shaking caused by vibration from heavy traffic/poor road condition?
Apr
30
reviewed Approve What type of Drill should I go for?
Apr
30
reviewed Approve How to estimate if an old AC is worth replacing?
Apr
30
reviewed Approve Daewoo frige/ freezer
Apr
30
reviewed Approve What's the most common cause of A/C refrigerant lines freezing?
Apr
30
reviewed Approve I need help wiring a double switch in the bathroom
Apr
30
reviewed Approve 12v Led Wiring Problem
Apr
28
reviewed Edit Replacing new tile incorrectly laid
Apr
28
revised Replacing new tile incorrectly laid
spelling Detra -> Ditra, threw -> thru
Apr
26
comment Is it OK to use old (30+ years) heating oil in my central heating furnace?
As long as it hasn't grown slime bacteria, diesel (no. 2 stove oil) fuel is notorious for clogging filters if it's been let sit for ages (experience gained from trying to resurrect an old Diesel Mercedes). Gasoline turns into an oxidized aldehyde mess that can strip the skin off your arm (experience gained from draining an old Jaguar tank...).
Apr
23
revised Can you use a power drill with the exchangeable screwdriver bits on a manual screwdriver?
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Apr
22
comment Does UV exposure cause deterioration to PVC pipe which can lead to catastrophic failure?
Clear Polyethylene is particularly sensitive to UV unless you're getting the greenhouse stuff that has the UV inhibitors. Polycarbonate is highly resistant. Most plastics suffer from polymer debonding in the presence of UV.
Apr
19
comment Automatic sprinkler valve will not shut off
If you can find the make and model number, look up the minimum flow rating for operation. Some of these valves don't work well after drip conversion as they don't have enough water flow to actuate the diaphragm effectively. Which is what happens when you open the downstream valve.
Apr
19
reviewed Approve In layman's terms how much pressure is 4000 psi?
Apr
18
comment In layman's terms how much pressure is 4000 psi?
Paint stripping comes to mind... and it does it pretty effectively. Use it on your car with the right nozzle held too close and you'll abrade the paint.
Apr
14
comment Sash window design / security - parting bead vulnerable to attack?
Toughened laminated glass wasn't in the original question, standard window pane falls to the diamond tip scribe and body puller suction cup pretty noiselessly with a little practice.
Apr
14
comment Are there special pocket hole screws?
Pan Head screws would be the obvious replacement, with the addition of a pilot hole, you can go up to a size that fills the center through hole the drill produces for higher shear strength.
Apr
14
comment installed new disposal and now dishwasher will not drain
@AloysiusDefenestrate - It's an answer, convert it and collect upvotes. Drift pin and a hammer will remove the knockout. It's cast in with a thin groove to allow it to break out, use a mirror to make sure you get all of it. Not everyone has a dish washer, or may have a double sink with vacuum breaker and y fitting on the other basin.