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Jun
6
comment Can I step down 220 V to 110 V for my whole apartment?
And I've seen combining two unsafe things produce a deadly thing. Electricity and the Sea are both very unforgiving mistresses...
Jun
4
revised What type of woodworking clamp is this?
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Jun
4
comment What type of woodworking clamp is this?
Holdfasts, what's old is new again...
Jun
4
comment Weight bearing glass furniture
Tempered glass is used because it is both very strong and because it crumbles into pebbles when it breaks, instead of scalpel sharp swords. Polycarbonate is extremely strong and a better solution. It's used for anti-shatter safety glasses.
Jun
4
revised will anyone stop laughing n thinking im crazy long enough to see theres a major problem(s) in my house?
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Jun
2
comment Drilled through one of the biggest walls in my house and hit some sort of black plastic (likely PVC). Did I just drill through a water pipe?
And gravity flow, so no pressure, you will patch both in a similar manner, a hoseclamp to hold the patch in place while it cures, sectioned piece of the same material and solvent weld.
Jun
1
revised How do I fix a leaking connector between my garden hose and faucet?
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May
31
answered What fails in a centrifugal pump when it runs dry?
May
31
answered Is it safe to have a wall wart plugged in to a receptacle in an attic?
May
31
comment How can I determine what size bolt I need to repair my Briggs & Stratton 650 Series engine?
In order to look up the manual on B&S website, the full Model Number and Type Number are needed. Model 120000 covers quite a few different engines. The engine manual would be a place to start for identifying the part.
May
30
comment Leaky outdoor faucet when using spray nozzle
Top photo, attached brass piece with the ring of holes is a vacuum breaker, it exists to prevent contaminated water from siphoning back into the house plumbing if pressure is lost.
May
30
revised Shouldn't a compressor automatically stop compressing on a predefined PSI level?
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May
30
answered Shouldn't a compressor automatically stop compressing on a predefined PSI level?
May
30
revised How do I stop the black sludge coming from our bathroom faucets?
contamination clearing.
May
30
answered How do I stop the black sludge coming from our bathroom faucets?
May
30
comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
@JoePhilllips - Done!
May
30
answered How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
May
29
comment Do you think this tempered glass desk will hold my 50.6lbs computer?
Until you drop something hard and sharp on the surface and it shatters under the tension. Tempered glass is very strong, but very quickly turns into pebbles once its surface integrity is breached. The major reason for using it for this desk surface instead of plate glass is because of it's safer breakage failure mode, it doesn't turn into a series of long scalpels that can kill you.
May
29
comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
Natural stone tiles with saw cut edge, rent and use a diamond saw tile cutter and plenty of water. It's all in the setup, make sure you get the sawcut exactly centered, cut in one smooth stroke and make sure the tile is secured so it won't move during the saw operation. Otherwise you'll get a funny cut that will be obvious.
May
27
comment I need help removing a support beam
No information on how far apart those posts are, what kind of weight they're supporting, the beam span or the size of the beam you are removing the support from. Who cares about whether three sistered 2x4's will support the ends when the main beam has the chance of folding in the middle. Sounds like a disaster in the making, unless you get somebody in there that can determine the loading and beam strength needed.