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Jan
15
comment Basement drain without a trap
how can you tell if you have a "floor drain to soakaway"? could you expand on why you might have a soakaway instead of it draining to septic/sewer?
Jan
14
comment Is this a drain cover or an electrical outlet cover?
Im no plumber but in addition to the other clues to it being an outlet, a drain should be flush with the ground, not above it by half an inch.
Jan
14
comment Is it possible to convert a switched light into an unswitched outlet?
Great answer. I would add my vote to leaving the switch. The security of garage door openers can be weak goo.gl/2pcRPq and having the switch there enables you to make your home a little more secure when you go on vacation or will be out of the house for a while.
Dec
10
comment What do I need in order to install under cabinet lights?
Could you both take a look at my edit and give me your thoughts on using a single transformer?
Nov
11
comment What do I need in order to install under cabinet lights?
right, but if its 120v cant i just cut the wire before the plug, and splice it together directly with the yellow wire coming out of the wall?
Nov
11
comment What do I need in order to install under cabinet lights?
I want to go with LED given how much halogen bulbs waste electricity. What about something like this? amazon.com/LEDP120WH-120V-Direct-Puck-Light-White/dp/B00DQGIMNW/…
Nov
11
comment What do I need in order to install under cabinet lights?
Thats unfortunate. I want to use the hardwires, and want to avoid having to 'plug-in' any plugs. +1 anyways
Nov
11
comment What do I need in order to install under cabinet lights?
When I search for 120V to 12V transformer, I get a bunch of different transformers, for different amps and watts. How do I know the kind of transformers I need? Is it the same for each cabinet/set-of-cabinets? What do you mean when you say I need a 'duplex outlet' for each connection? The 120V wires are already connected (on a single dedicated circuit I believe). Do I need to change the circuit (whats behind the walls)? What are jumper wires for? Do I need to use barrel connectors, on the transformer end, or can I splice wires and connect the LED to the transformer with a wire nut?
Oct
7
comment Is fixing these stairs as simple as just replacing the stairs and supports?
I think you are getting down votes because your answer is essentially 'go read a book'
Dec
18
comment How do I remove plastic shelving molly clips?
how would that work?
Dec
18
comment How do I remove plastic shelving molly clips?
sorry, the picture I had before was just an example. Ive uploaded actual pictures of what I have.
Dec
18
comment How do I remove plastic shelving molly clips?
The picture I had before, was just an example. I have uplaoded the actual picture of the clips. The third picture shows that even after taking out the screw the plastic stays rigid (even though I can force it out, it still rips the drywall more). If I cut off the face from the rest of the bolt, couldnt I Just connect it back together with a screw?
Dec
18
comment How do I remove plastic shelving molly clips?
I just had a thought. If I cut them flush, cant I simply just simply put the face back together with the cut off base and put the screw back in? I would think the screw would hold it all together again.
Nov
22
comment How do I fix a hole in drywall?
What about a blowout patch?
Jul
22
comment How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
So your answer is there is nothing I can apply to my floors that would make them more scratch resistant. Is it possible to "reapply a UV finish"? What would such a product be called in a home improvement store (or is a process that consumers could even do without special equipment)?
Jul
22
comment How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
Could you clarify what you mean by finish? Does home improvement stores sell something called 'wood floor finish'? How does one know what type of finish the wood has or should buy?
Jul
22
comment How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
Although a good suggestion, this does not address the question.
Jul
9
comment How can I protect my (engineered) hardwood floor from scratching?
Brazilian Walnut Handscraped (Sureloc G5)
Jul
9
comment Whats the easiest way to fix sticky painted furniture so that it's no longer sticky?
Its been a little over 9 months from the time I painted, and the furniture has definitely dried (become less sticky) over time. Mine is still slightly sticky (if you leave something on for a couple days it still peels off a tiny bit) but I think mine is the extreme case (I had MANY coats of paint, painted on too quickly over the other). While it was at its stickiest state, I just put a cloth over the surface top and put my things on that which kept things from sticking (and risk paint peeling off). I tried heat and talc powder, which didnt seem to help. Ultimately time was the solution.
Jul
9
comment What kind of tool is used to stir paint in a can?
Be careful not to mix too fast too long. It will create air bubbles in the paint which will then show up on the wall (or whatever you are painting).