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May
17
awarded  Teacher
Apr
23
comment I have a leaky shower. Builder thinks a total renovation to bathroom is needed to waterproof whole bathroom
Not even a chance without good pictures, but regardless you'll need a second opinion.
Feb
22
comment Why does my smoke detector chirp when my bathroom lights are turned on?
A hardwired unit would definitely be preferable, but don't most places grandfather existing units? For my locality, you either have to sell with hardwired units or new units with ten-year batteries.
Feb
19
comment What are some tips for working with inaccessible power receptacles?
The most recent revision for this question would make me want to rephrase the question along the lines of "how can I plug something into an inaccessible outlet in an error-prone and dangerous manner?"
Feb
10
comment Second layer of drywall on textured ceiling: Do I need to sand down or remove the texture before second layer goes on?
Even more then better attachment, I'd hate to hit a stiff spot and have even out the drywall after hanging it up.
Feb
6
comment What is the proper way to run wires along/across basement ceiling joists?
And watch out for the placement of the holes in the joists -- not near the edges!
Feb
5
comment How do you protect solar panels from hail?
One inch thick seems a little excessive. I'd go for something thinner and plan to replace it if hail damages it too much.
Jan
30
comment Should I put caulk/silicone at base of toilet on hardwood floors?
Don't miss and it shouldn't be a problem.
Jan
23
comment How efficient is a drop ceiling?
We had a room previously with a high (vaulted) ceiling. It could get a bit chilly, but the addition of a ceiling fan at the proper height did the trick.
Jan
12
awarded  Scholar
Jan
12
accepted Should I apply termite preventative products to pressure treated wood?
Jan
12
comment Should I apply termite preventative products to pressure treated wood?
This is ACQ pressure treated wood, and seems to be the standard for home store use. A decrease in effectiveness would be concerning.
Jan
10
revised Should I apply termite preventative products to pressure treated wood?
a little more detail
Jan
10
awarded  Student
Jan
10
asked Should I apply termite preventative products to pressure treated wood?
Dec
22
comment How can I create a platform on my stairs strong enough to support a ladder?
For some of these ideas, make sure to take a picture and submit it to the "There, I fixed it" blog (see thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/11/02/…).
Dec
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
20
comment Why are my ceiling fan light bulbs burning out quickly?
How frequently are they burning out?
Dec
18
answered Basic home improvement work dvd/book
Dec
15
comment How can I fit a Schlage lockset in my front door?
Why is that post not relevant?