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answered How can I round the edges of a piece of wood?
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comment Bathtub shower leaks in wall only when turned off
Is there a possibility that the shower/tub enclosure is not fully supported by the building structure and that flex is placing a stress on the incoming plumbing? It could be that some of the pressure fittings only leak when stressed.
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reviewed Edit Changing plugs on Kenmore dryers
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revised Changing plugs on Kenmore dryers
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comment kitchen sink and trap
You really should provide some pictures of this installation. Your description could very well be confusing but from what you've said said it can be concluded that your sink has never had the ability to drain. Now I suspect that this is not actually the case and so thus the request for a photograph or two.
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answered What are the options to increase doorway height in load-bearing portion of foundation wall?
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answered How to Get PEX to Seal
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revised Water Supply pressure
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answered Water Supply pressure
Apr
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answered How to connect kitchen sink PVC J pipe to flanged drain pipe?
Apr
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comment How can I align 2 holes 1.5m apart?
@gregmac - I want to call your comment a bunch of bullocks but I stop at this and point out that it is totally possible to sight in a piece wood as being straight. Any good carpenter can attest to that. My comment to @ Tester101 was to counter that there are some very nice levels made of wood. I happen to own three of them of various lengths.
Apr
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comment How do I repair this friction ABS kitchen sink pipe fitting
Note that it is common for drain type P-trap kits to come with the cheaper nylon type wedge rings. I always throw these away and buy packages of the rubbery type to replace them. It results in less leaks and far more secure drain connections under my sinks.
Apr
21
answered How do I repair this friction ABS kitchen sink pipe fitting
Apr
19
comment Is it possible to fry a lamp's internal wiring if I put the wrong bulb in?
(continued from above) support electrode in the bulb and thus take out the triac.
Apr
19
comment Is it possible to fry a lamp's internal wiring if I put the wrong bulb in?
You could add that the triac switching circuits used also do not like short circuits at all. Manufacturers could design dimmers with added short circuit protection but that adds to the cost of the dimmer and thus makes their product not able to compete with other cheaper products. Note that it is also common that dimmer equipped portable light fixtures will experience triac failure when an active ON light is knocked over and the mechanical shock breaks the filament. The hot filament ends fly around and can create shorts if they contact the opposite (continued)
Apr
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comment How do I secure an old aluminum/glass sliding door?
This idea would also work with one or two insertable pins that went through the first three thicknesses of the aluminum from the inside. These often come with a short piece of ball chain on the end that can be separately attached nearby to help keep the pin from disappearing. These can be seen at big box stores and are called "Hardened Steel Patio Door Pin".
Apr
19
comment GFCI Kitchen Circuit(s)
There certainly is no problem if the GFCI's cover more outlets than just those at the counter.
Apr
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revised GFCI Kitchen Circuit(s)
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Apr
19
comment Bath handles hanging and small chip in enamel
A couple of close up pictures would help a lot here.
Apr
18
comment How to fix a warped parquet floor?
Water and wood floors no mix.