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comment How to cover old stair risers
Fine quality hardwood veneer plywood would paint nicely. Cheap fir or laun plywood always looks crappy, stained or painted.
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answered How to cover old stair risers
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comment Life span of an average flexible water hose
@NiallC. You have a good point. I'll edit accordingly,.
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comment How is a transition between drywall and wood typically handled?
If you like the wood then it would be a shame to rip it down. On the other hand if you secretly hate the wood then it is an easy decision to go all the way up with the sheetrock.
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answered Life span of an average flexible water hose
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comment Cabinets with existing dowels in the wrong place. How do I fill for new hinges?
Along with the picture it would be very helpful to know the type of material that the hinge is mounted to. There is probably a good reason that the "plastic dowels" were used as the screw insert points for the hinges. I suspect that the material may be a particle board (which is terrible at holding screws) and the plastic inserts are a way of giving the screw mount a lot more hold into the material. If this is the case then possible repair suggestions would be different than if the material is a regular solid wood.
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answered Sprinkler repair situation
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answered What could cause my in-wall air conditioner to blow 3 power boards?
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answered replacing a light switch with a dimmer
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comment replacing a light switch with a dimmer
See my answer below for a possible explanation.
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answered sawing a heart-shape out of wainscoating that has been nailed together
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comment replacing a light switch with a dimmer
Also be aware that dimmers change the duty cycle of the AC waveform and your meter at AC mode is likely expecting to be able to read a nice sine wave signal. Did your light dim as expected when powered through the dimmer?
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comment replacing a light switch with a dimmer
Were you trying to measure the dimmer output with no load on it?
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comment Whirlpool top load washer leaks during spin cycles
Your posting seems like a statement. Some question about what to do for fixing the leak is just implied.
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comment How can I determine whether the pictured bathtub faucet can be replaced without taking tiles out?
Access through your living room ceiling is a distinct possibility. From below it would be a tough work situation to get all the way up under the fixtures -- but the ceiling drywall repair may be easier and cheaper than removing and replacing the ceramic tiles. If you do go the direct route to remove and replace the tiles -- which would give much better fixture access -- the biggest concern I would see is making sure ahead of time that you can obtain matching tiles.