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comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
(continued from above) will feel like they have sharp edges due to the square cut edges.
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comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
@JoePhilllips - I think what people are talking about is the fact that many types of tiles have a slight curved down shape along the edges. They are made like this so that the grout comes up to the very corner of the tile but is still below the actual surface level of the main part of the tile. When tiles that are designed like that are cut through the middle and then such edge is used as a grout line edge the grout comes right up to the very square corner of the cut. Of course that results in very different look. It also results in tile surfaces that (continued)
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revised How to fix falling out electric socket?
Fixing pictures as to how they should be done here.
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comment Determine depth of laminate flooring
Since you are on a slab you certainly want to be very careful to not set a circular saw to be cutting too deep!! I think I would mark the line for the area that needs cutting out and then start the cut with an oscillating tool equipped with a saw blade. Work till it just cuts through. This will give you an idea of how thick the flooring material really is. You could then continue the cut with the oscillating tool or switch over to the circular saw. In any case the oscillating saw can be helpful if the cut has to come up against a wall where the other saw cannot cut.
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comment vintage lockset missing parts
How much pressure does it take to push the lower corner of the door in so that it is up against the stop?
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revised vintage lockset missing parts
Inlined the pictures for new user.
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comment How to fix falling out electric socket?
A photo or two would be a tremendous help toward getting folks up to speed on your problem.
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comment How to accurately cut plywood with unpowered hand tools?
Pushing a handsaw between metal brackets is a sure fire way to knock the points off and the set out of the teeth.
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revised Question regarding safety of water pump without a ground wire
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answered How to accurately cut plywood with unpowered hand tools?
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comment Sistering stingers to convert stairs from closed to open stinger
@Tester101 - I think you are really on to something regarding the load bearing wall issue. From all the houses that I've seen with stairs as pictured near the central line of the house the adjacent wall is very very often load bearing.
Mar
25
comment How to cut a 1 inch thick 12x48 plank in half (thickness)?
Even the saw blade is going to take away resultant thickness.
Mar
25
revised Is it advisable to paint interior walls with a sprayer?
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Mar
24
answered Should I glue down or top nail the first and last row of hardwood engineered flooring?
Mar
22
comment Is it possible to fix bowed baseboards?
@Jack - Flooring is installed with a gap at the wall to allow the flooring to expand and contract within the plane of the floor. The lateral floor expansion will greatly exceed the thickness expansion of the flooring material. If you try nailing the base shoe to the flooring itself then the shoe will pull away from the base board when the flooring material contracts and will be jammed up too tight to the baseboard when the flooring expands. The correct idea is that the shoe molding is brought down to the flooring surface but covers the flooring gap and is nailed into the base board.
Mar
22
answered Is it possible to fix bowed baseboards?
Mar
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revised Is standing water at bottom of dishwasher normal?
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Mar
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comment Is softwood appropriate for furniture squares on a hardwood cabinet?
I recommend the screws because I believe they do a far better job of tightly drawing the wood pieces together to make the glue joints as thin as possible. When you get done with screws you will have a piece that looks like and provides functionality similar to old world craftsmanship. The use of brads and nailers are for fast production shops that think they have to crank out stuff fast and at minimum cost. But afterwards it looks like that! My philosophy is that if you take your time and do a quality piece of work the time to install screws is really a small part of the equation.
Mar
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comment Metal conduit balusters
Another thing to think about. Conduit is made of fairly soft steel that does not have properties that help it resist rust. This is one of the reasons the stuff is fairly inexpensive.
Mar
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answered Metal conduit balusters