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comment How to make a toilet seat hinge more stiff?
OK, got you. Safety is a concern,
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comment How to make a toilet seat hinge more stiff?
If I was going for the magnet concept I would use something like one of these: acehardware.com/product/…
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answered How to make a toilet seat hinge more stiff?
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comment Battle with contractor about laminate countertop gaps
@NiallC. - Really? Why close this. The problems are abundantly clear in the pictures. I am sure that there are folks here that can make suggestions for one or the other of the issues shown in the picture.
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comment Battle with contractor about laminate countertop gaps
This is a really terrible job. Any reasonably capable professional would have been pointing out these issues to you beforehand and working with you find acceptable solutions!
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answered Preventing trash bins from falling by placing apart or side-by-side, on a windy day?
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comment Voltage readings not right
It sounds like there is an open neutral wire someplace. This is a very dangerous situation and troubleshooting this requires a detailed knowledge of mains electrical wiring and thus the best advice is to call in an experienced licensed local electrician professional to get this fixed.
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comment divide a square space to 3 rooms
You would have to post some information as to the size of the square space, where windows are located, where the stairway is located to go to the first floor, specify if the space has full height ceilings throughout or if the space is under the roof with some sloped ceilings. Another consideration is if you expect there to be plumbing (water lines and drain lines) that are in different locations than already present if existing on that level at all.
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comment Add bracing to I-Joist
You really need to use your judgement about the use of the toe nailing. If there really is only an inch on the ledge of the I-joist then pre-drill a pilot hole up from the bottom of the joist flange and screw up into the ends of the 2x4. Also don't balk at the thought of making the notches. This is a standard construction practice and is done all the time when there are strange fit conditions. Don't take shortcut just because something seems too involved.
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comment Add bracing to I-Joist
Nailing or screwing into the end grain of the wood where you expect the direction of force to be inline with the axis of the screw or nail is a bad idea. You almost always want to have the nails or screws situated so that they are in shear (perpendicular to) with the direction of the force.
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revised Allowing basement floor to breathe
Purging the thanks and signature lines.
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answered Can I replace an under mount sink with a drop in sink without replacing the countertop?
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comment Add bracing to I-Joist
All depends on the working space, tools available, and other factors. I would use screws myself in many cases like this except that if there is room for a pneumatic nailer it can make the toe nailing operation a piece of cake.
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comment Remove spray paint from a canvas painting
What is the worth of the painting? If it is a valuable piece of art then take it to a museum restoration shop. If it is not then it is probably not worth the expense to remove the paint whilst preserving the painting itself.
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comment Why does this switch trip the breaker?
Ditto on ceasing the random activity and calling in a professional that knows what they are doing. The experimentation being done by the original poster is unsafe and could be dangerous to life and limb.
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comment Loose thread in standing lamp between base and rod
I would return it and re-consider purchasing that type of lamp altogether. The replacement of the same type has a good chance of having the same cheap quality that you experienced with the first one.
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comment Best approach for squeaky subfloor fix, with some water stains
It is possible that the water stains came from something spilled on a previous carpet installation. It is also possible that they came from someone using a carpet cleaner that squirted excessive amounts of water on the carpet. One thing to take a look at would be the back side of the carpet that you removed to see of it also has water stains on it.
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comment Recessed lighting not lighting up
It is almost always true that you get what you pay for.
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answered Add bracing to I-Joist