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comment Noisy breaker, whats the reason
That is good to hear. If you are hearing a buzzing or sizzling noise coming out of the circuit breaker, that is not a good thing, then I suggest replacing it. Breakers are generally not hugely expensive if you buy them from the right places.
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comment How do I connect metal hole and material loop
Voting to close as this an arts and craft type question and is not about DIY home improvement.
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comment laying a new bathroom sub-floor on to sand bed
I gave an answer based upon information given. If you want a better answer then provide a lot more information regarding what has you stumped.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
You could use various materials I suppose. Wood would unquestionably be the easiest to work with if you have the tools for that. But sheet metal may be feasible. The most weather resistant may be to use a wood frame that uses flat fiberglass sheeting for the top and sides. (I speak of the type of fiberglass material that is often used in a roof to allow light to come through. It could be glued to the wood frame using construction adhesive.
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comment Making a fake wall to mount a tv, easy as it seems? will the fake studs be able to carry the same weight?
And do drill the proper sized pilot hole for the lag bolts. If done correctly they will be way stronger that way than just trying to force them into the stud. If forced in the stud often splits a bit near the lag bolt and the threads only engage part of the way into two sides. With the pilot hole all the threads of the lag fully engage the wood.
Apr
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comment running sprinkler wire over ground
Is there a crawl space under the house? Or can you snake the wire up the wall into the rafter area and across the house to the back side?
Apr
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comment All-around header dimensions for external wall
Lot of extra wood for two small windows ehh.
Apr
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comment All-around header dimensions for external wall
In your second picture you show only one stud on one side of each of the narrow window rough openings. You will want to change that to have two studs on each side of the rough opening. This provides the necessary backing for nailing in siding, drywall, interior casing and exterior casing adjacent to the sides of the window. One thickness of framing member is usually not enough for this.
Apr
26
comment Can you change the colour of frosted glass easily?
Painting any glass makes the painted side look like a coat of paint!! Where you get the looks is to paint the back side. If you use the paint on the smooth non etched side then the etching on the opposite side will appear dark because no light passes through from the far side. Then you can look into edge lighting the glass for interesting effects. Edge lighting in the modern day with LED strips can be cool. It can make etched glass take on colors. Of course a lot depends upon if the etching is just simple surface frosting or if the glass was etched to 3D effects.
Apr
25
comment How do I fix small chips and scratches in a melamine table top?
+1 for "The simplest effective solution is called a tablecloth".
Apr
25
comment Can you change the colour of frosted glass easily?
I also vote for painting the back side of the glass. This can lead to some very elegant looks for either frosted or unfrosted glass.
Apr
25
comment Installing a wall vent when stud blocks the opening?
The problem with header hangers is that they transfer extra load to the existing single king studs that may or may not be over and above their designed to capabilities. This is why the conventional solution applies two jack studs to the base plate when there have been one or two studs cut out for a vent, door or window opening.
Apr
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comment Will humidity hurt my furniture and paint/fixtures while on vacation? Note: I left a few windows cracked before I left for a week
I am voting to close this as looking for recommendations on the use of an apartment are off topic here.
Apr
24
comment Tester reads “HOT / GRD. REVERSE”
You really need to provide more information on what you mean as NOT. Describe the scenario of working up to and through to the NOT situation. Something has changed for you to reach that determination. And that series of events may have next to nothing to do with what you are seeing on this three prong circuit tester that you pulled out of your pocket.
Apr
23
comment What's the deal with half-walls behind the kitchen cabinets? Can I cut into it?
The "blind cabinet" as you call it is often located in a manner that makes it seem like it would be a pain to swing back there every time you went to feed and water the cats. I would also mention that pets most often like to be feeling like they are part of the goings on of life in the kitchen and hiding the feeding area like you propose may make things feel exclusionary.
Apr
19
comment How can I improve the security around my house and prevent theft?
A hungry dog too!
Apr
18
comment Techniques for Squarely Cutting the End of a PVC Pipe
@CarlWitthoft - Did you even read the question? Your comment is completely useless in this case. If this was your attempt at humor then eve that is a fail.
Apr
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comment How can I repair a towel rack that was ripped out of the wall?
@DanMcSweeney -- Swell slide show. I've used this technique dozens of times and it normally works out very well. Your use of a piece of plywood is an excellent choice as it does not split if you are running in screws close to the ends of it. I've had a few instances where the hole was small and the piece of board I could insert was really limited in size. Having used a piece of regular board the piece split on me. :-(
Apr
11
comment Fast Setting Concrete vs Regular?
I've not had any difficulty mixing either type.
Apr
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comment How to make a cigarette air filter?
Stop living with people that smoke!! Move to another location.