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comment Rewire a ceiling fan, ceiling fan on, not controllable by switch
Best would be to try imgur.com
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comment Can dryer venting into crawl space cause excessive moisture?
"difficult to say" **
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comment Rewire a ceiling fan, ceiling fan on, not controllable by switch
If there is some place on the web that you can upload the pictures that can be accessed by others - then someone here with the necessary rep level can help to inline the pictures into your question. The problem you have is that there is a minimum rep required for posting pictures which is enforced by the site to keep spammers from posting garbage no-one wants to see. BTW...welcome to DIY Home Improvement.
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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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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.
Feb
7
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.
Feb
7
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.
Feb
7
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.
Feb
7
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.
Feb
7
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.
Feb
7
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.
Feb
6
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.
Feb
6
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.
Feb
6
comment Recessed lighting not lighting up
It is almost always true that you get what you pay for.
Feb
4
comment How far from the wall should I put the toilet flange?
Rather than guessing or trying to pull some random data off the internet why don't you simply see what is required for the toilet stool that you intend to install????
Feb
4
comment LEDs to illuminate underside of king bed
Ariel already said that the power supply can be plugged into a simple wall timer. I second that for simplicity.
Feb
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comment Light is dim orange
An extremely confusing posting.
Feb
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comment what mil thick plastic to hang for dust management
@DanNeely - That is the reason to use a dust containment system that includes the nice spring loaded poles.
Feb
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comment what mil thick plastic to hang for dust management
I re-did the link to the product manufacturers web site. Note I am not endorsing that particular product but I have seen these used in many places. For example the painters that come in to re-do walls at work come in with several sets of these poles.