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Mar
23
comment Why do some table saws have a direct and a reverse ruler on the fence?
Note that the second row of numbers starts at 32, not at zero.
Mar
21
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
comment Do I have to remove the existing 6' fence posts to install an 8' metal fence?
If all else fails you can do the following: remove some of concrete or ground into which the posts are set, cut just below surface, weld new posts to leftovers of old posts, then either paint the welded joints, or cover them in concrete to protect them from rust.
Mar
20
answered Can too little sand equal weaker concrete?
Mar
18
comment Is this water damage, dry rot, or just old age?
Doesn't look like any kind of water damage - that would leave stains. Wood breaking easily during inspection is most likely rotten big time.
Mar
14
answered How powerful of a hammer drill do I need to make holes in a concrete ceiling?
Mar
11
comment How can I use bulk electrical wire to make a subfloor heating system?
@ChrisF: It looks like he's asking exactly about that - how to buy "proper components" and craft the heating system from them.
Mar
5
comment What does the inspector mean by “Hot and Neutral are not separated”?
If "hot and neutral" are not separated you just get a short.
Feb
5
answered Is it OK to have ground wire connected to breaker box wall instead of neutral bus?
Feb
5
revised How effective are DIN 985 self-locking nuts?
added Celsius equivalent temperature
Feb
4
asked How effective are DIN 985 self-locking nuts?
Feb
4
comment My cordless drill is smoking, is that bad?
I'd say the drill is gonna die and it is likely a warranty-covered death. This is specific drill is professional, so it almost surely has overload protection that should limit the current when there's serious overload. I guess this protection simply didn't kick in and this is a warranty-covered incident.
Jan
31
comment Are all epoxy created equal?
Just curious - are you using epoxy anchors or glue the sink directly to the slab?
Jan
28
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Jan
28
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Jan
23
answered Why does the shower get cold when I flush, and how can I prevent it?
Jan
23
comment How do I remove a drill bit that is stuck due to an overtightened chuck?
@alx9r: They won't damage the chuck if the chuck is wrapped in cloth.
Jan
22
comment How do I remove a drill bit that is stuck due to an overtightened chuck?
I had no idea of strap wrenches before reading this.
Jan
22
comment How do I remove a drill bit that is stuck due to an overtightened chuck?
Strange. The typical procedure is like in this video youtube.com/watch?v=usC8unA5RiA - you loosen the chuck open wide and then unscrew a screw inside.
Jan
22
comment How do I remove a drill bit that is stuck due to an overtightened chuck?
Nope, this will likely damage the plastic chuck exterior big time and if you repeat that you'll likely get all the plastic stripped and the result will be really ugly and not very usable.