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Oct
28
comment When should I not use WD-40?
@AnnonomusPerson: Well, that would convince me, but not them - they will focus on anyone can post any bulls*t part and ignore anything else.
Oct
25
comment When should I not use WD-40?
@AnnonomusPerson: Well, the major objection against Wikipedia I've heard is "anyone can post any bulls*t" there - and that's where the argument just ends for that idea proponents - they don't care there's history and they don't care there're reverts. Since anyone can post any bulls*t here technically this site is indeed like Wikipedia.
Oct
11
comment What does wire loops on the wall for?
That's likely "extra wire" so that if you find yourself short on wire you don't need to extend it, just unwrap the loop. A photo would help anyway.
Oct
7
comment Are garage door locks that cannot be opened from the outside available?
What about installing a simple deadbolt?
Sep
3
comment How do I optimally cut a bolt to length?
The nuts will be scratched by the saw blade, won't they?
Aug
22
comment Can you use plywood as roofing?
@DMoore: I dunno, but I suspect it would be more expensive than ruberoid.
Jul
30
comment Why do I have three phase electricity?
Sometimes you'll have equipment designed for three phases. Those are very powerful heaters, very powerful AC systems and industrial equipment (such as an industrial sewing machine) induction motors.
Jul
11
comment How can I find a sink that will fit where an old sink was?
Why not cut a paper template resembling the opening shape and take it to you local Home Depot equivalent for finding a match?
Jun
19
comment How can I paint an area without color-matching after treating mold?
Do you mean transparent paint?
Jun
6
comment Can I step down 220 V to 110 V for my whole apartment?
Why is this downvoted I wonder?
Jun
4
comment How do I get a cement patch in my basement to dry quickly in humid conditions?
@HerrBag: Do you have any specific objections to what I've said in my answer?
May
29
comment How deep should I drill a pilot hole in concrete for a 2 inch screw?
How big is the very big hole?
May
29
comment How deep should I drill a pilot hole in concrete for a 2 inch screw?
I'm not sure I can agree about the 1/4" minimum, but clearly the hole should be at least slightly deeper than the screw length, otherwise the screw will simply not go any deeper than the hole bottom.
May
29
comment What is involved in moving the gas line in my basement up a few inches?
Did he have a gas leakage detector on him?
May
21
comment How can I repair these cracks in my balcony wall?
Is the building assembled from pre-fabricated enforced concrete parts?
May
8
comment Why is my bathroom floor raised up very high?
In my bathroom there's no "shower", I have a bathtub that just stands on the floor so there's no drain inside the floor, yet that whole floor is raised (something like an inch). I guess there's big reason behind this.
Apr
29
comment What can I put on these bricks that are sticking up to get them flush again?
A photo would be useful.
Apr
29
comment Is my kitchen cabinet door beyond repair?
Plan A looks promising. I guess epoxy-based compounds would work.
Apr
29
comment Is my kitchen cabinet door beyond repair?
@RedGrittyBrick: That would work for through holes, but not for the hinges - those require holes of exactly the right depth and will completely even bottom and that requires a router. One minor deviation - and the panel is cut through and that's a permanent damage.
Apr
29
comment Is my kitchen cabinet door beyond repair?
@woodchips: That's not a big problem. The anchor has to be force-hammered and then it will compact and will hold the screw quite well. So yes, you're right that it won't work the same way as if it would work in concrete, but it will work in another way.