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Jul
3
comment How to cover old stair risers
For people doing this in the future, I'd like to mention that a heavy duty adhesive remover will remove the black adhesive. Something with MEK in it would be easiest, but would require the most protective gear. Of course, this would best be done before the treads are finished.
Jul
3
answered 20A circuit breker replaceing 15A
Jul
3
comment Secondary heat source
We are to presume you don't have natural gas?
Jul
1
comment Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
@IsaacKotlicky, I updated the answer.
Jul
1
revised Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
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Jun
30
comment Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
You need to ground the box and the light fixture. The best way to do this is to screw a 'pigtail', about six inches long, to the box's ground screw. Connect this pigtail, the incoming ground, and fixture ground together with a wire nut.
Jun
30
answered Light sconces tripping circuit breaker
Jun
29
comment What are these parts!
Done. Thank you! Glad i could help.
Jun
29
answered What are these parts!
Jun
28
answered Which adhesive sealant for bathroom fixture escutcheons?
Jun
28
comment What are these parts!
The one on the right looks like a spacer that goes between the air cleaner and the engine. Do you have a long bolt?
Jun
27
comment How to map out downstream outlets for GFCI install
It's hard to say. You never know what condition the old outlets are in. You really have to take the old outlets out, and look in the back of the boxes. If you have a wire screwed to the box, and it's fastened well, then hook up a new self-grounding outlet. From the short prong to the grounding prong should give you full voltage (about 120V).
Jun
27
comment How to map out downstream outlets for GFCI install
Before you go that route, are you sure your electrical boxes are not grounded? In many installations with two-prong plugs, there is a bare copper ground wire screwed to the back of the metal box.
Jun
26
answered what order should I be replacing floor and drywall in?
Jun
25
comment Brick TV stand weight
@WayfaringStranger, Let's not jump to conclusions. We can be talking about styrofoam bricks, bricks of cocaine, a stack of non-functioning iPhones, or even highly unsuccesful basketball field-goal attempts! None of which would be suitable for supporting the weight of a 60 pound TV.
Jun
22
revised Bevelling skirting boards to match architraves
added that I used a block plane to do the bevel.
Jun
22
answered Bevelling skirting boards to match architraves
Jun
21
answered Is caulk acceptable for filling nail holes in baseboard?
Jun
18
comment How do I remove plastic bag print from outside surface of washing machine?
Fingernail polish remover may work (acetone), but test on your dryer where you can't see it first.
Jun
18
comment How do I remove plastic bag print from outside surface of washing machine?
I did some quick google foo, and I can't find what kind of ink they use to print these bags. Apparently it's a difficult process to print them. Though, the ink may have properties similar to the plastic. That's bad news, because the only chemicals I know will dissolve LDPE will also take the paint off your dryer instantly on contact. The only suggestion I have is to try some butane from a lighter refill, or maybe, if your desperate, gasoline or any kind of dryer-paint safe hydrocarbon.