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Jun
24
comment How do I stress test a roof for leaks?
A pressure washer with the delicate, or car wash, nozzle on it should not damage a roof.
Jun
24
answered How do I stress test a roof for leaks?
Jun
22
comment What technique is used to cut these door moulding?
This looks like a really nice coping job. It would be difficult to get the joint that tight without lots of experience.
Jun
22
answered Repair long narrow gap in plaster
Jun
22
answered Dewaxed shellac for knots
Jun
19
revised How do I prevent mold in drywall mud pail?
Clarified answer based on updated understanding of question. Can't use compound once it has mold.
Jun
19
comment How do I prevent mold in drywall mud pail?
Okay, Sorry, I was speaking of when you get a new bucket of drywall compound. Once you get mold, you shouldn't use the compound in the bucket. Have you investigated the different setting-type joint compounds? They have different setting times. You can get one that takes, for example, an hour to set.
Jun
18
comment Is it a bad idea to use pine for painted exterior siding if prepared properly?
One coat of shellac primer over the knots and then an oil based exterior primer would be good. The oil-based primer will block the tannins in knots too.
Jun
18
answered How do I prevent mold in drywall mud pail?
Jun
11
comment How do I fix this missing soffit?
Cold air coming into the attic is a necessary part of the roofing system. This is why soffits are vented.
Jun
9
comment Can a “tired” tarboard roof be updated without replacing it altogether?
Does the wood accept new nails? In other words, are you able to hammer a new nail in the wood and have it stay? If so, the boards are good.
Jun
6
revised How do I fix my garage door opener that stops working in hot weather?
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Jun
6
suggested suggested edit on How do I fix my garage door opener that stops working in hot weather?
Jun
6
answered How do I fix my garage door opener that stops working in hot weather?
Jun
4
comment What prevents mortar from being compressed with the weight of courses of brick?
This is a good question about theory, but I don't see a practical element to it. Are you facing a specific problem, or are you just curious?
Jun
1
comment Can I use glue instead of nails to install shoe molding?
Try using one of the nails itself to predrill the hole.
Jun
1
comment Can I use glue instead of nails to install shoe molding?
Are you predrilling the nail holes?
Jun
1
answered Can I fill this AC line inlet with expanding foam?
May
30
comment Getting melted Tupperware and Play-Doh out of an oven
Do you have a picture?
May
30
answered Getting melted Tupperware and Play-Doh out of an oven