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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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comment Can I hang a 60 lbs TV on 1 inch drywall?
And yet, it moves!
Jan
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comment How can I trim veneer edging?
Don't forget, always cut with the grain. Some of the tear out is due to the grain catching on the blade. Make sure when you cut that the blade is traveling in the direction that compresses the grain rather than the direction that lifts it up. Another idea that doesn't depend on power tools is to cut it to within an eighth of an inch (1-2mm) then use a fine sanding block or flat file to remove the last bit. This will leave a nicely matching joint, but still requires some skill or at least close attention being paid while doing it.
Dec
30
answered How can I secure a plastic toolbox to the wall?
Dec
29
comment How soundproof is roxul / acoustical putty?
If you added a monitor then you could regulate the volume level to suit the situation. With soundproofing you have a choice.
Dec
27
answered How do I properly cut pre-existing kitchen backsplash tile for new low voltage wall plates?
Dec
11
comment How can I repair battery acid damage on a Caesar-stone counter?
Surface roughened by etching. You could probably have the installer repolish the stone in that spot, though caeserstone is quite hard. It is man made, so it is polishable. It would be a multistep process with a power polisher and different grades of rouge.
Dec
11
comment AC/DC adapters making strange buzzing crackling noise in all house, what causes it?
The fact your speakers are making noise without any signal suggests a radio interference problem that might be caused by an arcing wire somewhere. This would not explain the transformer noise, though. Is all the sound coming from the speakers? And is aggravated by touching the transformer? That would suggest a problem with the shielding on your audio set up.
Dec
11
answered What is a good finish for a plywood benchtop?
Dec
11
answered Is it dangerous to run electrical cords through heating vents?
Dec
11
answered How do I temporarily cover a hole in my roof?
Dec
11
comment What kind of glue can I use to attach a laminated poster to a wood frame?
I still think double stick foam tape is the way to go. Sticks well to most anything except grease or dust. Rolling the poster backward and leaving it for some days would help. Put it in a tube if you can so the corners will be uncurled also. If no tube then try wrapping it with something larger that will hold the corners down, otherwise they will stay curled when the rest is flat.
Dec
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awarded  Commentator
Dec
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comment What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?
Excellent answer! Very clear explanation of the issues of hanging or not hanging shelves. These kit shelves are competitive with raw materials, available in different weights and are very sturdy. Heartily recommended.
Dec
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Dec
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answered What kind of glue can I use to attach a laminated poster to a wood frame?
Dec
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answered How can I determine the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating for my condo walls and ceiling?
Dec
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comment What should I consider when designing a simple bookcase that will be built without power tools?
I remember the square blocks, too. They were about 4 inches thick and would have made for unstable shelving here in earthquake country. Hence the use of wider blocks. Pufferfish might be able to use them, though. They would take up less of the shelf.
Dec
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answered How do I install a garden door that's thicker than the wall?
Nov
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comment How many bags of concrete do I need?
Nice work, Valamas.