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Apr
3
comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
FWIW, using an open flame to test for the presence of unknown gases is extremely dangerous!
Jan
31
accepted Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
Dec
21
asked Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
Dec
21
comment Can I connect a portable generator to a subpanel to backfeed my house?
Can you explain briefly what an interlock is and why it can't be placed on a subpanel?
Dec
18
comment Why won't the burner on my gas water heater light?
@amphibient, you might want to revisit how your ego is coming out in this question. OrganicLawnDIY is correct to note that messing with the gas supply as a first step is a red flag. Immediately taking offense, and then verbal hostility directed towards those trying to help you, is not the best course of action.
Dec
16
comment How can I remove a stump?
I assume he means as opposed to a drill with screwdriver bit or similar.
Nov
30
comment Why won't HVAC supply stores sell directly to the public?
+1 for honesty and straightforwardness, but... wow.
Sep
18
awarded  Commentator
Sep
18
comment I'm looking for a drywall finish that will hold a magnet
FWIW, I would not hang glass objects using any technique that I wasn't completely confident in.
Sep
18
comment I'm looking for a drywall finish that will hold a magnet
@RB, Sorry, it's been too long for me to say. But see comment on question.
Sep
18
comment I'm looking for a drywall finish that will hold a magnet
I've used this. It does not work very well. If you have super strong magnets and lightweight objects, it is OK, but it's not anything remotely resembling the hold of a refrigerator (e.g.). The texture does vary a bit from regular paint (it's basically just metal powder mixed into the paint).
Sep
18
comment How can I trace my irrigation system without any sprinkler heads?
You could add a radioactive gas or liquid to the pipes, let it diffuse, and then find the pipes with a Geiger counter. (Note: Do not do this.)
Sep
14
comment Is there an easy way to measure the height of a tree?
The diagram is incorrect. Your eyeball is not at your shoulder; therefore, there is no triangle. You could correct this by raising your hand to be level with your eye, not your shoulder.
Sep
14
awarded  Informed
Apr
15
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
2
accepted How do I drill additional holes for adjustable-height shelving?
Mar
1
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
3
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
18
accepted How can I find a replacement aerator for this faucet?
Dec
18
answered How can I find a replacement aerator for this faucet?