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Apr
24
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
@Mazura the way that that makes it harder is by forcing you to use a different method...
Apr
23
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
It is the kind of latch with the little extra half-cylinder latch bit that stops the credit card trick from working.
Apr
23
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
I absolutely already knew this. I feel dumb now. Thanks.
Apr
23
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
The latch is not binding against the strike. It's rather free, with a good 2-3mm of wiggle on the door (into the weatherstripping on the other side of the doorjamb). I am aware that only the small bits inside the top right and bottom right corners of the (| opening are supposed to move to the right to unlatch it.
Jan
5
comment Where can I get flexible ferrous/ferritic strip?
@JasonAller right now, flat. I'm vaguely looking for 1"x96".
Jan
5
comment Where can I get flexible ferrous/ferritic strip?
@mbeckish edited my question to clarify that I don't want to sacrifice the smooth white surface.
Jan
1
comment What can I use to rigidly hang a lot of flat/paper artwork on a wall?
That sample product has a 1.3/5 star rating...
Dec
30
comment What can I use to rigidly hang a lot of flat/paper artwork on a wall?
I actually bought these, but was unhappily surprised at the size. The posts actually hold the wire about three inches out from the wall. I was hoping it would be more like half an inch.
Nov
20
comment How can I seal air leaks and otherwise winterize, as a renter?
the foam gaskets aren't as airtight as I'd like. And I'm hoping for something to do to the windows before I put plastic over them.
Apr
16
comment How do I remove a bolt that's stuck in a ceiling junction box?
A picture would help a lot. There are a hundred ways a bolt can be stuck or problematic to remove
Jan
30
comment How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?
I meant the bolt, not the cotter pin. How does the bolt interact with the chain link?
Jan
30
comment How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?
@bcworkz type of chain is not entirely determined yet. loads will be some hundreds of pounds (dynamic). might be metal instead of wood.
Jan
29
comment How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?
The same worry applies with a pin as with a bolt... how does the pin interact with the lower chain link? They will both want to sit in the "bottom" of the chain link the pin goes through, and will be applying significant crushing force to each other.
Jul
12
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Many of the pipes are 4+ feet away from the ceiling.
Jul
11
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
Does the wall surface not supply the necessary bracing?
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
A drop ceiling adds sprinkler re-work cost greater than the current whole budget.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Thanks. I always assume I'm going to use screws for wood construction, and need a reality check when it is time to use nails.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
This sounds like it will leave a gap in the wall all the way to the ceiling above each obstruction? Also, added a photo to the question.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
@Mike Perry I added a photo to the question
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
horizontally along the ceiling and existing walls as well as suspended 1-2 feet away from the ceiling. cross section ranges from 1" circles (electrical conduit) to 1' circles (hvac ducts).