Shane
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What are the tools that every Do-it-Yourselfer must own?
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Lineman's Pliers Lineman's pliers are a sort of heavy duty combination of wire-cutter and pliers. A pair of lineman's pliers accompanied by a pair of wire strippers is about all you need to do just ...

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Why is my brand new PEX clear tubing turning green near the water heater?
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Translucent containers that hold water tend to grow algae. This is because of the constant moisture and the light getting through...an ideal environment for algae to grow. Since there's nothing you ...

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Should I buy a drill or an electric screwdriver?
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I have a Black and Decker 14 volt cordless drill that I use as both a drill and a screwdriver. I've had it for about 8 years now and it's been one of the most useful tools I've ever purchased. It ...

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How much drainage pipe should I bury for a new downspout?
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The length and size of your drain depend on several factors: How many inches of rain do you get What is the area of roof that will be draining What type of soil do you have (sand, clay)? For items 1 ...

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Why should I not use standard "house" bricks for a patio?
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I've used standard house bricks on several projects for the exact same reason. The oldest project was about 8 years ago, and it still looks great today! The most important thing, in my opinion, is ...

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Halogen torchiere standing lamp
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I think they stopped making them because they kept catching on fire. Google search: "Halogen Lamp Fire Hazard"

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Is there a standard way to block sunlight from a non-rectangular window?
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The most common solution I've seen to this is custom planation shutters. I've seen them build these type of blinds for almost any shape; The semi-circle is a very common shape for plantation ...

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Natural/Free Composting Liner
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I like the idea of using a potato sack and lining it with newspaper or something similar. Not 100% sure this will work, but it's worth a shot I'd say. Let us know how it turns out!

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Are there any built in cabinet 'kits' available?
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This isn't exactly what you're asking for, but it would solve your problem I think. I've bought a number of cabinet/furniture kits from IKEA. They have a large enough variety of styles and sizes, ...

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What is the best tool/method for vine removal?
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I recently did this same task. Our flower beds were over-grown with Vinca and English Ivy. The English Ivy was growing into the grout between our bricks and killing our 100 year old Oak trees. The ...

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Why is my tall fescue wilting?
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Your soil may be compacted which prevents water and nutrients from getting to the roots as effectively. You can test this by pushing a medium sized screwdriver into the ground; you should be able to ...

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What to do with small patch of wallpaper in middle of wall?
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Presuming that the wall is textured, I recommend texturing over the wallpaper and blending it with the existing texture.

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