Sean Reifschneider
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Can a locksmith open a deadbolt lock?
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In general, a professional is going to be able to open anything you have, because that's what they do all day. The reality though is that with the exception of high security locks like Medeco, it ...

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What is the best way to secure a set of folding attic stairs?
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I would wonder if there are any fire code issues with locking it, beyond the issues of locking and releasing it from some distance away. Though if there isn't an "Exit" sign on it, I don't imagine it'...

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What are the pros and cons of LED vs CFL vs incandescent bulbs for outdoor lighting?
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If you can afford the LEDs to do it, and they are rated for that use, I'd definitely go that way. But at $20 to $70 per bulb, LEDs can cost you quite a bit. Also, would you leave twenty dollar bills ...

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Can a locksmith open a deadbolt lock?
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A couple of tips for making it harder to pick a lock: Keep the lock well lubricated. This prevents some of the pins from becoming stuck at the shear line (meaning that they are effectively already ...

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Shutoff in shower very tight all of the sudden
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I'm not familiar with these specific units, but if the handle isn't rubbing as @ChrisP suggests, my thought is that it might be the gaskets. That probably wouldn't cause it to stop at 12 o'clock, but ...

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How can I run an additional electrical circuit to a wall mounted TV?
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At the home stores in the electrical aisles you can get some surface mount cable hiding channels of various sizes. It looks kind of like molding, but opens to mount cables in it. While it's not as ...

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Product recommendations for clearing a drain connected to a septic system?
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Our shower and tub get slow every month or so. I get a huge positive result by just rubbing my foot repeatedly over the grate, pulling a bunch of hair out of the drain and up into the shower, which I ...

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Samsung induction stove not detecting cookware
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I have a Samsung NE58H9970WS and the left two burners stopped recognizing cookware just as in this. After disassembly I found the center board had a blown out solder joint just as others have. I ...

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How big a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone?
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This is kind of going the other way from what you are asking, but have you considered putting a "remodel box" like this "Super Blue Hardshell" box from Carlon: and then putting a cover on it, ...

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Does it make sense for a freezer to work , but the refrigerator to not work?
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I wonder if it's just a thermal mass issue; the fridge isn't really optimized for cooling a whole load of items at once (a high thermal mass to cool). It's normal use is that most of the mass in it ...

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