stmp945
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How to make a cap to cover the battery terminals of Ryobi batteries?
18 votes

In my opinion the easiest solution would be to simply store your batteries, alone, in a smaller bag. You could store this smaller bag within your larger tool bag or carry it separately. Either way, ...

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How can I rectify a safety concern involving exposed individual wires?
15 votes

By "feel safe" I think you probably meant "be safe." And I can't see how to make the installation safe other than putting in code-compliant wiring. How big of a job that is depends ...

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Pipe bang when shutting faucet off
5 votes

To answer your question directly: yes, this may mean that the water pipe is not adequately secured. However, even when the pipe is adequately secured, you can still hear a "bang" because of ...

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How to determine source of water contaminant?
3 votes

I am confident that the problem is one of two things: Braided flexible supply lines. Either with stainless steel braiding or with a black plastic braiding. These are garbage products made with little ...

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Light box with one black, a two-black-one-red bundle, and a three-white bundle connecting to fixture with one black and one white
2 votes

The old fixture appears to have "three indistinguishable clear-wrapped wires", but in fact there will be some means of discerning the function of each wire on the insulation. Unfortunately ...

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Dealing with peeling paint from a peaked joint which has mesh tape underneath
1 votes

First, I would not sand the walls to prepare for paint unless there was a specific reason to do so, such as a problems with prior drywall work, texturing, or paint finish issues. Sanding is normally ...

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Is a spade bit the right tool for burying a 3/8″ bolt in plywood?
1 votes

I would use a structural screw rather than a lag bolt. Lag bolts are yesteryear's technology. Aside from being stronger and not requiring pilot holes, structural screws have heads that will bury ...

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Using 1/4” cement board for shower wall
1 votes

Rather than furr out the block wall, you might consider using "thick set" mud AKA "fat mud" to plumb the wall. Thick set mud is meant for thick applications, in contrast to "...

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