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The Other Steven
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  • American Mid West
60 votes
11 answers
36k views

Is there a trick to applying caulk using a caulk-gun?

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53 votes
5 answers
212k views

How can I fix electrical outlets that don't "hold" plugs that are plugged in to them?

41 votes
9 answers
663k views

How can I paint over mold to prevent it from coming back again?

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36 votes
11 answers
13k views

How do I secure my house against intruders?

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29 votes
10 answers
21k views

What are the most important things to check/do after buying a home?

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20 votes
4 answers
281k views

Which Kitchen outlets do NOT need GFCI?

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20 votes
3 answers
4k views

What types of home radon mitigation systems have you used, and how well do they work? [closed]

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19 votes
7 answers
6k views

How do I safely replace a worn out electrical outlet?

17 votes
5 answers
805 views

What precautions should I take before moving my family into a pre-1978 (lead-paint-era) house?

15 votes
6 answers
78k views

How to drill a hole in a space too small to fit a standard manual or electric drill?

14 votes
6 answers
14k views

What is involved in DIY swimming pool maintenance?

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12 votes
6 answers
44k views

How can I insulate my attic on a tight budget?

9 votes
2 answers
1k views

Fix a Leaky Faucet?

8 votes
4 answers
4k views

How can I paint over a glossy surface that might contain lead paint?

8 votes
4 answers
73k views

What should I do with leftover sulfuric acid from a sump pump battery backup?

8 votes
3 answers
4k views

How can I ground old 2-prong receptacles? (120V)

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8 votes
1 answer
39k views

Should I superchlorinate a freshly filled pool?

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7 votes
7 answers
26k views

How can I efficiently heat a pool?

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7 votes
1 answer
762 views

Is there any level of radon in the home that is *immediately* dangerous?

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7 votes
2 answers
11k views

How can I determine if my outlets can easily be grounded?

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6 votes
1 answer
17k views

How can I determine if my receptacles are grounded, and how can I fix it if they are not?

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6 votes
4 answers
4k views

How can I get rid of the weeds and moss growing between the paver stones in my driveway?

4 votes
4 answers
4k views

Replacing a bathroom fan?

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

How can I fix a broken face on a kitchen drawer?

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