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Tester101
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66 votes
11 answers
187k views

If metal expands when heated, how does heating a bolt loosen it?

49 votes
10 answers
71k views

Should old knob and tube wiring be replaced?

42 votes
7 answers
148k views

Are push in connectors up to code?

31 votes
9 answers
236k views

Can I paint or seal a very moist basement floor to make it waterproof?

31 votes
12 answers
847k views

How can I remove a really stuck screw?

26 votes
14 answers
72k views

Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper?

26 votes
4 answers
3k views

How can it be dangerous to feed a water heater from two separate panels?

22 votes
16 answers
2k views

What do you do/ask when hiring a contractor?

19 votes
7 answers
107k views

What is the optimal configuration of a cross brace on a wooden gate?

17 votes
1 answer
4k views

Can cable splice devices be concealed?

15 votes
3 answers
3k views

How can I remove a plank from the middle of the field?

14 votes
7 answers
4k views

How do you sharpen a knife?

14 votes
3 answers
12k views

Are tankless water heaters worth it in cold climates?

13 votes
2 answers
17k views

How can I replace 2-prong receptacles in a code compliant way?

12 votes
2 answers
85k views

What type of tape is used to seal vapor barrier seams?

12 votes
6 answers
42k views

Toilet paper to the left or right?

12 votes
3 answers
18k views

Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?

11 votes
5 answers
124k views

Is it possible to vent two exhaust fans through a single wall penetration?

10 votes
1 answer
9k views

What is the recommended number of teeth for making finish cuts with a miter saw?

10 votes
11 answers
24k views

How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?

9 votes
3 answers
25k views

Paper joint tape VS. Mesh joint tape

9 votes
7 answers
325k views

Is there a way to thaw a frozen pipe, if you can't access the pipe?

9 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the proper term for a latch that uses a loop and lever to draw things together?

8 votes
11 answers
55k views

What am I doing wrong while finishing drywall inside corners?

8 votes
11 answers
151k views

How can I protect a hardwood floor from a rolling office chair?

8 votes
3 answers
59k views

Are generator interlock kits permitted in residential applications?

8 votes
2 answers
5k views

What is the best option for hiding wires to wall mounted TV?

7 votes
1 answer
485 views

How to effectively fire a contractor and avoid liens or other legal issues

7 votes
4 answers
3k views

What's the best way to label a double gang box with two circuits

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

How do I terminate coaxial cable in a crimp on F type connector?