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Eric Petroelje
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Why are there so many different types of screws (phillps/flat/hex/star/etc)?

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Is there a standard height and depth for stairs?

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How can I have a pond but prevent mosquitos from nesting there?

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What are the tools that every Do-it-Yourselfer must own?

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What are the tools that every Do-it-Yourselfer must own?

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How much weight can screws in drywall hold?

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What projects should never be DIY?

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Which water heater types do you recommend?

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What's the minimum recommended compressor HP/PSI to spray paint?

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What do you do/ask when hiring a contractor

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What is the proper way to install/paint baseboard?

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What are the different types of drywall anchors, and what are the advantages of each?

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Name of tool used to check/make squareness

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Miter saw advice and recommendations

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Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?

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Can I close the garage vent on my furnace?

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How can I prevent an outside lock from freezing?

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How do I install a new, non load bearing wall in my basement?

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Should I insulate an attic that's over an open porch?

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Why not put a vent that pushes air from the attic into house?

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Is fiberglass mesh tape a good choice for drywall?

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Can quick-drying mud be used on the same drywall joints where slow-drying mud was used?

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How should I rebase a clothesline post on sloped property?

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Can I use mulch as a driveway covering?

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How can I paint over a ceiling after there's been a leak?

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

9 votes

What are the different gauges of electrical wire available?

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Is there a case where nails are better than screws, from an engineering/structural standpoint?

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How do I fix gutter nails that are coming out?

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What are the pros and cons of soffit vents vs. roof vents?

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