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119 votes
17 answers
138k views

When should I not use WD-40?

32 votes
3 answers
218k views

What's the practical difference between "latex" and "acrylic" water dispersion paint?

28 votes
5 answers
187k views

What actually happens if I vary proportions of cement and sand in mortar?

24 votes
8 answers
148k views

What happens if I use vegetable oil instead of machine oil or grease?

23 votes
2 answers
8k views

Why exactly is WD-40 not a true lubricant?

20 votes
5 answers
18k views

How do I optimally cut a bolt to length?

13 votes
5 answers
15k views

How can I protect my hands when using power tools?

10 votes
6 answers
101k views

How do I achieve required torque when using an impact driver?

8 votes
4 answers
7k views

Why should I use advanced nails instead of wood screws for strength?

7 votes
2 answers
3k views

Can old concrete fragments be cleaned and used as crushed stone?

7 votes
1 answer
4k views

What are "concretors' nippers" for?

6 votes
9 answers
40k views

Do I run screws through the "tops" or through the "bottoms" of the corrugated steel in roofing? [closed]

6 votes
6 answers
58k views

How can I remove graffiti from painted walls?

6 votes
7 answers
16k views

How important is circuit breaker breaking capacity?

5 votes
2 answers
987 views

How realistic is DIY sharpening of scissors on a stone?

5 votes
3 answers
14k views

What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?

5 votes
1 answer
8k views

What are the “rules” for connecting different kinds mains electrical wires?

5 votes
1 answer
23k views

How to fix a through hole in a concrete step?

5 votes
2 answers
8k views

When would I use epoxy anchors?

5 votes
1 answer
2k views

How do I test circuit breakers?

5 votes
2 answers
13k views

Darker areas on paint where I previously applied filler

5 votes
1 answer
873 views

Which cutting style aviation snips do I choose if I have to choose just one?

5 votes
8 answers
5k views

How do I get the most torque out of a spanner?

5 votes
1 answer
2k views

What to watch out for when using lithium grease?

4 votes
4 answers
7k views

How do I connect a stranded wire to a bus bar?

4 votes
1 answer
3k views

How can I hang a framed picture onto a wallpapered concrete wall without damaging the wall surface?

3 votes
1 answer
890 views

How reliable are connector strips with plug-in terminals and how do I select and use them properly?

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why would angle grinder cutting wheels of the same diameter have different thickness?

3 votes
1 answer
945 views

How do I take door hinges that have a pivot ending with two flat cylinders apart?

3 votes
3 answers
3k views

Is there some flexible cement-based mortar?