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The idea is that after you prime and lightly...

The idea is that after you prime and lightly sand, the fuzziness will be completely gone and you will be ready to paint. If you shine a light on it after it is primed and sanded and you still see...
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Please note that a variac could possibly burn out...

Please note that a variac could possibly burn out an electric motor due to slowing the motor by low voltage.
01-22-21, 05:58 PM
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Moderators note: Correct. There is no need...

Moderators note:

Correct. There is no need to start 2 threads on the same topic. Especially with the same exact photos, It wastes server space. If caught in time, duplicate threads will be...
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Besides not being insulated and the underside not...

Besides not being insulated and the underside not being insect or rodent proof, you have the likely issue of nonexistant footings, its not likely that it was permited or inspected, as most places...
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You want a fine finish blade. Typically a 7 1/4"...

You want a fine finish blade. Typically a 7 1/4" x 60 tooth carbide. And it may still chip. Best chance for not chipping- if the piece is not installed, flip it upside down so the teeth are...
01-21-21, 04:18 AM
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This one. ...

This one.

https://www.lowes.ca/product/brass-fittings/14-in-dia-brass-compression-nut-winsert-fitting-25078

Still not sure you need to buy anything. You should be able to disassemble and...
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I'd say your best option is to just get a new...

I'd say your best option is to just get a new faucet. Quite easy to replace. From the looks of it, its time to replace anyway.
01-20-21, 11:57 AM
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Carpet squares are pretty DIY friendly as well.

Carpet squares are pretty DIY friendly as well.
01-20-21, 06:49 AM
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Try disassembling it and following the...

Try disassembling it and following the directions. When you get the nut off, clean threads off with a wire brush. If there is no brass compression ring in there when you take it apart you will need...
01-20-21, 06:45 AM
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How about mixing the concrete with water in a...

How about mixing the concrete with water in a wheelbarrow, bucket or a mixing tub then pouring it in the hole.
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The worst one was when I was tinning one of his...

The worst one was when I was tinning one of his shed roofs. He had a bunch of 2' x 10' corrugated tin sheets that he had bought at a farm sale from who knows when. Probably paid a quarter a piece for...
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It's formerly an old man's house. So anything...

It's formerly an old man's house. So anything that went wrong with it in the last 30 yrs or so hasn't really been fixed "right".

My grandpa had that same philosophy at his house from about age 65...
01-18-21, 11:10 PM
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There is supposed to be a brass compression ring...

There is supposed to be a brass compression ring on the outside of the plastic tube that tightens and seals the fitting as you tighten the nut. There is a brass insert that goes inside the pipe to...
01-18-21, 12:36 PM
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Andersen doors usually have a top stop that is...

Andersen doors usually have a top stop that is screwed on. You just remove that stop and it allows the top edge of the sliding panel to tip inside, then you just lift it off the track. Then you...
01-16-21, 09:39 PM
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Quarantine projects: Skid loader repower

Repowering = removing an old worn out engine and replacing it with a new one. This presents some challenges especially at it is not an exact apples for apples exchange, since there are differences in...
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Just to rule out binding, open the door and work...

Just to rule out binding, open the door and work the knob and key. Does it act the same way? If so, try WD-40 Specialist (pfte). You could also take it apart, remove it from the door and latch...
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If you don't want casing, rip off the plywood and...

If you don't want casing, rip off the plywood and install drywall jambs. Then you will need tearaway l-bead against the glass and corner bead where it meets the wall. And IMO unless it never gets...
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I'd say it would be easiest excavate the "cellar"...

I'd say it would be easiest excavate the "cellar" deeper on the lower house side, underpin the foundation as needed and pour a new floor. Yes, pictures might help.
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The red circled pipe is just plain wrong. It...

The red circled pipe is just plain wrong. It should be capped and abandoned or cut off left of the trap and replaced with a cleanout fitting. And your dishwasher should go to your disposal drain...
01-14-21, 08:31 AM
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No. Only concern would be that 30 years from now...

No. Only concern would be that 30 years from now if you need to tear out that dimpled subfloor for any reason, all your walls would be built on top of it, trapping that subfloor underneath....
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Pretty sure you yank that knob out with your...

Pretty sure you yank that knob out with your right hand while applying slight downward pressure on the handle with your left hand. You need to pull that pin out of the hole it is in.

Also, that's...
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You generally give the wall a light sanding with...

You generally give the wall a light sanding with a pole sander after you prime. Some primers are better at hiding stuff like that. I'd recommend SW wall & wood primer. More expensive but worth it.
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Nothing is going to make it disappear. IMO...

Nothing is going to make it disappear. IMO multiple thin coats of Minwax Polyshades with a wide flat artists' brush ...
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Plumbing solder is probably way too soft, and has...

Plumbing solder is probably way too soft, and has too low of a melting point. You likely want a bronze alloy.

What you want to do is called brazing. Not welding. And you want the thinnest flux...
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I don't know of any painter that wouldn't quickly...

I don't know of any painter that wouldn't quickly wipe dust from the trim with a rag before painting it. That's SOP.

"Washing" the trim is another matter.
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