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Brass doorknob, solid recondition / clean up

We have terrific solid brass doorknobs in our place and it's time to treat them like they deserve and spiff them up a bit.

Brasso is terrific, but it can only do so much by itself. I've found that...
08-30-22, 12:53 PM
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Large stovetop grate: ideas for cleaning?

Hi all.

Moderator: posting here as best guess, but feel free to move top Cleaning forum if that's better.

I have a G.E. gas cooker, model JGS750SEF2SS if we care. It has two heavy cast-iron...
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XSleeper, thank you – yes I see now – it's called...

XSleeper, thank you – yes I see now – it's called U-channel or C-channel molding, or sometimes 'edge-cap'. It's a pain to buy, because while it should be cheap, the shipping is expensive because it's...
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What is this kind of molding called?

Hello All.

I have bifold closet doors that need repair. They look similar to these ones on Home Depot's site...
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Shadeladie: Aha. Thanks. PJMax: Useful...

Shadeladie: Aha. Thanks.

PJMax: Useful technique tips. I'd likely have 'given it more time to work' which is what I did last time, with adverse results. Thanks for setting me straight.
10-24-21, 09:45 PM
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Mystery mounting hardware what is it?

Can anyone tell me what these might be? Found them in the back of a drawer.
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Pilot Dane: thanks v. much. What would you use to...

Pilot Dane: thanks v. much. What would you use to clean off the ZEP acid-based stuff?

ShadeLadie: spray can stuff? Thanks....
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Foaming bathroom cleaner: even coverage on vertical surface?

I'm going to try and fix up the aged marble (it is marble, I checked) surround to my bathtub. First step: remove an impressive coating of built-up soap scum and limescale. I've got a bottle of ZEP:...
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Re-finish area of damaged engineered-wood floor with Varathane

Mark, That's the conclusion to which I came, too good to hear someone else thinks the same way. I've never owned or used a belt sander; thought about borrowing or renting one (my boards are 5...
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The voice of experience thank you. I was...

The voice of experience thank you. I was afraid that the answer was going to be what you say, but I had to ask. I couldn't see any way to 'blend' the new (liquid) Varathane / polyurethane sealant...
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Re-finish area of damaged engineered-wood floor with Varathane

I want to repair an area of about a square yard in a room floored with engineered-wood flooring. It has been damaged by hard casters on a chair (which I'll be replacing with softer rubberized ones)....
08-18-20, 09:29 AM
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Oh, that's interesting. Bth points make perfect...

Oh, that's interesting. Bth points make perfect sense. I had wondered whether the shrink tubing was so firmly attached because some users might want to remove it only partly, for example to retain...
08-17-20, 01:30 PM
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Have ordered some of the special S/Steel flux. ...

Have ordered some of the special S/Steel flux.

Much appreciate all your info thanks so much.
08-17-20, 01:17 PM
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Great thanks! Spot welding is a bit beyond my...

Great thanks! Spot welding is a bit beyond my toolbox and ability, but I'll investigate the special flux for s/steel suggested by _telecoms guy_ Much appreciate your info, thanks.
08-17-20, 11:54 AM
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Strip insulation from terminals of sub-C battery cells

Hi All.

I've bought 12 sub-C cells to rebuild the battery pack of a home appliance, a Roomba floor vacuum cleaner robot. It should be fairly straightforward to solder the cells end-to-end in...
05-20-20, 08:07 PM
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You know, I'm pretty sure it was, because I asked...

You know, I'm pretty sure it was, because I asked in this thread. But I can't find and record of it and my memory is not perfect.
05-20-20, 05:43 PM
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Hmmmm. That worked... for about six months....

Hmmmm. That worked... for about six months. Then...:





I used plenty of Liquid Nails glue. Suddenly, one day, CRASH.

Any idea what went wrong? Thanks all.
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2-switch wireless ??3-way light switch kit

Hi All.

We have a light in our living room controlled by a single paddle switch in an inconvenient place, PLUS a vacant spot in a multi-gang wall switch in a convenient place in the same room. ...
11-15-19, 11:36 PM
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Plastic-Dip rubber coating to cover wear on vinyl seat cover?

Hi All.

We have an office-style chair that is in good condition, except for visible wear on the seat cushion, which seems to be upholstered in textured non-slip vinyl please see photo attached...
10-07-19, 05:24 PM
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Wow thanks I think you've likely saved me from...

Wow thanks I think you've likely saved me from a fatal mistake. I'll leave the existing glue in place. I would not have thought of that because instinct / experience teaches that flush surfaces...
10-07-19, 05:17 PM
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Thank you so much I will likely play safe and...

Thank you so much I will likely play safe and use Liquid Nails.

As you say, I'm cautious about the right solvent and the right method of removing the existing glue, precisely because I'm nervous...
10-07-19, 04:21 PM
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Re-glue heavy mirror onto particle-board cabinet door

This morning I found that the glass mirror that extends across the full surface of one one of three doors on my bathroom cabinet was rubbing against the glass on the neighboring door. When I looked...
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Thanks again. Not to beat the subject to death,...

Thanks again. Not to beat the subject to death, but I'm getting a much better shower now, There's almost no leakage just a small drop from the diverter, so the pressure through the shower head...
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Thanks Donato, thanks Norm I know I...

Thanks Donato, thanks Norm

I know I mentioned that I am cheap, but I should have added that I am stupid with it: I assumed it was Delta because most of the plumbing fixtures here are Delta, but...
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Why didn't i think of that? Thanks, man. ...

Why didn't i think of that?

Thanks, man. I'll keep you posted.
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