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Preparations for painting new steel tubings

I welded some new 3/4" steel tubing to an existing steel fence last week. Since then I wasn't able to do anything due to hurricane Isiais and the rain. It is projected to rain the rest of the week.
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07-28-20, 07:35 PM
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Where to find matching decorative steel fence

I have an old steel fence that I believe was installed in 1992-1993 (according to fence permit archive).

I hired a tree company to prune a tree and accidentally they dropped a large chunk of a...
07-19-20, 05:46 PM
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You can also use those tiny spacers that you can...

You can also use those tiny spacers that you can fold into whatever depth you like to go between the switch/receptacle and the front of the box mounting tab.
07-18-20, 05:09 PM
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Locknut wrench shopping

So I found this Gardner Bender locknut wrench on Amazon, I didn't even know such a thing existed, and have always tightened them using a flat head screwdriver with a hammer to "drift" them tight. ...
07-15-20, 07:17 PM
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GFCI receptacle failure

I have three circuits that are old 2 conductor wires with no ground.

To solve that problem I installed a three gang box below the panel. Ran the conductors from the panel to the box, connected to...
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Setting clay bricks on mortar bed

I have a small area I need to lay down about 12 chicago bricks on a mortar bed about 1" thick. The joints will be 3/4" wide.

Should I lay the mortar bed, set the bricks down first, wait a few days...
06-30-20, 05:45 PM
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Abandoned (kind of) 50A surface mount receptacle

I have an old surface mount 50A range receptacle that's been abandoned for I don't know how long.

https://i.postimg.cc/XYZDRrQd/IMG-20200630-151929.jpg
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06-26-20, 08:04 AM
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UV lights to deactivate coronavirus?

I see many new offering from HVAC companies to do retrofit UV lights on AC systems as a way to combat the coronavirus.

I also see a number of ads from local establishments like restaurants, hair...
06-15-20, 10:08 PM
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Cleaning condensation line

I have a central AC unit with a 3/4" PVC condensation line that runs to the outside. I usually pour some bleach down every 30 days or so from the cap on the left side. But that only cleans the...
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I did a few tests and the difference is quite...

I did a few tests and the difference is quite noticeable. In addition I found additional spots that needed touch ups so I am going to repaint the entire ceiling.

Since this ceiling cross over to...
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Is it possible to match white paint?

I need to paint a small area of my white ceiling. Recently changed out a ceiling fan and the new one has a smaller canopy foot print then the old, which exposed part of the old unpainted sheetrock....
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Can you use anti-seize on a tub drain basket strainer?

If you have ever tried to remove a bathtub drain strainer/basket from the drain shoe, especially one that has the cross bars broken off or rusted out, you know it's a very tedious and frustrating...
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Direct burial coaxial cable

I would like to know what the difference is between different types of RG6 coaxial cables.

I know the standard ones we use indoors.

Then there are some that are rated "WEATHERPROOF".

Then...
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Couple of things. From reading your other...

Couple of things.

From reading your other thread about waiting for concrete to dry overnight indoors, I am wondering how these concrete weights were made? Did you use put together your own mix? ...
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Mystery concrete cylinder buried in my yard

I have a number of 20x20 paver step stones in the backyard.

Some of these stones have been pushed up by tree roots. So this weekend I removed about a dozen of these step stones to expose the...
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Stubborn ceiling fan pull chain

I have a ceiling fan with a really hard to pull fan switch.

The light switch works fine. The ceiling fan switch is very hard to pull, half the time the chain breaks where the two segments...
05-21-20, 09:28 PM
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ARLINGTON FSC405R Sconce Box

I am wondering, if this particular low profile box can be considered WEATHERPROOF?

Arlington FSC405R Non-Metallic Low Profile Sconce Box 4 Inch x 0.5 Inch 5 Cubic-Inch
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05-20-20, 07:45 PM
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Found [seemingly] abandoned box in attic

So I am still in the middle of changing out as many old crumbling clothed wiring dating back to the 1940s to modern day wiring.

I found a 4x4 box in the attic - one end is the clothed wire, and...
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Cardboard Quikcrete forms

I have a few questions about cardboard tubing 8" diameter.

I need to make a piece about 20" long but the post around which I want to add concrete is already in place and I cannot slide it down...
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Sorry for the initial post being so long winded,...

Sorry for the initial post being so long winded, let me break it down to something more specific as to what I would like help on, which is to understand what the layers will be used on the sloped...
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Thanks. I did get a metal roof quote on this...

Thanks. I did get a metal roof quote on this property and it doesn't justify it. This property is a multifamily rental in a class C neighborhood probably values at $280K, and I can't put a 40K...
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Need advice on re-roof proposals

I have a combination roof, an A-frame on about 70% of the house and a flat roof on the other 30%. Shingles on the A-frame roof and asphalt on the flat deck.

I have narrowed down my options to two...
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The paint there looks like latex paint as I can...

The paint there looks like latex paint as I can peel it off by hand. So just two coats of exterior house paint no need to prime it?
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Plastic mail box painting

I am not sure what type of paint was used on this mail box. It is plastic and the paint was peeling and blistering.

https://i.postimg.cc/5yNrkSry/IMG-20200513-154104.jpg

What is the best way to...
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