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03-30-20, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Borad

I looked at a trap kit. I think a tailpiece and a...

I looked at a trap kit. I think a tailpiece and a waste arm is all I need. I found a video on how to connect them. I think I'm all set!
03-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Borad

I even have a siphon and I saw an old photo of a...

I even have a siphon and I saw an old photo of a woman using a washboard in a bathtub so I guess it wouldn't have been that crazy but at least now I don't have to be on my knees.
03-30-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Borad

How to drain basin into tub

I put a floor-standing plastic basin in the bathroom so I can temporarily do laundry by hand and avoid my building's laundry room. I'll fill it with the showerhead. After the wash I want to pull the...
05-26-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,902
Posted By Borad

Yeah, I think the boiler heats the water. They...

Yeah, I think the boiler heats the water. They shut off the water when they're cleaning the boiler.
05-26-19, 02:56 PM
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Views: 1,902
Posted By Borad

Smoke from residential chimney at 85 degrees...Why?

I live in a tall building in New York City (over 150 apartments) and there's another one a block away. Both buildings have black smoke coming from the chimney even when the temperature is in the 80s....
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Views: 447
Posted By Borad

I just did some research. The thing that I...

I just did some research. The thing that I thought was a bushing and not a ball bearing WAS a ball bearing. I'm going to get the black caps off (I thought they were solid plastic) and clean them.
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Views: 447
Posted By Borad

Ball bearing to replace bushing in roller brush

I know I'm doing this the hard way and everyone else would just buy a replacement roller brush for $20 but I decided to rebuild one of the end caps of my Aerus vacuum roller brush (about 20 years...
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Borad

The data sheet...

The data sheet (https://www.quikrete.com/pdfs/data_sheet-vinyl%20concrete%20patcher%201133.pdf) for Quikrete Vinyl Concrete Patcher says "Do not use with Concrete Acrylic Fortifier, Concrete Bonding...
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Borad

OK, I returned the quick set cement patch and...

OK, I returned the quick set cement patch and I'll order latex patch.
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Borad

What patching material to use

My terrace floor had some hollow sounding, raised spots with hairline cracks that took longer to dry after it rained so I broke them open and now the aggregate is exposed and I have to choose a...
10-14-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Borad

Yeah, I got 8. Too bad I only needed one.

Yeah, I got 8. Too bad I only needed one.
10-14-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Borad

Yeah, I corrected my post - I meant the lines...

Yeah, I corrected my post - I meant the lines aren't on the nuts. But I don't know who would by nuts with unspecified defects when they need grade 5.
10-14-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Borad

I found the answer. ...

I found the answer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_wire

"For certain applications where safety wiring is common, fasteners come pre-drilled with holes to accept safety wire."

I have...
10-14-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Borad

Holes in sides of my "New with defects" bolts

First, I thought I was getting grade 5 bolts based on the ad but the lines that indicate it aren't on the nut. No big deal because I wanted the cheapest I could get and these were the cheapest. But...
10-12-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Borad

OK, so, I'm afraid of the 1/4" bolts I was going...

OK, so, I'm afraid of the 1/4" bolts I was going to use. I'm going to use 1/2" bolts that actually fit the threads. No need for the nylon bushings after all...now I have to shop for good quality 1/2"...
10-12-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Borad

Yeah, sound good. Maybe I can think of a way to...

Yeah, sound good. Maybe I can think of a way to give the wooden hole some teeth. I've thought of poking the spacer with nails. Maybe I'll do that.



Yeah, but this is for an elderly man who...
10-12-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Borad

It doesn't have to be very accurate. I want to...

It doesn't have to be very accurate. I want to put a 1/4" bolt through a 1/2" threaded hole without damaging the threads in the 1/2" hole and without too much wiggle room. This is for an exercise...
10-12-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Borad

Maybe I'll put the spacer in the chuck of my old...

Maybe I'll put the spacer in the chuck of my old drill and clamp the drill down and drill through the chuck with my new drill.
10-12-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Borad

Clamping a small part for drilling

I'm making kind of a bushing and I have to enlarge a hole in a nylon spacer. I did one of two well enough but I damaged my clamps because the spacer spun against the rubber of the clamp. How would...
08-23-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Borad

I think the vibration from the last few weeks...

I think the vibration from the last few weeks disturbed the nice even coat of dirt and turned it into dust bunnies and some were released from the blade and coated the vent. I may need new hard foam...
08-22-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Borad

The coil is dirty but not horrible. I may have...

The coil is dirty but not horrible. I may have vacuumed it when I cleaned the filter. I'll vacuum it again. It has one of those permanent mesh filters, not foam. I only clean it once a year but it...
08-22-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Borad

Should I clean this AC fan myself?

Suddenly I saw a bunch of dirt on the AV vents and beyond (a through-the-wall unit). I'm not sure how long it's been like that. Luckily the vents snap on and off in one piece so I removed it and...
02-24-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Borad

I found something that works with windows as well...

I found something that works with windows as well as through the wall because the side vents are pretty far forward and stick outside, but only if the wall plus sleeve depth is short enough and mine...
02-16-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Borad

I guess that explains why I see so many window...

I guess that explains why I see so many window units in a building with wall sleeves. Unfortunately I'm required to use the sleeve. Now I'm just identifying every 6000 BTU through the wall AC. I...
02-16-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Borad

OK, it looks like there's no way I'm getting what...

OK, it looks like there's no way I'm getting what I want. I'll settle for 6000 BTU, 14" maximum height, 21" maximum depth. And I'm not even finding that.
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