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Wire Splicing

I am installing some builtin bookshelves and there is one wall socket that I will not be able to mount in the bookshelf. I need to remove this wall socket and splice the wires. Since I will not be...
11-06-20, 06:13 PM
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PVC Rake Material

I had my rakes replaced with PVC materail a few years ago. It looks like they have shrinked in length creating a few gaps. Will PVC shrink iwth age?
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Repainting a 'textured' surface

My granddaughter got creative with her room several years ago a did a splatter paint job on the walls. The surface is now very uneven, see the attached photo. How is the best way to smooth the wall...
08-10-20, 03:22 PM
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Surface Tree Roots

I have a large maple tree in the front yard and the surface roots are 1-2" above ground level. Can I shave these roots level to the ground without damage to the tree?
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Attic Temperature

Weather conditions are clear sky, sunny and 95 degrees at 3:00 PM. In a well insulated and vented attic, what temperature should I expect to measure?
06-12-20, 10:06 AM
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Automatic chain lock gate

I would like to find out if there is a locking system for a chain link fence gate that will do the following:
1 - Automatically lock at 11:00 PM
2 - Automatically unlock at 06:00 AM.
3 - Can be...
05-31-20, 01:29 PM
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4" vs. 1" Filter

I hear that the recommended AC filter is a good 1" filter and change monthly. I have a 4" box and am considering building a 3" spacer to put in the filter box and use a 1" filter instead of my 4"...
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gloss look with flat latex wall paint

I am touching up a number of nail and screw holes. I have flat latex wall paint just purchased from Home Depot. The color is perfect when looking straight at the touch up, but when looking at an...
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Thinning Latex; Water or Alcohol

I need to spray some latex using an HVLP sprayer. Can I thin with alcohol since it will evaporate quicker than water. The piece I am spraying is small so it can be sprayed in less than 5 minutes.
Forum: Water Heaters
01-19-20, 07:08 PM
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Inconsistent Hot Water

I have noticed over the years that after about 7-8 years after installing a new hot water heater the hot water is not always hot. If no one has been using hot water for cloths washing, etc during...
10-08-19, 11:08 AM
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Running 14-2 through corner studs

I need to run some 14-2 wire through a corner stud (4 x 4). How big of a hole should I drill so as to make the bend with the wire? Other suggestions?
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Nailing PVC FaceBaorads

I have a contractor who wants to nail PVC face boards with regular nails and use an oil based paint over the finished boards.

Is this normal? Why not use SS fasteners and not paint at all?
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PVC Face Boards

Can PVC faceboards be glued using PVC cement to create a large panel; i.e. 12" x 24"?
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Smile Mortaring Concrete Pavers

I am going to mortar some concrete pavers over a poured concrete slab. The slab is fairly level. Any caveats or advise before I start?
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Thanks - That is what I thought - Will fill with...

Thanks - That is what I thought - Will fill with stones.
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Question Shed Foundation

I had an 8x10 concrete pad poured on which I constructed a small shed. The concrete form at the rear of the pad is adjacent to a shadow box fence. The concrete guy said to leave that form in place...
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Steel Angle - Manufacturing film

I bought some angle steel from Lowe's and it is covered with a silver-grey film that gets on everything it touches. How is the best way to clean this; soap & water, mineral spirits, etc? I am...
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Drilling in Concrete

I am drilling 1/2" holes in a concrete pad on which I plan to install a shed. I am using a Ryobi hammer drill, battery powered. The holes are not round, but somewhat triangular in shape. What am...
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French drain exit pipe size

I am putting a French drain at the front of a storage shed. The exit pipe will be approximately 15 ft. The French drain has a 3" opening, but with an adapter can accommodate a 4" pipe. The opening...
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Anchor Bolts

Why not set them in wet concrete, I cannot be that precise as to where they should go.

Should I use expansion bolts or concrete screws, which is best?
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Concrete expansion Bolts

I am having a concrete foundation poured on which I will install a prefab shed. It will be anchored to the concrete via expansion bolts. How long should I let the concrete cure before drilling?
06-23-18, 07:04 AM
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Thanks

Thank you for your responses.
06-22-18, 05:57 PM
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Spraying for Chiggers

I am using a hose end sprayer to spray for chiggers. The dilution ratio is 3 oz per gallon. for 500 sq ft of coverage. At this rate I use up the 3 oz before I can get 500 sq ft. sprayed. Should I...
04-13-18, 05:00 PM
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When I spray the finish, it is slightly like a...

When I spray the finish, it is slightly like a very fine sandpaper. I used flotrol to try to help the finish smooth out, but that did not seem to work. And yes I use a small block sander. The...
04-13-18, 11:02 AM
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Waxing Furniture Issue

I build furniture and usually finish with a shellac sealer coat followed by three coats of a water based Minwax product. I like to do a final sand with 400 or 600 paper and apply a wax. My...
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