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So sorry to everyone who took the time to reply! ...

So sorry to everyone who took the time to reply! I didn't get any notifications after the 2nd reply. Turns out my sister lives close by and usually has a roommate but currently doesn't, so I'm...
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Posted By richmondhwyman

It's sheet rock. We moved in in mid-July,...

It's sheet rock. We moved in in mid-July, definitely no smell then. We're thinking maybe around mid-August, it had started slightly, then late August is when it got bad.

Someone else suggested a...
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Fumes from loose outlet wall plates possible?

Hi all,

My wife and I moved this summer to a prewar apartment in Brooklyn, NY. We changed out all the wall plates for the outlets, and all the light fixtures. Most if not all had been painted...
10-03-16, 02:21 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

After taking a closer look I realized that the...

After taking a closer look I realized that the screw was indeed not going all the way through. I got a bunch of felt pads at Lowe's and stuck 3 on there, and it works now. Thanks for all the...
09-25-16, 11:04 AM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

It's a wooden screw, I decided to take a closer...

It's a wooden screw, I decided to take a closer look. It appears that it is plenty long enough and makes contact with the rod, but I'm guessing the thing at the end of it, which is probably designed...
09-24-16, 08:10 AM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Wooden screw on music stand not working

Hello all,

My wife purchased a music stand from Amazon that arrived yesterday. The screw that's supposed to allow you to adjust the height of the stand doesn't work, i.e. you pull the stand up...
04-20-16, 03:50 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

BAM! I can't believe it. The day after I got my...

BAM! I can't believe it. The day after I got my Dremel, my brother in law is visiting and mentions a gun assembly tool he's got called a pin punch. I won't say it worked like a charm, but it sure...
03-23-16, 08:57 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Got it, thanks! That will be the next thing I...

Got it, thanks! That will be the next thing I try then.
03-23-16, 01:03 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Brute force worked on the small pins I was able...

Brute force worked on the small pins I was able to remove so far.

So with the Dremil idea, if I cut where you indicated, wouldn't I destroy the entire hinge? It seems to me it'd be better to cut...
03-12-16, 01:30 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Does this work? In one picture of the mini...

Does this work? In one picture of the mini cover, it's right in line with the camera so it almost looks like it's not there. This small pin I put back in after removing it. At the time I had only...
03-11-16, 03:56 AM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

A nail sounds like a great idea! No heads on the...

A nail sounds like a great idea! No heads on the pins. However, I just remembered that these small pins are threaded for a short length at one end, so that perhaps supports the idea that they're...
03-10-16, 06:13 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

There's one hinge where I got all 3 small pins...

There's one hinge where I got all 3 small pins removed, so they're definitely "removable", though maybe if they're not designed to be then that would explain my difficulty. When you say "grind off",...
03-10-16, 04:56 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

I finally got around to trying this (I work a...

I finally got around to trying this (I work a lot), and it turns out there's actually 3 more screws per hinge that are kind of hidden. I've taken the first image I uploaded and circled the pins that...
03-04-16, 10:40 AM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

The rapidity with which I hear back on these...

The rapidity with which I hear back on these forums always amazes me. Thanks guys!

I attached a few more pictures if that helps. The cardboard is basically just the box it came in. Consensus...
03-03-16, 04:14 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Screen divider

My wife ordered a glass screen to use as a room divider. It showed up broken. They sent a replacement. Also broken. They refunded our money, and now after taking a closer look we've realized that...
02-08-16, 02:07 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Thanks again guys! Will try what you suggest.

Thanks again guys! Will try what you suggest.
02-06-16, 03:58 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Thanks for the replies! My wife suggested wood...

Thanks for the replies! My wife suggested wood glue for the other thing so I do have that on hand, Title Bond III I believe, figured I'd use it if the super glue didn't hold. I don't think glue was...
02-06-16, 10:51 AM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Dog gate repair

Hello all, hopefully I'm in the right forum. In the dark I accidentally walked right into our dog "gate" and broke it. I superglued one part that broke into 3 pieces, but now two pieces that are...
04-02-15, 12:31 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Yup, ours is floating. That makes sense, thanks...

Yup, ours is floating. That makes sense, thanks again!
04-01-15, 09:06 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

We have laminate. What do you suggest? Why is...

We have laminate. What do you suggest? Why is drilling into laminate a bad idea?
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Thanks for the tool recommendation! I can...

Thanks for the tool recommendation!

I can see why people say installing pre hung is easier. I tried chiseling the hinges yesterday right after posting this and found it more difficult than...
03-31-15, 02:32 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Thanks for the advice! Our previous bifold doors...

Thanks for the advice! Our previous bifold doors were metal, but we're going with wood to save on cost. The building was built in 1984, and I wouldn't be surprised if those doors were original, so...
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Posted By richmondhwyman

How to create hole for door knob latch

I picked up a door slab from Lowe's to see if I can hang a door myself. It has the hole for the doorknob, so I just need to chisel out space for the hinges. Or so I thought. The doorknob hole on...
03-30-15, 02:33 PM
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Posted By richmondhwyman

Install bifold doors without bottom track

I was on here awhile ago asking for advice on how to remove the tracks for our old bifold doors. I successfully removed them, the new flooring has been installed, and we're now looking at getting...
02-07-15, 10:31 AM
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Views: 730
Posted By richmondhwyman

Cool, I'll start with that. Thanks!

Cool, I'll start with that. Thanks!
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