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  • Home repair, bicycling, kayaking
  • Dan G
  • San Diego

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  • Posted in thread: Issue with running wire through galvanized pipe. on 03-29-2015 at 09:16 AM
    We have been using the plastic bag trick for years. We call it "sucking the rabbit." Unlike the
    very funny video, we layout the string in advance so it can feed evenly AND hang onto the end
    so it does...

  • Posted in thread: Bath tub Refinishing on 03-29-2015 at 08:58 AM
    Sorry ... forgot to update. YES, I did apply it. Used foam roller which must be rolled slowly
    because they leave bubbles (cavitation). However, the bubble pop and the material lays down. A
    good qualit...

  • Posted in thread: Major renovation job...need your advice please on 03-27-2015 at 08:42 AM
    Hi guys..i am new to this forum and have hired a General contractor to undergo a major
    renovation on a home built in 1969. i was wondering if you could help me with the below. 1. how
    much does soundpr...

  • Posted in thread: Brick porch replacement on 03-25-2015 at 08:30 AM
    Many variable here, including the foundation/footing. If they are gone, you looking at a
    complete tear off. However, you might enjoy reusing someof the old brick for historical and
    cost savings (a bit...

  • Posted in thread: Need help with redoing a coffee table on 03-22-2015 at 10:01 PM
    The damage has already been done by the tiling. You can expect the wood to be discolored.So ...
    do the job! Hammer and chisel gently and try to pop the tiles horizontally instead of driving
    down into ...

  • Posted in thread: Having major problems with wiring, need advice: on 03-21-2015 at 11:05 PM
    Slownsteady is right. You have to bring your neutrals (white) together and provide power from
    your source (black) to the lights that need it.Pictured below is a recent three-gang switch box
    relocation...

  • Posted in thread: Surg Protector on 03-21-2015 at 08:27 AM
    Yes, I would keep a high quality surge protector on your computer and expensive big screen. Why
    take the chance? It does no harm.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone else feel this way? on 03-20-2015 at 08:20 AM
    True story ... I got to know a middle aged woman who was working at HD on a "nice to see ya"
    basis. One day, I was buying plumbing parts and started talking to her. She asked me about
    plumbing basics ...

  • Posted in thread: Type of bit to use...ceramic floor tile? on 03-19-2015 at 08:11 AM
    If all you want is straight cuts, why mess with a tool which is designed for variability? Just
    get a straight tile cutter, or "snapper", and you could be done cutting in less than 10
    minutes!

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom fan/light question on 03-18-2015 at 12:52 PM
    Have you checked inside the wall box yet? It is possible the extra wire already exists. If so,
    you can split the circuit, get a three-gang box and add the new switch ... easy peasy. You
    understand you...

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