Last Activity:04-02-2015 8:38 PM
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Posted in thread: redneck cattle gate on 03-30-2015 at 06:31 PM
I would not call that a redneck cattle gate. I would title it an Archimedian Cattle Gate. Very
ingenious use of lever arms! After all, Archimedes said he could move the world with a long
enough lever ...
Posted in thread: Repairing water damaged ceiling on 03-13-2015 at 06:49 PM
This all depends on how much water damage there is. Start by using a straight edge and scoring
on each side of the tape. Then remove the tape with a putty knife. If what is underneath is
still OK and ...
Posted in thread: Dewalt battery charger on 02-22-2015 at 02:41 PM
Well, if you cook your old ni-cad batteries and then switch to the new lithium's you will be
glad they died - the new lithiums are 5000% better. Last longer with more power and charge
faster. If I wer...
Posted in thread: How do I repair lifting at corner beads? on 02-18-2015 at 01:51 PM
If your corner is recessed, you might be able to go over the top with another bead. If after
the new bead is fastened you can pass a 10" wide taping knife with one edge over the corner of
the bead and...
Posted in thread: How do I repair lifting at corner beads? on 02-16-2015 at 05:30 PM
I am assuming this is a metal corner bead, as these were used mostly in years past (and still a
great corner bead too). If so, simply chip off any loose material and skim over the top.
Posted in thread: Cracking ceiling and wall on 02-10-2015 at 06:33 PM
Wow, those sure are not the typical drywall cracks I have ever seen. Almost looks more like a
rupture due to very high sudden stress. For sure you will want to find what caused these before
Posted in thread: How should I proceed with this plaster ceiling? on 01-10-2015 at 10:47 AM
I am seeing drywall, not plaster. You do not necessarily have to rip everything out - you can
do a butt joint of the new drywall onto the old - see Around the existing fan you may need to
Posted in thread: Is my drill battery charger ruined? on 10-05-2014 at 08:11 AM
If it for a ni-cad battery, don't feel too bad if it is wrecked. If you have to get a new
charger and drill with the newer lithium battery, you will be thankful that this one got
ruined. The new lithi...
Posted in thread: First Homeowner Project Ever: Changing Ceiling Texture on 09-27-2014 at 08:17 AM
I don't think you can remove popcorn by wetting and scraping if it has been painted. At any
rate, I would go with smooth ceilings and walls any day - repairing, cleaning, and painting a
Posted in thread: Long distance landline phone services? on 08-28-2014 at 02:03 PM
Not sure about your cell phone, but I know for an old cell phone I had it was possible to set
up an antenna on your rooftop and then connect the phone to the antenna. I would think one
could now even ...