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Posted in thread: How to move a light switch on 03-09-2015 at 09:26 AM
Put a wire nut on the hot wire---add some electrical tape to it just to be sure.
Posted in thread: How to move a light switch on 03-09-2015 at 09:18 AM
You COULD use the old box as the junction box.I know it's not code---but it DOES work.
Sometimes I think these codes are over the top. It's discouraged because many people can't do a
good job of splic...
Posted in thread: Install a vanity cabinet with filler panel on 03-09-2015 at 09:02 AM
OK----when you can't nail or screw something like this because of no stud or a secure place to
nail to, then it's time to forget the PL and get out the Power Grab. I've used a TON of Power
Grab and I ...
Posted in thread: How to move a light switch on 03-09-2015 at 08:29 AM
I had to do this myself because the electrician put the box too close to an entryway door.
Anyway, what I did--along my electrician brother-- was to destroy the plastic box to remove it
from inside th...
Posted in thread: Paper drywall tape coming loose on 03-08-2015 at 09:11 AM
LOL--I agree with getting satisfaction about knowing how to work with drywall mud. Learning
good repair techniques will always come in handy, as there's always a wall that needs it.
PLUS--you'll now b...
Posted in thread: Paper drywall tape coming loose on 03-08-2015 at 09:06 AM
I agree with the comments on paper tape. I have both, but usually go for the paper tape as I
find it easier to feather out. The reason that tape failed is because the person putting it up
did not get ...
Posted in thread: staircase step refinishing on 03-02-2015 at 08:13 AM
It's nearly impossible to match if you're looking to buy a can of stain. The way to match an
existing color is by blending stain. I've never used any stain right out of the can---I always
mix my own t...
Posted in thread: How to determine power requirements for a generator and other questions on 03-01-2015 at 09:06 AM
I've had a stand-by generator for 12 years which runs off of propane since I don't have natural
gas way out here in the boonies. I sized it, not to handle absolutely EVERYTHING, but only what
I would ...
Posted in thread: Outdoor Painting Tips (Concrete & Wood) on 02-21-2015 at 08:15 AM
I agree with neal. Never paint or stain outside wood until it's had a long drying spell with no
Posted in thread: What would you do? on 02-21-2015 at 08:12 AM
Sadly, I agree that there are many of these guys who are either drug users, or boozers, or
both. They only work for the payday so they can go out and blow their money on their habit.
Anyone who's alwa...