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Posted in thread: Building a deck over concrete and grass on 10-04-2011 at 01:58 PM
That's a hard argument to break...getting to rent a jackhammer.
Posted in thread: Building a deck over concrete and grass on 10-04-2011 at 11:09 AM
I have a standard 10 x 10 concrete slab patio. It's settled, the concrete step has majorly
sloped, and the wooden steps leading to the sun porch are about to fall apart. I want to cover
it over with a...
Posted in thread: Let's Talk Cordless Drills on 05-20-2009 at 11:30 AM
What about refurbished drills? Any reason to stay away from them?
Posted in thread: Help with disconnecting on 05-20-2009 at 11:23 AM
That's what I did.You COULD just wrap them in tape, but then you're counting on the tape to
stay on over time and that's a risk I wouldn't take compared to a $.05 wire nut. Twist a small
one on each w...
Posted in thread: Let's Talk Cordless Drills on 05-20-2009 at 11:07 AM
I would consider buying replacement batteries or having yours reconditioned.Amazon.com
Panasonic 18 volt battery search resultsIf you use this predominently as a screw driver I would
Posted in thread: venting through sill on 05-20-2009 at 08:58 AM
The basement of my Chicago frame house (built 1895) was finished 20 years ago. They put a
ceiling fan in the bathroom down there but didn't vent it. The fan is three feet from an
exterior wall. The wa...
Posted in thread: To Paint Or Not To Paint on 05-20-2009 at 08:54 AM
A good friend of mine once told me to wait a year before making any changes to your house. I've
followed that advice twice and was glad I did. This gives you a chance to get a feel for your
Posted in thread: Help with disconnecting on 05-20-2009 at 08:51 AM
Cap them and then put electrical tape around the cap. Those things can pop off over time,
leaving you with an exposed live wire.
Posted in thread: Will this color sell? on 05-20-2009 at 08:49 AM
Funny...I watched a lot of those shows on the DIY channel where they expect us to believe that
a buyer will pay $10k more for a house with a fresh coat of paint. In my experience, your
buyers will pro...
Posted in thread: Let's Talk Cordless Drills on 05-20-2009 at 08:23 AM
I'm in the market for a new one. I currently use a Craftsman 18v but it's a few years old and
the batteries aren't holding their charge as long as they used to. I'm also noticing that I'm
losing the t...
Rule #1: If it deals with electricity, make sure it's turned off at the breaker.
Rule #2: hire a pro when it comes to messing with your sewer main.
Rule #3: Failure to follow rule #1 and #2 will get you in deep sh!t.
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