Last Activity:05-25-2008 4:52 PM
Posted in thread: Used tools - how to evaluate? on 04-09-2009 at 12:44 PM
I'm going to be tiling my bathroom floor. The two power tools I'll need that I don't have are a
(wet) tile saw and whatever is the right kind of nail gun to put the floor molding back - so
Posted in thread: Making Stairs Scratch Proof on 05-24-2008 at 11:27 AM
I don't think there's such a thing as a paint or varnish that will truly not be scratched by
dog's claws, even on Oak. I would buy the hardest floor varnish I could find (maybe Ronseal
Diamond Hard Fl...
Posted in thread: ceiling light wiring affecting light in another room on 05-23-2008 at 08:20 PM
Following up on my own post, a person could indeed deliberately wire mutually exclusive lights
using two 3-way switches, but not without trying :-)If you only replaced the light, and you
know which wi...
Posted in thread: ceiling light wiring affecting light in another room on 05-23-2008 at 08:05 PM
Is it possible you've inadverdently created the effect of a pair of three-way switches, but
with the lights on two different paths instead of on the same path which is what you'd do if
you were *tryin...
Posted in thread: CFLs affect each other on same circuit? on 05-23-2008 at 07:58 PM
Modern compact flourescents seem pretty good about getting to full brightness fast. The 100w
and 60w (equivalent) spiral ones I've bought this year seem to be pretty much instant on.But I
also bought ...
Posted in thread: Drywall repair questions on 05-23-2008 at 07:49 PM
Ah that makes sense. However my holes aren't very big, and they're in closets, so I'm not
planning on retexturing the whole wall, just adding enough to cover up the repair. I'll just
use a small aeros...
Posted in thread: How well does drywall have to be sanded if I intend to texture it? on 05-22-2008 at 06:54 PM
I'm no expert, but if you're going to texture it, I would think 100 grit is smooth enough.
Posted in thread: Drywall repair questions on 05-22-2008 at 06:51 PM
Kirkland. You?I've got about half a 3lb mini-bucket of joint compound, so I'm good for a small
project like this.As far as making it look good - actually I *am* anal, but I'll try to hold
that part of...
Posted in thread: Drywall repair questions on 05-21-2008 at 11:27 PM
This is sortof a sequel to my "Drill up inside wall" question from a few days back. I got the
cable pulled, but it was a difficult job due to the owner-unfriendly way the attic was
constructed. We had...
Posted in thread: Cable TV wall jacks. Termination required? on 05-21-2008 at 11:06 PM
I got my cable pulled, so I've got RG6 for cable and Cat5e for internet. The Cat5e is already
outfitted with RJ-45 jacks (to fit Keystone wall plates) but the RG6 has ordinary "male"
fittings, so I ne...