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    Cleaning outdoor light sockets

    Ok thank you for the suggestions. One more from me, shouldn’t these be exterior use bulbs? They’re just normal LED bulbs, and I know when I replace our large motion light bulbs, I have to get exterior “grade” ones. Like I mentioned, the light is under the front porch cover, but obviously...
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    Cleaning outdoor light sockets

    We have a large outdoor chandelier type light, over our front porch. It is covered, but there is damage to the sockets as far as corrosion and a little rust. I noticed a few of the bulbs were out, so when I removed them I found the corrosion on the bulbs and the sockets today. What’s the best...
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    Can concrete be added to the top of existing form?

    Will do, thanks for your help!
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    Can concrete be added to the top of existing form?

    Thank you for the info. I went ahead and drilled holes for 2 1/4” tapcons, and drilled down into the concrete about 1” for the new concrete to grab onto. I noticed in about 3 out of 5 spots I drilled, I had dry dust coming up from the hole as if the previous concrete hadn’t been mixed well and...
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    Can concrete be added to the top of existing form?

    I’m not sure if I worded that right but I put in a concrete base for a flagpole. I used three bags, but still came up short. I’d like it to be almost flush with the top of the sleeve you see in the picture. Without drilling holes for rebar, can I just add another bag of concrete on top of the...
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    Can tile edges be rounded off?

    We had a tile floor put in about a year ago. I didn’t ask at the time about the edges being “softened” or rounded off where they meet the carpet, but I’d like to do that now. It’s a little painful to walk on so I’d like to see if I can use a grinding stone to soften the edges?
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    Can I not do a pocket joint with this Kreg?

    To those mentioning strength of the wood frame, wouldn’t gluing that glass all around basically make it really strong and one “unit”?
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    What siding is this?

    Wish I could talk with him. He was a close friend that left his wife and kids and really went off the deep end. Won’t talk to anyone anymore.... I can try to get pics, but it maybe hard to see these lines, but the house is a pale color, and you can just barely see obvious lines as in these...
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    Can I not do a pocket joint with this Kreg?

    Good point I didn’t think about that.
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    What siding is this?

    When we had our home inspected, the inspector told us it’s not stucco, but called it something else. It looks like stucco, but I can’t recall what he said it was. He said stucco would have a board underneath it which this doesn’t. The first pic is looking up from below the bottom edge. The...
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    Can I not do a pocket joint with this Kreg?

    How would you attach these frames to a mirror? My initial thought was to use the same gorilla adhesive, and put a bunch on all the way around. The top and bottom of the mirror are flush with the edges of the frame, but there’s about 1 1/2” of frame proud of the mirror on the sides to allow for...
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    Can I not do a pocket joint with this Kreg?

    Yep, I messed up and drilled them on the wrong piece. I started noticing some of the screws wound bottom out, but weren’t tightening. I then looked into it online, and read about not screwing into end grain as it’s not as strong? I did use gorilla adhesive on each joint, but I’m going to try...
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    Can I not do a pocket joint with this Kreg?

    Disregard. It just didn’t look right, but it looks like it’s correct. It just looked to far back. I’ll try a crap piece.
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    Can I not do a pocket joint with this Kreg?

    I bought a Kreg Jig, (model 310 I believe), and the directions are lacking. I can’t tell how to do a butt jig with this. I’m building frames and using 1x4’s. The jig has a small grey adjuster that I can see how that works for other joints, but I can’t tell how, or if I can, adjust the jig...
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    Are double interior closet doors standard width?

    Ok! Thank you for the help! We can’t get anyone over to even look at stuff, which I get as everyone’s busy right now.
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