• What tools should every DIY expert own?

    Best answer: let's face it, most DIY guys have something they aren't too swift at. [For me, it's plumbing.] day in, and day out, while doing repairs and improvements the tools I use most are my hammers, level, power saw, multimeter, and power drill/driver with assorted bits. Next up -- pliers. Of course, I have... show more
    Best answer: let's face it, most DIY guys have something they aren't too swift at. [For me, it's plumbing.]

    day in, and day out, while doing repairs and improvements the tools I use most are my hammers, level, power saw, multimeter, and power drill/driver with assorted bits. Next up -- pliers.

    Of course, I have several varieties of each of these -- three or four hammers, two levels, four different saws, and three or four different kinds of bits. Maybe a dozen different pliers.

    I've "organized" my tools into separate boxes -- one for electrical, one for plumbing, one for picture hanging, etc. I actually have seven or eight boxes in all [one has just my SawZall in it]. And two big boxes of painting stuff. Another with only light bulbs and electrical parts. Three more with lawn sprinkler materials and plumbing bits.

    Wife [of course] is long resigned to me having all this stuff around. Sure comes in handy though when the toilet starts leaking .... or something else goes kerflueey
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will a titanium coated drill bit drill soft copper. aluminum. soft steel?

    Best answer: Almost like butter. Even steel, surprisingly easy. Don't push hard. Push firm with the Rpms about 1/3 -1/2 speed. Buy a small, medium and large bit and cut the hole with each bit. Now, residential grade drills will burn out if you do much drilling in metal and you will have to invest in better drills to... show more
    Best answer: Almost like butter. Even steel, surprisingly easy. Don't push hard. Push firm with the Rpms about 1/3 -1/2 speed. Buy a small, medium and large bit and cut the hole with each bit. Now, residential grade drills will burn out if you do much drilling in metal and you will have to invest in better drills to match the better drill bits.
    5 answers · 13 hours ago
  • How to make a kitchen blind? I cannot afford one, cheap ideas?

    The cheapes I can find is £20 and i just dont have that spare right now. My window looks a mess as i've had to stick paper up. I have old bedsheets, the window is next to the oven though so i cannot have anything hanging and flapping around near the oven or hobs.
    The cheapes I can find is £20 and i just dont have that spare right now. My window looks a mess as i've had to stick paper up. I have old bedsheets, the window is next to the oven though so i cannot have anything hanging and flapping around near the oven or hobs.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I use a dimmer with my LED?

    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can salt damage a vacuum cleaner?

    Best answer: DRY salt won't harm anything. If it gets wet, it will corrode metal faster than water alone.
    Best answer: DRY salt won't harm anything. If it gets wet, it will corrode metal faster than water alone.
    4 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Does home depot or lowes install carports?

    I think they sell the material to make them but do they actually install them too?
    I think they sell the material to make them but do they actually install them too?
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • I have too many onions please help I’m in hell?

    There is no god there is only onions
    There is no god there is only onions
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to unclog a toilet?

    Someone flushed a pad down the toilet and we tried to use a plunger but it’s not working
    Someone flushed a pad down the toilet and we tried to use a plunger but it’s not working
    11 answers · 7 days ago
  • Outlet came back to life after unplugging my phone?

    Best answer: Yep. Loose wire. You can probably fix it yourself if you know what you're doing.
    Best answer: Yep. Loose wire. You can probably fix it yourself if you know what you're doing.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • HELP! I've clogged someone else's toilet! What do I do?

    Ironically, you can't tell it. The water went to the top, flushed only the stool, but left the toilet paper (not a lot, so I fished it out and tossed the tp carefully. ) The water never went down. I could leave, and they might think They did it, but that's dishonest. Then again, this is a friend of a... show more
    Ironically, you can't tell it. The water went to the top, flushed only the stool, but left the toilet paper (not a lot, so I fished it out and tossed the tp carefully. ) The water never went down. I could leave, and they might think They did it, but that's dishonest. Then again, this is a friend of a friend, and I don't want to embarrass myself for life, either! Is there a discreet way I could try to flush their toilet again WITHOUT making it worse, or obvious? Oddly, this happened one other time this year: at this same lady's house! She said it "never" happened, and I figured out a way to make it appear it was a misunderstanding. I don't think that will happen again As you can see, I'M FREAKING OUT!!! PLEASE HELP FAST !!!!
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is single wall stove pipe sufficient inside for my wood stove? How much will 3/4” foam insulation over the rafters help?

    I’m putting a wood stove in my garage, will be 3 feet away from my walls. I’m going to use triple wall pipe where it goes through the roof and higher. Is single wall sufficient inside the garage? I once rented a house that the barrel stove in the garage had only single wall pipe all the way and was only 8 inches... show more
    I’m putting a wood stove in my garage, will be 3 feet away from my walls. I’m going to use triple wall pipe where it goes through the roof and higher. Is single wall sufficient inside the garage? I once rented a house that the barrel stove in the garage had only single wall pipe all the way and was only 8 inches from the wall, had a big burn spot on the wall, I moved it to 3 feet, but didn’t change the stove pipe. It worked for the 2 winters I was there without any problems with creosote buildup and I used it constantly, but since my current landlord here is letting me do this, I want to do it up to code.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Would a 18v charger damage a 20v battery?

    I have a 20v DeWalt drill, but the charger burned out. Locally I cannot purchase another 20v charger, but I can purchase and 18v charger locally. Will the 18v damage the battery
    I have a 20v DeWalt drill, but the charger burned out. Locally I cannot purchase another 20v charger, but I can purchase and 18v charger locally. Will the 18v damage the battery
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Bleeding a radiator still cold?

    I have a 3 bed house. The bathroom upstairs aswell as a bedroom is an extension of the house. All my heaters work except the bathroom upstairs. I tried using the radiator key to bleed it, but it didn't work. On my second attempt it still didnt work. The two other heaters in the other room beside it work fine.... show more
    I have a 3 bed house. The bathroom upstairs aswell as a bedroom is an extension of the house. All my heaters work except the bathroom upstairs. I tried using the radiator key to bleed it, but it didn't work. On my second attempt it still didnt work. The two other heaters in the other room beside it work fine. Does anyone know of any tips I could try? I have not had to bleed other heaters in my home so not sure if I done something wrong, or not long enough etc.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Heating Question?

    I live in a small studio apartment which is basically one room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. I noticed last year that the electric bill was very high. I think at one point it reached 120 dollars. I would never set it over 70 and when i left for work i would lower it down to 50. So after last winter i have done some... show more
    I live in a small studio apartment which is basically one room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. I noticed last year that the electric bill was very high. I think at one point it reached 120 dollars. I would never set it over 70 and when i left for work i would lower it down to 50. So after last winter i have done some thinking and i had my door insulated and did some weather proofing around my apartment. Anyways sorry for the long introduction, but i felt it needed some context to my question. My question is would it be cheaper for me to just use a space heater when im home in my studio apartment opposed to turning on my heat? Also would lighting a bunch of candles help? I know i sound like a scrooge, but i really don't want to deal with the electric bills this winter.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Wiring a ceiling fan with 2 light switches? I?

    I bought an older home and I’m trying to wire a ceiling fan. I put 2 12/2 wires from my switch box to my fan (one for the light the other for the fan). Next I found my live wire coming into the box and connected it with a jumper to the common side of both switches then I wire nutted my white wires together and my... show more
    I bought an older home and I’m trying to wire a ceiling fan. I put 2 12/2 wires from my switch box to my fan (one for the light the other for the fan). Next I found my live wire coming into the box and connected it with a jumper to the common side of both switches then I wire nutted my white wires together and my grounds together. I connected one of my traveler wires to light switch and one to the fan switch. The fan is wired all whites together all grounds together and my traveler wires( black) connected one to the light and one to the fan. When I kick my power back on I get nothing at all on the fan. My voltage detector does read power on and off by flipping the light switch but still nothing works. Any help would be great?
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • If I use less psi on paint sprayers will the paint last longer?

    as if I was using a 45 psi and it took me 2 5 gallon buckets to paint 128 pc 16 ft ship lap boards compared to if I lowered to maybe a 30 psi
    as if I was using a 45 psi and it took me 2 5 gallon buckets to paint 128 pc 16 ft ship lap boards compared to if I lowered to maybe a 30 psi
    5 answers · 5 days ago