• 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
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is a GFI outlet?

    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to install steel wall mounted mailbox on brick wall?

    Best answer: If you want it sturdy drill holes with a masonry bit and inbstall lead plugs made for this purpose. Then the right size screws go right into the lead. It works by expansion. I once installed a heavy a/c with these slugs, so it was sturdy.
    Best answer: If you want it sturdy drill holes with a masonry bit and inbstall lead plugs made for this purpose. Then the right size screws go right into the lead. It works by expansion. I once installed a heavy a/c with these slugs, so it was sturdy.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Long drill bits?

    Best answer: In Lowes and Home Depot there are bits up to about 18" long, there are 1/8" bits that are about 8" long. The tree is going to push over the post, so move it now. Add a post on the other side of the tree. Fit the rails and boards around the tree that can be lost without knocking over the fence. ... show more
    Best answer: In Lowes and Home Depot there are bits up to about 18" long, there are 1/8" bits that are about 8" long. The tree is going to push over the post, so move it now. Add a post on the other side of the tree. Fit the rails and boards around the tree that can be lost without knocking over the fence. You should be able to space it so as to not have the confinement problem. The best solution is to cut down the tree unless it is really special.
    6 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 · 2 days 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 · 4 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.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I use a dimmer with my LED?

    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Remove samsung reefrigerator door?

    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How can you seal basement windows without making them permanently sealed?

    Crickets keep getting into our basement and we think they're squeezing in from the basement windows since there's no cracks in the foundation. The windows are the type that flip up - has hinges on the top. We were thinking of buying felt strips to make the fit snugger and close off any gap that they might... show more
    Crickets keep getting into our basement and we think they're squeezing in from the basement windows since there's no cracks in the foundation. The windows are the type that flip up - has hinges on the top. We were thinking of buying felt strips to make the fit snugger and close off any gap that they might be finding, but there really isn't room between the frame and window so if we put the felt, the window won't fit in the frame. The gap is may 1/8 wide. We don't want to caulk it or do anything which will prevent the windows from ever opening again. Figure any type of tape would not last long between the extreme cold and heat and just the sticky side drying out. The basement is unfinished and only used as storage so whatever the solution, it doesn't have to look pretty. If we stretched out cotton balls and squeezed it all the way around the gap, would that work or would crickets eat or claw their way through cotton?
    4 answers · 3 days 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?
    11 answers · 7 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 · 6 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 · 1 week 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 · 5 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 · 5 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 · 6 days ago