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Old 11-17-2014, 09:20 PM   #46
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When using easy anchors for drywall I find it is better to drill a small 1/8" pilot hole first even though the directions say no pre drilling . Without the pilot hole the tip sometimes breaks or the fastener does not seem to twist into the drywall cleanly.
I use the metal anchors, not plastic. Put the easy anchor against the wall, then reverse the drill. That makes a pilot hole faster then changing the drill bit for a screw bit. If you buy Robertson bits and use self tapping screws, you will same more time and the self tappers will not turn the anchor in the wall.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:44 AM   #47
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Wow most important thing! to use a tape measure accurately. The more precise measurements the best everything fix together!.
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Things containing citric acid are good for cleaning copper utensils. The most common thing which is used for cleaning copper is lemon which removes ugly greenish black layer of oxidization. There is a type of grass (donít know its biological name) that grows in my backyard, it good for cleaning copper utensils.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:57 PM   #49
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Things containing citric acid are good for cleaning copper utensils. The most common thing which is used for cleaning copper is lemon which removes ugly greenish black layer of oxidization. There is a type of grass (donít know its biological name) that grows in my backyard, it good for cleaning copper utensils.
Ketchup works good too.
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Aluminum pots can be cleaned to a beautiful color by boiling stalks of rhubarb in the pot.

Use a big kettle and stick the smaller pots inside.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:27 PM   #51
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Some of the stories here are really quite funny! (Sorry to hear about the mishap with electricty and safety gear though!) If anything, it's a good reminder to make sure that all the necessary tools sand things are out from storage before starting on any home projects ya?
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Thanks for these tips. It really matters.
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Use a pull out ruler to fish wires across a ceiling or inside of a wall---it will stay straight better than most fish tapes--and you already own one---
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For setting the table saw blade to an unknown angle a t-bevel comes in handy https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #55
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I'm passing on ( without charge ) a long traditional family secret recipe as a DIY guide for making your own Thousand Island salad dressing. Get your pencil and paper ready. Old fashion I know.

Mix equal portions of Miracle Whip and ketchup.
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Hairspray factor and bathroom fans


If you are considering a bathroom exhaust fan with a light in it, also consider that sooner or later, you'll have to clean the grill due to dust collection.

While this normally isn't such a difficult task cleaning dust out of fan covers, consider adding hairspray to the mix, read dust adhesive, and now things become a lot more difficult.

For the above reason, I recommend a fan similar to the Panasonic that I have in my master bathroom. The light assembly is part of the fan housing, and the grill assembly consists of the lens and a vented housing. I can remove the grill and wash it in the kitchen sink...using soap and water and not have to worry about getting the electrical, socket assembly wet.

The Broan model that I have in my hallway bathroom, on the other hand, has the light assembly attached to the removable grill. Dust is way harder to remove, since I have to detach the grill, and then unplug the grill assembly from it's housing. Now, I have to be careful that I don't get the electrical parts wet when I clean the grill assembly.

Other than that, the Broan and Panasonic are similar in performance and price. So, if you don't mind working around the electrical parts in the grill assembly, either is a good choice.
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A two-sided pumice stone is the best way to clean-up paint from skin. Sure you can use finger nails, but that usually leaves red marks and hurts a bit.

One day, I was cleaning up after painting a room. I was showering and used my wife's pumice stone (not sure why). Lo and behold, it was like a magic eraser; it perfectly removed the paint without doing anything to my skin.

The pumice stone is a two-sided one like and was bought from Walmart for a few dollars. 99% of the time, the smooth side is good enough to remove the paint.

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When I was a kid I worked evenings after school and saturdays in a paint store building picture frames and framing. The proprietor purchased powered pumice in 10 gallon kegs to be used for cleaning the glass which had to be spotless to his EAGLE eye.

Lay the glass on the carpeted work bench, sprinkle with pumice, rub with the palm of your hand until no drag was felt, stand on edge and dust off each side with a 4" nylon paint brush. Perfect every time in about 30 seconds.
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DIY De-icer for Car Windows


1 empty 24 oz. spray bottle

3 oz. rubbing alcohol
6 drops dish soap
warm water

Pour the 3 ingredients into the bottle and swirl until they're mixed, then spray onto icy windows.
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Since about everyone has a drill driver or impact driver nowadays.

If your using longer screws and they keep falling over when your trying to get them started DeWalt makes a magnetic bit holder that has a sleeve that slides down over the screw to keep it from falling over. Others probably make this too but DeWalt is the one I'm familiar with.
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