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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi! I am fixing up the plaster walls of a bathroom awant to skim coat it. What I’ve done so far: Questions This is my first time doing a project like this :) thank you for your help!
  2. Electrical
    We have a hard wired ceiling fan in the house. We want to put it on the ceiling of our 3-season porch. The only power source on the porch is a 3-holed, 2 outlet... outlet. I'll spare you the details of the nightmare of why wiring it to the outlet won't work. So, I thought I'd connect it to a...
  3. Automotive Repairs
    in this guide, I want to show you how to safely take your car battery out of your car and then, how to put the battery back into your car once you’re done working on it. This guide is broken down into five sections: The simple tools you need to change your battery Basic safety precautions How...
  4. Electrical
    But its the model that doesnt have the magnet on the back. just wondering if anyone has had this issue and if so were you able to fix it by applying a magnet to it, and if so, any suggestions on what kind of magnet to get? I can give model # of multi-meter or possibly post a pic (not sure of...
  5. Remodeling
    In my tub/shower, between the tub and the surround there is what to me looks like trim. In every surround I have seen or can find online they just chaulk between the tub and surround. Does anyone know what this is or what purpose it serves. It is impossible to keep clean and is a headache. Could...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Looking to create a Rectangular Patio with pavers (27 ft x 17 ft). 1) How do you determine which is the right way to slope. Everyone says away from the house but do I create a slope from the Patio door to the lawn or from the deck to the rest of the lawn directly across. Initially received...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! Former Tradesman, Cowboy, Real Estate's the new Trade, coastal GA area. Find myself referring to this site to read and find answers for those specific questions I have mid project. DIY expert...HAH that's why I'm here, right? Hope to get a lot of great advice and contribute when my...
  8. Carpentry
    I have a black bookshelf which is 68x24 inches (173x61 cm). I am trying to close the shelf as my 3 yr old kid is poking around with my books. I am trying to do a DIY to close the shelf, but the laminated shelf size wood ($30) along with hinge ($20) costs more than the shelf ($30).:vs_laugh...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I just wrote and published my first DIY chat room blog post. 12 DIY bathroom improvement ideas that won’t cost you a fortune. Keep reading and if you find any idea helpful, mention it in the blog post comment section. :smile: Thank you.
  10. Interior Decorating
    Looking to get some ideas on having a show cabinet near entrance / hallway . Space is tight at the hallway and there's a small entrance lobby where there is room for a smallish show rack ( 80 cm long and around 30 cm deep) Anyone has better ideas to share ..? I've attached photos of both...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Hoyt but I am known by my nickname "Chip". I currently help out in a custom cabinet shop. At 68 years young I have a lot of DIY experiences in many areas. I am here to learn from others experiences and share mine wherever I can be of assistance. My cabinet makers and installers...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I saw a MICKE Corner Workstation on Ikea. It shows dimensions and a how to for building. The desk costs $150. Would it be cheaper to just build it myself with wood from Home Depot cut to the correct sizes and shapes?
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey all :smile:, A new member from New York City. I wanted to join this forum as I love to share things and passionate about helping small businesses grow. I am an innovator and leader in the home design and restoration. I'm really happy to join this forum. Thanks for accepting me. Thanks :smile:
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all, New to the forum and hoping someone can help me out here. Parents been concerned about how Rf from a 'smart meter' might affect my dad's heart. Mom's had cancer removed and is worried this meter's going to bring it back, and they were talking about getting this here: I told them I...
  15. Electrical
    Hi, I'm new to the forum. Have been researching for months how to install LED strip lights on top of beams in my attic conversion, as well as in the adjacent crawlspace, but haven't been able to figure out what I need as far as components. I could really use some help figuring out how to achieve...
  16. Appliances
    Hi, First of all I'd like to introduce myself I'm new to the forum, if I'm breaking any rules of posting please let me know. I'm Dave, 27, and I am very new to DIY. My newest predicament is the pet food feeder called PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder, the dispenser works wonders...
  17. Electrical
    Hi all! So, this might be a bit complicated for a first attempt lamp building, but I'd really love to try to replicate (or come close to) this awesome Edison bulb lamp I saw on Etsy (for my own use - not to sell) https://www.etsy.com/listing/4895851...able-lamp-desk. I've been doing some...
  18. Windows and Doors
    Hi all! My sister is having a baby so I am helping her finish the projects on her house she has been putting off. The closet in the master bedroom had no doors on it when they moved in but there is a track with some metal hinges (Pictures are in my album) that have been left. We want to install...
  19. Electrical
    Help. Please. Suddenly, and without prior issues (except that tank had slow pressure leak, but no audible air discharge), the motor (Coleman Powermate 5HP/27 Gal. Model #200-2231) became noisy, runs rough and trips circuit breaker after 15 - 20 seconds or so. I removed the cylinder head...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    I've been reading this complete guide of shower heads to gain knowledge about which hand held shower head will be good to use. My bathroom space is in medium range, so I want to know what type of shower head will be good fit on a mid size shower room. :vs_worry: Looking for you guys help...
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