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  1. Plumbing
    I installed a Watts hot water recirculation system with a sensor valve / manifold below my Delta faucet with these wonderful PEX C lines. Waaaaay too long. They need to be CUT. Reading a similar thread to this one it appears cutting them is a potential problem. The local yocal at the home...
  2. Appliances
    Hello all - My dishwasher's upper sprayer base is broken. One of the three nubs the holds it in place to the upper dish rack has chipped off, so every time i run the dishwasher the upper sprayer falls off. I have tried to find a replacement but it has been discontinued and is not available on...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I've got a bit of a weird project I'm working on. I'm trying to create a clear hard cover for a keyboard that has holes where someone can still press all of the keys. It would be just a flat piece of material that Velcros onto the top of wireless key board. I've been working with acrylic...
  4. Electrical
    I'll cut out the context to keep this brief... Can a person use a metal handybox cover with a 1/2 knock out to run MC cable out the front of a plastic box...
  5. Electrical
    I'm buying a generator cord soon and I've been getting conflicting info. Some say to just a buy cord with the molded plug ends because they seal out water and moisture better. Others say to just buy some cord and put my own plug ends on because they have better quality over molded plugs, but...
  6. Painting
    Hi! I have hired a professional painter to paint our house & am hoping to get some advice from professional painters. To be clear, I did not hire this painter myself. I hired a contractor to do some soffit & facia work, and the contractor I hired has subcontracted out the painting. We've...
  7. Painting
    Hi: Newbie here, and couldn't find anything quite on point for this question. I scored a $100 MAC cosmetic train case for $5 at a resale shop--very happy! It is black, but I'd like to paint it a color that coordinates with my bathroom (lighter: yellow, green, blue, or even white). I'm...
  8. Painting
    I have a bookshelf that seems to be made out of wood that has a polymer/plastic finish already on it. What is the best way for my to Paint it? I know that for unfinished wood furnshings, I would follow a steps like this: 1) Sand paper (150 to 220 grit) 2) Dust off sand residue 3) Apply primer...
  9. Building & Construction
    I'm hoping this Building & Construction forum is the right place to ask this (adhesives) question: Is there a glue that would work to glue flexible, thick, smooth vinyl (picture clear carpet runners) to a piece of the same? (could be called "plastic carpet runners"... usually have little spikes...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    I wasn't sure which was the best forum for this question, but I thought I'd start here. I need advise on what is the best type of adhesive/glue to use for a particular purpose. We have an old physician balance beam scale, with a platform that you stand on. There's a paper-backed covering that...
  11. Plumbing
    Solved: How to get rid of new plastic toilet seat odor? (super strong) {Solved} Hi all. I just bought a new, cheap $10 plastic, soft seat. When I opened it up I almost died from the massive outgasing of the fresh plastic odor; super, super strong. So, I immediately set it outside to air...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Has anyone seen or does anyone know where to get them? I am doing planning on replacing my baseboards with clear plastic ones (diffused first of course) and running LED lighting underneath.
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, We have a small enclosed attachment on the side of our house which is covered with a plastic corrugated roof supported by wooden beams. It's in poor condition so needs to be replaced. Besides the corrugated plastic, does anyone know what other kinds of economical roofing material...
  14. Electrical
    I am in the process of renovating a room in Albany, NY, and have exposed the studs in order to add insulation and re-do the old wiring. I plan on using NM (Romex) wire, and plan on running the NM down a plumbing chase to the basement, and then run to the electrical panel. Does the NM have to...
  15. Electrical
    hi everyone! the plastic blue outlet boxes say outlet/switch, the gray says only SWITCH, hence i cannot use the gray for outlets? also, can I screw through the plastic with say, a drywall screw into the wall stud to make it tighter than the 2 nails? tnkx! DM:whistling2:
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