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  1. Painting
    I have responded to an ad in craiglist for a travel trailer that the owners want repainted. I am an artist and they want something "different". They are not planning on compensating me for my time, that was in the ad. The payback for me is the rolling advertisement. I know I have to clean but...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I wanted to throw this out there, after reading DangerMouse's Tip's and Tricks Thread (http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/diy-tips-tricks-34534/) and wondering on caulking specifically, I would think a bunch of you have your little tips and tricks after years of doing it... -Any prep tips other...
  3. Electrical
    This is mainly a curiosity. I live in an city where code requires rigid conduit (with specific exceptions). Often I have seen wire which comes into a box where the insulation is removed only where is wraps around a device screw and then continues on. It may go to another outlet/switch in the...
  4. Carpentry
    Five years ago when we built our home, the carpenter used a technique that created a "V" channel for every seam in the car siding on our ceiling, rather than simply butting or trying to hide the seams. I should have paid more attention because now I'd like to duplicate that in my basement...
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