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Forstner bit to drill through plastic

author: micky posted 09-20-2017

Can I use a Forstner bit to drill through plastic, maybe 3/32 - 1/8 thick?. I'd back it with piece of wood. I need two 1 1/16 holes, and then I'll probably never use it again. Here is a cheap ... read more »

Make a handheld Vacuum Cleaner an Anti-Static tool?

author: Adrian Caspersz posted 09-13-2017

I've got a cheap (£25/$30) hand held bagless 500W vaccum cleaner made out of ABS plastic that must create a lot of static electricity when in operation. http://www.beldray.com/beldray-bel0427-q... read more »

Is this a sump pump pit?

author: Alex2015 posted 09-07-2017

Hi all, Ok so I live in Maine, a little higher than sea level, there is what I am assuming to be a sump pump pit in the basement of the house I just bought. It is in a corner and the floor slopes tha... read more »

Alternatives to white coated hardboard, or should I stay with the same?

author: Chris Green posted 09-20-2017

The 'ceiling' of our little boat is made of sheets of white coated hardboard. It's badly stained by the previous owner smoking and also has a few mangled bits so I'm looking to replace it. Should... read more »

Home Building

I'm trying to make the heaviest and slim canopy weight to weigh down a 10' x 10' tent. Any ideas?

author: Lorena posted 08-11-2017

I'm trying to make the heaviest and slim canopy weight to weigh down a 10' x 10' tent. Any ideas? read more »

Inside Allerton: The Essential Guide to Robert Allerton Park

author: G.S. Brenac posted 07-16-2017

Step inside the world of Robert Allerton Park in central Illinois and discover the rich history and surprising stories of the stately home, formal gardens, and woodland trails that make up this n... read more »

how to make wooden glass dome bases airtight?

author: JBI posted 09-19-2017

I have a small glass dome with a wooden base identical to the one shown here: http://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Decorative-Accessories/Vases-Jars-Containers/Glass-Clock-Dome-with-Base/p/... read more »

Garden shredder problem

author: OldChemist posted 09-04-2017

My AL-KO shredder is 30 years old. It has recently developed a fault, viz. It runs for 10 seconds, then stops. Any answers please? read more »

Home Climate

Is it legal to sell Freon 22 on Craigslist?

author: mike posted 09-20-2017

I'm in Oregon, USA. I have about 20# of Freon 22 that I've had for decades. Don't think I'll ever use it. I'm getting conflicting information on whether it's legal for me to sell it. It's probab... read more »

Other Home Topics

Cleaning pillow that had sweat stains on it white again

author: Stained posted 02-26-2017

I have a pillow that is now starting to turn tan with my sons sweat from sleeping.always been line that from the beginning.I have all these stain removers.I just want to wash it once and and be whit... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Garden Blogs

author: thallotmentcook posted 09-19-2017

Hi I Hope everyone is doing well. After years working as a chef i've set out on the path to become a qualified horticulturalist. Woohoo. This along with owning an allotment has led me to start my o... read more »

AL-KO 1100 garden shredder problem

author: Mark McElroy posted 09-02-2017

My 30yr old shredder has never before given trouble. Now it starts well but after 7-10 seconds cuts out. I have had the capacitor tested - OK. What might be the problem read more »


author: George Shirley posted 09-18-2017

Some good came into our world this afternoon, headed out to the grocery store to pick up a few items and the bottom fell out of the sky. Managed to get to the store with all that rain following a... read more »

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