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Using a circular saw on a vertical surface?

posted on 11-19-2018

Hi, Is there anything dangerous about using a skill saw (I think that's what they're called - normally used for cutting through floor boards and whatnot) up a vertical surface? I need to snip th... read more »

Amazon Caravan

posted on 11-18-2018

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Lintel loading and size

posted on 09-23-2018

I need to calculate the loads on a lintel for a 2 m opening in a 10 ( brick cavity 100mm block ) ground floor gable wall through to a sunroom at the side. The opening will start about 1.2 m from th... read more »

Is turning off water to outside faucet at 20 degrees okay?

posted on 11-19-2018

I have an out door faucet which is fed from a pipe in my basement. The basement temperature is never less than 70 degrees. The pipe to the outside goes through a concrete block wall to the outside ... read more »

Home Building

Do Any Air Compressors Have This Feature?

posted on 11-18-2018

I can get a blue-tooth speaker in my bathroom fan. I can get a thermostat that I can talk to. I can get a table saw that refuses to cut off my finger. Can I get an air compressor that warns me bef... read more »

Fine Homebuilding magazines available

posted on 07-19-2018

Fine Homebuilding magazines available FREE if you pick them up in Fairfax Virginia or $25 shipping costs if I ship them. Issues 1 thru 145 – missing 4, 75, 82, 86, 93, 112, 124, 138, 139, 142 Al... read more »

leadership study program on urban innovations

posted on 05-04-2018

This year’s Leaders Study Program on Urban Innovations is in Vancou ver and scheduled between August 27-30th August .The city’s extraordin ary success meant that the city’s name itself has... read more »

Can I Run 40:1 Oil In 50:1 Equipment?

posted on 07-02-2018

Hello, I was wondering if I could run 40:1 gas ratio in a 50:1 gas ratio, my old string trimmer died and that took 40:1. I have 2 gallons of 40:1 gas. I am getting a new string trimmer and blower tha... read more »

Home Climate

4 year old Baxi condensing boiler

posted on 11-12-2018

Prior posters seem to confuse combustion air with convection air heated by the pumping of hot water throughout the house - just sayin'..... Now, MY EXPERIENCE: I have a 4-year old Baxi Duo Combi c... read more »

Other Home Topics

The Story of Lightning Cleaning Products & Orange Pumice Hand Cleaner

posted on 10-26-2018

Lightning Orange Pumice is so versatile it can also be used as a great hard surface cleaner in toilets, laundries, hand basins and taps to remove hard to eliminate staining marks and water level ... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Burford Holly

posted on 11-13-2018

I am looking for dwarf Burford holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana') in the greater Los Angeles area. Two very good nurseries that I contacted no longer carry it. Does anyone know where I can get... read more »

bean sorting

posted on 11-17-2018

my favorite time of the year. :) this is a new bean i'm calling Lemon Slice... http://www.anthive.com/img/beans/thm/pb170012_Lemon_Slice_thm.jpg songbird read more »

Lumpy Grass

posted on 08-11-2018

Greetings! Two years ago I laid down Celebration Bermuda in my lawn. It is healthy and green for the most part but it grows very unevenly. It looks very lumpy . I mow twice a week to keep the faster ... read more »

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