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  0 Thread: Stinky sink
Post: RE: Stinky sink

In addition to the trap drying out sometimes there is a problem with the venting. Like if there is debris clogging the main vent then the traps can be sucked dry and get sewer gas coming through. If t...
PossumDog Home Improvement 21 1,727 03-05-2024, 09:59 AM
  0 Thread: Does anyone know about Zinnser CLEAR synthetic BIN primer
Post: RE: Does anyone know about Zinnser CLEAR synthetic...

I'm not sure exactly what shellac is chemically but I doubt it's styrene copolymer. I might try it when I run out of white BIN or sealcoat, but that might take a long time.  I imagine to not rai...
PossumDog Finishing 4 605 12-28-2023, 10:57 PM
  0 Thread: Does anyone know about Zinnser CLEAR synthetic BIN primer
Post: Does anyone know about Zinnser CLEAR synthetic BIN...

I was looking at Zinsser's site for other information and saw the apparently new product Clear BIN Advanced Primer with synthetic shellac. I've never heard of it, but it makes sense they'd be working ...
PossumDog Finishing 4 605 12-27-2023, 12:38 AM
  0 Thread: Electrical box question (was damaged)
Post: RE: Electrical box question (was damaged)

I also would call the electric company. My impression is they handle everything up to that box, after that is the customer's responsibility. Also why they have the little tags to know if it's been tam...
PossumDog Home Improvement 21 2,567 07-02-2023, 09:05 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworking YouTubers?
Post: RE: Woodworking YouTubers?

I did little woodworking for 10+ years. When I got back in I was surprised at so much youtube content. Used to be you had to pay to get a Rob Cosman CD ROM, now he's giving it away free on youtube. St...
PossumDog Woodworking 29 5,064 06-22-2023, 08:00 AM
  0 Thread: Home Depot prefinished maple ply
Post: RE: Home Depot prefinished maple ply

I've used columbia forest products plywood from home depot and was happy with it, I would buy it again. There are different options for species, size, thicknesses, and 1 or 2 good sides. I got them pr...
PossumDog Woodworking 6 1,266 06-01-2023, 09:19 PM
  0 Thread: School me on (near) trimless interior doors
Post: RE: School me on (near) trimless interior doors

I did this on a couple doors, it's all drywall work if you're comfortable with that. In my case I had preexisting door frame with casing which I removed down to studs. Then added drywall to the sides ...
PossumDog Home Improvement 6 870 05-17-2023, 06:58 AM
  0 Thread: Tripped GFCI Outlet?
Post: RE: Tripped GFCI Outlet?

I would check the breaker is properly reset. And check if there are downstream outlets that need attention, like if the GFCI is first in a chain, the downstream outlets may be causing an issue. If yo...
PossumDog Home Improvement 10 1,818 04-13-2023, 12:13 PM
  0 Thread: Dishwasher Repair Advice (Problem Found)
Post: RE: Dishwasher Repair Advice

I had a frozen pump/motor in the dishwasher once. I read you could loosen it up with boiling water. I took all the racks out, got the dishwasher to start for a minute or two, then poured boiling water...
PossumDog Home Improvement 10 1,456 04-06-2023, 06:54 AM
  0 Thread: New/Old woodworking videos on YouTube
Post: RE: New/Old woodworking videos on YouTube

Just wanted to say thanks for posting all of these videos. I have watched all or almost all of the carving ones with David Reilly. Very well done.
PossumDog Woodworking 102 25,585 03-22-2023, 10:07 AM
  0 Thread: Cucumber magnolia tree wood
Post: RE: Cucumber magnolia tree wood

I have some southern magnolia wood I am waiting for a project for. I've read it bends well but I don't do much bending work. The wood database says southern magnolia, cucumber magnolia, and tulip p...
PossumDog Woodworking 6 1,164 03-05-2023, 11:38 PM
  0 Thread: My newest set of chisels
Post: RE: My newest set of chisels

I have the same chisels (and clamps) from many years ago, they only came up to 1" width. Next time I feel the need for a 1 1/2" chisel I may have to get the set. Mine have served well without problem,...
PossumDog Woodworking Hand Tools 18 3,067 02-21-2023, 09:01 AM
  0 Thread: GFCI Receptacle Installation
Post: RE: GFCI Receptacle Installation

Seems each of your split outlets could be replaced with a GFCI using either the black or red for the hot. For the black or red wire you're not using you can remove pigtail if present, or wirenut ends ...
PossumDog Home Improvement 27 3,533 02-21-2023, 08:55 AM
  0 Thread: Reusing an Old Door
Post: RE: Reusing an Old Door

Nice read Good point about the door lasting for so long with that construction, who's to argue. Won't find construction like that today. I *hate* working on doors. Even one of the tasks you did ...
PossumDog Woodworking 9 1,327 02-04-2023, 08:07 PM
  0 Thread: How do you store paints & finishes?
Post: RE: How do you store paints & finishes?

I have a small flammable cabinet that I keep what I consider the most dangerous things in. Like alcohol, acetone, mineral spirits. From a thrift store, don't remember price but maybe $50-60. It's in m...
PossumDog Finishing 4 1,104 12-21-2022, 01:11 PM
  0 Thread: Range Hood w/ in-line exhaust fan?
Post: RE: Range Hood w/ in-line exhaust fan?

Don't know if you're looking for DIY options but I got some parts from hvacquick. A fan, silencer, backdraft damper. Also one of the hood liners. https://www.hvacquick.com/products/residential/Kit...
PossumDog Home Improvement 10 1,843 10-18-2022, 08:03 PM
  0 Thread: We have Plan?
Post: RE: We have Plan?

I love seeing those Paul Sellers pictures. I assume he draws the pictures, and the handwriting. That's a skill by itself that you won't be seeing from the youtube generation.
PossumDog Woodworking Hand Tools 26 3,335 09-28-2022, 05:51 PM
  0 Thread: May I cut away this barrier?
Post: RE: May I cut away this barrier?

Doesn't look structural to me either. I would remove all or part of it if it makes your task easier. Hard to think why it's there, if it's for insulation it's not doing much with a hole in it and a ...
PossumDog Home Improvement 7 1,702 09-26-2022, 07:49 PM
  0 Thread: Finish for figured maple...?
Post: RE: Finish for figured maple...?

Search for Jeff Jewitt's articles about finishing curly maple. The basics are to dye it, sand back so the dye is removed from the fields but still in the curly part. Repeat as needed. That way the cur...
PossumDog Finishing 6 1,912 08-09-2022, 09:54 AM
  0 Thread: PVA primer advice
Post: RE: PVA primer advice

elinourrumming Wrote: (07-29-2022, 08:57 AM) -- Anyone have a favorite PVA primer? I have new drywall to prime...and I've read PVA is the way to go. (I'm far more used to painting pine than new drywa...
PossumDog Home Improvement 11 1,918 07-29-2022, 04:18 PM

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