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  0 Thread: Painting my office
Post: RE: Painting my office

Pink in weight rooms will make weightlifters lift less. It has a calming effect or something like that, but pink lights are irritating and cause more fights. I read that somewhere. My office is ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 14 1,331 03-31-2021, 02:19 PM
  0 Thread: Modular homes?
Post: RE: Modular homes?

Here we have trailers (mobile homes), double-wides (modular homes that are single story and shipped in 2 sections) and houses like mine that are factory built but are shipped in as many sections as ne...
crokett™ Home Improvement 45 19,463 03-31-2021, 02:16 PM
  0 Thread: Shower drain question - is it broken?
Post: RE: Shower drain question - is it broken?

Is there a seal around the pipe? The last shower drain I did the drain flange fit around the pipe. There was a rubber seal that sealed the pipe.
crokett™ Home Improvement 7 524 03-30-2021, 11:58 AM
  0 Thread: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!
Post: RE: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!

(03-22-2021, 09:15 AM)chrisntam Wrote: Make another (flatter) refrigerator door bracket.  Why does it need such a high offset? IME taking refrigerator doors off it is so you can lift the door up to...
crokett™ Home Improvement 32 1,472 03-22-2021, 09:54 AM
  0 Thread: Pressure washer issue
Post: RE: Pressure washer issue

(03-18-2021, 07:31 AM)TDKPE Wrote: I've been seeing a lot of these weird posts in old threads that don't make much sense lately, from posters with just one or two posts to their name.  I wonder what...
crokett™ Home Improvement 16 3,174 03-18-2021, 03:06 PM
  0 Thread: How to close off a fireplace for tenants
Post: RE: How to close off a fireplace for tenants

(03-18-2021, 09:14 AM)daddo Wrote: Personally I would install a horizontal metal bar across the front of the folding doors so they cannot open, then drill and set small one way screws into the rock ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 16 965 03-18-2021, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right ...

(03-16-2021, 10:51 AM)chrisntam Wrote: Wood glue or construction adhesive?  And thank you for all the advice, it is appreciated! FTR, it's on a short hip, I don't think there will be much jacking ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 13 904 03-16-2021, 04:46 PM
  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right ...

Glue and screws is all that is needed, and the screws are just there to clamp things together. Bolts are not. If glue is used it is better than bolts. The screws are there ala Norm "just until the...
crokett™ Home Improvement 13 904 03-16-2021, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Painting Rooms
Post: RE: Painting Rooms

I have never lived in a house that didn't have white ceilings. I don't think I've been in a house (visiting friends etc) where the ceiling wasn't white. a non-white ceiling would look odd. As for...
crokett™ Home Improvement 19 1,104 03-11-2021, 09:33 AM
  0 Thread: Washer Dryer question.
Post: RE: Washer Dryer question.

You could rent a core box bit and a drill and get through that stone to install a dryer vent.
crokett™ Home Improvement 14 920 03-11-2021, 08:42 AM
  0 Thread: What am I doing wrong. SharkBite threaded connector
Post: RE: What am I doing wrong. SharkBite threaded conn...

IME the paste is both a thread sealant and a lubricant so you can get things a little bit tighter.
crokett™ Home Improvement 18 1,119 03-09-2021, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: What am I doing wrong. SharkBite threaded connector
Post: RE: What am I doing wrong. SharkBite threaded conn...

(03-08-2021, 03:02 PM)stav Wrote: Ok, so paste or more tape are my solutions. The fact that the threads didn't mesh more is not an issue? that depends.  was it cross threaded?  that's hard to tell ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 18 1,119 03-09-2021, 09:47 AM
  0 Thread: What am I doing wrong. SharkBite threaded connector
Post: RE: What am I doing wrong. SharkBite threaded conn...

I might have gone with something like this: https://www.supplyhouse.com/SharkBite-24...R2EALw_wcB You can still reuse it when the house is re-plumbed.  Anyway, I would take the hose bib off, then u...
crokett™ Home Improvement 18 1,119 03-08-2021, 02:44 PM
  0 Thread: Time For A New Freezer?
Post: RE: Time For A New Freezer?

Thanks. I was also thinking a new freezer. I am aware that some appliances are hard to come by right now. I don't know that we are picky on brand per se. We just need one that is big enough.
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 537 03-08-2021, 10:27 AM
  0 Thread: Time For A New Freezer?
Post: Time For A New Freezer?

We have a freezer in our garage that my FIL guesstimates is 35-40 years old.  The door gasket is leaking now - it builds up frost inside fairly quickly.  I can't find the model number online anywhere ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 537 03-08-2021, 08:54 AM
  0 Thread: $338!
Post: RE: $338!

(03-04-2021, 07:09 AM)Grey Mountain Wrote: Put a $30 price tag on an item and nobody will buy it.  Put $300 on the same item, and snobs will go for it. GM Exactly.  In high school I used t...
crokett™ Woodturning 10 937 03-04-2021, 10:23 AM
  0 Thread: Garage electrical??
Post: RE: Garage electrical??

(02-28-2021, 11:22 PM)JTTHECLOCKMAN Wrote: Attic above so that is how I am getting power down. No water in garage. Will keep outlets 4' high and put on GFCI. Need to power my new outside garage door...
crokett™ Home Improvement 14 1,114 03-01-2021, 05:49 PM
  0 Thread: Better to roll or spray paint in single room?
Post: RE: Better to roll or spray paint in single room?

Get the big roller like the pros use and it will go even faster.
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 617 02-25-2021, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: Non-symmetrical cabinet knobs spinning.
Post: RE: Non-symmetrical cabinet knobs spinning.

My experience with cabinet knobs is all of them loosen over time. The ones that are used the most frequently loosen the fastest. You might be able to keep them tighter longer using loctite in the t...
crokett™ Home Improvement 6 456 02-22-2021, 02:53 PM
  0 Thread: Hot Water Recirculation Pumps
Post: RE: Hot Water Recirculation Pumps

Thanks Bob. I'll look into the Laing. Im trying to find an under sink that runs via remote or similar control. Turning on the water at the sink and letting it run until its warm there would work
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 683 02-22-2021, 08:09 AM

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