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    How much more power does a 10 amp Dewalt drill have compared to a Ryobi 12-Volt drill?

    In other words, what’s the conversion from volts to amps?  The drills are pictured below.  The Ryobi is battery operated and the Dewalt is corded.

    8 Answers21 hours ago
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    Does a gas oven have the same wires as an electric oven to wire in ?

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    No it can't, you need a 240V 40 or 50 amp service for an electric range. A gas one prob ably plugs into any standard 120v outlet.

    9 Answers2 days ago
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    What amp drill do I need to bore holes in this stump?

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    I like the stump grinder, but if you want to use the drill check with your local rental place or HD rental. You are probably looking at around a 14 amp.

    Rentals are inexpensive..

    7 Answers3 days ago
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    Is there a pole device to sand a wooden deck manually?

    Or do I have to get down on my knees?

    I know that there are poles for sanding drywall but is there also something for sanding a deck?

    6 Answers3 days ago
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    How do I speed up my woodworking projects ?

    I'm building furniture such as coffee tables, end tables and benches etc for some extra cash. The part that seems to be slowing me down the most is sanding and the finishing process as it has to dry (Priming, staining and clear coat) Any tips to speed up this process so I can build more and finish these time consuming projects? I understand I'm a one man team working with decent tools, any tips to speed up the process. How does industry pump out these things so quickly? Besides the extra labor and capital. 

    10 Answers1 week ago
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    Want to add lock (can't modify apartment)?

    Apartment building. Can't modify existing structure. Steel door & frame.

    I want to add a secondary lock to door. But how. 

    _____

    (Thinking magnets, attach latch-type lock to wood with magnet as an attachment for door) (not modifying, no holes... slightly odd-looking. Still serves purpose) 

    buy with 20-50lbs force @ 1x2 inches plate and 4-6mm deep with pre-drilled holes (anything smaller has more bulk)

    9 Answers1 week ago
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    Is it safe to cover the bottom of a bird bath with Flex Seal spray rubber seal?

    Is it safe for the birds to drink?

    7 Answers7 days ago
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    What is the best wash to get old water-proofing stain off a deck?

    One that I can DIY or that I can buy?

    I once bought one that didn't work at all and I have no access to a pressure washer.

    4 Answers5 days ago
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    Can I make a brick bbq not built in?

    So I want to make my mom a brick bbq grill 

    for Mother’s Day but my dad is super anal about not ruining the grass and I also don’t think he’d have high expectations if I were to do it. ( I’m a girl and have never built anything) however I’ve seen a lot of videos and it seems pretty simple. I just know by dad wouldn’t let me cement down anything in his backyard so I was hoping to get some options. Thanks:))) I’ll attach a photo off simple one similar to what I’d hope my outcome would be.

    5 Answers6 days ago
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    If I'm trying to insulate a detached garage in the Midwest, would it be better to use a rating higher than R13?

    I don't really know too much about this kind of stuff. Would it be better to use a rating higher than R13 (recommended) since it's detached rather than part of the house? Or am I overthinking the detached garage being surrounded by the outdoor temps during the winter as opposed to the walls bordering a heated house? My goal is to use the garage as my at home gym. I don't expect it to stay warm 24/7, just insulated enough to maintain heat while working out and running a space heater. 

    5 Answers1 week ago
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    What do you call this?

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    The technical name for that is a “fence staple” or “u nail.”  If you look up fence staples, you’ll find them

    4 Answers7 days ago
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    Can my glass shelf support my 55” inch tv?

    My glass (tempered) shelf is rated for 127 lbs (top shelf) of weight and is a little over 1/4 of an inch thick with support stands roughly 2-3 feet apart. My tv weighs 53 lbs and has a single centered stand. Does anyone think this is safe or should I get something sturdier?

    11 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Pool table on wheels on laminate planks?

    I have a pool table on moving tripod wheels (each leg supported by three all wheels). Going to install 8x72 (and 8mm thick) LifeProof vinyl click rigid core planks on top of underlayment (considering Quietwalk Plus) on top of concrete in a basement. Will the click locks of the plank be in danger from the weight? And will it also be in danger when I roll to other locations (I want to use the space for multiple purposes)?

    Thanks

    5 Answers1 week ago
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    Is there a way to connect a garden hose to a sink input?

    We have built a outside since, from the old sink in a older camper, and now want to use it when BBQ outside.

    We have everything done, EXCEPT finding a way to connect the hose so  the sink will work.

    I have tried looking online, and EVERY SINGE F***ING CONNECT, was for connecting the hose to the faucet outflow.

    I DO NOT GIVE A RATS *** ABOUT CONNECTING TO THE OUTFLOW!!!!!

    I WANT TO CONNECT TO THE INFLOW SO THE FAUCET WILL WORK.We did not go thru all the work of making it just how we want it, with a built in cutting board, hanging hooks for the utensils, wire rack above the sink, and a sprayer, just so it could sit in the yard and rust.

    5 Answers1 week ago
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    Best way to dismantle a wooden couch?

    I'm throwing away my living room furniture, however when lifting it, I head tons of coins rolling around in there. I want to retrieve my money but I realized that there's huge pieces of wood that are I guess glued or stuck to each other to form the shape of the couch underneath that I cannot take apart. What tool would I need to break the wood. I'm a petite woman that has no tools but screwdrivers and no skills with large equipment so preferably something that's easy and light to use so I won't saw off my arm.

    4 Answers1 week ago
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    Whats better, a Tig or Mig Welder for steel? ?

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    You’re not going to build your first smoker with a tig welder. You’re not picking up a tig torch for the first time and laying down a weld that doesn’t look like bird ****. Get a mig welder with a bottle of C25 and solid .030 wire. Spend a minute dialing the machine in and you’ll get decent welds. Stay away from harbor freight’s Chicago electric welders. 

    9 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Centering a drill press ?

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    Hello Sam.  I am...

    pretty sure if you just reset the bit in the chuck that would help. If the bit is in properly and your drill still wobbles then you probably need to replace the chuck.

    Not sure what equipment you have.

    5 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Epoxy putty question for my guys out their ?

    Epoxy putty is pretty hard already right but what if you mix fine steel wool in with epoxy putty? Will it add more tensile strength? Yes or no

    5 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Solar plugged into generator inlet?

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    Yea its possible course alots gonna depend on what your wanting to run.  Lights a minor things like charging batteries ect.  If your wanting to run big stuff like stove, Hvac basically high amp draw stuff you'll need a pretty big panel along with a battery bank.

    4 Answers2 weeks ago
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    What are the complete sets of tools an HVAC engineer or technician should have?

    This question sounds like you already know the answer. I would imagine it wil vary based on what field they primarily will be working in. This is off the top of my head so there may be a few items I miss. Comment edits of items I have overlooked.

    Basic hand tools;

    slotted and Philips screw drivers

    small screw driver set.

    nut drivers (SAE most work) 1/4–3/4”

    needle nose pliers (I like to have standard and 45 deg angle)

    lineman's pliers

    hand crimpers (electrician not the cheap one either - they suck)

    side cuts

    box and open end wrenches (include a few sizes in “dog bone”)

    adjustable wrenches (6”-12 or 14”)

    pipe wrenches (various sizes)

    hammers various

    garden sprayer

    9 Answers2 weeks ago
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