• How long does it take most builders to build your average suburban 2 story home? how depends?

    is it likely the builder was telling my brother in law the truth that it would take about 4 months for him to build it? it is your average sized middle class suburban home that would find in a "Cookie cutter style neighborhood" ALSO WHY MANY START BUILDING ONLY WHEN IT IS VERY DRY IN AUGUST?
    is it likely the builder was telling my brother in law the truth that it would take about 4 months for him to build it? it is your average sized middle class suburban home that would find in a "Cookie cutter style neighborhood" ALSO WHY MANY START BUILDING ONLY WHEN IT IS VERY DRY IN AUGUST?
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • What is an easy way to drill through a copper bar?

    I am using a cheap $10 rotary set given to me by my friend, and I am trying to drill through the bar. Is there a technique or easy way I can do this?
    I am using a cheap $10 rotary set given to me by my friend, and I am trying to drill through the bar. Is there a technique or easy way I can do this?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Best furnace to melt glass?

    I'm beginning to get the materials together to help me custom build a small home for myself. I wanted to make my own windows, so what are some of the best (and hopefully not over priced) furnaces out there that can get the job done. Also, would a home made furnace be a good idea? Or should I stick to one I buy
    I'm beginning to get the materials together to help me custom build a small home for myself. I wanted to make my own windows, so what are some of the best (and hopefully not over priced) furnaces out there that can get the job done. Also, would a home made furnace be a good idea? Or should I stick to one I buy
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • I need to know the name of the curved pipe in the image so I can replace it.?

    I need to know the name of the curved pipe in the image so I can replace it.?

    I'd like to know what this pipe would be called in a hardware store so I can find it tomorrow when I buy a new one. If anyone knows, or knows any way of finding out, that'd be great. Thanks!
    I'd like to know what this pipe would be called in a hardware store so I can find it tomorrow when I buy a new one. If anyone knows, or knows any way of finding out, that'd be great. Thanks!
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • Any advice on how to remove metal conduit tubing and wires?

    I removed a dishwasher in order to make room for a new cabinet. The problem is that the dishwasher's wiring is still there under my counter. It's in a semi-flexible metal tube that goes into the wall, and I need to get rid of it in order to make room for the cabinet. Can I simply cut through the metal... show more
    I removed a dishwasher in order to make room for a new cabinet. The problem is that the dishwasher's wiring is still there under my counter. It's in a semi-flexible metal tube that goes into the wall, and I need to get rid of it in order to make room for the cabinet. Can I simply cut through the metal tubing and wires with a hacksaw, and then cap off whatever bits of exposed wires remain with some wire nuts? (Obviously, I would shut the power off before cutting.) Or is there a better way? I don't have a ton of tools, but I do have a hacksaw. Thanks for any suggestions!
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I know if I need a 30 or a 36 range hood?

    I have a really old range hood and want to buy a new on e but do not know if I need a 30 or a36
    I have a really old range hood and want to buy a new on e but do not know if I need a 30 or a36
    15 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it ok to run an extension cord through PVC pipe?

    My son’s room only has 1 outlet. He needs power to the other side of the room where his night stand is. If we run the cord along the bottom of the wall it will have to cross a doorway. Our idea is to run PVC pipe up the wall, around the room, and down the opposite wall with the pipe attached to the ceiling. Is... show more
    My son’s room only has 1 outlet. He needs power to the other side of the room where his night stand is. If we run the cord along the bottom of the wall it will have to cross a doorway. Our idea is to run PVC pipe up the wall, around the room, and down the opposite wall with the pipe attached to the ceiling. Is this safe? Or is there a fire risk having an extension cord in a PVC pipe? It will not be inside the wall.
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • What are mans of these part so when i go to the Home Depot i know what to ask?

    What are mans of these part so when i go to the Home Depot i know what to ask?

    just trying to find out the name of these parts see the photo to see what parts im talking about
    just trying to find out the name of these parts see the photo to see what parts im talking about
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • I need to replace a outdoor GFCI outlet that is no longer working. I am using a voltmeter for troubleshooting...?

    On a known good outlet, I am getting around 118 volts. I get 0.0 on the suspected bad outlet (now confirmed). When I access the wiring for the dead outlet, I also get 118 volts so I know the outlet itself is bad. When I flip the circuit panel to the off position, the new reading is 00.4 on the wiring to the outlet.... show more
    On a known good outlet, I am getting around 118 volts. I get 0.0 on the suspected bad outlet (now confirmed). When I access the wiring for the dead outlet, I also get 118 volts so I know the outlet itself is bad. When I flip the circuit panel to the off position, the new reading is 00.4 on the wiring to the outlet. Is this normal? Is there some kind of leakage going on?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • I was thinking of building a portable cot out of PVC pipe from home Depot.?

    Best answer: You can buy a lightweight folding portable cot for less than you would spend on that much pvc pipe.
    Best answer: You can buy a lightweight folding portable cot for less than you would spend on that much pvc pipe.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Could the outdoor unit of a split air conditioning system be mounted beneath the floor (instead of on an outside wall). Please read details?

    I have good access to the under floor area, which is about 55 cubic metres in total and well vented front and back. I realise some of the heat being pumped out of the living space may reheat the property, but I think that effect will be negligible. The reason for this thinking is to avoid negative cosmetic effects... show more
    I have good access to the under floor area, which is about 55 cubic metres in total and well vented front and back. I realise some of the heat being pumped out of the living space may reheat the property, but I think that effect will be negligible. The reason for this thinking is to avoid negative cosmetic effects from having the outdoor unit visible on the exterior wall, and it would also be better protected.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • What kind of sand can I buy from Home Depot that I can use to safely heat up on the stove top for PVC bending.?

    I don’t have any special tools to bend my PVC pipes I’m trying to work with. They are just 3/4” pvc pipes that I’m looking to bend into a circular shape. I heard you can pour hot sand into them to soften them to bend but i don’t know if I can just buy any kind of sand and heat it on the stove top. Or does it have... show more
    I don’t have any special tools to bend my PVC pipes I’m trying to work with. They are just 3/4” pvc pipes that I’m looking to bend into a circular shape. I heard you can pour hot sand into them to soften them to bend but i don’t know if I can just buy any kind of sand and heat it on the stove top. Or does it have to be specific sand? I’m not sure if the mix any kind of chemicals or things into sand like “play sand” or what not. Can someone tell me what kind of sand I can buy for this project please. Thanks!
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Who owns DeWALT tools?

    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How difficult to drill out a 1 inch x 1 1/2 inch opening through a thick hard steel mower engine deck?

    Best answer: Rather than take it to a welder, go buy a 4 1/2” angle grinder and some .045” cut-off wheels. You’ll be able to cut the hole out in a couple minutes and then you can use the angle grinder to sharpen your blade.
    Best answer: Rather than take it to a welder, go buy a 4 1/2” angle grinder and some .045” cut-off wheels. You’ll be able to cut the hole out in a couple minutes and then you can use the angle grinder to sharpen your blade.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does lowes or home depot cut wood for you?

    I want to make something for my son for his birthday myself like toddler stove and refrig type stuff and if i have measurement for wood. will they cut each piece of wood that length for me?
    I want to make something for my son for his birthday myself like toddler stove and refrig type stuff and if i have measurement for wood. will they cut each piece of wood that length for me?
    10 answers · 1 week ago