• What are some staples of tools I need to buy for my new house?

    Best answer: BASIC TOOLS:

    A set of screw drivers
    A hammer
    Pliers
    Channel Lock
    A set of wrenches
    Sand papers in a variety of grits
    Paint Brushes and rollers and paint trays
    Duct Tape
    Blue Painter's Tape
    Electrical Tape
    WD-40 Oil
    Best answer: BASIC TOOLS:

    A set of screw drivers
    A hammer
    Pliers
    Channel Lock
    A set of wrenches
    Sand papers in a variety of grits
    Paint Brushes and rollers and paint trays
    Duct Tape
    Blue Painter's Tape
    Electrical Tape
    WD-40 Oil
    22 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it possible to build a house with your bare hands?

    How would I do that?
    How would I do that?
    27 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I have a foul smell in my bathroom. It's not coming directly from the toilet, sink or shower. Kinda smells like a decaying animal. Thoughts?

    Best answer: Most likely a dead rat/animal in either the crawlspace/basement or attic. We had one die in the crawlspace and that thing was extra FUNKY.
    Best answer: Most likely a dead rat/animal in either the crawlspace/basement or attic. We had one die in the crawlspace and that thing was extra FUNKY.
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can reciprocating saws cut steel?

    Best answer: With the proper blade they can.
    Best answer: With the proper blade they can.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • A very tiny screwdriver too small for a screw?

    my smallest screwdriver doesn't fit the screw (torx). I could use a tip on how to unscrew that screws on my phone.
    my smallest screwdriver doesn't fit the screw (torx). I could use a tip on how to unscrew that screws on my phone.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What size plywood do I need?

    I don't know anything about plywood sizes and I need a total of 250 square feet of plywood. What is the cheapest way of getting that and what are the sizes I would have to look up? Thanks!
    I don't know anything about plywood sizes and I need a total of 250 square feet of plywood. What is the cheapest way of getting that and what are the sizes I would have to look up? Thanks!
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does Home Depot cut wood for free?

    Best answer: yes most of them do.
    They do not guarantee accuracy and policy is two free cuts but if they are not busy you can get more than that..
    Best answer: yes most of them do.
    They do not guarantee accuracy and policy is two free cuts but if they are not busy you can get more than that..
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What trades are reciprocating saws a main tool?

    Best answer: Demolition. Recipro saws are useful in all the trades, but when you're doing all demo all the time, the recipro is your best friend. That, and a crowbar.
    Best answer: Demolition. Recipro saws are useful in all the trades, but when you're doing all demo all the time, the recipro is your best friend. That, and a crowbar.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • DIY Mould Removal - HELP?

    Best answer: First wash off the mold with a solution that is about 10 % by volume common household chlorine bleach (common household chlorine bleach is 5% NaOCl [sodium hypochlorite]) and 90 % water. Use rubber gloves and either a sponge or an old rag to wash it off. Rinse the sponge or rag often. Put a fan in the bathroom... show more
    Best answer: First wash off the mold with a solution that is about 10 % by volume common household chlorine bleach (common household chlorine bleach is 5% NaOCl [sodium hypochlorite]) and 90 % water. Use rubber gloves and either a sponge or an old rag to wash it off. Rinse the sponge or rag often. Put a fan in the bathroom to provide substantial ventilation as this will be critical; if the bathroom has an exhaust fan, use it; if it has a window, open it while you do this. Replace the bleach water solution as it gets dirty. Let it dry well and rewash 1 - 2 days later as the chlorine water will kill off the mold. Ventilate the bathroom after each shower to dry the room as quickly as possible. Go to a good paint store and get a mildew resistant paint. Outdoor latex paint has a mildew inhibitor in it and that may be sufficient in and of itself; alternatively you can add a mildew inhibitor to the paint if you use an inhibitor recommended by the paint store. Paint as usual. Always vent the bathroom especially in the summer months to retard mildew growth.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to smooth rough cut oak planks for use as stair tred?

    Best answer: Invest in an electric planer and a sander. Plane first then finish off with the sander.
    Best answer: Invest in an electric planer and a sander. Plane first then finish off with the sander.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to replace light switch?

    2 wires in the wall. Which wire goes where?
    2 wires in the wall. Which wire goes where?
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to cut a plastic ruler in half?

    Best answer: I would use a fine-toothed blade on a slow-turning bandsaw or else an ordinary coping saw or hacksaw in a miter box.
    Best answer: I would use a fine-toothed blade on a slow-turning bandsaw or else an ordinary coping saw or hacksaw in a miter box.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Carpentry door trimming question.?

    Good evening I have weird size doors and was wondering if i could trim more than said off of the new doors say up to 3 inch width wise or up to 2 inches height wise thanks.
    Good evening I have weird size doors and was wondering if i could trim more than said off of the new doors say up to 3 inch width wise or up to 2 inches height wise thanks.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can i use a plastic Ziploc baggie in place of the laminating sheet?

    I saw you could use a laminating sheet, a damp towel and an iron (clothes iron) to laminate something. Put the item in between the sheets, put the towel over it and then go over the whole thing with your iron. Could i use a cut open plastic bag in place of the laminating sheet?
    I saw you could use a laminating sheet, a damp towel and an iron (clothes iron) to laminate something. Put the item in between the sheets, put the towel over it and then go over the whole thing with your iron. Could i use a cut open plastic bag in place of the laminating sheet?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago