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    You two both make good points. But you're both...

    You two both make good points. But you're both missing a more important point; and that is that I did what had to be done.

    You've got an expert in here saying that deck screws needed to have a...
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    Well, I can't disagree with anything you said. ...

    Well, I can't disagree with anything you said.

    But I disagree with your conclusion, which means I disagree with your logic.

    You seem to be saying that it stands to reason that a deck screw...
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    And now for something completely different: ...

    And now for something completely different:

    This web page says that the root diameters of a standard #8 and #10 wood screw is 0.112 and 0.130 inches, respectively.

    Screw Dimensions

    This...
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    Well, I'm no computer whiz, but I think the...

    Well, I'm no computer whiz, but I think the "root" folder means the root directory, which will either be the Windows folder on the C:/ drive or the C:/ drive itself.

    HDD means Hard Disk Drive, and...
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    And both Hayzee and I agree that if you used 2...

    And both Hayzee and I agree that if you used 2 1/2 inch deck screws, you should probably use 2 1/2 inch flat head sheet metal screws to replace them. Check to see if 2 3/4 inch are available. I...
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    Hayzee: You musta missed the part which read:...

    Hayzee:

    You musta missed the part which read:

    "Did I "screw" up by using deck screws instead of wood screws to attach the tread supporting blocks?"

    Deck screws are being used to attach 10...
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    Yeah, it woulda been better if you'd used wood...

    Yeah, it woulda been better if you'd used wood screws or long sheet metal screws and predrilled for each screw.

    Screws that are meant to be driven into wood without predrilling (like drywall...
  8. Believe it or not, toilet tanks DO crack by...

    Believe it or not, toilet tanks DO crack by themselves. It doesn't happen very often, but it does happen. See the PS below.

    Before you do anything, take a closer look. If you don't see a crack,...
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    I'm just thinking that there may be an easier...

    I'm just thinking that there may be an easier way to level an old floor by sistering the joists instead of installing spacers.
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    It's 5:45 AM where I live, and I haven't gone to...

    It's 5:45 AM where I live, and I haven't gone to bed yet.

    WTF are you doing still up at this hour?
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    I've never done this kind of work, but I can't...

    I've never done this kind of work, but I can't help wondering if an easier method than Mr. Captain Bob describes couldn't be had by sistering each of your existing joists.

    What I'm thinking is...
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    Mr. Captain Bob: We both missed the middle...

    Mr. Captain Bob:
    We both missed the middle picture.

    It can't be structural because it's not resting on anything solid. In the middle picture you can see that the bottom of that frame is off the...
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    Well, to my knowledge, there is no word for a...

    Well, to my knowledge, there is no word for a thing like that other than a "window frame on steroids".

    I'm thinking that that window may have been installed after the house was built, and so it...
  14. I don't know squat about your dish washer, but...

    I don't know squat about your dish washer, but more people should be aware that there is an inexpensive tool that provides a reliable and easy way to determine the source of a noise in a machine,...
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    Check your private messages. To do that, look...

    Check your private messages.
    To do that, look for orange and yellow bars at the top of the web page that shows all the latest posts. Those bars extend all the way across the web page. Under the...
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    Bob: I'll ask my nephews to look for their Win...

    Bob:

    I'll ask my nephews to look for their Win 98 disk tonight when they get home. If I can get it, I can copy it with Clone CD and snail mail it to you.

    In the mean time, it's not going to...
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    Here: My e-mail address is: (encrypted) ...

    Here:

    My e-mail address is: (encrypted)

    bjwkwv(caps lock)t@ukia.bwr

    For each letter or button in the above encrypted e-mail address, press the button on your keyboard to the RIGHT of it.
    ...
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    Hank: I'd just keep asking around amongst your...

    Hank:

    I'd just keep asking around amongst your friends to see if anyone of them will copy a Windows 98 disk for you. Just get them to download a shareware program called "CloneCD", and it will...
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    Almost certainly if you take a picture of the...

    Almost certainly if you take a picture of the kind of locks you have and take that picture down to any locksmith, he'd be able to tell you what you can do to keep the handles on. My guess would be...
  20. I have 18 "freezer on top" frost-free fridges in...

    I have 18 "freezer on top" frost-free fridges in my building, and none of them have a baffle to vary the amount of cold air flow into the fresh food compartment.

    But, over about 10 years so far...
  21. I'm no garage door or capacitor start motor...

    I'm no garage door or capacitor start motor expert, but I happen to know that...

    Electrolytic capacitors will explode if installed backwards. However, the manufacturer would have known this and...
  22. Drew: I would use a tungsten carbide paint...

    Drew:

    I would use a tungsten carbide paint scraper to get that stuff off the floor. Tungsten carbide scraper blades are sharp enough to do some serious scraping, but not sharp enough to gouge...
  23. That's why I like dogs. Dogs aren't very...

    That's why I like dogs.

    Dogs aren't very imaginative in their thinking. They know who belongs in a house and who doesn't, and a dog doesn't feel the need to question the status quo. So, if a...
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    Blackberry: If what you have now is bare...

    Blackberry:

    If what you have now is bare plywood, then the worst thing you can do is leave it bare like that. Any coating you put on is better than leaving the wood bare because bare wood is...
  25. Thread: Porch project

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    No, that's not a great idea. The reason you...

    No, that's not a great idea.

    The reason you don't want to do that is because any time you build a structure out of wood, like a fence, you create places where rain water or snow melt will collect...
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