• My husband making an electronic toy that plugs in, will he burn down house? Is he using the right thing?

    My husband is making a toy for our daughter. He wants to make it so when she puts all the pieces in their spot the light comes on, but if any pieces are in the wrong spot it won't. This will plug into the wall in the playroom. His plan is to use reed switches and magnets. put the magnets in the pieces and they... show more
    My husband is making a toy for our daughter. He wants to make it so when she puts all the pieces in their spot the light comes on, but if any pieces are in the wrong spot it won't. This will plug into the wall in the playroom. His plan is to use reed switches and magnets. put the magnets in the pieces and they will activate the closed reed switch. He wants to link 8 of them together to complete the circuit, so there will be 8 pieces to put in place. He wants to have the switches (which look like little tubes) in the box and a magnet in the piece. Will this work? Is he going to burn down the house? Any suggestions?
    19 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do wooden slats for beds require varnish?

    Do wooden slats for beds require varnish?

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    Best answer: jungle Wood best Wood, especially from home......bamboo rosewood mahogany top notch from jungle Asia

    *Grunts Groans Pounds Chest*
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I catch miscreants setting garbage on fire next to the compound wall of my house?

    The problem is that my house at the end of the block and there's only one gate on the north side. The east side wall doesn't have a gate. So we seldom go around there. Some imbeciles take advantage of this and have started throwing garbage there. And some wicked assholes set it on fire. I'm sick and... show more
    The problem is that my house at the end of the block and there's only one gate on the north side. The east side wall doesn't have a gate. So we seldom go around there. Some imbeciles take advantage of this and have started throwing garbage there. And some wicked assholes set it on fire. I'm sick and tired of this and have literally developed hypertension owing to this. I feel helpless.
    4 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Using self leveling concrete?

    I'm wanting to level the concrete in my basement bathroom, and will be using self leveling concrete for my first time. I've watched some youtube videos on applying it and everyone is using a trowel to spread it after pouring it. So my confusion is this..If self leveling concrete is really self leveling,... show more
    I'm wanting to level the concrete in my basement bathroom, and will be using self leveling concrete for my first time. I've watched some youtube videos on applying it and everyone is using a trowel to spread it after pouring it. So my confusion is this..If self leveling concrete is really self leveling, then why do you have to use a trowel to spread it? If you need to trowel the self leveling concrete, then in reality it is not actually self leveling, and it would also be possible to not spread it correctly and therefore have thick and thin spots or an uneven surface when finished. I wanted to use self leveling concrete to level my floor because I thought it would be an easy way to level the floor as I am not a professional concrete guy, but I'm worried about it not leveling itself now after watching people having to trowel it. I am a plumber, and have broken up several floors in my day to make repairs and then patched the holes back up with concrete again. But when it comes to leveling out an entire bathroom floor, I'm out of my element. Any advice about using the leveler? My room is about 10ft x 5ft than I need to level. the 5ft with of the room is sloping towards an old floor drain that that use to be in the bathroom that has now been abandoned. the side of the bathroom that had the floor drain is probably an 1 full inch lower that the other end of the room. This is the gap I need to fill and level. Thanks..
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Need help with wireing meter to panel.?

    Best answer: pls tell us where the meter is and where the panel is. in many homes, they are right next to each other and thus the normal wire size chart for amperage to be carried is applied. [google will find it]. if they are separated by some distance [meter on pole and panel on the house?], you need the chart that adds... show more
    Best answer: pls tell us where the meter is and where the panel is. in many homes, they are right next to each other and thus the normal wire size chart for amperage to be carried is applied. [google will find it]. if they are separated by some distance [meter on pole and panel on the house?], you need the chart that adds distance of run [which you measure between pole and house and then add 15 feet].

    underground rated cable must be used underground. for safety [esp at this amperage] you run it inside conduit, making the conduit joints water tight. you similarly have to make the conduit to meter and conduit to breaker box connections water tight.

    the salesteam at your local hardware/home improvement store will help you select proper, safe materials.

    It is a good idea to stop by your local government building permits office and ask lots of questions about what local code requires. example: some local codes do not permit use of any plastic [pvc] conduit for this unless it is buried at least three feet underground.

    Note that the local building inspector will want to examine your work before an occupancy permit is issued. you need to ask when this must be done in the process ... if you go too far and the inspector can't inspect, you get to do it over at own expense
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can I use pavers for a sauna?

    4 answers · 18 hours ago
  • I always clog the toilet?

    Best answer: You need to flush more than once. Flush before you wipe then flush again after you wipe, maybe even twice.
    Best answer: You need to flush more than once. Flush before you wipe then flush again after you wipe, maybe even twice.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it a good idea to have entire concrete slab for residential construction?

    I believe I want to start designing my own shipping container home. I am thinking of having most of the ground and driveway and more to be concrete except for maybe a small area of grass at front of lot. Just wanted to hear your opinions and ideas on mostly one large concrete slab for the home itself and also... show more
    I believe I want to start designing my own shipping container home. I am thinking of having most of the ground and driveway and more to be concrete except for maybe a small area of grass at front of lot. Just wanted to hear your opinions and ideas on mostly one large concrete slab for the home itself and also driveway etc....
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • I'm going to be building an 18'6" x12' deck almost directly on top of a concrete slab. Deckiing will be 5/4 treated Joists will be 2x4?

    Can I save some money and go 24" OC or do I have to go 16 " OC ?
    Can I save some money and go 24" OC or do I have to go 16 " OC ?
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can you recommend the brightest flashlight/floodlight?

    For under $20. I need it to see a gate 200 feet away to check at nights to see if it's been left open.
    For under $20. I need it to see a gate 200 feet away to check at nights to see if it's been left open.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How can I better use my bathroom fan I just installed?

    Best answer: It must actually go outside. You could create mold otherwise.
    Best answer: It must actually go outside. You could create mold otherwise.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to leave a vinyl record outside in the cold? How to leave a christmas present outside someone's house with out it getting stolen?

    Ok I know this sounds weird I have a friend who loves vinyl records and he hasn't had time for me to come over. So I kinda want to run by his house when he isn't there but I don't want to cause suspicion with the neighbors and get it stolen. But i want him to see it too without it getting broken. I... show more
    Ok I know this sounds weird I have a friend who loves vinyl records and he hasn't had time for me to come over. So I kinda want to run by his house when he isn't there but I don't want to cause suspicion with the neighbors and get it stolen. But i want him to see it too without it getting broken. I don't want him to get mad either. So please help...Don't know anything about vinyl...
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Where to get a big pane of glass for a project?

    Okay so I’ve been going around to a lot of places and can’t seem to find any. I’m building a hollow desk (so the glass would only be supported by the edges), and the desk is approximately 2ft wide and 5ft long. I need to be able to cut it because there is a curve in the desk. I’ve been to plenty of places and the... show more
    Okay so I’ve been going around to a lot of places and can’t seem to find any. I’m building a hollow desk (so the glass would only be supported by the edges), and the desk is approximately 2ft wide and 5ft long. I need to be able to cut it because there is a curve in the desk. I’ve been to plenty of places and the biggest they usually have is 36” long and I can’t use plexiglass because it is too flexible. Thank you for your help.
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I unclog my drain?

    All of a sudden my toilets won t drain and backed up into my tubs. I tried plunging them but to no effect. Eventually they will go down but slowly. The tubs aren t going down
    All of a sudden my toilets won t drain and backed up into my tubs. I tried plunging them but to no effect. Eventually they will go down but slowly. The tubs aren t going down
    5 answers · 5 days ago