DIY urinal installation, my tale of woe

-  For the sink, I went on Craigslist and found someone selling a sink base, sink top, and a faucet for $50. .  You know, a nice surprise for my wife when she got back. I had been passively looking for a used urinal on Craigslist for many years, but I was going to be home alone for a few days, and that was my chance to get a project done.  To get things moving along, I went online and special ordered a urinal from Home Depot for $118, and a flush valve for $92 ..More

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Roof Replacement Part 2: Is Metal Roofing Worth the Extra Cost?

- . Metal roofing definitely has better longevity than asphalt, but are people willing to spend double just for that? It depends on how long you plan living there, and having it as a selling point to the next homeowner may come into play ..More

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My favorite tool: the Milwaukee M12 FUEL™ 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver

-  You can’t go wrong with this tool. com.   If you don’t own an impact driver, put one on your wish list.  I know, that’s contrary to most of the advice you’ll see online, but I stand behind it.  Just in case I haven’t sold it enough, check out the reviews on HomeDepot.  There are very few projects I’ve taken on over the past year that I couldn’t use my impact driver for.  Almost all of them are 5-star reviews. . For someone who doesn’t own a drill or an impact driver, I recommend buying an impact driver first.  If you want to treat yourself, buy this one ..More

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Q&A: Why is there a lock on my circuit breaker?

-  If you can unplug something, it’s disconnected.  So there’s that. . One obvious disconnecting means is a cord and plug ..More

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Are Diamond Pier footings approved for decks in Minnesota? Answers from the 20 largest cities.

-  I’ve posted all of these links already, but perhaps it would be helpful to have them all in one place.  Here they are:. . Post update 5/21/15: I received an email from a reader last night asking for a link to an independent study or data showing how this product works and performs ..More

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