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    How do the patches fail? Do they fail because...

    How do the patches fail? Do they fail because the old concrete under them breaks up? - or does the patch come loose? - or does the material in the patch itself break?
  2. SDS hammer/drills - what does the spec "1 inch" mean?

    Models of the Bosch Bulldog SDS hammer are advertised as "1 inch" or " 1 1/8 inch". What do those dimensions refer to?
    -obviously not to the diameter of the bit shaft since the following examples...
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    I have a Magic Chef brand counter top ice maker...

    I have a Magic Chef brand counter top ice maker and I like it, but I try to remember to turn it off at night because it does not store the ice in a refrigerated compartment. The ice it makes...
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    Aftermarket ice makers

    Are there "aftermarket" replacements for the ice makers in refrigerators that are better than the ice makers sold by the refrigerator manufacturers?

    I have the impression that the OEM ice makers...
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    Ranges with double ovens

    There are now many models of electric range that have two ovens in them. Any comments on whether the smaller second oven is any more useful than just having a range with a single oven and a separate...
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    That terminology leads me to this:...

    That terminology leads me to this: https://www.amazon.com/Malco-M2004-Double-Made-Aviation/dp/B006ZOMTYU/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=double+cut+snips&qid=1624550389&sr=8-1 , which is the type of...
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    Thank you. Taking that hint, I find that there...

    Thank you. Taking that hint, I find that there are two different types of metal cutting tools called "nibblers". One type of nibbler cuts away the metal in small chips. Tools like the one you...
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    What qualifies as a "simple" syrup? I see that...

    What qualifies as a "simple" syrup? I see that terminology used in many recipes.
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    Terminology for metal shears

    When it comes to hand tools for metalworking, there are "bulldog shears", "left shears", "right shears" and shears for cutting notches. But what is the terminology for the hand shear that cuts out a...
  10. Sliding screen doors for patio door openings

    There are online companies that sell kits for building sliding screen doors - the kind that go over the big openings that are used for sliding glass doors. Is it practical to build such a sliding...
  11. Cutting metal roofing - theory and practice

    In practice, do professional roofers cut metal roofing with circular saws?

    Directions for the metal roofing that I have seen say not to cut it with circular saws or grinders -or abrasive disks in...
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    That's the one I'd like to find - or find an...

    That's the one I'd like to find - or find an identical product.
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    Collins Mixer - still sold?

    Is the (soft drink) "Collins Mixer" still sold? If not, is there an equivalent for it? I recall it resembling a grapefruit soda, but the grapefruit sodas I've tried aren't exactly the same as...
  14. After a fuse blows at 4:15 in the video...

    After a fuse blows at 4:15 in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0r3ayKcq3s the technician puts what he calls a "little popper" in the circuit at 4:41.
  15. 24 V circuit breaker for thermostat transformers

    What's a good circuit breaker to use on the 24 V circuit of small transformers that are typically used for thermostats, sprinkler controls etc?

    It's easy to find circuit breakers and fuses for...
  16. Whole house water filter with drain tap

    Is there a brand of whole house sediment filter that has a drain tap?

    Changing the cartridges on whole house water filters would be more convenient if the container had a drain tap on the...
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    How is that number estimated? (And how does it...

    How is that number estimated? (And how does it compare to the amount of electricity used by people watching cute animal videos on YouTube?)
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    The only place I like a small microwave is...

    The only place I like a small microwave is sitting on top of a counter. In situations when you can only grab the food with one oven mitt you can drag it out with one hand and quickly set it on the...
  19. They jam in all seasons. The house doesn't have...

    They jam in all seasons. The house doesn't have AC yet.

    The photo shows a better design for a latch, but it comes on a window where the frame of the stationary pane has a channel in it to accept...
  20. I'm going to install a different type of latch. ...

    I'm going to install a different type of latch.

    There's no paint on the latches. There are 7 sliding windows in the house and the Jeldwen latches on all of them are terrible.
  21. Replace horrible Jeldwen window latches

    I need window latches that work better than the horrible Jeldwen brand latches that are on all the sliding vinyl windows in a house. The Jeldwen latch (shown in photo) requires tugging to get the...
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    Functions of thermostat terminals

    Is there a standard convention for what the output terminals of a thermostat do? - in particular Honeywell thermostats.

    The installation manual for the Honeywell RTH1100 thermostat shows its...
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    Is the off-on button an analog device? Or does...

    Is the off-on button an analog device? Or does the phone have to be "on" to some extent for the on-off button to work?
  24. Odds of getting a correct transmission fluid level check on Toyota automatics?

    This video discusses the equipment and techniques required to check the transmission fluid level on modern Toyota automatic transmissions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcecuGzTDg

    What are the...
  25. In the predominant terminology on the internet,...

    In the predominant terminology on the internet, the "concrete surface grinders" (...
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