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    Handiman Hints

    There a few of these on the net, but I came across this VIDEO (hit play for 10 tips)
    and found a few new tricks.



    I especially liked the first one about cutting the bolt.



    In the video I would have added one more nut on the side with the bolt head on it
    (they have used 2 in the pic above) so that the thread is intact.
    To make it perfect, you just put the bolt in a vice, the jaws grip the nuts as not
    to damage the thread slightly dome the recently cut end then simply wind the nut
    off and any dags come off at the same time.


    I've used the soap on screws for ages, taught to me by my Dad.


    Feel free to add any HANDYMAN HINTS you've used over the years.

    Photos always help.
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    Very clever. Several hints I can use.

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    Great stuff David48. I found penetration while screwing simplified by using saliva, saved the soap for the clean up.
    Last edited by fishlocker; 28-08-2016 at 09:09 AM.

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    Some good one's on there, anyone tried cutting a tile with a glass cutter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    the jaws grip the nuts as not to damage the thread slightly dome the recently cut end then simply wind the nut off and any dags come off at the same time.
    you need to wind the nut off to set the thread right - though if you have skill with a file you can remove the offending bit

    I would expect with using the drill you will end up with a big tab of metal as the bolt bends under its own weight at the end

    if you have destroyed the notches in a phillips head screw that is not countersunk you can grip the edges with a pair of side cutters and slowly wind it out

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    Yep, interesting and useful tips.

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    Liked the super magnet on the drill driver, and the foil in the paint tray.

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    Ha !!

    Loved it .


    Wasp

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    I've never seen this approach to Plasterboard/Gyprock/Dry Wall repairs.

    Great technique ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I've never seen this approach to Plasterboard/Gyprock/Dry Wall repairs.

    Great technique ...


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    Alright for home handyman but far too slow for commercial work.

    Just backblock the hole and use ezy tape. You get a much stronger finish also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    I would expect with using the drill you will end up with a big tab of metal as the bolt bends under its own weight at the end
    It may very well bend, but the "tab" will be a point in the middle as the saw has been cutting around, heading towards the center. So no problem with the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    I would expect with using the drill you will end up with a big tab of metal as the bolt bends under its own weight at the end
    It may very well bend, but the "tab" will be a point in the middle as the saw has been cutting around, heading towards the center. So no problem with the thread.
    Tru dat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    Alright for home handyman but far too slow for commercial work. Just backblock the hole and use ezy tape. You get a much stronger finish also.
    Yup, back-block the bigger holes, or they sell patches especially made for that purpose (from ceiling and drywall outlets).. use fiber-fuse (not fiber tape) as that is prone to cracking... *fiber-fuse is much stronger than even paper-tape...

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    Handyman tip # 69

    Allways use the correct tool for the job.



    Or

    Last edited by VocalNeal; 07-11-2016 at 01:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    back-block the bigger holes
    Is that a tradesman's entrance tip?

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    For those screws that for whatever reason are hard to hold in place for the screwdriver a small blob of blutack will hold it to the end of the screwdriver. (if the drivers not magnetic)

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    Thanks David.

    I'm more handicapped than handiman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post


    Handyman tip # 69

    Allways use the correct tool for the job.



    Or


    I think they call em bolt 'cutters for a reason..55


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    run out of WD40? Oil based fly spray works..

    a wax candle eases sticking sliding doors, aids driving screws, aids reading when the power is off.

    The wire in a twist tie is an ideal size for cleaning cooker gas jets..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    For those screws that for whatever reason are hard to hold in place for the screwdriver a small blob of blutack will hold it to the end of the screwdriver. (if the drivers not magnetic)
    or a drop of superglue..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    Alright for home handyman but far too slow for commercial work. Just backblock the hole and use ezy tape. You get a much stronger finish also.
    Yup, back-block the bigger holes, or they sell patches especially made for that purpose (from ceiling and drywall outlets).. use fiber-fuse (not fiber tape) as that is prone to cracking... *fiber-fuse is much stronger than even paper-tape...
    Is fibre fuse the same as that that sticky mesh tape....not seen in Thailand..

    Back blocking?..a piece of gyprock coated with 'mud' and held by a bit of string or wire to a front cross piece of wood....is what I used do..either that or stuff the hole full of newspaper...., I now use superglue to hold backing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crepitas
    or a drop of superglue
    using a matchstick you can apply small spots of superglue - about 5 or 6 - around your pressure plate and then align the clutch pad - it will crack off the first time you depress the pedal - do not use too much glue

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    Having trouble keeping all those iPhone, iPad, USB leads together? I collect the inner tubes of the toilet paper rolls, stuff the leads into these, marking the tubes accordingly, and fit them into a box. I have a box the iPAD came in. Eight fit nicely. Yep! I'm an "Apple"man!

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    Penetrating Oil. Don't have any?

    50% ATF and 50% Acetone (Nail polish remover from 7-Eleven)
    Shake well

    Need to remove superglue? Acetone (from 7-Eleven)

    Be very frugal if trying to remove superglue from plastic you might end up removing the plastic from the superglue

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    Do you sometimes have trouble with zip fasteners, like sticking? Rub along the teeth with a lead pencil - it's graphite really, and it'll "grease" up the zip.

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