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Hot Topics: Fixing a Leaking Kitchen Sink Drain

A new weekly column goes inside the forums to see what's got DIYers talking....

Hot Topics: Wiring Mysteries Behind the Wall

A new weekly column goes inside the forums to see what's got DIYers talking.

Hot Topics: Can You Make Homemade Rifle Pellets?

It's not especially cost effective.

Hot Topics: Electric Outlet Height

Maximum and minimum values vary by region.

Hot Topics: Chainsaw Won't Start

The forum helps unstick a tricky issue.

Hot Topics: Chainsaw Problems, Everybody's Had One

A chain is only as strong as its unkinked link

Hot Topics: Steering Wheel Shakes, Car Pulls to the Right

The forum helps with a potentially dangerous issue.

Hot Topics: Problems Manually Starting Your Snow Thrower?

Don't get caught with a stalled snow blower this winter.

Hot Topics: Wire Size for a 60 Amp Circuit

The forum recommends 6-3 wire for this project.

Hot Topics: How Much Would a 10x12 Deck Cost?

The forum brings their expertise to deck pricing estimates.

Hot Topics: Car Stuck in Park

The forum helps a member jolt back into motion.

Hot Topics: Small Cabin on Stilts

The forum helps with off the grid construction.

Hot Topics: Grading Yard for Patio Pavers

You may need to move some earth around to keep things level.

Hot Topics: Backyard Flooding

The forum helps drain a swampy situation.

Hot Topics: Electric Stove Wiring

The forum tackles wire sizing issues.

Hot Topics: Plumbing a Laundry Room

Read for advice on washing machine pipes.

Hot Topics: Painting Cedar Shakes on a House

How od you remove layers of old paint?

Hot Topics: Broken AC in Honda Odysseys

Odyssey owners embark on a journey to cooling repair.

Hot Topics: Sub Panel Diagrams

The forum weighs in on some detailed wiring diagrams.

Hot Topics: Photo Stuck to Glass

Judicious use of water can be helpful.

Hot Topics: Deck Construction Advice

The forum helps a member with a detailed outdoor design.

Hot Topics: AC Requires Contactor Switch

The forum comes through with an inexpensive workaround.

Hot Topics: Fixing a Humidity Sensor

It might involve some soldering.

Hot Topics: Powering a Shed with an RV Plug

The plug probably offers plenty of power.

Hot Topics: Removing and Replacing a Hearth

The forum lends a hand with a handsome fireplace upgrade.

Hot Topics: Getting Rid of the Poison Ivy

You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion.

Hot Topics: A Bug in the System - Literally

This week, the Forum gets the AC working again.

Hot Topics: Digitizing Pictures

The forum helps get memories to the cloud.

Hot Topics: Sprucing Up Old Wood Siding

What should you do with your old wood siding?

Hot Topics: Adding Twin Breakers to a Subpanel

Some appliances require 240 volts.

Hot Topics: Outlet On, Lights Out

A case study in spot-checking wiring issues.

Hot Topics: Congratulations! You Have a Generator

The forum helps explain best practices.

Hot Topics: Homemade Cogenerator Plant

They generate both energy and heat.

Hot Topics: Why Can I See Through This Paint?

Even in DIY, there's fine print.

Hot Topics: Short Faucet Lines

The forum helps extend some sink plumbing.

Hot Topics: One Switch with Three Black Wires

The forum untangles some wires with unknown functions.

Hot Topics: Cedar Fence Posts

They're prized for durability and strength.

Hot Topics: Adjusting Old Radiators

The forum helps unstick an old heater.