I have baseboard trim that was installed in a few rooms of my house, removed to do some floor work, and now needs to be re-installed. Do I really need to hire a contractor to do this, or is it something I can do myself? If the latter, what do I need to know? Any recommended how-to guides appreciated! [more inside]
The wood in contact with my front steps has rotten away. Fixing it will be a DIY job. Should I replace the wood with more wood, or change to PVC? I'll be adding flashing behind the new trim, but otherwise the same wet conditions would remain. [more inside]
I think I'll have some work done on my gutters and the fascia trim--water seems to be dripping down behind the gutters across the trim, leading to some rot. I have a few related questions, though. Can you help? [more inside]
I've got a Mid-2013 MacBook Air (Intel Core i7; 1.7 GHz) with a 500 GB Apple SSD (SM0512F). I stay current on OSes. Should I engage Trim (e.g. via Trim Enabler)? If so, what do I need to know?
We have an Oster Classic 76 hair clipper that the wife uses to cut my (thick, no-joke) hair and we love it. We have a full set of guide combs but only ever use 3 of them (#4, 5, and 6) for my head and I'm considering getting those size equivalents (0A, 1, and 1A I think) in blade form with the hopes of making the job easier for her. Could you help me understand if this is dumb because I might have this all wrong and not be doing any good buying said blades?
I just had a haircut today, and I told my hairstylist not to use the "razor comb" because anything to do with razors in a public area make me nervous, especially with things like HIV and Hepatitis going around. Well, she used it anyway and brushed the back of my neck with it to trim off the fine hairs. I found out afterwards that she doesn't speak good English, so she didn't know what I was saying. [more inside]
There are plenty of basic and rudimentary how-tos out there that focus on pretty straightforward situations, like putting shoe/quarter-round molding along a straight wall or around a corner. I'm wondering about more complex situations: trim around or at doorways, dealing with existing moldings, or dealing with transitions, staircases, etc. [more inside]
I have a lot of videos I need to preview, then trim based on the preview, possibly rotate, then save. What should I use? [more inside]
Has anyone had any experiences with wrapping exterior wood trim and window frames instead of painting? [more inside]
My beau has decided he'd like to neaten up his beard, and I suggested finding a professional to do it the first time. (After that, it'll likely be easier to maintain.) Any recommendations for a beard trimmer or shaper/men's grooming salon/private individual in Austin? (Obligatory beard-and-kitten picture.)
Beard / body hair trimmer recommendations? [more inside]
What are your best practices and tools for trimming a beard with scissors (and without an electric trimmer)? [more inside]
Is it weird to cut your fingernails with boxcutters? (Asking for a friend) [more inside]
Where do I find no-rot (PVC, plastic, etc.) baseboard corner blocks for a bathroom? I found the trim easy enough, but the corner blocks I can find are all wood. Please help me not have to miter cut. (Already tried HD and Lowes)
Should I trim down my beard for a job interview? [more inside]
Please help me reattach the power window switches to the inside of my car door. I need information about replacing a trim part on a Chrysler, and/or creative suggestions to mounting the switch unit. [more inside]
I installed an SSD into my early-2011 13" MacBook Pro. It's working great, but the benchmark tests don't come close to advertised speeds... [more inside]
Who's right, my realtor or my painter? Should I paint my trim white? Replace it? Details inside (and time is of the essence, the painter comes today) [more inside]
How do I clip my cat's nails (he hates it more than anything)? [more inside]
Hirsute man seeks quality beard trimmer to run across face sans guard. [more inside]
Where might I find a sewing site (or a book) that shows how to sew leather edging (or binding or piping) on to fabric? [more inside]
Help me deal with a loose windshield trim/gasket/edging piece, on a 2007 Kia Spectra. [more inside]
The solid piece of rubber trim around the wheel well of my car is gradually peeling away. What kind of adhesive should I use to reattach it?
We just put in a new floating laminate floor and it looks great, but we aren't sure what to do about the trim. [more inside]
I'm moving out of a house I'd rented, and my dogs at one point had eaten the plastic "trim" pieces that are on the outside of the back door, which is your average metal-framed swinging with a big full-length dual-paned glass window. the damage isn't really to the door or the glass; it's to this stupid plastic trim that's around and within the glass that makes up a grid of squares. I don't know what this trim is called. Bonus question: Can I just replace the trim and not the door? Home Depot was, unsurprisingly, unhelpful.
Any suggestions on clipping the claws of a reluctant cat? [more inside]
Where can you get a good beard and moustache trim/style in London that isn't too expensive? [more inside]
Nose hair trimming and allergies. [more inside]
What's the best electric trimmer for the bikini area? [more inside]
I have a bunch of wooden casing moldings around the interior doors of our Washington, DC home, and over the past 75 to 100 years, they've taken quite a beating. I'd love to slowly replace the worst of them with identical moldings, but despite a pretty exhaustive search on my own, I can't find anyone who still carries anything with the same profile. Does anyone have any tips for molding manufacturers/sellers that have good variety, especially of moldings that are accurate to the turn-of-the-century period? [more inside]
Individual entries on my MT 2.6x installation are archived using their trimmed entry-names (i.e. blog.com/trimmed_entry_na.php). I'd like to make the filenames longer from now on (trimming to 30, probably), but I think that if I change the parameter in my Archiving prefs and rebuild, it's gonna go and change the filenames of all my preceding entries too. This I don't want. Is there a way to change the trimming for filenames, but only "from now on"?
Please help a recovering black thumb gardener with burning questions about a gorgeous ivy topiary... [more inside]
There are a few evergreen bushes in front of my parent's home and they are overgrown. How do I trim them back? [more inside]
Wood trim/baseboards: I would like to replace all of the baseboards in my rental unit. It seems that the baseboards currently in place are made of two seperate pieces (a taller bottom bit(7 1/2") and then a more ornate top piece(2 1/2")). I would like to do as little work as possible, so I am wondering where I could purchase single piece baseboards that incorporate the above two elements (10" tall)? The local Home Depot doesn't seem to carry this.
Line trimmers. I'd like to go with an electric line trimmer, but they don't seem to have the same amount of torque as the gas variety. Does anyone have experience with a very robust, torquey electric line trimmer? It has to be able to cut through blackberry bushes, for example of growth it needs to whack down.
How do you trim a guinea pig's nails ? (more) [more inside]