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What is denatured alcohol?

Hardware stores sell denatured alcohol as a cleaner, a fuel, or a solvent. What does denatured mean? What’s the difference between denatured and other alcohol, such as what you find at a drug store, or the liquor store?

Denatured alcohol is ethanol, sometimes as little as 50 percent by volume, mixed with other chemicals to make it undrinkable. It has an unpleasant smell and taste, and drinking it can cause nausea, blindness, or even death.

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Gluing end to end

Conventional wisdom says you should only glue wood side to side, not end to end. That said, you can indeed glue end grain and it’s not guaranteed to be a disaster. Here’s why you might want to glue end to end, and how.

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Burners on gas stove not working? Try this

If you have burners on your gas stove not working, and by that I mean they are clicking or won’t light, or light unevenly, I have good news for you. You don’t need a new range. I don’t know how many people throw out perfectly fixable ranges over this problem, but I know it’s too many. You can fix this problem for around $2 if everything goes well. Even if everything doesn’t go well, you can fix it for around $80. But $2 is more likely.

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