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    My homemade backhoe excavator project...

    This is a pretty big slab too:
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    A mutant tractor with iron wheels

    I'm truly amazed that with wheels that narrow it doesn't sink up to its axles....
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    Automotive Paint Codes

    Remove the cage and take it to be powder coated in a funky metallic candy apple red... ;) :D
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    Adding 220v to a garage...

    I assume by "heavily fused" you mean a fuse with high rating, which is not easily blown? The purpose of the service fuse here is to protect the tails before and after the meter, but also, importantly, to protect the service cable - it stops any faults in the house from overloading it.
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    Adding 220v to a garage...

    This is the way it’s done here. The incoming service cable is for practical purposes unfused. There are fuses at the substation where it originates (pole transformers are rare here) where a delta-star transformer steps down from 11kV to the 400/230V to people’s homes, shops, offices etc, but...
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    Any reliable Stud Finder for home use?

    I once boarded out a brick wall, i.e. battens screwed to it and plasterboard on those, which I did to level itand because there were pipes and cable trunking on it, and I infilled between the battens with 2" of plywood to be able to screw into.
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    Using PVC conduit

    I would. Or more than one. Actually, I'd use steel conduit, not PVC, but that's another matter, and I accept that it's not as DIY-friendly....
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    Ceiling Fan Capacitor

    I did wonder about a back-EMF snubber, but don't those packages usually have a resistor as well?
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    Repair Split Wooden Table

    My dad used to swear by Cascamite! I quite like Gorilla Glue.
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    Any reliable Stud Finder for home use?

    Not at all. I (and it's a reasonably common view) think that walls like this are an abomination.
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    Ceiling Fan Capacitor

    It's hard to envisage a start/run cap on a ceiling fan which doesn't suck pets and small children up off the floor :D Budding - does your fan have 2 speeds?
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    Adding 220v to a garage...

    Surely there's a cable from the meter to the panel? After the meter (so the use is metered) you run to something which allows the cable to be "tapped"/"split", whatever you want to term it. Typically we'd use a "service connector block(s)" - this is a single-pole one which will accept up to 5...
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    Adding 220v to a garage...

    Is that typically how it's done? It can also be done like that in the UK, but I and many others would always always always do it by splitting off from the incoming service before the house consumer unit, to a simple fused isolator and then to a consumer unit in the garage.
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    Using PVC conduit

    Only if it's constructed in a way which accomodates expansion and contraction.
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    Using PVC conduit

    18 thou per degree F. So 1¼" between 30° and 100°
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