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bio website richquackenbush.com
location Earth, TX
age 94
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seen Aug 28 at 17:01

I'm a coder. Well, at least I think of myself as a coder. If I really thought about it, it would probably occur to me that I'm really doing nothing more than stringing together a bunch of hacks that sometimes do what I want. Sometimes.


May
7
awarded  Scholar
May
7
accepted Solid stain on untreated exterior wood
May
2
answered Solid stain on untreated exterior wood
May
1
comment What is the essential beginners tool box?
What kind of projects are you thinking about? Some generic tools that come to mind are good quality hand saws, a block sander, hand planes, and chisels.
May
1
asked Solid stain on untreated exterior wood
Nov
4
awarded  Yearling
Oct
9
comment How often should I run a bleach and water solution through condensate lines?
You know this is the DIY section of Stack Exchange, right?
Sep
26
comment What is a good way to cleanly cut through steel?
+1 for the jigsaw. It's worth the purchase if you don't already have one. They're not expensive and you'll find lots of uses for it.
Sep
20
comment How do I install a vent above a closet door?
Pics of the project area are always welcome!
Sep
10
comment How can I make this stair rail less slippery?
If you are only interested in a cheap non-skid solution, mixing some sand in with the paint (I've used play sand) will increase friction tremendously. However, I've only ever used this on deck floors - never on rails (probably wouldn't feel very nice).
Sep
10
comment How can I prevent water from pooling in the street in front of my house?
I like this answer... The only thing that I would add is to look out for television cable. Electrical wires are buried deeper down, but cable is usually at about 4" (or less).
Aug
21
answered How do I fix a rotting door frame?
Aug
15
comment What does it mean when my fridge sounds like a machine gun?
That fridge is old an inefficient. Either pop for a new one, or if that fridge has sentimental value, you can get a compressor kit to retrofit it with modern components.
Jul
24
awarded  Caucus
Apr
25
comment How do you replace missing vertical blind slats?
Make sure that the clips that hold the blinds are still good... Those have always been a weak point.
Apr
25
answered How can I replace a sliding glass door with a broken seal?
Apr
10
comment What could be causing this electrical issue?
If the voltage is floating that much, you really need to kill the power before something awful happens (damage to equipment, etc). Is anyone living in the unit right now?
Mar
26
answered How can I remote control a switch for a pool pump?
Mar
12
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Answer