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Mar
8
comment Rocket thrust washing machine drain hose
+1 for the image conveyed by the title.
Feb
27
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Feb
27
revised What is this knob on this fluorescent light fitting?
Changed "capacitor" to "starter" in two places.
Feb
27
suggested approved edit on What is this knob on this fluorescent light fitting?
Jan
20
comment What (animal?) made a 0.75" diameter hole through my asphalt shingles?
I'm with @Tester101 - that picture looks like something melted the shingle.
Jan
5
answered Shower drain: plunger helps but only momentarily
Jan
4
comment How can I clear a blockage caused by the previous owner flushing grout down the toilet?
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." <g>
Dec
14
awarded  Critic
Nov
20
comment Is the Nest thermostat smart enough to turn itself on BEFORE you get home?
@Ecnerwal - just wanted to add that I don't have a Nest thermostat, and don't have any plans to get one. So there!
Nov
20
comment Is the Nest thermostat smart enough to turn itself on BEFORE you get home?
@Ecnerwal - sorry, I wasn't clear enough. Point A depends on the outside temperature. If it's warmer the inside temperature may not get down to the nighttime set point, so you don't need to start reheating as soon.
Nov
19
comment Is the Nest thermostat smart enough to turn itself on BEFORE you get home?
@Ecnerwal - the time needed to get from point A to point B depends on where point A is. The thermostat can do a better job of figuring out the lead time because "knows" where it's starting out.
Sep
28
comment bugs in kitchen
+1 for "Confused Flour Beetle". Great name!
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
9
comment Should a 12V DC dimmer switch produce 24V AC on the output?
How did you determine that it's putting out AC?
Mar
5
awarded  Commentator
Mar
5
comment Is this buzzing noise coming from various outlets around the house normal?
That first paragraph sounds like the opening of a bad horror movie!
Mar
1
answered Is it safe to use Extension Cord to Power PC/Routers on already used circuit?
Feb
23
answered Is it better to use two nuts, rather than a single long nut on the bolt?
Dec
14
comment What is this kind of security bolt head called, and how can I remove it?
+1 "it was only on finger-tight".
Dec
9
comment Frozen Pipe(s) — How to Respond?
One winter when I lived in Scotts Valley, CA, (south of San Jose) we had an unusual cold snap and many people's pipes froze. Having no experience with this kind of thing, some people called the police. Your mileage may vary.