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New homeowner and aspiring handyperson.


Aug
7
answered Dryer vent pipes touching copper hot water pipe
Jun
9
awarded  Notable Question
May
24
comment Can I convert a window A/C unit in to a pool-water cooled system?
Doing all this work with a window unit is crazy. At least upgrade to a mini-split and then you have an external condenser to work with. Plus a quieter interior.
May
5
comment How can I trim around an electrical outlet?
Looks pretty good angled. If you're comfortable with the electrical work, though, it's probably about the same amount of work to simply remove the box (probably involves destroying it) and reinstalling a bit higher. This assumes you have slack in the cable too, so your approach is safer.
Apr
28
comment How should I mount external hardware to a Greenboard/EPS exterior wall?
Sure, you could mount the hose reel on a post instead of directly on the house. A single 4x4 post should be more than adequate if properly set in concrete.
Apr
2
comment How do I install a bathroom exhaust system?
You're right -- if hiring out, you'd want an electrician to install and wire up the fan, and a roofer to install the vent penetration in the roof.
Mar
31
awarded  Custodian
Mar
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I make a park bench more sturdy?
Mar
31
revised Is super insulating exterior walls with rigid foam board insulation possible?
Clarify that advice applies to all types of rigid foam board
Mar
31
answered How do I install a bathroom exhaust system?
Mar
30
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
30
comment How do I locate a dryer exhaust vent?
Have you checked your attic? Sometimes dryers are (incorrectly) vented there.
Mar
26
comment How does one typically do “Old Work” with metal junction boxes?
Do you need an in-ceiling box? Metal surface mount pancake boxes are easy to find and install and may work depending on your desired fixture.
Mar
25
comment How can I attach a 1/8" strip of steel to MDF so that it stays secure forever for eternity?
Isn't MDF supposed to be highly dimensionally stable? I don't know enough to say one way or the other, but I'm curious why you think the reinforcement will be needed.
Feb
9
answered Is super insulating exterior walls with rigid foam board insulation possible?
Jan
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
17
answered Can I vent my bathroom exhaust fan into a plumbing drain vent?
Jan
17
revised How do I determine which wax ring to use under my toilet?
added photo
Jan
17
comment How do I determine which wax ring to use under my toilet?
I think he's asking about the rubber flange that comes attached with some wax rings, not the floor flange that is made of PVC, ABS, or metal.
Jan
17
answered Should I have cavity wall insulation installed?