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location Portland, Oregon, U.S.
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Professionally a computer software engineer, but decades of experience maintaining a home, remodeling, and doing amateur handyman work for relatives, neighbors, and friends.

  • remodeled a residential kitchen beginning by tearing the old one down to studs
  • installed natural gas black pipe for a house with no gas before
  • replaced electrical service panel
  • installed gas fireplace insert
  • installed tankless water heater
  • tore out wall surrounding a passageway to create an open kitchen
  • filled another doorway in to create a long side galley style kitchen
  • rewired kitchen from one measly 15 amp outlet circuit with three outlets and one range circuit to six 20 amp circuits with three lighting styles, and an extra for a gas range with a small electric oven; there are now about 20 outlet receptacles
  • framed half-wall and range hood mount
  • installed water outlet for icemaker refrigerator
  • repair ceiling to remove unwanted range fan, crumbling from overload electrical junction box, and damage from removed cupboards and shelving
  • sheetrock and mud (5+ layers) for smooth texture
  • installed 400 cfm range hood
  • install floating cork flooring
  • installed gas range
  • hung cupboards
  • install cabinets and pulls
  • install new tile-in cast iron kitchen sink, new faucet, new filtered water dispenser
  • install dishwasher
  • install garbage disposal
  • install under cabinet lighting
  • install under cabinet outlet strips
  • install granite tile countertops

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answered problem with hot water tank
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comment USB wall outlet charger not working
What devices are being plugged into it? Do they exceed 2.1 amps?
Dec
17
comment How should I remedy bowed floor joists?
Does "bowed-up" mean the joist sagged in the middle? Or could it be that it was held high in the middle and the ends were pushed down?
Dec
17
answered Old wires in kitchen ceiling seem wrong. Any thoughts?
Dec
3
awarded  Revival
Nov
19
comment replacing flooring under walls (2nd story)
@kinar: Does it extend under the wall? Cut it next to the wall, and then reach underneath and cut it with a small circular saw. At the joists, you'll probably have to chisel the last nubs out. If you were going to replace the floor in the other bathroom, doing so now would make this one a lot easier.
Nov
19
answered How can I repair this rotted section of wood siding?
Nov
19
answered replacing flooring under walls (2nd story)
Nov
19
comment How can I repair this rotted section of wood siding?
Is the inside of that wall open? That is, can you see there is any leakage, water damage, etc. on the inside?
Nov
19
comment replacing flooring under walls (2nd story)
Is the particle board acting as subfloor? Or is there a layer of 2x6s under the particle board?
Nov
16
revised How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
flat --> level (3x) presumed meaning
Nov
13
revised What could be causing my garbage disposal to be so noisy after unjamming it?
clearer and more general
Nov
13
revised Is it ok to have mixed grounds and neutrals on bars in a breaker box?
typo
Nov
13
revised What features do I need in a stud finder for use on plaster walls?
apostrophe abuse
Nov
13
comment Do I need an expansion gap around concrete laid inside a building
If you don't know, giving this sort of answer is worse than saying nothing. Different cements have different shrinking characteristics; some cements are engineered to shrink in one direction but not another, like roadways.
Nov
7
comment What is the cause and fix to water slowly coming out of an outdoor faucet when its turned off?
What exactly do you mean by "there is water that flows out"? Do you mean for up to a minute? Or hours later water is still flowing?
Nov
7
revised How often do sewer lines collapse?
then -> than
Nov
7
comment How often do sewer lines collapse?
@HenryJackson: I am not aware of this type of insurance being available to me, though the above seems to have happened inadvertently. I figure we'll be renting a backhoe to replace the pipe ourselves.
Nov
7
answered How often do sewer lines collapse?
Nov
7
revised How often do sewer lines collapse?
apostrophe abuse