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location Portland, Oregon, U.S.
age 55
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seen Apr 12 at 18:34

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

Apr
12
comment how to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring
If it was a standard hardwood installation with hardwood staples–many in each plant, it will be quite laborious to remove them without damage. Even with a modest recovery effort, expect to lose 25–50% during removal.
Apr
8
awarded  Scholar
Apr
8
accepted Bath tub spout rough in
Apr
8
comment Bath tub spout rough in
@pdd: Awesome find! Please create an answer so I can accept it.
Apr
7
comment Bath tub spout rough in
@DMoore: Yes, I have access to both sides—it is all open. I have yet to complete two of the studs around the valve and whatever crossbraces might be needed.
Apr
7
asked Bath tub spout rough in
Apr
7
revised Tile Around bathtub. Over drywall vs. vapor shield & backerboard
minor spelling; remove general tag since specific tag already present
Apr
3
revised Electrical turning off on its own
Englishification; spelling; apostrophe abuse; mechanical; spacing
Mar
28
comment How do I remove a pole that's rusted into a sleeve in the ground?
Don't you want to pull out the metal sleeve too? Wouldn't it be easier than trying to separate rusted together components?
Mar
28
answered How thick should should wood be to hold 160 to 180 pounds over a four-foot span?
Mar
26
comment Why are almost all of my house's HVAC floor registers placed near exterior windows?
Nice find! I had not given that any thought.
Mar
24
comment What could be tripping multiple GFCI breakers?
@gregmac: Updated accordingly. I disagree about shutting off the meter. That is an unnecessary and significant barrier for getting to the bottom of the problem.
Mar
24
revised What could be tripping multiple GFCI breakers?
add cautionary step
Mar
24
answered What could be tripping multiple GFCI breakers?
Mar
24
answered How do I fill a gap between my hearth and the hardwood frame around it?
Mar
23
answered How to properly insulate bedroom
Mar
22
answered Nice looking on-wall wiring
Mar
15
comment What is a proper high-quality sub-floor preparation for porcelain tile floor installation
Yes indeed. The existing subfloor matters a lot. In the case of building up the underlayment, will that introduce a step down (even if only a half inch) to surrounding flooring?
Mar
11
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
@RET: Maybe you could post a photo. Probably you don't need to be under the floor at all.
Mar
11
comment What tool is used for this tight plumbing situation?
@RET: I am not sure what you mean. The drain cover is removed from inside the bathtub, not underneath it.