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Developed my first systems in 1970's. Coded in so many languages (commercial software I got paid to write) I forget them all, must be 35+ at the moment.

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comment How can I remove a moisture mark from a wooden table?
I have done this in the past, and it works, the way it works is the original stain is often heat induced and traps moisture under the surface, heating allows the moisture to be removed and let the finish re-settle. Be sure to use a smooth, white, clean, lint free cloth, several layers think and check often as you work.
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accepted What is electrical code for number of wires in a breaker?
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comment How do I wrap pipe threads with teflon tape?
I often wrap several times - just depends as you do not want so much that it prevents the full tightening but do want enough to seal.
Jun
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comment How to stop a leak of water through a concrete floor
The guy upstairs is gonna hate that he has to rip up the tile and put in a new membrane properly. Had this in our house, had to rip out the old and install new floor - the membrane "can" be fixed/glued, but over time the patch will fail again.
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revised How to prepare poured concrete wall for adhesion
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asked How to prepare poured concrete wall for adhesion
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comment Was coal ever used as an insulator?
oh, and I forgot to mention that naphtha comes from coal and that is mothballs bascially
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comment Was coal ever used as an insulator?
My grandfather used to feed pigs coal to get rid of parasites - and coal tar (creosote) has historically been used as a pesticide on wood poles. Perhaps that is somehow related...
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comment Repair holes in copper pipe
Oh, one note - ammonia in cleaners are particularly corrosive to copper.
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comment Repair holes in copper pipe
If it was "bumped" and not with something substantial, it seems that it is pretty thin/weak - which weakness happens from the inside. If you "know" it was hit and how and feel comfortable with that impact being substantial it could be repaired. Corrosion of copper in a drain is higher than the source due to higher air saturation and lower pH due to alkaline substances (soap) and/or the presence of nitrates and sulfates.
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comment Repair holes in copper pipe
replace, not repair for this or you will see more leaks
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comment How can I replace a pressure gauge on a well pump?
4A - get same type gauge (pressure range, fitting size)
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answered How would I go about turning a tree in to a tabletop?