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Embedded engineer, hardware and software on custom and mobile hardware.

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awarded  Yearling
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comment Why does this toilet clog so often?
My sister had this issue. We did a typical consumer snake, and didn't find anything. Eventually she used a plunger very vigorously for a lengthy period of time and out popped a toilet paper hanger spring. I suspect that if you've tried all the normal things, you'd going to have to have a professional come in with a pipe camera to understand what's causing your clogging.
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asked How long will stored powder charges last?
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comment How to cut thick felt carpet pad?
I don't have it at hand, but it is pretty thick - maybe 7/16".
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asked How to cut thick felt carpet pad?
Jul
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answered How much cooling can I expect from a central air conditioner?
Jul
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answered Deal with stripped washing machine inlet
Jul
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asked Deal with stripped washing machine inlet
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
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comment How do I hook up a washing machine drain line to this box?
Pretty installation behind wallboard.
May
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comment What is the right way to clear the drilled plug out of a hole saw?
Make sure to clear each one out, don't drill two, then try to clear both out at the same time. If you still find them hard to remove, use two screwdrivers simultaneously, one in each side, and lever the plug out from both sides. This should be fairly quick since you won't be rocking it back and forth and having it bind on the pilot bit. This requires a bit of coordination, though, and you'll need to make sure you don't accidentally hit the trigger while doing this.
May
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comment How can I remove stubborn nails from baseboard?
Channel lock pliers work well in the same way - one side is curved, and you don't have to worry so much about cutting the nail.
Apr
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awarded  Revival
Mar
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comment Are CFL bulbs safe for enclosed fixtures?
+1 for "[the] type of fixtures they can safely be used in ... should be information that is listed prominently on every light bulb pack..."
Mar
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answered How do I change lights bulbs that are 20 feet off the ground and pointing up (in a vanity fixture)?
Feb
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awarded  Notable Question
Jan
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comment Subfloors and stairs
@User58220 Your method is a linear change in riser height, which may be better simply from the standpoint of maintaining an even riser height top to bottom with no variation. My method will cause the bottom few treads to be a different height, but still within code, and require fewer modifications overall. If you're going to go to the trouble of adding height to every tread, it'd probably be easier simply to recut the stringers anyway. Still, 1.5" height adjustment for such a short stairway would suggest replacement of the stairs.
Jan
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revised Subfloors and stairs
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Jan
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comment Subfloors and stairs
@2LeftThumbs Cutting new stringers is an obvious fix which I didn't mention, so I'll add that in.
Jan
19
answered Subfloors and stairs