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bio website sadleric.net
location United States
age 21
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seen Jun 16 '12 at 7:19

I have lived in in Georgia, France and Vermont. I have lived in and repaired tens of houses along the way. I have learned most of what I know from my mom, a true DIY-er. My experience runs from foundation work to faux painting to cabinet construction.


Sep
12
comment How do I approach new water stains on my ceiling?
When I say pipes, I don't refer to a specific type. Anything in attic I would consider as a possible source for a "running" leak. It could range from ventilation tubing to enclosed electrical wiring.
May
27
comment Mixed Shade/Light Grass issues
I don't think that he's having a hard time growing the grass, rather the type of grass he planted has out grown the old grass.
May
26
comment What is the easiest way to remove a large root in a post hole I'm digging?
@doresoom, I posted this answer, not as a direct response to this question but rather as a general way to get rid of roots. I find this tool to be one of the most effective tools in terms or ground work, but you are right, a strong back is required.
May
24
comment What is the easiest way to remove a large root in a post hole I'm digging?
+1 easily one of the most useful tools I have owned. For roots, rocks, and anything else in the ground.
May
23
comment How do I stop backyard from flooding when it rains hard?
- This answer seems to be the most reoccuring question that I link to. In fact this answer is the second question on the FAQ. Not for views or votes but the number of times it has been linked to. I will post a question on meta suggesting we change the name of that question to better help new people identify that unless their situation posesses any unique detail, their question may have been already solved.
May
21
comment How to properly insulate a garage?
Paper vapor barrier? Isn't that a contradiction?
May
18
comment Replacing pool pump/plumbing etc. that is below the level of the pool
@Michal you would be surprised how fast this will drain a pool. Give it 24 hours.
May
17
comment What type of snake is this?
Is there a picture of the head, need some close ups of the eyes and nose areas and the under side.
May
17
comment What types of tile require a wet tile saw?
@jeff, that goes without saying but the primary reason they are used is because either you have a ton of tile to cut and it's faster or the tile/ finish requires that you use one.
May
16
comment Securing house numbers to stucco
+1 I had a stucco home in Gerogia. Looks great until you want to add things to it. I used something very similar.
May
16
comment Securing house numbers to stucco
you can post your above comment as an answer and select it as the right answer. If it gets 3 up votes you get the "self learner" badge
May
15
comment Noisy Downspout
@Niall and @doresoom are exactly right. It's a duplicate.
May
15
comment Removing SuperGlue in-place
I concur with Niall. Letting off topic questions through will degrade the DIY name. Even if just a contextual change, I'd make one for the sake of conforming to the FAQ, which you should read. BTW if you want a Jewelry stack site head over to area 51 and make one!
May
13
comment Building a Pond
@B +1 That's that I mean. I will delete mine after yours is chosen.
May
13
comment Building a Pond
@B I realize my answer is the same, but its also simpler and more direct. I'll delete it if your answer is chosen.
May
13
comment What are good cleaners to use on pruning shears?
@warren spray something metal that has a case or similar and leave it for a week DON'T wipe off, just soak.
May
13
comment Very small foundation pour
@Michael They are made for this and do not rust. In terms of getting some, I knew a contractor that sold me a container of them :(
May
4
comment Are hydraulics stronger against compression or tension?
@anon what he is saying is that the cylinders always work with compression,it's just the position. So this is just a decision on where you want the cylinders on top or underneath, so it's up to you. Are you looking for a table or a rack, that's your decision.
May
2
comment Thin walls means lots of noise
@ndubs glad you asked. sound requires hard surfaces to bounce off of. In the link I provided it decribed the change in dB for a room with hard flat surfaces (framed pictures on the walls, hard floors, big windows) to one with shag carpet, no pictures and a towel rack. While this is anecdotal you get the picture.
May
2
comment Weird problem with kitchen sink water flow
are there any appliances hooked up to the same drainage as the sink, as a washer or dish washer hook up could cause something very similar.