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Professional software developer, with several years working on industrial control and monitoring systems. Slowly remodeling parts of my house.


Oct
8
answered How can I figure out where squirrels are entering my attic?
Oct
8
comment Do products like Ditra make tile removal more complicated?
This is particularly evident watching Holmes on Homes, as basically all they do is fix improperly installed stuff. He's commented numerous times to the effect of "Boy, it's a good thing we didn't put this tile in, we'd be all day removing it" and they tear it out in half an hour. (Of course, then he also typically points out that if it was done right, they wouldn't have to remove it).
Oct
8
awarded  Disciplined
Oct
5
comment What are some computer interfacing electric energy meters on the market?
You're right: "We are pleased that PowerMeter helped demonstrate the importance of access to energy information, and created a model for others. We retired the service on September 16, 2011."
Oct
5
comment Why does my smoke detector chirp when my bathroom lights are turned on?
I agree, it sounds like it's being controlled by the switch. Most wired detectors I've had chirp when power is first applied. It's quite possible that this can be fixed by changing the wiring in the switch or behind the fixture, it probably got mistakenly hooked up to the switched side at some point.
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
4
comment How do I level a basement floor but not the slab underneath?
What is the slope of the floor? Eg: 1/8" over 6' is a lot easier to shim than say, 2" over 4'. See diy.stackexchange.com/questions/9297/… for how to do this
Oct
4
answered How do you determine the slope of a floor?
Oct
4
asked How do you determine the slope of a floor?
Oct
4
revised Why does my microwave keep throwing the circuit breaker?
remove mean-sounding bit about moisture
Sep
27
comment What is the safe/proper way to run non-metallic conduit between floors?
I'm not clear on what you're asking. Are you looking for how to run a connection through a bottom plate? What fire code applies and how to meet it?
Sep
21
revised How can I repair a chip in partical board table top?
edited title
Sep
21
answered Is my dimmer switch failing or is it bad wiring?
Sep
20
accepted What is a minimally intrusive way to move a wire that is in a wall 3.5" to the left?
Sep
20
revised What is a minimally intrusive way to move a wire that is in a wall 3.5" to the left?
added 276 characters in body
Sep
19
comment What is a minimally intrusive way to move a wire that is in a wall 3.5" to the left?
This won't work because of the speaker mount. I attached a picture to the original post since this wasn't clear. Great suggestion though for any floor-standing speakers, or speakers that are big enough to hide this connector.
Sep
19
revised What is a minimally intrusive way to move a wire that is in a wall 3.5" to the left?
added actual speaker pic
Sep
18
asked What is a minimally intrusive way to move a wire that is in a wall 3.5" to the left?
Sep
15
revised How can I repair a particle-board dresser after sanding part of it?
new title -- not 100% happy with this though
Sep
14
answered Do I need to replace my hot water tank's pressure release valve?