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


Sep
27
answered How do I reinstall round 6" duct pipe in my basement?
Sep
23
comment How can I prevent hanging sliding doors from coming off track?
In that case, maybe you could shim it out. Either install some type of stopper (such as an an actual door stopper) on the wall, or a block (made of scrap wood) on the back of the door, so that the top of the door hits the stopper at the same time the bottom hits the wall.
Sep
23
answered Can I build a 3 stage whole house water filter myself?
Sep
23
comment How can I prevent hanging sliding doors from coming off track?
Sounds like a crappy door design. Assuming you don't want to [spend the money] to replace the doors entirely, maybe there is a way to screw a piece of wood next to the wheels as a guide to prevent them from coming off? Or perhaps replace the wheels with better designed ones (eg: maybe buying replacement hardware for a different set of doors and adapting them). You'd have to post a couple pictures of the wheels and track for me to suggest anything more specific.
Sep
23
comment Should I replace bathroom OSB subfloor with plywood?
OSB has a higher tendency to resist moisture, but this also means it holds onto more moisture leading to rot. Plywood underneath a neglected leaking toilet will rot as well. The issue is not OSB vs Plywood; the issue is improperly installing the toilet and not addressing the leak. Keep in mind also that thinset and grout are permeable which is why it's not a great idea to install tile on wood (and why it's a terrible idea for a shower or location that regularly gets very wet), and again, given time, OSB vs plywood is irrelevant.
Sep
20
revised How do I replace a non-standard (oversize) closet doors?
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Sep
20
answered What glass and materials are needed to install a glass shower screen against a sloped wall and where can I get them?
Sep
19
comment How to get the sunshine and sunlight in my house
@Doresoom Mirrors? Some inspriation.
Sep
18
revised How do I replace a non-standard (oversize) closet doors?
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Sep
18
answered How do I properly place devices in an electrical enclosure?
Sep
2
comment Properly insulating crawl space
Where are you located (or what is the climate)? Presumably the crawlspace is non-conditioned space, and you intend to keep it that way? You should probably also look through the crawlspace+insulation tags as some of the similar questions regarding insulation and venting may be helpful.
Aug
29
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Aug
20
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Aug
20
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Aug
18
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
You can check with a non-contact voltage detector. Better investment than a broken bulb remover, IMHO.
Aug
17
revised How do I remove an underground paper hornets nest?
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Aug
17
revised Just moved into a new house, what is this tube in the ground outside my wall?
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Aug
13
comment How can I protect a hardwood floor from a rolling office chair?
Wait, to protect floors from damage, hammer tacks into the floor?!?
Aug
13
answered How can I protect a hardwood floor from a rolling office chair?
Aug
13
comment Running Coax cable to the upper floor
Tip: If you add conduit, then run any cables OUTSIDE of the conduit, leaving the conduit empty. Rationale: If you are adding additional cables, it's easier to run through empty conduit. If you are replacing, then it means the current wires are obsolete anyway so there's no need to take them out.