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


Jun
22
revised Carpet company wants to charge me for the waste they will have left over. Is this normal?
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22
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22
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22
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Jun
21
comment What gauge speaker wire do I need?
@aaujay - thanks. I added a bit on that
Jun
21
revised What gauge speaker wire do I need?
add stuff about in-wall
Jun
21
revised Is there an easy way to measure the height of a tree?
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Jun
21
comment How do I keep my well pump connections from leaking?
Make sure that you (or whoever you hire) use brass or PVC parts when replacing. They won't rust, and you won't have that issue in the future. Nylon is cheap and so-so - personally I hate it because it's too soft, and is too easily damaged/stripped.
Jun
21
comment How do I properly paint a wood floor made of plywood?
And the outside edges that the yurt doesn't cover will obviously be exposed to weather.
Jun
21
answered Carpet company wants to charge me for the waste they will have left over. Is this normal?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
21
answered What gauge speaker wire do I need?
Jun
21
answered Is there an easy way to measure the height of a tree?
Jun
16
comment No water after reopening main water valve
+1 on the ball valve. Most of the valves in houses where you have to screw them on/off are globe valves, which are cheap but wear out relatively quickly and can get clogged up. Ball valves are only a couple dollars more, but last pretty much forever, and you can easily replace the handle if it breaks (which is about the only part that typically breaks) without plumbing.
Jun
16
comment No water after reopening main water valve
What type of valve is it (eg, globe, ball)? What did you repair -- or more specifically, do any taps between your repair and the main valve work?
Jun
10
answered How do I keep my well pump connections from leaking?
Jun
9
revised When wiring two circuits through the same conduit, what wire coloring is required?
correct for spelling, grammar
Jun
8
answered When wiring two circuits through the same conduit, what wire coloring is required?
Jun
6
comment Sediment in well water
If you have a metal casing sticking up, then it's probably drilled. If it's a big concrete casing with a hatch in the top, it's either dug or an older drilled well. Here's some good background on wells: cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/buho_003.cfm. If it's dug, I can help with some suggestions, if it's drilled it's more complicated. Figure that out, and take a look inside (if you can), and pictures may help. Eg: Specifically, if it's a drilled well inside a well pit (which will have the hatch), and there is water in the pit, you are getting surface water in the well (which is bad).
Jun
4
comment Sediment in well water
Drilled or dug well? First thought is that if construction/rain is affecting your water so noticeably and quickly, it is under direct influence from surface water, which is bad. Aside from causing problems like this, you're much more likely to have bacteria problems.