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


Jun
4
comment Can I hang a 60 lbs TV on 1 inch drywall?
1" drywall?? Most is 1/2" - is that what you meant, or is this two layers of 1/2"? Either way, drywall as a material is not suitable - you need to mount it into a stud.
Jun
4
comment What's the best/easiest way to install and wire a wall light?
What sort of wall light? Are you proposing the wire would be exposed on the outside of the wall? Is this meant to be a temporary installation? Is this in a finished living space, or a work area or garage?
Jun
1
revised Insufficient voltage to dryer receptacle; what next?
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May
24
accepted Installing bathroom exhaust fan: what to do with vapour barrier and insulation?
May
24
revised What is the best way to install a shower curtain when one wall is sloped
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May
17
answered Replacing pool pump/plumbing etc. that is below the level of the pool
May
13
comment Is the open grate in the ceiling between my garage and attic necessary?
@B Mitch, Does that mean it usual that someone would vent exhaust into the attic?
May
11
comment Garage door opener installation - hardwired vs. outlet power?
Still doesn't help if there is no outlet to begin with :)
May
11
comment Why only a few volts between the legs of a 240 V 3-wire dryer outlet?
This is incorrect: every other position is a different phase. A 240V breaker always spans two phases, it doesn't matter where it is.
May
10
answered Is it practical to have a wooden floor installed in an apt in India?
May
5
comment Can I backfeed a portable generator into my house's electrical system?
Here's a really good list of the dangers of doing this: qsl.net/kc5qhh/backfeeddangers.pdf
May
5
comment What are some good resources books/websites for learning basic home wiring?
Doesn't matter if it's "minor" or not. Even something as "simple" as changing a regular light switch to a dimmer can cause injuries, death, or fire, if done incorrectly. It's not hard to learn, but you need to learn the basics.
May
5
comment Should I use inline bathroom fans?
Are you thinking of using one fan for both bathrooms, or one for each?
May
4
revised How do I remove a submersible pump from a 11000 LTR (LARGE) concrete underground rainwater tank to replace it?
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May
4
answered How do I remove a submersible pump from a 11000 LTR (LARGE) concrete underground rainwater tank to replace it?
May
4
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May
4
comment Installing bathroom exhaust fan: what to do with vapour barrier and insulation?
Interestingly, says nothing about insulation in the instructions that came with it, but the Broan website has it: any of their fans can be covered up to R40 (broan.ca/support-faqs-500.asp#9)
May
4
revised PEX for hot water tank
add better description of typical HWT temperature, safety features
May
4
answered Humming Ceiling Fans
May
3
comment How do I design a 100 mm thick barrier that maximizes thermal and acoustic insulation?
You only need a vapour barrier if there is a heat differential: eg if the shed is heated or cooled. Without it, you will get condensation inside, which will cause mold growth.