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.NET developer and Director of IT for a medium-sized nonprofit organization. Also serving as self-titled Director of IT, network admin, and handyman for my wife's small business. I also have a sporadically-used twitter account.


Mar
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
22
answered What is the best way to cut receptacle holes when hanging drywall?
Jul
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
comment Why don't they make wood cutoff blades for 4.5" grinder?
The "bad blade" looks like an amputation waiting to happen. It's a circular saw blade but spinning at 10,000 RPM and with none of the characteristics of a circular saw that help keep it safe (retractable guard, a shoe to keep the blade aligned vertically). You couldn't pay me enough to use one of these blades in a grinder.
Apr
1
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
14
comment How can I frame this multi-level deck?
Considering OP has gone to the trouble of making at least two complex 3D models of his deck design, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that he may already have considered what this deck will be used for and whether or not a step is appropriate. He also mentions that this is an addition to an existing deck, which isn't shown. For what it's worth, I think breaking up a flat deck with a step like this can make it look much nicer.
Jan
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
31
comment How do I fix flattened carpet pile? Can I prevent this from happening?
That's great, I'm glad to hear it worked so well for you!
Jul
26
awarded  Pundit
Jul
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
24
awarded  Caucus
Jul
17
comment Is a gas water heater safe in a bedroom?
For what it's worth I completely agree with @bcworkz's comment above as far as the original question goes...
Jul
17
comment Is a gas water heater safe in a bedroom?
@RoryAlsop My point was that the statement "there is no safety issue from consumption of oxygen" is a bold one to make without giving any source. I realize CO is a greater risk, but it's only an issue when something's malfunctioning. In contrast O2 depletion in a tight room is something that could potentially occur even with everything in perfect working order. I still haven't seen anything to back up JD's claim that it's an issue that can be dismissed completely.
Jul
5
comment How to stop a circular saw from locking?
The SawStop system uses a replaceable cartridge that gets destroyed along with the blade, not the whole saw. sawstop.com/wp-content/uploads/sawstop_whitepaper.pdf
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
1
comment What is the best order for interior painting (walls, trim, windows, etc.)?
@CapeBretonPainters that is a great tip, thanks!
Jun
1
comment How can I mount a projector to a concrete ceiling?
How heavy is the projector, and how many screw holes are in its mounting bracket? This will help determine the type & size of anchor you'll need to use.
Jun
1
comment How can I repair my damaged kitchen counter?
I'd add that since the edge appears rolled, this is probably what's called a "postform" laminate countertop where the laminate is applied under pressure to conform to the curved surface of the substrate. So re-laminating probably won't be an option. An extra quick and dirty variation on the cutting board idea would be to use silicone to glue a nice cutting board over the damage.
May
31
comment How to drill a hole in a space too small to fit a standard manual or electric drill?
It doesn't... I have an old one of these and I think it needs a good 18" or so of clearance to work, way more than even a large electric drill.