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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.


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Sep
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comment How do I properly place devices in an electrical enclosure?
Now THAT's an answer!
Sep
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answered How do I properly place devices in an electrical enclosure?
Sep
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comment Drill a large circular depression into a wood surface
I think this is the best answer -- I'd be willing to bet that if OP is going to buy tools for this job, he'll get a lot more future use out of a 4" hole saw and a chisel than out of a 4" Forstner bit.
Sep
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answered long span shelf wtih no center support
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awarded  Famous Question
Jul
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comment What is the advantage of PEX pinch clamp vs. crimp rings?
Interesting feedback. Here in central Virginia the crimp fittings (the ones where the whole copper ring gets crimped, not the pinch style I pictured above) are all I ever see being used in new construction. When you say "stainless steel clamps" do you mean the pinch style shown here? As far as I know copper is always used for the other style. Calibrating the tool is done by just checking your crimped fitting with a go/no-go gauge. I don't know how often it's done, but if you have the gauge it's about a 5 second procedure.
Jul
29
comment Why exactly is WD-40 not a true lubricant?
It actually does not clearly refer to WD-40 as intercourse lube -- it simply implies it. It does clearly state that the manufacturer believes it to be a lubricant for metals. I mainly posted this because I get tired of folks claiming that it's "not a lubricant" or "not a real lubricant," because it does in fact have lubricative properties. It just isn't always a good lubricant, particularly in dirty or wet environments for all the reasons everyone always mentions.
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answered What is the best way to cut receptacle holes when hanging drywall?
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Apr
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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.
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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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.
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