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bio website cerebralmastication.com
location Chicago, IL
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seen Dec 27 '10 at 22:12

I'm a homeowner in the north shore area of Chicago. Grew up on a farm and rarely make the distinction between "doing it yourself" and just "doing it." I can be found on Twitter: @CMastication mostly yammering on about data analysis and technology.


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comment Geothermal Resources
@aphoria - the resale point is a very good one.
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comment How much weight can screws in drywall withstand?
I see below that they are hung with Molly Bolts, a brand of drywall anchor. That's significantly different than a single screw.
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comment How much weight can screws in drywall withstand?
If it's mounted with screws which are not in dry wall mounts (anchors) I have no idea why it has not fallen. It's hard to screw a drywall screw into just drywall without stripping out the hole. You sure there are no anchors?
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answered Geothermal Resources
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comment How much weight can screws in drywall withstand?
The probability that at least most of the screws are hitting studs is 100%. Otherwise there would be a pile on the floor and 5 little holes in the wall.
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comment Is a gas water heater safe in a bedroom?
@gregmac, very good point. I added the CO detector to my answer.
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revised Is a gas water heater safe in a bedroom?
added CO detector; deleted 1 characters in body
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comment How do I seal seams between bricks on a patio without using sand?
That's always a good idea! My wife thanks you for reminding me. ;)
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comment How do I repair aerated autoclaved concrete?
Is this wall a huge slab of AAC or is it AAC blocks? Do you have access to the wall on both sides? Interior or exterior?
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comment How do I seal seams between bricks on a patio without using sand?
Thanks for the link. I had not seen this product before.