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location Huntsville, AL
age 28
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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10

Major projects include:

  • Scraping popcorn ceiling and refinishing smooth

  • Replacing 8 sheets of drywall on ceiling after tornado damage

  • Laminate flooring installation


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awarded  Notable Question
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reviewed No Action Needed Rim Joist Insulation without a Sill Plate
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reviewed Leave Closed Decorating questions. What color for door hinges, knobs, faucets? Can I spray paint hinges?
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comment How to make something thick out of carbon fiber?
Yes, they can be, but they're hollow, not solid carbon fiber. Foam tubing can be used as a form for the layup, but it's not really serving any structural purpose. Just like you can use a balloon for a form on a paper mache project.
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reviewed No Action Needed Does there exist such a thing as mini-scaffold?
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reviewed Reviewed How can I salvage the walls after painting over wallpaper?
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I center a drill bit so that it drills absolutely straight down rather than perhaps a little off to the side?
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reviewed No Action Needed Installing thin slate (chalkboards) as countertops: proper method?
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reviewed No Action Needed Want to add outlet to bathroom
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reviewed No Action Needed How to prevent concrete roof from Absorbing water
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reviewed Reviewed truss mathematics for a 30x50 building with cathedral ceilings
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comment truss mathematics for a 30x50 building with cathedral ceilings
Statics, followed up by Mechanics of Materials, would be my recommendation. The linked textbooks are the ones I've had experience with. I found them to be very understandable, but then again, I was a TA for the course for 3 years.
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reviewed No Action Needed Will this switch work for a lamp?
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reviewed Reviewed Would it make sense to have a bathroom without a sink?
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I attach the divider for sliding closet doors to concrete?
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reviewed No Action Needed Vermont Castings propane stove flame is normal then “explodes” then goes back to normal
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reviewed Reviewed Would it make sense to have a bathroom without a sink?
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reviewed No Action Needed Water leaking in ceiling when central heating turned on
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reviewed No Action Needed Can blue (lightweight) drywall compound be used for all coats?
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reviewed Reviewed Which is better: UPS or Voltage stablizer in terms of power fluctuations