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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


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awarded  Yearling
Jul
18
comment My electric oven runs 200C too hot. What can I do?
I think @diceless has this figured out.
Jul
18
comment Raise cupboard floor (under stairs)
I found a picture! (Sorry, couldn't help it.)
Jul
14
comment Garage door does not operate
Which position is it stuck in? Up or down? Have you checked to make sure the clearance sensor isn't blocked if it's stuck in the up position?
Jul
13
comment What happens when my incomer main and generators are operated together without an interlock ?
They won't be in phase. Just stop considering doing this before you end up destroying your generator. Well, at least the bright side there would be that you could no longer kill someone with it if you ruined it.
Jul
11
awarded  Custodian
Jul
11
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How can I fix paint with orange peel texture?
Jul
11
revised How can I fix paint with orange peel texture?
improved formatting, changed the title for a question, fixed spelling
Jul
11
revised How can I fix a large gap between wall and countertop caused by bowed walls?
Clarified title
Jul
10
comment hoses instead of pipes
@TheEvilGreebo The Wikipedia article says it's still under investigation, but some recent studies have shown copper's effectiveness at killing E. coli.
Jul
10
comment What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?
Awesome, glad that fixed the problem. Thanks for the update.
Jul
9
comment What can I do to a chain link fence to make it dog proof?
While shooting the dog is completely within the rights of the property owner, I would suggest a less lethal approach. Bear mace, perhaps? I bet it won't jump the fence again if it associates such an unpleasant feeling with your yard.
Jul
8
revised What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?
added 32 characters in body
Jul
8
revised What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?
Added clarifications
Jul
8
comment What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?
Is there a safety switch somewhere that doesn't allow the motor to spin without the lid being closed? I'd check that first.
Jul
8
answered What test can I do to my washer's gearbox to determine whether or not it is bad?
Jul
8
comment Do thermostat-controlled, auto-adjust HVAC vents exist?
I don't think these EcoNet Z-wave vents are the exact same ones (it's been a while since my original post), but they have the same capability plus smartphone connectivity. They're quite a bit more expensive though.
Jul
8
comment Am I using the correct concrete blocks for the base of my shed and how many do I need?
I just built a foundation for a similarly sized composite shed. I used 9 4"x8"x16" concrete blocks with 2x6 framing around the perimeter and center, with 2x4 joists spanning 3.5' spaced at 12" oc. Your setup is probably OK if you're not planning on parking a riding mower in rhe shed. Otherwise I might consider at least adding a center support.
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious