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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


Mar
21
comment Installing of Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat
@Tester101 Looks like you're right - I just saw the blue wire connected on the furnace and assumed it was the same one at the thermostat. That's what I get for having a heat pump with only one set of wires.
Mar
20
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
My first concern when I saw your question was the plastic trapping water agains the underside of the deck and causing it to rot. Your solution alleviates my concerns somewhat since you included a method for drainage, but I'm still a little worried about the plastic sandwiched between the joist and the decking never drying out. What about building a separate "roof" suspended just underneath the deck joists?
Mar
20
revised Installing of Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat
Added better explanation.
Mar
20
answered Installing of Honeywell Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat
Mar
11
comment How often should I run a bleach and water solution through condensate lines?
Ah yes, the AC Contractor Mafia, sowing fear to keep DIYers at bay.
Feb
8
comment How long should I let my window dry out before caulking?
I actually ended up using a heat gun anyway to soften and remove the old caulk in the areas there were cracks, so I'll accept this answer. Your second option wouldn't work since duct tape doesn't do a great job of sticking to masonry, especially if it's wet.
Feb
8
accepted How long should I let my window dry out before caulking?
Feb
5
comment How can I hang ceramic art on drywall?
For starters, how much does it weigh? When you say drywall screws, do you mean regular drywall screws, or drywall anchors? Can you shift the artwork sideways a little bit so you can hit a stud?
Feb
4
asked How long should I let my window dry out before caulking?
Jan
31
comment How much space do I need between rafter ties?
Stop. No. Don't. Your walls will have a HUGE outward force on them if you eliminate the rafter ties, and moving them up will put a much larger load on the ties as well. I would never attempt to do this type of renovation to my own home, but PLEASE go talk to an engineer if you're still bent on doing this. Explanation of some of the physics involved here: diy.stackexchange.com/a/9497/20
Jan
29
comment Covering insulation in the garage
I agree, drywall should definitely be cheaper than plywood.
Jan
28
revised How can I prevent racking on a large free standing wardrobe?
Added links and images.
Jan
28
answered How can I prevent racking on a large free standing wardrobe?
Jan
24
comment Any ideas on hiding a TV in a coffee table?
Toshiba lists a recommended viewing distance for different screen sizes here. Some companies also make under-the-bed TV lifts, but they might unbalance a coffee table. (I have no affiliation with any of the above companies I mentioned.)
Jan
16
comment What's the least intrusive way to find out what's in a wall?
They actually make magnetic stud finders that release a magnet as you sweep it past a nail/screw in the drywall.
Jan
16
revised Compound mortise and tenon joints on corners (ie. legs of a table)
Added link explanation for constructing tusk tenon
Jan
15
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
14
comment How can I hide exposed countersunk screws in kitchen cabinets side panel?
@DarkcatStudios, The question may have seemed simple enough to you, but trivializing the OP's question doesn't help them out any. It wasn't a stupid question, just an easy one for most people who have a little experience with home repair/woodworking. Isn't that the whole point of this site? To impart our DIY knowledge/experience to others?
Jan
13
revised How can I hide exposed countersunk screws in kitchen cabinets side panel?
Added links and pictures
Jan
13
answered How can I hide exposed countersunk screws in kitchen cabinets side panel?