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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


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revised Is there a standard height and depth for stairs?
Fixed broken link, clarified as PDF for security reasons
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comment What is a humane, safe and clean way to dispose of a live mouse caught in a glue trap?
I got a mouse on the run with a newspaper yesterday. There were indeed blood and guts. Maybe I just smacked it too hard though.
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revised What factors should I consider when choosing insulation for a vaulted ceiling?
added 22 characters in body; edited title
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comment What is the best way to calculate the angle at which crown moulding should be cut?
Your answer would be much better if it also included how to use such a chart. Also, do you have a source for said chart that you could link to?
Jul
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answered Can I replace an air exchanger with a heat pump?
Jul
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comment Do I need a corded drill to mix thinset?
I'd like to thank all the answerers for their input - I think they each contributed with a different valid and useful perspective. Upvotes all around!
Jul
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comment Do I need a corded drill to mix thinset?
The overload protection is something I hadn't considered. I had been looking at lower-cost name brand drills, and my target price had jumped from ~$30 to ~$90, because I usually gravitate toward quality tools. After hearing your input and Mike's, I think I'll just mix it by hand.
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accepted Do I need a corded drill to mix thinset?
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comment Do I need a corded drill to mix thinset?
Thanks. I'd already run across the John Bridge forums, and there seems to be a lot of useful information there. Is his Kerdi shower book worth buying in your opinion?
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comment Do I need a corded drill to mix thinset?
You give some good pointers for determining when the drill is being used beyond the design specifications. I think I'll go with bcworkz's answer in the comments though and just play it safe. Plus, I don't really want to get started on a project and then have to make an hour round trip to pick up a tool I should have just bought prior to starting.