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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


Mar
24
comment Tips for removing drywall from bottom of closet header
@AWMoore: The entire bead isn't exposed - just one side. The other half is wrapped around the finished corner. OP would have to patch the entire width of the door frame edge if the entire corner bead was removed.
Mar
23
revised Installing a duct fan
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Mar
23
comment Kitchen Cabinets And Dry Wall Screws
That's funny, I had a HD employee tell me that coarse threaded drywall screws were fine for any regular wood screw application other than use in treated lumber and/or outside use. Drywall screws are a bit weaker than regular wood screws though - they shear easier.
Mar
23
comment How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
Great answer! You covered everything I didn't know how to do (and subsequently left out of my answer) - the hard part.
Mar
23
comment Should unsanded grout become darker when wet?
Nice work! It looks great.
Mar
22
revised How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
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Mar
22
revised How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
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Mar
22
revised Repairing bubbling (blown) plaster on an interior wall
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Mar
22
comment How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
@Tester101: The site I got the idea from suggests cutting the backsplash first, then stopping and rotating the counter ("turning the corner") to finish the cut. I've only used jigs similar to this for regular cuts on plywood (no tricky backsplash corners), so it's somewhat uncharted territory for me too. Also, you need to make sure that your cleat is perfectly straight. If you can't find a perfectly straight 1x2 or somesuch dimensional lumber, you could try the factory edge of a plywood sheet.
Mar
22
revised How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
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Mar
22
comment How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
@auujay: Good tip, I added that to my answer.
Mar
22
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Mar
22
answered How do I install laminate counter tops? What are some tips/tricks to it?
Mar
22
comment Fuse replacement in Xantrex solar charge controller
@Asaf: True, there's usually some degree of safety factor, but I'd doubt it's 2x. Unless you really want to risk destroying your system, don't substitute that fuse. Have you looked at the specs for the solar charger controller? You may be able to find an actual max current rating somewhere in the documentation.
Mar
21
revised Fuse replacement in Xantrex solar charge controller
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Mar
21
answered Fuse replacement in Xantrex solar charge controller
Mar
21
comment What can I do about my lawn growing unevenly/patchy?
Do you own a dog? We got a puppy this winter, and I just found out that the grass is completely dead in the area surrounding her 'potty spot.'
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
16
comment Clothes hanger trolley DIY
You'll probably want to add a bottom bar to that sketch up for lateral bracing.
Mar
13
comment How can I safely get rid of fire ant mounds in my backyard?
I applied the little bit I had left in the bag to the worst remaining mounds. I checked yesterday, and no sign of ants at all.