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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


Nov
13
comment What are the consequences of allowing paint to freeze?
This doesn't answer the question, and belongs as a comment rather than an answer.
Nov
13
comment How can I unclog a toilet that is clogged due to non-toilet paper?
@Ecnerwal Ok, thanks for the source. I guess I've always been overly conservative with my septic system.
Nov
12
comment How can I unclog a toilet that is clogged due to non-toilet paper?
Don't use Drano or bleach if you're on a septic system!
Nov
12
comment Why does the gas furnace blow cold air at the start of the heating cycle?
This is a very low quality answer. Please elaborate.
Nov
7
comment Why would it matter whether a front-loading washer is upstairs?
In addition to the increased live load, you're also dealing with the potential for high cycle fatigue. Imagine a person jumping up and down over and over thousands of times in the same spot on the floor.
Nov
5
comment Soundproofing a room so sound doesn't go out as much
youtube.com/watch?v=imhqzD0vf4s
Oct
7
comment Is there an easy way to measure the height of a tree?
While your method is technically feasible, you'll have to already have a $300-500 quadcopter AND spend $900 on a super accurate GPS module. I think I'll just use a stick the same length as my arm.
Oct
7
comment How do I stop water from coming out of the dispenser on the door of my refrigerator?
Can you provide more information? What type of refrigerator is it? Is the paddle or button for dispensing water stuck, or is it just coming out on its own? Etc...
Oct
7
comment Is there an easy way to measure the height of a tree?
Consumer grade GPS isn't accurate to more than 5m for altitude. You may be able to do this with a quadcopter equipped with a barometer and thermocouple, but I'm still not sure you'd end up with high enough accuracy.
Oct
3
comment How can I prevent the lines from showing through when painting paneling?
Related: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/2589/…
Oct
2
comment Is it a bad idea to cool a room on the second floor by pumping air from the basement?
I don't think your first point will be an issue at all, but the rest of the answer makes some great points.
Oct
2
comment Do I have to remove the old thinset before installing new tile?
"Only a pro can understand what I mean." Really? That's a little condescending. Since the whole point of DIY.SE is learning about home improvement, why don't you give explaining what you mean a shot?
Oct
1
comment Microwave not heating: Should I pay a contractor to diagnose?
Extended coverage policies are usually a terrible deal for the consumer. A home warranty policy can be purchased separately as an incentive to the buyer whenever you move.
Sep
30
comment What is a quick and easy way to disable a door so you can no longer use it?
Get a double cylinder deadbolt and lose the key.
Sep
30
comment how to drill a 2 1/2 in by 5 in long hole in wood?
Beat me by one minute while I was getting the Amazon link! :) Good point about the extension shaft.
Sep
30
comment What do I do if drywall screws won't penetrate the studs?
Do you have an impact driver? Not ideal for drywall installation, and there's the possibility of shearing the screw head off, but that's what I'd try myself.
Sep
29
comment Reattach carpet to one wall - looking for advice/suggestions
The reasonable range for project cost is best determined by competing quotes from 2 or 3 contractors, since price will vary by location.
Sep
29
comment If I use a waterproof membrane, do I have to use tile?
I don't think those roll-on membranes are going to be durable enough without a protective coating other than paint. It also depends what type of surface you're planning on coating with the Redguard or Aqua Defense.
Sep
29
comment How can I temporarily seal a gap underneath my door to stop water getting in while it's raining?
This completely ignores the OP's request for a temporary fix. They're not asking what type of door they should buy.
Sep
29
comment How can I unjam a garbage disposal that the allen wrench doesn't fix?
This answer doesn't address anything that the other answers or the linked question haven't already covered other than "call a plumber," which should be a comment (at best) instead.