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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10

Major projects include:

  • Scraping popcorn ceiling and refinishing smooth

  • Replacing 8 sheets of drywall on ceiling after tornado damage

  • Laminate flooring installation


11h
comment How should I wire for a security system during construction?
This doesn't answer the question. From the title, the OP is asking about running wiring, which your answer doesn't address.
15h
comment What's the best way to select windows for heating efficiency? I have an older house in a northern climate
As is, the reopen edit on this one doesn't go far enough to turn it into a question. It's still centered around discussing the shortcomings of the Energy Star ratings rather than actually ASKING a question.
15h
comment What glue should I use for glue-down engineered flooring installation?
This adds no value to existing answers. DMoore's answer already covered what you say without insulting OP.
Apr
20
comment What should I use for a sandbox bottom?
That design will keep big critters out. But mice and spiders can get in there easily. Plus, the permanent overhangs are prime black widow lairs - they seem to love being near wood piles and out of the sun.
Apr
20
comment What type of chimney liner and vent pipe are required for a wood stove?
Self promotion is frowned upon on DIY.SE. If you have any affiliation with Rockford Chimney Supply, you must disclose.
Apr
20
comment Flies in the house every spring
Dave, welcome to DIY.SE. When posting link-only answers, please summarize the content in order to avoid losing the information due to link rot.
Apr
15
comment What is a strong glue for bonding metal?
Adding useful instructions would improve your answer. Is surface prep required? Clamping? Etc.
Mar
27
comment Determine depth of laminate flooring
Great point! I didn't think of that option since I'm on a slab. I hope you don't mind that I added your suggestion to the body of my answer.
Mar
23
comment Should I remove baseboards prior to installing laminate or wood floors?
So how do you finish the last row? There won't be clearance to tilt and click it into place. Plus you won't be able to fit a pull bar in the gap either. Have you done this method, or are you just armchair quarterbacking it?
Mar
13
comment Why does my washing machine leak only during the spin cycle?
Please clarify your answer with complete sentences and better descriptions.
Mar
13
comment Do I need 3/4 inch plywood subfloor?
I 110% agree with you. :D
Mar
12
comment How should I store my new Torx screwdriver set?
@Paulster2 That link sounds like a risky click.
Mar
12
comment How should I store my new Torx screwdriver set?
This was the first thing that came to my mind. If you want to go the DIY route, a strip of 1x material with holes drilled in it would be really easy to make...as I just realized @ratchet freak suggested in his answer.
Mar
12
comment How should I store my new Torx screwdriver set?
That picture of the tool chest with all the drawers open makes me cringe. Good way to end up with all your tools crushing you while you lie on your garage floor trapped under the cabinet.
Mar
11
comment Do I need 3/4 inch plywood subfloor?
The "much" more quantity is the cube of the thickness increase. For area moment of inertia of a rectangular cross section, I = w*t^3/12. So a 3/4" sheet of plywood will deflect 3.4X less than a 1/2" sheet of plywood, and 3X less than stacked 1/2" + 1/4" sheets.
Mar
10
comment How can I fill small holes in drywall without painting?
You may want to describe how it works, and why it's different from spackle.
Feb
27
comment Stubborn laminate boards that won't lock, can I glue
Does tapping from the end close the gap temporarily? If not, I don't see how glue is going to help.
Feb
26
comment How can I make sure my portable toolbox hasn't got any tools missing?
@Tester101, your RFID suggestion is actually catching on in the aviation maintenance industry, where leaving a $5 tool on aircraft can cause $1000's in serious damage.
Feb
24
comment How much weight will a 4“x8”x20ft oak beam support?
A 4"x8"x20' oak beam is worth thousands of dollars. There's nothing comparable on Woodworker's Source, but the equivalent volume in 2"x2" blanks comes out to $1120. Sell the lumber and buy some I beams ($260 for a 6"x6"x20')!
Feb
24
comment Which way is up? (electric outlet)
Welcome to the site. Please refrain from link only answers that make no attempt to summarize the content of the link.