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Trained in C, familiar with C++ and Java, spent the last 10 or so years mostly in scripting (perl, shell, etc) with a little php/ajax/js on the side. I've been running linux on just about all my systems for over 5 years, and at least partially using it since '95, mostly with Debian and now Ubuntu. Lately I'm getting back into a project using C, maybe Lua, front end with php/ajax/js, and who knows what else.

Outside of the techie stuff, I enjoy photography as a hobby and do a lot of home repair both on my own home and with the local Habitat chapter. For fun, I strap the bare necessities onto my back and enjoy a weekend of backpacking.


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answered Replacing a frost free faucet
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revised After installing expansion tank, massive buildup of pressure then a trickle?
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comment light of push button 1 is on which control light of push button 2 off and vice versa
I tried to come up with a way this could apply to home improvement projects, but couldn't. This may be a hobby project.
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comment light of push button 1 is on which control light of push button 2 off and vice versa
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it doesn't appear to be related to home improvement.
Apr
29
answered Extra unattached copper line under bathroom sink
Apr
29
comment Extra unattached copper line under bathroom sink
A photo would help. If it's not capped currently, does this mean you can't turn on the water to the house or the sink? How is it attached?
Apr
29
comment Bathroom Sink Doesn't Drain (It ISN'T Blocked)
How would someone "put a kink" in the vent pipe? It's not like they use a garden hose or even pex for those things.
Apr
29
answered bubbeling toiletI run my hot water in the bathroom sink and the toilet next to it starts bubbleing
Apr
29
answered C terminal / Wifi thermostat
Apr
26
comment Electric/Plumbing/Zoning in Maine
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about local building codes.
Apr
24
revised Water Meter and pipe size
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Apr
21
comment How do I repair this friction ABS kitchen sink pipe fitting
Like Michael says in his answer, replacing the inner ring is a good idea, they're cheap and easily lost when the joint comes apart.
Apr
21
comment How do I repair this friction ABS kitchen sink pipe fitting
May have been too loose. Despite the fact that you're supposed to only hand tighten them, I gently give them an extra 1/4 turn with some channel lock pliers after I get it snug. Could also be too much movement on the pipes there, you don't want items hitting the plumbing that you are pulling in and out of that cabinet.
Apr
21
answered How do I repair this friction ABS kitchen sink pipe fitting
Apr
15
comment High pitched beep in house every 15 minutes
In addition to the duplicate this is linked to, there are other duplicate questions here, here, and here
Apr
15
comment What can I use as a bowl for a DIY fire bowl/pit?
This looks like it should be comments and/or votes on other posts, rather than a post itself. Unfortunately it's not possible to convert for you since there are multiple comments for multiple posts included in here.
Apr
13
reviewed Approve Laminate flooring without molding?
Apr
8
reviewed Reviewed Can I use braces to fix squeaky floors?
Apr
8
reviewed Reviewed How should I deal with old black mastic before installing floor tiles?
Apr
8
revised How should I deal with old black mastic before installing floor tiles?
title as a question, tags, cleanup grammar