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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.


Jan
5
answered Why does my kitchen faucet stop and start at full pressure only for a split second, both cold and hot?
Jan
5
comment How can I wire an Insteon switch in this situation?
It appears that your new switch requires a neutral, do you have a neutral there? What is the wire identified as line, is it hot, neutral, or switched? With the two hots, are they always hot, is one switched, or are both travelers to a second 3 way switch?
Jan
4
answered What could cause a tubs drain to gurgle when the toilet is flushed?
Jan
1
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
31
answered Combination box/switch - two wires only
Dec
31
answered How can I replace a 3 wire thermostat with a 4 wire on baseboard electric heater?
Dec
31
comment What could be causing condensation on attic pipes?
Legal questions are off topic here. I've removed that part so we can address the parts that are on topic. Can you describe what types of pipes are seeing condensation? Are they exhaust ducts, drain vent stacks, cold water lines, HVAC condensation drain lines, or something else?
Dec
31
revised What could be causing condensation on attic pipes?
removing legal questions
Dec
31
answered Why is hot water coming out of the faucet but the shower is ice cold? (Diverter not on spout)
Dec
30
comment How do I stop the black sludge coming from our bathroom faucets?
Do you see it in other fixtures around the house, or in the toilet or shower in the same bathroom?
Dec
30
comment Thermostatic Shower doesn't give cold showers? Normal?
Any chance that the cold and hot inputs have been reversed?
Dec
30
comment What is causing a ticking noise in my electrical outlets?
Does it make the ticking sound when the breaker is turned off? What about if the furnace is turned off? Sounds like it may just be expanding/contracting pipes/ducts from your heating system.
Dec
30
answered How to remove this plastic pipe elbow
Dec
30
comment Why does my toilet make air noises when nothing is being used?
Where is the air coming from? Or is it just the hiss of water running for a brief moment? Put some food coloring in the top tank and wait a few hours to see if it makes it to the bottom bowl.
Dec
24
comment How can i add a common “C” Wire to this old system?
Note the thermostat connections aren't differentiated by which is the ground, so you'll need to do more research on that control board to trace those, and you'll likely be wiring things without a terminal screw if you really want this thermostat. Another option to consider is adding an external transformer just for your thermostat.
Dec
24
comment How can i add a common “C” Wire to this old system?
There has to be a transformer, otherwise it wouldn't say 24VAC. From the diagram, I'm guessing it's in/on the Primary Control board. You've got a white going in that looks like 120V, and two thermostat connections going out at 24V.
Dec
24
comment Plugged in computer, sparks went off in outlet, now 2 rooms are without electric
What's the question?
Dec
24
comment Plugged in computer, sparks went off in outlet, now 2 rooms are without electric
If your breaker keeps tripping, then something is likely wrong and the breaker is trying to keep you from burning down your home or killing someone. Resetting the breaker again in that situation is a dangerous thing to do.
Dec
24
comment How can I remove a non-load bearing wall in my basement?
StackExchange asks that you include links to personal sites in your user profile, not as a signature to posts here. Thanks, and welcome to the site!
Dec
24
revised How can I remove a non-load bearing wall in my basement?
removing signature