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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
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
answered Need to calculate load ratings for DIY wooden storage shelving
Jan
13
comment What could cause moisture on my bonus room floor?
Depending on the amount and timing of the moisture, it could also be a leak from above or outside. Have you checked gutters, valleys in the roof line, flashing, grading of the nearby ground, or anywhere else that water could intrude.
Jan
13
comment What could cause moisture on my bonus room floor?
This sounds like the symptoms of an insufficient vapor barrier. Do you have anything between the conditioned space and the insulation to prevent humidity from getting into the insulation?
Jan
12
comment run compact dishwasher drain pipe into kitchen sink
Follow the instructions that come with it, but don't see why you couldn't.
Jan
12
answered run compact dishwasher drain pipe into kitchen sink
Jan
8
comment Legal water heater replacement
Easiest way to figure out the permits is to give the local jurisdiction a call before you start work. That or go down to the local office with plans and get someone to talk to in person.
Jan
8
comment Legal water heater replacement
Frequently with gas appliances, local jurisdictions require they are connected by a licensed professional and/or inspected. This will vary by locality.
Jan
8
comment Will splitting a duct to extend HVAC to an addition cause problems?
Edited since with the previous title, someone searching for your question would have no idea what you're asking and ignore your post.
Jan
8
revised Will splitting a duct to extend HVAC to an addition cause problems?
clear title, no "thanks", tags
Jan
7
comment is there a trick to installing “lock and fold” flooring?
I've used a simple block of wood and a hammer with good success. One problem is getting the tongue seated all the way in the grove, after working it in I'd sometimes push it down with gentle pressure and use the wood block and hammer to knock it tight into the grove.
Jan
6
comment How can I wire an Insteon switch in this situation?
"When the other switch is on" seems to imply your mixing a 3 way switch with an Insteon switch and those are "travelers", not "hot 1 and 2". I don't believe insteon switches work with non-insteon 3 way switches. And "line" in your diagram will confuse electricians, it's most likely your "switched hot."
Jan
5
comment Can I use the area above my garage for storage?
-1 because not all joists within the home are designed to be load bearing and placing a load on those structures can cause harm to the home and possibly people. This should be considered dangerous advice.
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?