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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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Apr
1
awarded  Yearling
Mar
9
revised Why isn't my refrigerator getting cold?
grammar and spelling, tags
Mar
9
suggested suggested edit on Why isn't my refrigerator getting cold?
Feb
26
accepted Replacing a hot water heater: tank or tankless?
Jan
13
revised Drains backing up - will it affect my drinking water?
better title, trying to make it a question
Jan
13
suggested suggested edit on Drains backing up - will it affect my drinking water?
Jan
9
comment Why is lots of water bad for septic, and how can I take long showers without hurting it?
My septic didn't mind 4 people taking 30 minute showers, or sometimes 6 or 7 people taking showers. You might want to put an envelope of "septic bacteria" down the toilet every month or two - it might be just a placebo but it won't hurt and if the showers are diluting your bacteria it might help.
Jan
7
comment Is there a way to thaw a frozen pipe, if you can't access the pipe?
we use a hairdryer to deal with the every-few-years freezing of the underground supply line from our well to a basement pressure tank. Takes about 30-60 minutes: faster than a plumber would even arrive. If it wrecks the hairdryer I'll replace it, but it hasn't yet :-)
Oct
24
revised What could be causing my bedroom to be so cold, and how can I make it warmer?
grammar and punctuation
Oct
24
suggested suggested edit on What could be causing my bedroom to be so cold, and how can I make it warmer?
Oct
7
answered What can I use to build temporary walls in an unfinished basement?
Aug
31
revised Large Elevated Deck Currently Attached to Header Board
format list as list, remove sig
Aug
31
suggested suggested edit on Large Elevated Deck Currently Attached to Header Board
Aug
21
revised Oak doors stripped of paint - need to fill holes underneath before revarnishing/oiling
formatting, removed signature
Aug
21
suggested suggested edit on Oak doors stripped of paint - need to fill holes underneath before revarnishing/oiling
Aug
19
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
4
revised How do I clean vinyl siding without a pressure washer?
making it stand alone as an answer instead of a reply to the other answer. It contains good info so I wanted it to stay an answer
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on How do I clean vinyl siding without a pressure washer?
Aug
3
comment Which carpet for a swivel chair to roll easily?
the chair mat also protects the carpet from the localized wear due to wheel rolling, and the inevitable spills of coffee, lunch etc.
Jul
22
awarded  Organizer