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bio website xkcd.com/664
location Texas
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seen Apr 21 at 19:56

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Mar
9
comment How to fix stinky bathroom sink?
+1 for the overflow drain. I thought I was going crazy when I had this problem because I knew my trap was fine (I took it apart).
Mar
9
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
8
answered How do I remove permanent marker from a solid hardwood table?
Mar
8
comment How do I remove permanent marker from a solid hardwood table?
So the wood isn't sealed? Whatever you try, try it on the underside first.
Mar
7
comment How can I secure a door with a window right next to it?
+1 for the alarm system, make sure the alarm company sign is visible. While I've seen option B more than once, i think I would pass.
Mar
7
comment Is a duplex outlet's max amperage rating for each socket or the whole unit?
is correct, you CANNOT draw 40 amps from that outlet.
Feb
22
comment Can I perform a large ceiling drywall repair myself?
A lift is great if you're doing more than 3 or 4 pieces. I've tried using a deadman of my own construction and found that a friend on a ladder was more useful. If you're using the friend method the most useful thing you can have is a good screw chuck.
Feb
22
comment Can I perform a large ceiling drywall repair myself?
+1 You'll definitely want an assistant.
Feb
11
comment Is plumber's putty or tape ok?
Tape did the trick. We'll see if it holds. I imagine Teflon is pretty non-reactive.
Feb
11
accepted Is plumber's putty or tape ok?
Feb
10
comment How do we keep a porch with a fiberglass roof cool?
Do you think you'll want it to be clear come winter? If not, I'd say paint it (white).
Feb
10
asked Is plumber's putty or tape ok?
Feb
10
comment How can I make my woodworking project square?
This one time, at band clamp...
Sep
14
comment Is it a good idea to spraypaint my axe head?
I don't know if it's advisable, but it sounds like overkill.
Sep
14
comment Is polyurethane too slippery to use as a protective layer on a deck?
Polyurethane will not hold up to sunlight.
Sep
12
comment What is drawback of smaller diameter recessed lights?
@gregmac - You are correct, the size of the light shouldn't matter. However, if one size is commonly used (regionally), people may be put off by something that is different. I've seen people pass on a house because of the color of the rooms. Hello people, it's called paint!
Sep
12
awarded  Teacher
Sep
12
answered What is drawback of smaller diameter recessed lights?
Aug
31
comment How do I realign copper water pipes after cutting?
Nice. I've never seen one of those before.
Aug
29
awarded  Commentator