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bio website youfailed.us
location Gilbert, AZ
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A fellow DIYer and amateur woodworker I like working on home projects when I'm not sitting in front of a computer.


Feb
8
comment How can I repair the cool deck around the pool?
Good point about how painting it will mean it's not a "cool deck" anymore. I don't like the idea of paint anyway . . . it's a temporary solution though I guess everything is temporary but real cool deck will last longer than paint/epoxy.
Feb
8
accepted How do I fix stucco that is falling off of the walls?
Feb
8
accepted How to get discount prices for replacement parts
Feb
8
accepted How do I compensate for the sun confusing my garage door opener's sensors?
Jan
3
answered Can a completely flat roof be waterproof?
Jan
3
answered Why would a furnace overheat with a standard density filter?
Jan
3
answered Should I rebuild or just replace worn out cordless tool batteries?
Aug
18
comment Can you do electrical work yourself in the UK?
@ChrisF The reason I say it's to protect future owners is because we (as free people) shouldn't allow laws that take away our freedom UNLESS that freedom imposes on someone else's freedom. That's a discussion for a different site though!
Aug
17
comment How do I get started with dovetail joints?
Why dovetails? With modern glues even a butt joint is really strong. For drawers I put a rabbit in the front back parts and then use a dado on the sides (and the bottom for the 1/4 inch plywood bottom). And sometimes I just use butt joints and Dominos for strength and ease of putting them together.
Aug
17
answered How can I calculate how large an airconditioner my house needs?
Aug
17
answered What are some recommended cordless trimmers/weed-eaters?
Aug
17
comment Can you do electrical work yourself in the UK?
I'm always amazed at how many things you are not supposed to do at your own house because of permits. I get that the laws are there to protect the next owner but it's crazy when you feel like it's your house but you need a permit for the simplest thing. And the worst part is that it's so hard to figure out what is okay to do and what's not.
Aug
17
comment What is the best way to demolish a little brick wall?
Yeah, I kinda laughed at the chisel option . . . even on a small wall why mess with little hand tools when you can use a giant sledge hammer!
Aug
13
answered What are the different types of drywall anchors, and what are the advantages of each?
Aug
13
answered What is the best way to demolish a little brick wall?
Aug
13
awarded  Scholar
Aug
13
accepted Can I use a swamp cooler to cool an AC unit's condenser?
Aug
13
accepted Hanging an interior door
Aug
13
comment How to get discount prices for replacement parts
You must have some sort of social skills because you were flirting with the checkout girl!
Aug
4
awarded  Editor