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location Gilbert, AZ
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seen Apr 12 '13 at 16:21

A fellow DIYer and amateur woodworker I like working on home projects when I'm not sitting in front of a computer.


Aug
3
answered Is toenailing necessary for a joist-to-ledger attachment?
Aug
3
comment Can I use a swamp cooler to cool an AC unit's condenser?
The additional complexity does add maintenance issues but as long as a diy homeowner can do the work himself why not to save on the electric bill, right?
Aug
3
comment Can I use a swamp cooler to cool an AC unit's condenser?
Nice link! Never seen anything like it before but glad I'm not the only one thinking about it.
Aug
3
comment What is an affordable 2D drafting software for amateurs?
Compared to AutoCAD the learning curve for SketchUp is a breeze!
Aug
3
comment How much cooling can I expect from a central air conditioner?
What is a "reasonable" temperature? In Phoenix it could be 117 outside and if your AC gets it down to 80 you're lucky. I thought the rule of thumb was that if the inside temp is more than 30 degrees different from the outside the unit was working well.
Aug
2
answered Is it worth it to insulate hot water PEX tubing?
Aug
2
comment Hanging an interior door
That's a good idea too! I have dropped the level a few times so maybe it's off. I'll be back with the result.
Aug
2
comment Hanging an interior door
That's a good point about the doors pulling on the frame . . . I'm going to check that. The frame itself is original as is one of the two doors. I just got a new door from <insert local home center ad here> and it was the only size that would fit. I figure there was some wood strip on it to cover the opening like you see on some french doors.
Aug
2
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Aug
2
answered What material should I use for a custom, do-it-yourself desk for my home office?
Aug
2
awarded  Commentator
Aug
2
comment How often should I run a bleach and water solution through condensate lines?
Do you mean to clean the coils?
Aug
2
asked Can I use a swamp cooler to cool an AC unit's condenser?
Aug
2
asked Hanging an interior door
Aug
2
comment What can I do to fix the dispenser in the front of my fridge?
I'm going to check that out! Not by the fridge at the moment but I didn't notice if the light was going on and off.
Aug
2
comment How to get discount prices for replacement parts
I get that volume means they can lower the price (not that it's fair or anything . . . if you buy a ton of them you can afford to pay more! Just charge the customer more! :)) but if you have a counter and you sell to people who walk in it seems to me the price could easily be the same for everyone. It's a club and to be a member you gotta jump though some hoops.
Aug
2
comment How to get discount prices for replacement parts
I just looked up "ice maker" and the price was $105 so I'm not sure it's much of a discount over getting it from the local supply as a walk in (as opposed to going there as a professional).
Jul
29
asked How do I fix stucco that is falling off of the walls?
Jul
29
asked How can I repair the cool deck around the pool?
Jul
29
comment How do I compensate for the sun confusing my garage door opener's sensors?
Now that's a good idea! $11.99 is a bit much but maybe I could make something out of some old sunglasses. Mmmmm..