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I've been doing software development since college. I do woodworking as a hobby and will tackle just about any home improvement task when the need arises. I can only imagine how difficult is used to be to learn DIY stuff before the interweb.


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awarded  Popular Question
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answered What is involved in DIY swimming pool maintenance?
Aug
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answered What's the best lubricant for a refrigerator water dispenser switch?
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comment How can I fix my toilet valve so I can stop jiggling the handle after flushing?
Make sure the chain between the lever and flapper isn't kinked or too short. Also make sure it's not too long or it can drop under the flapper preventing a proper seal.
Aug
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revised What is the best way to calculate the angle at which crown moulding should be cut?
added 23 characters in body
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comment What is the best way to calculate the angle at which crown moulding should be cut?
I'll defer to lazoDev on the angle to cut. A 45 probably is too steep a cut. 38 probably is the better choice. I'll edit my answer.
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answered What is the best way to calculate the angle at which crown moulding should be cut?
Aug
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answered Buying a programmable thermostat to replace a manual one: any considerations?
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answered Pool chemical balance - 0 FC and High CH, CYA
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comment How do you remove paint and rust from outdoor chairs?
That's what we did with our outdoor metal table and chairs. Used a wire brush to smooth the rust spots and then used the Rustoleum textured paint. The texture helps hide the imperfect spots where there's chipping or rust and the furniture looks brand new. Get a "spray grip" if you use aerosol cans. Easier to control the paint and won't fatigue your fingers.
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comment What is the best way to shorten legs on a table and chairs?
If you remove too much of a curved chair leg, you may run into issues of the chair being unstable. The curved leg gives the chair support and you might find that it tips backwards easier.
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revised Would running a band saw or cnc machine in my basement be safe?
edited body
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awarded  Critic
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answered Would running a band saw or cnc machine in my basement be safe?
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answered Mounting a projector screen
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comment Workarounds for single-zone HVAC? Second thermostat? Adjust vents?
@B Mitch - Ah Ha! So there IS something duct tape can't fix. I knew it! :)