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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.


Jul
7
answered Mounting a projector screen
Jul
6
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! :)
Jul
6
comment Workarounds for single-zone HVAC? Second thermostat? Adjust vents?
Well, what I've heard (take this for what it's worth) is that if you cover returns but not vents, you'll increase the air pressure in the room, thereby forcing the "conditioned" air into unsealed room crevices and possibly out of the house. I've also heard people say covering vents and returns make your unit work harder. As far as whether it works, I don't really know. There's too many variables in the equation. Maybe MythBusters has the answer.
Jul
6
answered Workarounds for single-zone HVAC? Second thermostat? Adjust vents?
Jul
5
answered Normal Hardwood floor installation on a wood structured deck
Jul
3
answered Home wireless lock
Jul
2
comment How to clean the LCD screen of the television?
I use damp paper towels to clean my flat panel monitors. I wouldn't hesitate to use the same on my TV. Cloth may be a better choice though.
Jul
2
answered Toilet paper to the left or right?
Jul
1
awarded  Scholar
Jul
1
accepted What do I do with receptacles behind built-ins?
Jul
1
awarded  Commentator
Jul
1
comment What do I do with receptacles behind built-ins?
I like the idea of a box extender. I found a video on its use. I didn't know about these and this would certainly look better than just a hole in the back of the unit.
Jul
1
awarded  Student
Jul
1
asked What do I do with receptacles behind built-ins?
Jun
30
comment How much weight can the studs in a non load bearing wall support?
Probably a duplicate of this question: How much weight can you mount to a wall?
Jun
30
answered What's the best way to remove a wall plug?
Jun
30
comment U-Socket USB Wallplug
I see a screw terminal very close to the metal jacket for the USB port. I wonder if the instructions discourage using the screw terminals and tell you to use push-in terminals in the back. It looks like they just attached the transformer to the side of a regular receptacle. I might be leery about using it.
Jun
30
comment Small Concrete Paver patio under BBQ
I did this exact thing last summer for my grill by the pool. Tester101 is right, do it right the first time, even for a small area such as this.
Jun
30
answered How do I fix a chlorine feeder that's nearly impossible to open?
Jun
30
answered “Bendy” screwdriver