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bio website jaredharley.com
location Greeley, CO
age 32
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Nov
12
comment What projects should never be DIY?
The lady (yeah, a girl!) who replaced my busted spring last winter showed me how the tools she had worked for tightening down the spring, and then told me about a guy she worked with who had his arm broken in 8 places when the leverage bar slipped and the spring unwound. Yikes
Nov
11
comment The pilot light won't ignite on my boiler — what I should check?
@Jeff done, as requested, and thanks! I added it as a comment at first, since I've never seen a boiler and had no idea if it would apply
Nov
11
answered The pilot light won't ignite on my boiler — what I should check?
Nov
11
comment Why are there so many different types of screws (phillps/flat/hex/star/etc)?
I like to turn all of my flathead screws on my outlet covers so that they are all straight across. My wife thinks I'm slightly neurotic (she might be right)
Nov
11
comment Why are there so many different types of screws (phillps/flat/hex/star/etc)?
Another example - look at the screws next time you're in a public bathroom stall. They're usually driven in by what looks like a normal flathead, but the "reverse" side is smoothed down so they can't be removed by some unruly teenagers looking to cause mayhem (not that they ever do that...)
Nov
11
comment Why are there so many different types of screws (phillps/flat/hex/star/etc)?
For what it's worth, we used Robertson-head (square bit) wood screws when working with decking, and I was in love. I didn't cam out of them once, they can take a huge load of torque. Also, don't forget some newer power drills have a torque setting on them that disengages the drive before you mess up your nice-looking phillips head.
Nov
11
comment Can I close the garage vent on my furnace?
@Steve I would go with metal vents, if you end up replacing them. They last longer, and those magnetic pads stick to them :)
Nov
11
comment Why won't my bathroom light fixture work?
@Jay and I found out the hard (zapped) way that my GFCI was NOT on the same circuit as the lights. Now I have an outlet tester that lights up.
Nov
11
answered What's the right name of the things that mount a frameless mirror to the wall through the mirror?
Oct
25
comment How do I uninstall a receptacle when the wires are stuck?
they are, but that shouldn't really be a problem, unless you're grabbing the outlet without shutting off the breaker first (I would hope not!)
Oct
19
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
11
comment How do I uninstall a receptacle when the wires are stuck?
This is why I always use the screws on the side - bend your wire in a loop, put it around the screw, and tighten down. I always have problems with those holes in the back...
Oct
11
awarded  Scholar
Oct
11
accepted Where should my furnace filter go in a Lennox G40UHX series furnace?
Oct
11
revised Where should my furnace filter go in a Lennox G40UHX series furnace?
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Oct
1
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
26
awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
24
comment Suds accumulating at the base of a tree
Do you know what kind of a tree this is?
Aug
21
comment Is flushing a waterheater a good idea?
+1 for the math!
Aug
21
comment Is flushing a waterheater a good idea?
I was told the same thing by the plumber when our water heater was replaced, and was told to do it every 6 months. I haven't done it once yet, and our water heater is 2 years old now - maybe I will when I see the answer to the question!