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bio website schwartzhq.com
location Dayton, OH
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Sep 16 at 20:53

I serve three primary roles simultaneously. I am a software developer, modeling and simulation analyst, and a project/program manager. My primary software development experience is utilizes the .Net development stack and SQL Server databases.


Feb
6
comment How do I remove this shower stem valve?
In my old house I had old Sterling stems that looked exactly like this and had to be removed the same way. I did find replacements at an old plumbing supply store.
Feb
22
comment How can I reclaim heat from an enclosed furnace room?
Where I live this happens all the time.
Feb
22
comment How can I reclaim heat from an enclosed furnace room?
I don't think I understand your comment. What is the difference between having a furnace in a room with a vented door compared to an unfinished basement?
Jan
17
comment Is cleaning out the main sewer line a regular scheduled maintenance item?
You can usually get "backup water" coverage added to your insurance at a very cheap rate. We used this coverage when we had an issue with our sump pump in the basement. It would not have been covered if we did not have this rider on our policy.
Jan
17
comment Is there anything a rotary tool can do that a oscillating multi-tool can't?
I have used my Dremel tool with a router attachment for some very basic woodworking and it worked quite well.
Aug
1
comment What are ways to clean glass top ranges undergoing heavy use?
We use Barkeepers Friend all the time on our ceramic cooktop. It works great and does not cause any damage.
Feb
4
comment Sealing a small crack in poured concrete foundation
I talked to a few other people and decided to have it looked at by a professional to make sure it is done right. I got a recommendation for a company that uses injected epoxy. They charge $65 per linear foot.
Jan
31
comment How do I prepare my home for a power outage?
What about steps to ensure your pipes don't freeze in your house?
Jan
15
comment Why is water leaking near my bathroom's exhaust fan?
I got a chance to go up in the attic today. It is thin walled straight metal pipe through an uninsulated area, so I think this might be the problem. I bought insulation for the pipes today, so I just have to go up to install it. There wasn't any sign of water damage in the roof sheathing, so I believe it is the condensation.
Jan
12
comment Why is water leaking near my bathroom's exhaust fan?
What are the key things to look for on the roof to make sure the exhaust vents are installed properly?
Jan
12
comment Why is water leaking near my bathroom's exhaust fan?
Each vent has its own exhaust port in the roof. The water on one fan in particular seemed to be more significant than what would come from condensation.
Jan
7
comment How do you determine how much electricity is used by a device?
I have used the Kill A Watt for several applications and it works well for rough estimates.
Dec
19
comment Should I shovel snow off my vinyl deck?
If you care about it, you can keep up with it.
Dec
13
comment Replace the Cord in Vertical Blinds
I've searched online for videos or instructions, but I haven't found anything. Does anyone know of any resources?
Dec
13
comment Replace the Cord in Vertical Blinds
It looks like it would be around $150 to replace the unit.
Sep
23
comment How do I insulate around a gas fireplace without tearing it apart?
Firebricks are the answer. I need something in the wall around the fireplace.
Aug
6
comment What types of home radon mitigation systems have you used, and how well do they work?
This describes my system exactly. The only additional thing the radon contractor did was seal the sump pump lid with plexiglass and silicon.
Aug
2
comment Does liquid aerification work?
I have applied the product three times per instructions, but I have not seen a lot of difference. The experiment will probably end in the fall when I do mechanical aeration.
Aug
2
comment Does liquid aerification work?
I agree this is the proper process to do this, but it is something that is typically only done in the fall. It is also a lot of work and costs a lot of money.
Jul
21
comment What is the best way to adjust pocket doors stuck on carpet?
It does have adjustment screws, but I can't get at them with the trim on the door.