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bio website nosite
location Huntsville, AL
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I am a software developer. I work mainly in SharePoint 2007 which includes using languages like C#, JavaScript, XSLT, CAML, ASP.NET. I enjoy my work, and I hope that I can help where I can.

For the Home Improvment side of these forums, I have been a residential carpenter for 9 years. I have done everything from new custom construction and interior trim, to remodles and demolition. I have exstensive knowledge in these areas.


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comment How can I secure a door with a window right next to it?
I have a similar door for my front and back doors of my house and I have Double cylinder door locks on mine. They require a key for inside and out.
Dec
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comment Can I use roofing nails to attach OSB/plywood to studs?
Also, you are going to want to use the ring shanked nails because the roofing nails will not hold in the wood as well. After time they will start to slip out. I would use the 8d ring shank nails for your OSB installation.
Aug
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answered How should I approach red oak crown molding?
Aug
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comment Is there a better solution than a lint trap for venting a clothes dryer indoors?
True, if they were going to be asses like that, they should at least have a community laundry mat for the tennents to use if this is going to be a liability. I still think that they are putting their tennets in danger by trying to cut corners. I do not believe that the original inspection of the property allowed for this.
Aug
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answered Is there a better solution than a lint trap for venting a clothes dryer indoors?
Aug
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comment How do I baby-proof open stairs?
I can tell that you do not have children.
Aug
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comment Would building a partial raised wall for a pond in this way be strong enough?
Did you back-fill against the back of the wall? From what you described, it sounds like you have got it. I am no expert on this subject, but I think that if the pond is at a relatively shallow depth, then it sounds like it would be fine IMO.
Aug
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answered What height should bathroom receptacle be off the ground?
Aug
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answered How to level a tilted free-standing closet
Aug
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comment Can I use a 4x6 as a top plate for a stud wall?
For a top plate it might be. I was trying to give the proper way of extending out for a roof system. He said "top plate" that to me says replacing the 2x4 with the 4x6. It would be difficult to nail in the studs. It is much better to face nail then to toe nail studs. It would not be a good way to lock in the adjoining walls either. You always want to overlap your top plates to lock the walls in. That would not happen with a 4x6. So yeah it is overkill.
Aug
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comment What tool should I use to cut memory foam?
If you wanted, you could make you a mark with a chalkline or some straight edge to go by. Mine was not perfect either. But the sheets will cover it :). If you do not want to sell it the future, dont worry about it being too messy. It will still work the same.
Aug
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answered Can I use a 4x6 as a top plate for a stud wall?
Aug
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answered What tool should I use to cut memory foam?
Aug
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comment Besides insulation and air conditioning unit, what else is there to check if my A/C isn't keeping me cool?
Look on the copper pipes coming into the outside unit. If they are frozen (you will see white ice on them) you might be low on freon. If it is running and it is not getting cold, it might be freezing up on you because you are low on freon. I am having a similar problem. Check and see this might be a reason.
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answered Did the previous painter neglect to prime?
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comment Broken step on staircase
These are good questions that need to be asked before giving a proper answer for the best solution. +1
Aug
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comment What kind of fastener should I use to hang things on cabinets?
I forgot to add that the only thing about attaching it to the ceiling is only one side will hit a joist. If you have a one story, and you want to take the trouble, good carpenters will lay deadwood around the areas where your cabinets are mounted. You can go into the attic (if it is a one story) and see if you have something to put screws in. I would not trust drywall anchors for this. If there is not, then you might only hit one side of the bracket with a joist. That might not be enough support depending on the weight of your pots and pans.