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Software Engineer in Indianapolis


Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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answered How do I ensure the bathroom door stays open unless someone is inside?
Jun
13
answered How do I remove a stuck faucet/tap cover?
Jun
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awarded  Critic
May
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awarded  Civic Duty
May
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answered Why does my latch not retract when I push or swing the door shut, but will retract when the knob/lever is used?
Feb
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comment How do I connect a dryer to a dryer vent?
@gregmac, Excellent point about the screws!
Feb
7
answered How do I connect a dryer to a dryer vent?
Jan
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
comment Which home improvement projects produce the highest return on investment when selling?
good point on white not being warm and inviting. I edited to incorporate your comment in my answer. That said, even a white room can be warm and inviting if the furniture, window coverings, lighting, and other decorations make it so. But you would need to pay attention to that stuff more so. If the house will be empty rather than furnished during showings, there's nothing that'll make bright white look anything but sterile.
Jan
24
revised Which home improvement projects produce the highest return on investment when selling?
Incorporating 'bright white' feedback
Jan
24
comment Which home improvement projects produce the highest return on investment when selling?
@Tester101, that's probably sound advice. I was generalizing. We had a solid red wall in an otherwise white/eggshell room. Our Realtor made the point that a bold color scheme (whether on one wall or all of them) can be extremely polarizing. People can't seem to see past it and either love it or hate it. If they hate it, it doesn't matter that they loved the rest of the house. But if they love it, they still need to love the rest of the house. @JBRWilkinson, thanks!
Jan
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answered Which home improvement projects produce the highest return on investment when selling?
Jan
10
awarded  Commentator
Jan
10
comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
@shirlock, I'm not surprised it's considered unsafe. I should have been more clear that I was only addressing @Justin's concern about heat loss via the vent NOT that the vent was a good idea. I'm strictly a DIYer-certainly not an inspector or contractor. Thanks for clearing it up though.
Jan
10
answered How do I find the source of the water leaking through the ceiling?
Jan
10
comment Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances?
@Justin, you're correct that warm air does rise. That's partly why the vent is at the bottom of the wall in your utility room. The coldest air in that room is the only air that can rise to the attic. But since the amount of heat lost will depend on the difference between the temperature in both places, it's better to vent from the attic than the much more extreme (either hot or cold) outdoors.
Jan
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awarded  Editor
Jan
7
revised What are some tools for diagnosing powerline networking problems?
correction about which phase is which breaker from @Tester101
Jan
7
comment What are some tools for diagnosing powerline networking problems?
@Tester101, +1 interesting. Didn't know that. I'd just taken that info from message boards when I was deciding what power monitoring solution to get. I'd seen the side/phase referenced several places and assumed it to be correct. I'll edit my answer to mention this.