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Software Engineer in Indianapolis


Jan
7
comment What are some tools for diagnosing powerline networking problems?
@larsks, I figured from your use of TED 5000 you probably knew to avoid the phase problem. Hopefully other readers who get here because of the Netgear networking adapter mention can find the answer useful though. ;-)
Jan
7
answered What are some tools for diagnosing powerline networking problems?
Jan
7
comment How best can I discover what is up with my electrical bill?
+1 for Blueline's products. See my answer at diy.stackexchange.com/questions/3836/how-can-i-audit-my-furnace/… for a personal account of using it (including some of the free Microsoft Hohm graphs it'll produce). Total cost to me was about $150.
Jan
6
answered How can I audit my furnace?
Jan
5
comment Removing Excess Blind Material
Save your extra slats as well. Metal/vinyl blinds can get bends crimped in them that you can't remove. Wood/vinyl blinds can become brittle from the sun's UV rays and break. Much cheaper to replace one or two slats from spares than to replace the whole unit. A replacement slat will probably not quite match color-wise at first with the others since they'd have faded, but if it's put as the top or bottom slat, it'll likely be hard to notice.
Dec
16
comment How do I get leftover tape stickiness off of plastic surfaces?
+1 for Goo Gone, though I did use it to remove sticker residue from an HP printer once and it removed the very slight texture on the plastic leaving a smooth finish instead. Also, the "more tape" solution often works wonders especially with duct tape.
Dec
10
comment How do I treat / maintain IKEA Platta wood patio tiles?
@mummey, no problem at all. No offense intended. @James Van Huis's answer seems pretty reasonable to me so I'd go with that.
Dec
9
answered How do I treat / maintain IKEA Platta wood patio tiles?
Nov
19
comment What are some scalable, affordable home automation options?
+1 for the EnergyHub mention. I was looking for something exactly like this but couldn't find anything available at a reasonable price yet.
Nov
18
answered What should I check for before turning on an OLD dish washer for the first time?
Nov
15
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Sep
27
comment Should I supporting a load via anchors in brick or mortar?
A brand new quality masonry bit and a regular drill got each hole drilled in about a minute a piece. The Tapcon-type screws held really well and would support a much heavier load as you suggest. Thanks!
Sep
27
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Sep
27
accepted Should I supporting a load via anchors in brick or mortar?
Sep
27
answered How do I clean an AC condensate pan?
Aug
10
awarded  Supporter
Aug
10
awarded  Student
Aug
10
asked Should I supporting a load via anchors in brick or mortar?
Aug
2
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