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General Building Contractor, Certified Home Inspector and Licensed EPA Renovator. I am winding down my years of pounding nails, building custom homes and additions, renovating kitchens and bathrooms, and converting cellars and attics into beautiful living spaces. I am doing more and more home inspections as my bones age and my back gives out. Now I find it easier to look objectively at home structures than to build them. My goal here on Stack Exchange is to help DIY'ers do it the right way and share my years of building experience with them. I may not always give the most popular answer, but I will always give my best informed advise.


Aug
12
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
11
answered How to safely dispose of latex paint?
Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Jun
20
comment How do I prevent mold in drywall mud pail?
mud is cheap, throw it away and get some fresh stuff.
Jun
20
answered Is it a bad idea to use pine for painted exterior siding if prepared properly?
Jun
20
answered Is there a permanent fix for my hardwood floor buckling?
Jun
20
comment Who do I call to approve minor interior structural changes to my house?
Or hire a competent contractor for $35/hour for a simple job. For what one pays for an engineer, they could hire out the whole job.
Jun
1
comment How to hang a mosquito net safely over a bed?
very carefully. Very big spikes... little humor here.
Jun
1
answered When there are multiple circuits in a junction box do all grounds get connected
May
30
answered Is there a paint sprayer suitable for both large areas (exterior) and finish work (cabinets)?
May
28
awarded  Nice Answer
May
28
reviewed Reviewed noisy box gutter
May
28
comment noisy box gutter
your question is pretty vague. What kind of materials is the water noise coming from and where is the dripping hitting? perhaps a bit of details or some pics would be helpful.
May
28
awarded  Custodian
May
28
reviewed Reviewed Possible to flatten warped wood?
May
28
comment Possible to flatten warped wood?
I think that you are thinking of a planner not a jointer for this lumber problem. A planner is used for flattening the wide face of lumber and a jointer is for truing the narrow edge. a planner takes the whole piece of lumber in under pressure and plains one wide surface. Depending on how cupped the lumber is, a planner may work after a few passes on each side, but the thickness of the board is going to be smaller.
May
28
comment What to use to finish my desk from IKEA?
Good for you! I'm sure you will be happy with your efforts.
May
28
comment Replacing ceiling light with fan/light combination
do you have and know how to use a volt meter?
May
28
comment Installing new panels in concrete fence posts with overhanging tree branches
can't you push the tree limbs out of the way or trim them back?