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Software architect by day, honey-do master by night.


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comment Did I properly grade the ground around my house?
is it always wet or only when it rains?
Apr
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
Apr
13
comment Hot water in shower is not hot enough
Check the valve to see if it lets you increase the maximum temp
Apr
7
comment How do I run ethernet and speaker cabling in 2 story home?
This assumes your walls don't have blocking, which makes this a bit more difficult, though still doable with a long flexible bit.
Apr
7
comment propane torch question
This just sounds like a terrible idea. I'd buy a new sink before I started taking a torch to my sink. Sure the sink is metal but what about everything it's making contact with?! Don't burn your house down!
Apr
7
answered How do I run ethernet and speaker cabling in 2 story home?
Apr
7
comment Is there a special type of screw to hang a light fixture onto the ceiling?
Can you provide a picture?
Apr
6
comment How do I run ethernet and speaker cabling in 2 story home?
Wires should not really be run in ducts, even plenum rated. I believe the NEC only allows cables to pass through a duct. Another option is to run the cables via the exterior of the house.
Apr
6
comment What is the relative importance of cut-retardant safety gloves when using a chainsaw?
Agreed. Another way the chaps help is that often they are bright coloured, so you are more likely to see your legs in the path of the blade. Gloves are just helpful for dealing with the branches and the chips that are thrown from the saw
Apr
5
answered Can light wiring problem
Apr
5
comment Washing Machine Not filling
have you checked the hoses for kinks?
Apr
3
comment How can I safely cut the cable on a broken garage door?
I think this is one of those cases where you want to get someone who knows what they are doing to in order to unwind the torsion spring before you start messing around
Apr
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
Apr
3
comment kitchen falcet over pressurized when you turn on
Only that one faucet? Hot, cold or both?
Apr
2
comment how do I build a 7 to 9 inch high water dam?
@HenryJackson yes I was, I've updated the answer to use gutters only.
Apr
2
revised how do I build a 7 to 9 inch high water dam?
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Apr
1
answered how do I build a 7 to 9 inch high water dam?
Apr
1
comment How to get experience handling power outlets without electrocution?
Agreed, this is terrible advice. Do you know how often you'll find a white wire that's actually hot? Turn off the power!
Apr
1
comment how do I build a 7 to 9 inch high water dam?
What happens when rain collets on the other side of the berm? Usually the solution to this problem is proper grading and water runoff management - eaves, etc.
Mar
31
comment Cinder Blocks crumbling
Is the block disintegrating or just the paint?