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


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answered Addressing irregular water pressure
Jul
22
answered How to determine polarity on cloth covered wires?
Jul
21
answered Removing caulk on painted wall
Jul
18
comment can you combine 2 circuits into 1?
or install a sub-panel
Jul
15
comment Persistent sewage smell coming from basement drain
I think longnecks answer covers the likely cause, but also consider you could have more than 1 drain, or maybe a toilet rough in that isn't covered, etc. Check the cover on your cleanouts.
Jul
15
comment Mowing direction on a hill
I'm not sure what site this question is the best fit for, but if you don't get any answerers here, you might also try gardening.stackexchange.com or mechanics.stackexchange.com
Jul
14
comment How do I deal with a loose lightbulb socket on our ceiling fan?
one thing to look at (with the power off!) is the pin at the bottom of the socket. sometimes it just needs to be pried up a bit so that it makes contact with the base of the bulb.
Jul
13
comment How do I reattach a SubZero refrigerator door handle?
They come in a variety of sizes.
Jul
12
comment How do I stain/paint Ikea birch Wardrobe pieces ebony?
Yes definitely don't remove the entire layer, just a light sand to help the new paint adhere better. You should be able to use either latex or oil, I would probably opt for latex just because its easier to clean-up and smells less
Jul
11
answered How do I stain/paint Ikea birch Wardrobe pieces ebony?
Jul
11
comment Can I remove my vent covers without disconnecting the duct?
I don't really get how you could clean all of the ductwork of mold? Your arms are only so long...
Jul
10
comment How many dimmer switches do I need?
Anything beyond a 3-way is actually the exact same type of switch, the difference is in how it's wired
Jul
9
comment hoses instead of pipes
@Brad we generally avoid really minor edits but I made it in this case since it has a big impact on the intended meaning. Good eye!
Jul
9
revised hoses instead of pipes
deleted 4 characters in body
Jul
8
revised What is the right way to clear the drilled plug out of a hole saw?
inlined image
Jul
7
revised How to run flexible metal conduit through wall of attached garage?
fixed formatting
Jul
7
answered Is it possible to use a dimmable LED GU10 bulb on a non-dimmable circuit?
Jul
4
comment How can I fix flickering and continuous-clicking with a UPS on an inverter-supplied circuit?
Via software, most UPS's can have their tolerances configured. You might try configuring it to be a bit less aggressive (larger tolerances) to see if that resolves it
Jul
4
comment How do I plumb an outside line to a roof deck faucet?
Why have all those adapters? Cut the hose bib off start from the 1/2" pipe
Jul
3
answered What's best to use in a sawzall to cut steel pipe?