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


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answered Why is my toilet backing up and bubbling after replacing an ejector pump?
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comment How do I seal a leak from my overhead tank filled with water without draining the tank?
Why can't you drain the tank?
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revised Is there anything I can use to remove gorilla glue from hardwood?
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comment Is there anything I can use to remove gorilla glue from hardwood?
This only applies to the super glue. This page says "Cured glue can be removed with a chisel, scraper or sandpaper."
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answered Is there anything I can use to remove gorilla glue from hardwood?
Apr
22
comment What are the downsides to paving a dirt crawlspace with cement?
Dirt doesn't work better, it was just there and it's free. There should be 6-12" of gravel under the concrete to allow drainage and a vapor barrier between the two. Having the gravel without concrete would still be better than dirt.
Apr
21
answered What are the downsides to paving a dirt crawlspace with cement?
Apr
20
answered Is there any way to predict foundation problems?
Apr
18
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 Why isn't the hot water in my shower 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