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


Sep
2
comment How can I repair leaks in metal wrapped wood gutters?
Time to install new gutters.
Aug
28
answered What's the name of type of AC Circuit where you can remove an element?
Aug
25
comment How realistic is lowering a concrete floor?
Lowering the floor will usually require underpinning the foundation footings. This is not a DIY task and requires proper engineering.
Aug
25
comment How can I insulate my basement on a budget?
If you want to use every square inch, then closed-cell spay foam is the best, but also the most expensive. You shouldn't just look at the insulation costs. Running a space heater all winter for a few years will probably cost as much as insulating with the most expensive product.
Aug
21
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Aug
21
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
@ChrisCudmore, his answer says "When you replace the bulb rub a light coat of soap on the threads of the new bulb."
Aug
21
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
I don't think you should use soap on electrical connections. Wood screws, fine but not electrical. The proper product to use for lubricating electrical components is dielectric grease
Aug
21
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
Most people on this site are homeowners, not electricians. Most will not have the proper tools or know-how to work with live circuits safely. In a residential, DIY setting there is no reason to work with the power on,
Aug
20
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
@HotLicks there's no reason to work with the socket hot. All it takes is accidental contact with the metal part of the pliers and you get shocked.
Aug
20
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Aug
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Aug
18
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Aug
18
answered Are some water valves poor quality?
Aug
18
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Aug
18
answered Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
Aug
13
comment Where can I find a 5/16" end cap for a faucet diverter?
Yes it still is. Amazon offers different products to different regions. They might offer it today but not tomorrow, hence its unlikely to help the broad audience of the site in the longer term.
Aug
13
comment Where can I find a 5/16" end cap for a faucet diverter?
Shop for me questions are considered off-topic since they are only likely to help someone in the exact same region as you.
Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I remove parquet flooring adhesive by using a heat gun?
Aug
12
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How do I wire a gazebo
Aug
12
revised How do I wire a gazebo
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