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


Jul
2
comment How to remove masking tape residue from linoleum?
Have you tried just soapy water?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
comment Driving screws back into weathered deck
Drywall might be the exception to not use an impact driver since there are specialized drivers for drywall screws and generally they go in easily. The impact is applied to the screw through the bit so it's not transmitted directly to the building material. However you have to be careful because it's really easy to over tighten screws (no clutch) which does damage the material
Jul
1
answered Driving screws back into weathered deck
Jul
1
comment Undersized AC - Options?
Even if they gave you a larger or a second unit, it would still be wise to try and address the underlying issue. Otherwise you are just burning tons of electricity for no reason, and you will have larger more expensive units to maintain indefinitely
Jun
30
comment Mild Electric Shocks in Bathroom
I would call your electrical company and request they come out - make sure you tell them it occurs when you shut off your main breaker. Alternatively contact a licensed electrician.
Jun
30
comment I am installing a mud sink in my basement
can you post a picture?
Jun
30
answered Undersized AC - Options?
Jun
30
comment 4 Vertical Prong Plug Adapter
If getting a ground to the box is not easily doable, the next best thing is to replace it with a GFCI
Jun
29
comment Fireplace switch: wiring length/gauge limitations?
Maybe the switch is the problem? Have you tried just connecting the wires together to complete the circuit - does the fireplace turn on?
Jun
29
comment Holes in basement floor
That pic doesn't look like a drain to me and looks like it is already blocked. Maybe there was a post there or something at one point? Is there anything above it?
Jun
28
answered Epoxy fumes won't leave our home. Help!
Jun
28
revised What is this electrical box with a button?
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Jun
28
answered What is this electrical box with a button?
Jun
22
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
21
revised Electric stove wiring
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Jun
21
answered How can I get the “new bed” smell out of my daughter's bedroom?
Jun
21
answered Electric stove wiring
Jun
18
reviewed No Action Needed If neutral carries current back to the breaker panel, why doesn't it need to be connected to a switch?
Jun
17
comment Digital TV pixelation of picture at Manchester using Winter Hill
Do you have a pre-amp or any other type of amp? An amp will increase the signal strength but will add a lot of noise.