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I'm a community manager and chief [bad] pun officer for Stack Exchange, following two years of service as a community elected moderator on Stack Overflow. Beyond that, I'm:

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Feb
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awarded  Investor
Feb
2
comment How can I install 3 way switches that cut power to several 2 way switches?
I agree with @Tester101 - occupancy sensors might be a better bet here. Much less work and much less potential confusion. However yes, there's nothing that says you can't interrupt an entire lighting circuit with a three way switch.
Jan
15
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
@NiallC. Fortunately it finally faded away, but that's definitely going to come in handy for someone else. I didn't realize it was such a common problem.
Dec
17
awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
Dec
17
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
That's .. pretty much what I did, just sealed up all possible places I could find where the stench could be escaping. The smell is all but gone now. This is the correct answer in this case, if you don't want to bust up walls and ceilings, you better be prepared to wait it out. Several exterminators tried to find it, none could.
Dec
6
awarded  Announcer
Dec
5
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
5
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
@TheEvilGreebo The construction (even partition walls) are block and mortar, structurally each condo is isolated by a formed concrete wall. I don't think this is coming from my neighbors.
Dec
5
revised How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
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Dec
5
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
@TheEvilGreebo No, surprisingly no fly activity, I was hoping to see flies fly out of the joist cavity by now.
Dec
5
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
@NiallC. I'd really appreciate that, my last resort requires a lot of drywall patching which I'm not particularly good at doing.
Dec
5
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
@BMitch Alas, I tried that and even smelled a mop in the name of finding this. The mop has its own issues, but this isn't one of them.
Dec
5
revised How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
added 39 characters in body
Dec
5
awarded  Student
Dec
5
asked How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
Dec
3
comment How can I install a ceiling fan where there is no ceiling box or wiring?
@TheEvilGreebo I'm writing an answer to this that I probably won't finish tonight. Finding links to the materials needed that don't lead to spammy 'pester you with Facebook' sites is sadly .. quite difficult, never mind citations :)
Dec
3
comment How can I install a ceiling fan where there is no ceiling box or wiring?
@TheEvilGreebo It's perfectly fine to power any listed and approved fan from a switched receptacle provided that the conductor and cord cap are rated appropriately, and a suitable raceway is used (e.g. wiremold). What remains is, the fan must be attached to a fan rated box that is suitably supported, and conductors must enter and leave the raceway in a suitable manner. Still, if using wiremold, the cord cap is kind of obviated with a single gang extension box.
Dec
3
answered Can I modify 3 ampere table lamps to work on 5 ampere round pin plugs?
Dec
3
answered Could I use a UPS to power my humidifier on an underrated breaker with a little trickery