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for unless what we do is useful, the glory of it is vain

profile for Dan D.

For those that were wondering my picture is from the painting
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich (1818).


May
31
comment How do I bend 8-gauge copper wire?
Perhaps use a pipe bender.
May
20
revised Pool skimmer drain suction
Fixed broken image link via archive.org
May
20
suggested suggested edit on Pool skimmer drain suction
Apr
13
comment Why isn't the hot water in my shower hot enough?
@user20978 You can edit your post using the 'edit' link under the tags. Please do so.
Apr
4
answered Home made powered foundation vents? Computer fans and solar power?
Mar
31
comment Is it really energy economy to use movement sensor for turn lights on?
What is the exact model? The power consumption of a occupancy sensor tends to be low. Measured Field Performance and Energy Savings of Occupancy Sensors: Three Case Studies cites a source that states the power usage of the sensor is 0.002W for PIR types. The same type as the one pictured above.
Mar
23
comment Is AC power really worth it anymore? Is it time (or almost time) to switch to DC?
HVDC transmission is currently in use.
Mar
2
comment How much space between legs on my desk
So, 157.48in x 23.622in x 1.25984in, that's less a desk and more a console table.
Mar
1
comment Ligth Switch with 4 wires
I would think that the green wires are grounds and that the yellow and red connect switch terminals. But it might have been helpful to take and also to include a picture of the old switch before you unwired it.
Feb
15
comment Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
I thought this was about heat recovery from exhaust. And I was going to suggest using a heat exchanger that would allow the fresh cold incoming air to be heated by the exhaust. This would be far more effective than what you are suggesting.
Feb
12
comment How can I protect a heat pump from heavy snow?
The cross sectional area of the side openings should be at least as large as the area of the fan exhaust.
Feb
9
awarded  Teacher
Feb
9
answered How to force installation of standard-width blinds for window with nonstandard dimensions?
Feb
8
awarded  Excavator
Feb
8
revised How to replace 12v halogen under cabinet lighting with LED lighting from scratch?
Fix spelling and replace phase with rail while not Americanizing
Feb
8
suggested suggested edit on How to replace 12v halogen under cabinet lighting with LED lighting from scratch?
Feb
7
comment Why use drywall tape when you can just mud over the crack?
The mesh tape is like rebar in concrete. It helps by reducing the stress when expansion and contraction occur due to temperature and moisture variation there by reducing the likelihood of cracking.
Feb
6
comment Do power outlet splitters decrease power for each deviced connected to them?
Your amount should actually be amperes not watts and as the ratings for fuses and breakers are in amperes and as that makes the advice independent of the voltage.
Feb
6
revised Do I need to do anything at the base to support deck steps?
Remove thanks and break up wall of text
Feb
6
suggested suggested edit on Do I need to do anything at the base to support deck steps?