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I have been programming for over 20 years in various languages including C, C++, java, C#, assembler and basic. I even did some Fortran back on my first job. I currently develop in C++ and C# for Windows and ASP.NET for web. I also do web development in PHP and MySql.

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comment How can I efficiently heat a bonus room above a detached garage?
As other's have stated, it is often the most economical heat in terms of cost per btu. The air from a gas heater is warmer than that of a heat pump. With gas you have can it cool down when not in use and then bring it up to a comfortable temperature faster than with a conventional heat pump. With a heat pump, you can't drastically change the temperature without backup heat coming on. If power goes out, you can use a smaller generator to run the blower, or you might not even need a blower depending on the type of system. I would go with a vented high-efficiency forced hot air system.
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comment How do I fix a warped kitchen cabinet?
I pulled my ranged out into the kitchen to clean it too.
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comment Sanding vs power washing vs chemical cleaning wooden deck for restoration
You have to be careful with a power washer, it can damage the wood if you get the nozzle too close. If the paint / stain is even halfway stuck, it seems like it would be tough to get off. You may want to get the loose stuff off and then put another solid stain on top of it.
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When I patch holes I usually use a roller for both some primer and a final coat to match the slight texture that walls have obtained from being previously painted with a roller. It depends on how much texture you have already.
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