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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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answered How should I use the ground wire for this welder?
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answered What are the substitutes for kitchen wall tiles above a kitchen counter?
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answered Hanging an over-the-range microwave without top cabinet
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comment How to buy a land and build a cottage in the United States?
Any construction that someone lives in will require a permit to build (including multiple inspections) and an occupancy permit. Most of these are administered by the county, so I would start with "Building Permits" for the website of the county the property might be in.
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answered What's the best way to run a wire from inside my garage to the outside?
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comment How can I stop the icemaker on a GE fridge from overflowing water?
I didn't see any adjustment screws. I think its all electronic.
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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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answered How can I efficiently heat a bonus room above a detached garage?
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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.
Oct
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answered How can I remove excess commercial flooring tile adhesive?
Oct
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answered Priming new wall before wallpaper
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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.