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bio website diy.blogoverflow.com
location Houston, TX
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Apr 14 at 9:54

First time homeowner. It's pretty amazing how all those - "We can fix that" problems you noticed during walkthroughs remain undone after three years.

I spent 13 summers as a kid working in my grandpas's woodshop, following around my master electrician/engineer/all-world-handyman dad, or doing random construction crew work. I've dabbled at everything except plumbing, and I'd say I'm an expert at holding. Holding the flashlight, holding the dumb end of the tape measure, and holding heavy things above my head while someone digs in a toolbox.


Sep
17
comment What quick and dirty tool/method should I use for cutting scrap drywall?
My one chance to be as messy as I want on a job and I've been convinced to use the ol' boxcutter. Sigh...
Sep
17
comment What quick and dirty tool/method should I use for cutting scrap drywall?
Ooh...I forgot about the rotozip. I borrowed my dad's to cut the holes for fixtures and boxes. Is there a bit that will keep it straight, or clamp and go?
Sep
17
asked What quick and dirty tool/method should I use for cutting scrap drywall?
Aug
26
comment Can a dryer be vented through the roof?
Venting through the roof is a common practice in areas where you can't get under the house. Obviously the ideal is to stick your dryer on the outside wall and vent it 10 inches. I haven't seen anything to indicate that lint buildup is a problem as long as the run is as short as possible and pressure off the dryer is adequate. Distance and # elbows should be a greater concern than gravity.
Aug
26
answered Can a dryer be vented through the roof?
Aug
26
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Aug
12
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Aug
12
comment Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
Thanks, I'll probably do that next, I'm sure the family won't complain if clothes dry faster.
Aug
12
accepted Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
Aug
12
comment Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
Got on the roof last night. No flap at all, just a birdhouse looking thing to keep the rain out. I'm ordering one of these and hopefully my roofing skills are up to snuff. bathroomfanexperts.com/product.php?product=174479
Aug
12
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Aug
11
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Aug
11
revised Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
changed crawlspace to attic
Aug
11
comment Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?
Yes, sorry. I have an attic over my second story that I call the attic and a little overhang (from the roof pitch) that's on the second story that I have to crawl into. Nothing under the house :)
Aug
11
asked Why am I finding condensation in my dryer?