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bio website diy.blogoverflow.com
location Houston, TX
age 34
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Dec 18 at 15:43

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.


Mar
14
comment How can I dispose of large glass mirrors?
On repurposing, I use freecycle for stuff like this all the time. You could also post in the free section of craigslist.
Mar
13
comment How do I troubleshoot power receptacles?
Any interest in submitting this answer for the blog?
Mar
13
comment How should I fill in decorative “gashes” in wood siding?
@MikeB - You can use the same paint. Let the bondo cure, sand, prime, and paint it. Sometimes bondo needs a little extra primer (a big patch feels like it sucks it in). Once it's primed well it will take paint without a problem.
Mar
12
comment How do I secure a vinyl window to the wall?
Check out the site blog entry about replacement windows for pictures and tips.
Mar
8
awarded  Strunk & White
Mar
8
revised How do I replace a garage door spring?
Title as question
Mar
6
revised Is temporarily reducing the water supply line an option when installing a water softener?
Title as question
Mar
6
revised How can I keep a door closed without a damper?
Added image, fixed typos.
Mar
2
revised How do I prevent masking tape on paintwork from pulling off paint?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort
Mar
2
revised How do I tent a ceiling?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort, inlined images
Mar
2
revised How can I create inexpensive storage?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort, title as question
Mar
2
revised How do I build a headboard for a bed?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort, title as question
Mar
2
revised What is your top tip for painting?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort
Mar
2
revised What's the best way to hang an unframed poster on a sloping wall without using something that will damage the poster?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort
Mar
2
revised How do I stick paper on the wall in a stylish manner?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort, title as question
Mar
2
revised What are my options for framing a thicker than average piece of artwork?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort, title as question
Mar
2
revised How can I turn glossy finish matte?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort
Mar
2
revised How can I temporarily partition a large open space to create another room?
Removed decorating tag as part of cleanup effort
Feb
21
comment Fix a Leaky Faucet?
And blogs! Everyone needs a blog entry about fixing faucets. Disclaimer: I wrote this several months after this answer.
Feb
15
comment Is there a way to store drywall vertically on its side?
Make sure you strap it to the wall or something. I know 1/2" will bow if it's just leaned against a wall for months.