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bio website diy.blogoverflow.com
location Houston, TX
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Jul 18 at 10:47

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
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.
Feb
10
comment Second layer of drywall on textured ceiling: Do I need to sand down or remove the texture before second layer goes on?
Yeah, I was sorta leaning this way too. 1/8 isn't a lot, and the texture will probably be flattened when the new wallboard is screwed up, but then again it wouldn't be very hard to run a pole sander over the ceiling and knock it down a bit.
Feb
10
revised How do we keep a porch with a fiberglass roof cool?
Title as question, fixed typos
Feb
8
comment How do I prepare an already painted wall for new paint?
A tinted primer when going from light to dark paint also seems to help. We put a thick forest green type color over a pale yellow in two rooms. The first was just painted over, took 4 coats! The second with a tinted primer coat took just 2 coats of paint.
Feb
7
revised My fridge runs way too much - is this because it doesn't seem to be level?
edited tags; edited title
Feb
7
revised How do you protect romex at the end of an EMT run?
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