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location Houston, TX
age 33
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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.


Feb
3
asked How do I install this fire screen?
Feb
1
comment How to avoid using door trim
I think the pre-hung door is the sticking point here, generally "hidden" doors use custom hinges and a wider jamb (or something like ezy jamb).
Jan
30
revised Why does water from outside spigots seem to “stutter” (starts and stops)?
Ttile as question
Jan
30
revised How do I remove musty smell in coat closet?
Title as question, removed thanks.
Jan
30
revised How do I deal with Particle Board Subfloors and Hardwood Flooring?
Title as question, removed thanks.
Jan
26
revised How do I know if my lightswitch is wired incorrectly?
reformatted
Jan
25
revised House Has Different Types of Siding - How to look seamless?
inlined image, removed thanks
Jan
24
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
24
comment What does a “1 Gang” mean when talking about electrical boxes?
@BradGilbert - Thanks! Added new image.
Jan
24
revised What does a “1 Gang” mean when talking about electrical boxes?
swap picture
Jan
23
revised How do I finish my partially finished floor?
Cleaned up a bit, made questions stand out
Jan
23
suggested suggested edit on How do I finish my partially finished floor?
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
23
revised What does a “1 Gang” mean when talking about electrical boxes?
added 354 characters in body
Jan
23
answered What does a “1 Gang” mean when talking about electrical boxes?
Jan
20
revised Is IPS threading compatible with NPT threading?
Inlined images
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on Is IPS threading compatible with NPT threading?
Jan
17
comment What is permissible for a breaker box cover?
I would be very wary of replacing the actual box cover with something that's not an approved cover for the box. Part of that cover's job is to contain sparky situations. Generally I've only seen shallow cabinets hung "around" the box, or some sort of curtain setup.
Jan
11
comment What is normally done to bridge skirting boards around an opening with different floor levels on each side?
@BMitch, Yep, not the best piece to finish it with. I was going to be strangled if I made one more trip to the hardware store. I'm the only one that notices, naturally.
Jan
11
answered What is normally done to bridge skirting boards around an opening with different floor levels on each side?