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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.


Jan
10
revised If I do not have any fuel burning devices, do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
Add state statutes link
Jan
10
answered If I do not have any fuel burning devices, do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
Jan
10
comment How do I wire a switch/receptacle combination?
I had wondered how you and Chris both used this advanced circuit drawing program :)
Jan
9
comment How to remove closet shelf clips and brackets without damaging the wall?
@Tester101 is right, I have those same clips. You still end up with a very noticeable hole. Use a screwdriver to pry the nail up a bit then grab it with a claw hammer or pliers.
Jan
6
comment Why are bulbs burning out quickly in newly installed light fixtures?
Is there anything else on this circuit? Any motor type loads on the same circuit can wear down bulbs.
Jan
5
revised Can an electric dryer be next to the gas furnace?
burninated the caps lock
Jan
5
suggested suggested edit on Can an electric dryer be next to the gas furnace?
Jan
4
revised Is my expansion tank leaking in my oil water heater system?
Title as question, added image of tank
Jan
4
suggested suggested edit on Is my expansion tank leaking in my oil water heater system?
Jan
4
revised How well would a hydronic furnace work with a gas tankless water heater?
Title as question
Jan
4
suggested suggested edit on How well would a hydronic furnace work with a gas tankless water heater?
Dec
30
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of nails and dowel pins?
Check out this question for more tips.
Dec
30
revised How do I install GFCI on multi wire branch cicuit?
clarified that question is going from an electric to gas dryer
Dec
30
suggested suggested edit on How do I install GFCI on multi wire branch cicuit?
Dec
30
revised How do I install GFCI on multi wire branch cicuit?
title as question
Dec
30
suggested suggested edit on How do I install GFCI on multi wire branch cicuit?
Dec
28
revised Why is my brand new PEX clear tubing turning green near the hot water heater?
title as question
Dec
28
suggested suggested edit on Why is my brand new PEX clear tubing turning green near the hot water heater?
Dec
27
revised How do I crimp an F-connector onto RG-6 cable?
Inlined images
Dec
27
suggested suggested edit on How do I crimp an F-connector onto RG-6 cable?