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location Houston, TX
age 34
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seen Oct 16 at 10:00

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
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?
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Jan
23
answered What does a “1 Gang” mean when talking about electrical boxes?
Jan
20
revised Is IPS threading compatible with NPT threading?
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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?
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?
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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?