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A hobbyist coder enthusiast, a performance car technician, home improvement handyman, and family guy.



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Aug
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answered Best review sites/web resources for finding a contractor?
Jul
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comment Can a house with moldy, flooded basement be a likely fixer upper?
About every recently built house with a basement in my area (Delaware) has a sump pump as a precaution. The predominant red clay soil may be a factor in this practice. This house is about 8-10 years old. e.g. My current house has one and it does kick on from time to time during storms or hot/humid days when the AC condensation builds up in the sump.
Jul
30
comment Can a house with moldy, flooded basement be a likely fixer upper?
Note the sump pump was the cause of the flood. The house is not in a flood plane or near any large bodies of water.
Jul
30
asked Can a house with moldy, flooded basement be a likely fixer upper?
Jul
30
comment How do I fix gutter nails that are coming out?
Great idea! I happen to have a door hinge with some stripped out screw holes I'm going to try this on.
Jul
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Jul
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asked How do I fix gutter nails that are coming out?
Jul
29
answered How do I compensate for the sun confusing my garage door opener's sensors?
Jul
29
comment Good low cost tools for woodwork
Also must note that NiCd batteries lose their capacity over the years, especially if exposed to a lot of heat. Fortunately, Ryobi hasn't changed their design. New ones are cheap and still available at Home Depot.
Jul
29
comment Good low cost tools for woodwork
My Ryobi 14.4V drill has served me well for 7+ years. Some of the other cordless tools are about useless or only for very small jobs: reciprocating saw and circular saw for instance.
Jul
29
answered Good low cost tools for woodwork
Jul
29
answered What do-it-yourself cautionary tales do you have?
Jul
29
answered Is it normal to miter the non-pivoting edge of a door?
Jul
29
answered What do you do/ask when hiring a contractor
Jul
29
comment What are the tools that every Do-it-Yourselfer must own?
We are not imperialists!
Jul
29
comment Where can I find central heating system with radiators?
I should also mention that you can find radiator cores at specialized recycling yards. Again, This Old House demonstrates this pretty often. You can't buy new the bulky cast iron units that are found from houses built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Some people prefer them because it keeps their house period correct and some also have artwork cast into the surface that matches the house.
Jul
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Jul
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comment How do I repair aerated autoclaved concrete?
Where would one begin?
Jul
27
answered Where can I find central heating system with radiators?