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bio website championkitchens.com
location Pittsburgh, PA
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seen Mar 29 at 22:53

I am a software engineer in Pittsburgh, PA with a focus on architecture, design and development of solutions in both Java and .NET technologies.

I recently helped a friend build a website for a business he is starting. http://www.championkitchens.com


Apr
1
comment How can I attach a ledger board to my house?
@shirlockhomes I am not sure... but I guess I will have to call the builder and find out the specs and manufacturer. The manufacturer would definitely know best. I am still not sure if you think joists on top of a ledger is a fundamentally bad idea or not, I imagine you think it is a bad idea or you wouldn't be exploring every other conceivable option.
Apr
1
comment How can I attach a ledger board to my house?
@shirlockhomes sorry for the confusion but it is not an I joist just the same engineered osb that the I joist is made out of. Perhaps if I doubled or tripled the ledger?
Apr
1
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Apr
1
comment How can I attach a ledger board to my house?
@shirlockhomes My father in law will refuse to help me if I try to go through the rim joist. Are one of the IRC compliant options setting the deck ledger board below the rim joist and setting joists on top the ledger with special ties? One second on the picture...
Apr
1
asked How can I attach a ledger board to my house?
Mar
29
comment How can I build a privacy fence?
@HerrBag Can you clarify what you mean by "vice concrete"? Are you saying not to use concrete?
Mar
28
comment How can I build a privacy fence?
I planned on building a fence for my basset hound as well ;-) I am interested to see the answers here.
Mar
28
comment Is this water heater drain configuration safe?
On top of it not being a good idea, it don't believe it meets minimum code requirements for plumbing in many regions. The code where I live requires washing machines and water heaters to have a seperate drain for both the appliance and the overflow.
Mar
26
comment How do I install kitchen cabinets?
Great answer but you forgot that the hardest part IMHO is the trim! Proper measuring and cutting of the trim pieces (crown moulding, quarter round, etc...) makes the difference between a beautiful kitchen and a hacky looking DIY job.
Mar
25
answered What type of paint should I use to paint a block foundation wall?
Mar
25
comment How can I replace cast iron sewer drain that goes through the basement wall?
@bcworkz is right, you should just leave enough of the cast iron extending from the wall to get a Fernco type coupler on it or work on grinding away enough of the wall to completely remove the cast iron altogether. What kind of wall is this, cement block, concrete, brick?
Mar
22
answered Do shower water supply line covers need to be sealed or caulked?
Mar
22
answered How do I remove this dimmer light switch cover so I can paint the wall?
Mar
21
comment Should a concrete slab slope toward my house?
Bring in an inspector for a third party opinion, then when he confirms that you are being scammed I would kick the guy off the project and find someone else to fix it correctly. I have seen too often where ignorant contractors can ruin lives. YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF LATER!
Mar
21
comment How can I reproduce this painting effect?
Is this a concrete or stone wall because if so then you can get an acid stain that will give it this look. Painting drywall though... i have no idea.
Mar
18
comment Is this water damage, dry rot, or just old age?
It doesn't look like pest damage and if it is dry then it may be the remnants of former water damage that has been remedied. What is the exterior wall, siding, brick, concrete? Is there a basement or crawlspace that you can inspect from underneath?
Mar
17
answered How can I convert two recessed lights on a single pole switch to two separate lights with light controls?
Mar
17
answered How can I rehang heavy fire doors?
Mar
17
answered There's a bunch of unshielded copper wire in a light switch - what is it and what does it do?
Mar
13
comment What's the difference between Casing and Trim?
Either way, the trim/casing is mostly decorative. If it looks attractive to you and the insulation between the window and the wall isn't exposed then it is perfectly acceptable.