12,258 reputation
21236
bio website xxx
location New York, United States
age 67
visits member for 1 year, 9 months
seen 13 hours ago

Sep
17
comment How do I fix a door that's sticking closed?
It depends on where it sticks. Top? Bottom? only one side of top or bottom? along the latch edge? Top or bottom of that side? How tight?
Sep
17
answered Can I use LED lighting sources to illuminate my workbench and desk?
Sep
17
comment How to tell if wall got waterdamage?
If the baseboard was wet and moldy, the bottom of the drywall was wet.
Sep
16
answered How to tell if wall got waterdamage?
Sep
16
comment What should I do with insulation in basement ceiling?
Spray foam is very efficient, but it also is supposed to be covered. It may give you a slight R gain, but probably not much in those small areas.
Sep
16
answered What should I do with insulation in basement ceiling?
Sep
16
comment Why does the second light go out when the first bulb is removed?
This sounds like you have fixtures wired in series rather than parallel. Not standard in any locale that I know of. Where are you located and what sort of power system do you have?
Sep
16
comment How do I repaint old wooden doors?
+1 All sounds good except drywall mud. This stuff is pretty soft even after drying. Finish coatings don't add much durability and these could be areas that are fairly easily scratched or chipped. Spackle is much harder, but fairly brittle. Wood filler (thinned down of necessary) would be a pretty good alternative. Epoxy based is even better, but much harder to work with and probably overkill.
Sep
15
answered Why does my toilet make a high pitched whine when it refills?
Sep
15
comment Why do I have a 3 wire/double pole breaker for kitchen receptacle?
What are the colors of the three wires? Do you know if the same circuit breaker currently controls both the upper and lower outlets?
Sep
14
answered Should I be concerned? Wires look burned
Sep
12
comment Is it code to have electrical wire going no where?
14-3 in case you ever get inspired to add a remote switch?
Sep
12
awarded  Talkative
Sep
12
comment What type of lag bolts should I use for a deck?
@Tester101 No more than you are saying NEC is better than do it my way!
Sep
12
answered What type of lag bolts should I use for a deck?
Sep
11
comment How can I safely work around power lines?
Wow. I was with you (in theory; I would avoid this project, but that is a personal choice) until the last paragraph. If you meant to show just how low a risk it was, I think that goes a bit far. Planning on how to fall off a ladder is not my idea of DIY advice. (Not voting down because there are enough flags on the risks of this venture).
Sep
11
comment Wiring a double light switch
In the US, sometimes L1 and L2 wires are black and white, but the white wire is marked with black tape or marker to show that it is hot. Also, in the diagram shown the neutral wire would be white.
Sep
11
comment Can I temporarily connect a dishwasher with hoses running along the floor?
It may or may not. You should try to get the Bosch specs to see if they indicate a waste line length limit.
Sep
11
comment How can I safely work around power lines?
In theory, properly installed power lines (residential service level) are insulated and, if undisturbed, should pose no serious risk. HOWEVER, accidents (and equipment failure) happen all the time and a stray tool can cut or damage insulation. The Evil One has a point.
Sep
11
answered Can I temporarily connect a dishwasher with hoses running along the floor?