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If it involves computers or electronics, I probably do it.

I have experience with Exchange, Sharepoint, Zabbix, Powershell, Hyper-V clusters, and a whole host of other things.

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comment Why do I have multiple voltages, power spikes, and other issues with my electric service?
Any update on what was wrong?
Apr
16
answered Is it OK to install a TV mount when it can't be attached to a stud at all mount points?
Apr
9
comment Why do I have multiple voltages, power spikes, and other issues with my electric service?
You had arcing burn a hole in a GAS line and are still in the building? It worries me that your profile says last seen Apr 3rd.
Apr
7
comment What is the relative importance of cut-retardant safety gloves when using a chainsaw?
It looks like many of the people who got hurt in the hand were assisting not actually using the chainsaw...so if you get the gloves maybe get a pair for your assistant as well!
Apr
7
answered Enermax Pro87+ Gold 500W adapter?
Apr
7
comment Enermax Pro87+ Gold 500W adapter?
@phpdna ok, without the "technically words"...phpdna plug fridge into adapter. Fridge no work. Adapter go boom. phpdna go dead.
Apr
7
comment Enermax Pro87+ Gold 500W adapter?
@phpdna Not sure if you're a troll or just ignorant. Sure, the valve runs at 12v, with the dishwasher having its own internal conversion. The heating element doesn't. The feed going into the dishwasher will be regular household voltage. Asking "What's this thing about electricity anyway" is a very clear sign that you should not be modifying electrical devices. If you persist, at least make sure your life insurance is paid up. Can someone close this question now?
Apr
7
comment Enermax Pro87+ Gold 500W adapter?
@phpdna unless your dishwasher is in a mobile home, it almost certainly does not run on 12V. You seem to be planning on making drastic electrical changes to your fridge without a basic understanding of electricity, voltage and current. That's a recipe for a trip to either the hospital or a morgue. A regular fridge runs on 120V or 240V AC. A computer power supply outputs 12V and 5V DC. They are not in any way compatible. There is no magic box that lowers your electric bill by running the power through it.
Apr
7
comment Enermax Pro87+ Gold 500W adapter?
I downvoted because it is offtopic, doesn't give any detail into what you plan to do, and though not stupid definitely uninformed. Powering it through any sort of adapter will just cost you MORE money (due to conversion loss). If your fridge isn't energy efficient enough, buy a newer more energy efficient model. Even if it's a 12V powered fridge, and the average current were within the supply's rating, a computer power supply probably won't handle the surge when the motor starts.
Apr
7
comment propane torch question
Spraying a propane torch around in my kitchen sounds like a terrifying idea. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher handy. And watch for heat damage to the seals around the sink and around faucets. Most have rubber washer and such that can handle hot water, but probably not a propane torch. That doesn't mean don't do it...but be extremely careful when you do!
Mar
29
answered I want to install the tub below with surround. How can I install the surround on only two walls leaving the end open?
Mar
23
asked How to properly insulate bedroom
Mar
13
comment How do I stop lights from flashing when I turn on my table saw?
You could however plug the lights into a UPS. Preferably one where you can turn off the beeping when it dwitches to battery. Might require a more expensive online/souble conversion UPS to eliminate any flicker.
Mar
12
comment Is there a way to get hot water without altering plumbing or electrical wiring too much?
sometimes the correct answer is "No."
Mar
12
comment Is there a way to get hot water without altering plumbing or electrical wiring too much?
-1 Drilling a hole through walls/floors to run an extension cord through is a bad ifea, a fire hazard, and probably a code violation. Dont set your house on fire to save a couple bucks. Do it properly.
Mar
12
comment Soundproofing a room so sound doesn't go out as much
There is no heating or cooling at all in your building?!
Mar
10
comment How do I measure for replacement screws?
You go to the hardware store and buy one of every screw that looks like it might be the right one. Preferably from a place that sells then individually.
Feb
28
comment Can I prevent bed bugs?
If bedbugs are a problem in apartments in your city I would seriously consider moving to a different city. Bed bugs are terrifyingly difficult to get rid of.
Feb
28
revised What type and thickness of glass to use for floor over stairs?
removed unnecessary parts
Feb
28
suggested suggested edit on What type and thickness of glass to use for floor over stairs?