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bio website mikeberggren.com
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Technology Enthusiast, Gamer, Sci-Fi Addict, and DIY-er in training. =)


Dec
30
comment Changing the window in an exterior door
Might want to also check with the manufacturer -- some can be really REALLY picky on servicing and you don't want to prematurely void any warranties.
Dec
30
comment What's the best method and product to use for patching cracks in plaster walls?
@niall c - Thanks. I'll update the answer.
Dec
9
comment Does it make sense for a freezer to work , but the refrigerator to not work?
+1 for mentioning a block in the air vent. Our old refrigerator had a faulty defroster so ice would build up in the air passage between the freezer and fridge.
Dec
8
comment Where can I find a cheap diamond stone-cutting blade for my Dremel Multi-Max?
oOoOh! I didn't know angle grinders were that inexpensive. NICE! Thanks.
Dec
8
comment Where can I find a cheap diamond stone-cutting blade for my Dremel Multi-Max?
@shirlock Thanks for the heads up. Good to know. Yea, I have about 8 feet of brick to cut into about 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
Dec
7
comment Is this insulation supposed to be there?
Can you provide a picture? I'm still confused on where you're seeing the insulation. As per inspectionnews.net: "Some metal fireboxes with a metal smoke chamber require insulation in this area to allow for expansion and sealing of the transition between the vitreous clay flue tiles and the metal smoke chamber flue tile receiver."
Dec
7
comment Product recommendations for clearing a drain connected to a septic system?
Cool tip. Thanks.
Dec
6
comment Where can I find a cheap diamond stone-cutting blade for my Dremel Multi-Max?
I noticed the vote to close. Sorry -- in retrospect, I can see how this question could be a little off-topic. I'll be more vigilant in the future and appreciate the answer!
Dec
6
comment Where can I find a cheap diamond stone-cutting blade for my Dremel Multi-Max?
Perfect, thanks!
Dec
6
comment What are the pros and cons of LED vs CFL vs incandescent bulbs for outdoor lighting?
@oKtosiTe Equivalent to $12?!?! That's it. I'm moving to Sweden. =D
Dec
5
comment How do I determine the “hand” of the door?
If that's the case, then I would likely want a right-handed door handle. Because on the hinge side, the hinges are on the right and the old door knob is on the left. This would seem to conflict with the first diagram. Mike = confused.
Dec
4
comment Suggestions for preventing water from building on a shower window that is below shoulder level?
Thanks Niall! Appreciate it!
Dec
4
comment How do I take a live wire off of a two way switch?
I whole-heartily agree with Niall C and GregMac. Working with a live circuit can be VERY dangerous. DON'T DO IT!
Dec
4
comment How do I determine the “hand” of the door?
Thanks! I appreciate the second pair of eyes. =)
Dec
2
comment How can I stop primer from eating my roller handles?
+1 for the Wooster Roller. Very strong frame and reliable. I used it for both priming (cheap PVA brand) and painting (various Behr brands) throughout my 1400 SQFT house. No hiccups.
Dec
2
comment How do I secure my house against intruders?
Creative way to handle e-waste!
Dec
2
comment How do I secure my house against intruders?
A dog with a loud bark does wonders.
Dec
1
comment Humming refrigerator
Is there any ice build up in the freezer? Could be the defrost mechanism. Like Niall said, make/model would be helpful.
Dec
1
comment Is there a “safe” sub-floor leveling compound?
HA! I do live in California. That's hilarious
Nov
30
comment How can I get rid of a mouse in my house?
@Niall C @Jeff Widmer - Agreed. Awful awful way to trap a mouse.