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


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.
Nov
29
comment What is this knob on our fireplace?
I'll defer to the experts but my guess is that it's either fresh air intake or damper control.
Nov
29
comment Is there a “safe” sub-floor leveling compound?
Sorry -- I should have clarified. It's a wood subfloor. Great feedback though.
Nov
29
comment Why does flushing a toilet or running a clothes washer sometimes change shower temperature?
Thanks Chris! As always, I appreciate the prompt and helpful feedback.
Nov
28
comment What can cause foggy/misty/gray water when cold water heater is turned off?
This seems to be it -- we had to replace the water heater as it was 48 years old (yikes). No issues with the new heater.
Nov
28
comment What are some tips/techniques for applying knockdown texture to drywall?
Thanks Niall. Great advice as always!
Nov
25
comment What type of cordless tool battery chemistry should I purchase?
I agree. Again, credit goes to the original author. =)
Nov
23
comment How do I clean a 96-gallon automated trash can?
+1 for using drawstring bags. If there's a Costco nearby, I HIGHLY recommend Kirkland bags: costco.com/Browse/…
Nov
23
comment How do I diagnose voltage fluctuations that affect my receiver?
How severe is the snow? If you plug the receiver to a different circuit in the house can the issue be reproduced?
Nov
20
comment What is the best tool/method for vine removal?
+1 for the bypass lopper. The difference in leverage is quite noticeable (and helpful).
Nov
20
comment How do I protect a coax cable junction from outside weather?
oOoOooh. I like it. Cheap too!
Nov
20
comment How do I protect a coax cable junction from outside weather?
Thanks Joe. Yea, I'm planning for it to be near a wall that is partially protected so the rain/moisture would be minimal anyway.