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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


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comment How can I connect a portable propane bottle to a tankless hot water heater?
Would a 2-stage RV regulator be appropriate? amazon.com/Camco-59333-Horizontal-Propane-Regulator/dp/…. 11" WC, 160KBTU/hr.
Aug
20
asked How can I connect a portable propane bottle to a tankless hot water heater?
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Jul
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answered How can I cool down a hot garage?
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Jul
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comment What would cause air bubbles in the toilet when I'm showering?
I love & hate snakes. When using a snake, be sure to take small steps. Run the snake in a short way, pull it out, clean it, then repeat a little further in. If you try to go the whole way at once, it will get stuck on a bunch of gunk and be very hard to remove & clean. It helps tremendously if you have access to a drain cleanout, so you don't have to push through the P-trap. Adding a clean out is a great project for the ambitious DIY-er who isn't afraid of the muck.
Jul
3
comment Why is there a beaded tie on new fire extinguishers?
Speaking from recent experience: if you grab the pin and tug firmly, it will work: the pin will come out. (I have strong hands. YMMV.)
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Jun
19
revised What kind of repairs are prudent for a ridge board damaged by a falling tree?
clarify why it's a ridge board.
Jun
12
comment How do you weatherproof a light switch?
Note that the box, while weatherproof, has 3 openings. You'll need to plug any you don't use, or get a box with exactly the set of openings you want.
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Jun
5
comment How can I improve the water pressure in my shower?
And if your plumbing is borderline, increasing the pressure will introduce new, exciting leaks! Keep an eye out.
Jun
2
comment What causes a breaker to trip?
Exactly right. ***
Jun
2
comment Wiring a house to prevent light flickers and overloaded breakers
From my fringe point of view, putting a subpanel in a kitchen is a great idea. Modern houses have at least 6 circuits there, so merging them all in to 1 subpanel makes a lot of sense.