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


Feb
10
comment Why is my bath tub plug hole bubbling?
At least in my part of the world, code requires a vent in all waste plumbing. The P-trap is supposed to stop sewer gases from coming in your home, so the vent allows pressure to equalize.
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
10
comment Fire Extinguisher In Unheated Garage & Shed
Remember to put your fire extinguisher where you can reach it if there's a fire. For example, if it's over the stove and there's a stove fire, it's out of reach. Try near a doorway, so you can get it without entering the burning room.
Feb
10
comment How can I keep a rug from moving?
I have these and they help, but things still move. I have a rug with a built-in non-slip pad and it stays put really well.
Feb
8
answered Solar power backup for router
Feb
8
answered What size of ceiling joists should I use
Feb
8
revised What size of ceiling joists should I use
reorganized paragraphs; formatting
Feb
8
comment What size of ceiling joists should I use
The size of the joists will depend on the wood and the span length, which you didn't include.
Feb
8
comment Solar power backup for router
How long do you want to run for, when solar power is not available (overcast or night)? Why are you fixated on solar as a solution? What will you do when your laptop battery dies?
Feb
7
answered Are mounting anchors necessary for plaster walls?
Feb
7
comment Are mounting anchors necessary for plaster walls?
what are you considering as an alternative? That is, if we said "you don't need anchors" what would you do?
Feb
6
comment What is the difference between an impact driver and an impact wrench?
Can you post some example products, to clarify your question?
Feb
6
comment How best can I discover what is up with my electrical bill?
I used my kill-a-watt to take readings everywhere I could. Then I made estimates about light fixtures. I put these in a spreadsheet. By comparing with my utility bill, I knew roughly what the unmesurables were using. I periodically repeat the process and compare the numbers over time.
Feb
6
comment Why did my electric bill climb suddenly?
"But then, heating elements probably will have been affected by the flooding." @posipiet: why?
Feb
6
revised Why did my electric bill climb suddenly?
new title that doesn't guess at answer
Feb
5
comment How do I secure a canvas garage?
I have some that look exactly like this, and claim to be for a 5/8" drill, but are still way to small. That was the largest size my hardware store stocked. sigh
Feb
5
comment How do I secure a canvas garage?
@Russel yes they do.
Feb
4
revised What are the main options for fastening MDF to MDF?
thickness
Feb
4
comment How many “zones” should my underfloor heating system have?
It would help to know some dimensions; the total square footage at least. Also, something about your climate and insulation, so we know how much load will be on the heating system.
Feb
4
comment How much clearance is required around a kitchen island?
Will there be a cooktop on the island, or just a countertop?