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bio website jbazuzi.blogspot.com
location Port Townsend, WA
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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Jan
22
revised What can I do about my drains constantly getting blocked?
terminology
Jan
21
comment How can I protect my kids' toes from this evil grating in the floor?
@Brian I keep the house at 62 degF. The adults wear warm clothes, but kids like to strip off clothes spontaneously. Young people and their weird fashions...
Jan
21
asked How can I protect my kids' toes from this evil grating in the floor?
Jan
21
asked How can I stop Lego bricks from falling in to a register?
Jan
20
comment Which home improvement projects produce the highest return on investment when selling?
Are you thinking about improvements solely as a way to earn a profit, or are you wanting to benefit from them directly?
Jan
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
18
comment How exactly does a 3-way switch work?
To extend your answer: a 4-way switch has two connections (red + black) on each side. You can wire as many of them in a row as you want. If you keep a 4-way switch on hand, you use it as a drop-in replacement for a broken 2- or 3-way switch, by jumpering screws together.
Jan
18
revised how to install pre-finished hardwood floors?
spelling, grammar
Jan
18
comment What do I do with a leaky roof in the middle of January?
A picture is nice.
Jan
17
comment Can I build a garbage chute that connects the garage for residential use?
Most of the stinky in my kitchen is from rotting food scraps. The humanure folks use sawdust to control smell. So: get a 5 gallon bucket, and put 2" of sawdust on the bottom. Whenever you have food scraps, dump them in, then add a handful of sawdust. This goes in the compost pile when it's full.
Jan
17
comment How high should I make my yurt platform?
Why does anyone build anything? Lots of people live in these yurts, for example. They're charming.
Jan
16
comment How do I put up a roof ladder?
Wow, I totally didn't get that you wanted to put a ladder on the roof! Feeling a little clueless now. :-)
Jan
16
revised How do I secure wiring in an exterior electrical box?
add picture
Jan
16
comment How do I secure wiring in an exterior electrical box?
You said "knockout" but that picture doesn't have knockouts. Knockouts leave a sharp edge that can cut insulation. The pictured box won't do that.
Jan
16
answered How do I put up a roof ladder?
Jan
16
asked How high should I make my yurt platform?
Jan
15
comment How do I put up a roof ladder?
How many stories to the roof? What's the roof pitch?
Jan
14
comment Should I replace my roof or just fix it?
They already did that (diy.stackexchange.com/q/3185/80) and picked up a lot of nails, but we still find some occasionally. We don't walk around barefoot in the grass any more, and miss it. :-(
Jan
13
answered How do I level a pipe with the ground?
Jan
13
comment How do I level a pipe with the ground?
The original is the Fein MultiMaster, which sells for $300-$400. I used one when the schooner Adventuress was getting new bunks in the fo'c'sl, and it was a very sweet tool. For anyone who will use it often, it's great! According to wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fein_Multimaster) the patent expired in 2008, and now there are many clones. Even Harbor Freight has them for $35 (harborfreight.com/multifunction-power-tool-67256.html) but it will probably turn to trash quickly.