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


Jan
22
comment How do I lower the temperature of an electric boiler in France/Europe?
Many dishwashing detergents depend on really hot water to work well. If your dishwasher can heat the water, fine, but if not, you may notice dirtier dishes if you turn down the temp.
Jan
22
answered What can I do about my drains constantly getting blocked?
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
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?