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


Jan
11
comment How do I take a live wire off of a two way switch?
I just had an electrician here working on a light fixture. To test it, he stuck his finger in the socket. Didn't flinch.
Jan
11
comment How do I wire an old house with Cat6?
What do you mean by "dry wall and then plaster on top"? Do you mean there's a layer of plaster on top of a layer of drywall? I've never heard of that, but there's a lot I don't know...
Jan
11
comment How do I wire an old house with Cat6?
How set are you on having hard-wired connections to all those places? Would you consider wiring between 2 or 3 key locations, and wireless elsewhere?
Jan
11
comment How do I wire an old house with Cat6?
Avoid putting ethernet right next to power line, as there can be interference - cross at right angles. Also, codes usually don't let them share a conduit or junction box.
Jan
11
comment What's the best way to terminate plastic water supply pipe?
Could I have improved my question by making the pictures smaller? They seem to dominate the post. On the other hand, I hate squinting to look at tiny pictures.
Jan
11
asked What's the best way to terminate plastic water supply pipe?
Jan
10
accepted How to make a house that tolerates condensation
Jan
10
accepted Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?
Jan
10
revised Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?
spelling, grammar, formatting
Jan
9
accepted How can I audit my furnace?
Jan
9
comment How can I audit my furnace?
Really cool stuff.
Jan
9
comment How should I terminate a black plastic drain pipe?
There's a lot of information I didn't include! This is in a motorhome. The blackwater tank is immediately below the plywood subfloor, so the drain pipe is very short. If I cut it below the floor level, there may not be enough to glue the coupling to. There are no other sources of blackwater, so the tank will just sit empty. I tried to make the question general, and to make it more about conventional construction, and then map the answers back on to the motorhome. I found a properly sized cap which I will probably just let sit loose on the top of the pipe, under the bucket.
Jan
9
accepted How should I terminate a black plastic drain pipe?
Jan
8
comment What should I do with old furnace filters?
My furnace's air return is in the floor, and this part of the world is dusty. So the filter fills up pretty fast. I buy 3-month-rated filters, vacuum them after 1 month, and then replace them after another month (so sooner than their rated life) to try to keep the furnace happy.
Jan
7
comment How can I audit my furnace?
@Eric: It's an electric furnace, so it's 240V. My Kill-a-Watt can't do that. Even the blower is 240V!
Jan
7
revised How should I terminate a black plastic drain pipe?
edited title
Jan
7
asked How should I terminate a black plastic drain pipe?
Jan
6
asked How can I audit my furnace?
Jan
5
answered Easy to repair washing machine?
Dec
31
answered Should I switch from propane to electric heat?