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


Dec
18
comment How do I unclog my dishwasher?
Keeping this drain clear is important for the dishwasher to work well. If it's clogged, the pump can't pull much water & can't build up pressure to clean the dishes.
Dec
18
answered Blue-collar / Foreman / Project Management Vernacular
Dec
18
comment How do I work around a tree in my fence line?
What is your goal with the fence? Stop deer from eating your garden? Let you send your kids outside without worrying about them running in to the street? Block non-paying neighbor's view when nude sunbathing?
Dec
17
comment How do I build a deck that is easy to take apart?
What an interesting idea. I'll ponder it more. Have you ever seen this done for real?
Dec
17
asked How do I build a deck that is easy to take apart?
Dec
14
comment What “code” applies to projects that I do in my own home?
@TEster101: The codes here tell me I can't do Oasis Design-style "radical greywater" + Joseph Jenkins "Humanure" toilets. Done right, this is better for the ecosystem and way cheaper than conventional systems. Besides safety, major factors in codes include the willingness of builders to implement those codes, bureaucracy's unwillingness to change. They are also focused on controlling professional builders who have no long-term interest in the success of the home, unlike the owner building her own home.
Dec
14
answered Do I need to do anything for my external spigots during a short hard freeze?
Dec
13
comment Does lowering the blower speed of a forced-air furnace lower its efficiency?
The noise of forced air is annoying. Here's hoping for some good answers.
Dec
11
comment Which communication bus systems for home automation?
Is this old work or new work? It matters a lot how easy it is to run wires to each location.
Dec
8
comment What steps should I take when cabling a drain?
You might try a live-culture cleaner like Bio-Clean (bio-clean.com). A plumber I worked with recommended it.
Dec
5
comment Should I put weather stripping on my unsealed windows and doors?
Did you mean "clear plastic window film"? You could improve this answer by linking to some products, perhaps on Wikipedia or Amazon, or by including some pictures.
Dec
4
accepted How do I keep drawer knobs from loosening over time?
Dec
4
comment Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?
I was thinking I get an old unit off Craigslist, since it will probably age faster outdoors.
Dec
4
comment Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?
"Laundry to Landscape" - oasisdesign.net/greywater/laundry
Dec
4
comment Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?
We don't get much freezing around here, but I'll keep it in mind.
Dec
4
comment What are the pros and cons of LED vs CFL vs incandescent bulbs for outdoor lighting?
Do you plan to leave them on for a long time, or just for a few minutes at a time?
Dec
4
answered How do I take a live wire off of a two way switch?
Dec
4
comment How do I take a live wire off of a two way switch?
These devices are really nice. Very easy to use and a quick result.
Dec
4
asked Is it safe to put a clothes washer outdoors?
Nov
29
asked How do I keep drawer knobs from loosening over time?