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bio website cims.nyu.edu/~leingang
location New York, NY
age 41
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Jul 24 at 21:59

Math professor by day, hacker by night, diy man by weekend.


Mar
17
asked How do I install concrete blocks to support deck stairs?
Mar
17
asked Deck handrail bracket
Mar
7
comment Which outlet box should I use for an unfinished basement?
Thanks. This circuit I'm tapping into already has a GFCI receptacle on it. So I'm OK, right?
Mar
7
comment Which outlet box should I use for an unfinished basement?
Thanks, that's very informative. I had planned to use just regular romex non-metallic wire. I kind of like the look and feel of the metal boxes so I might go with that. Tangential question: when would one use armored wire like you describe? I have some of it in my basement but it seem like only on old stuff.
Mar
7
asked Which outlet box should I use for an unfinished basement?
Mar
7
comment What material should I use to insulate floor over a bumpout?
+1 for the diagram alone. I think we've made it through this winter without it but I'll see in a few seasons.
Jan
15
revised How do I cut and cap copper water tubing cheaply and safely?
resolution
Jan
15
accepted How do I cut and cap copper water tubing cheaply and safely?
Jan
14
revised How do I cut and cap copper water tubing cheaply and safely?
added question about cutting
Jan
14
asked How do I cut and cap copper water tubing cheaply and safely?
Dec
3
comment What material should I use to insulate floor over a bumpout?
That looks great. Can you tell me more about nailing cleats?
Dec
3
comment Do I need an outlet box to install an outdoor light fixture?
FWIW, I caulked around the fixture where it contacts the wall.
Dec
3
asked What material should I use to insulate floor over a bumpout?
Nov
8
revised Do I need an outlet box to install an outdoor light fixture?
added 93 characters in body
Nov
8
accepted Do I need an outlet box to install an outdoor light fixture?
Oct
31
asked Do I need an outlet box to install an outdoor light fixture?
Oct
31
comment How do I uninstall a receptacle when the wires are stuck?
@Jared thanks for the reassurance.
Oct
25
comment How do I uninstall a receptacle when the wires are stuck?
@Jared: makes sense, especially if the wire gauge is too big to fit in the hole. But then the screws are "hot", right?
Oct
25
awarded  Supporter
Oct
24
awarded  Scholar