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bio website cims.nyu.edu/~leingang
location New York, NY
age 41
visits member for 4 years
seen Oct 10 at 11:55

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


May
24
asked Light fixture inside knee-wall storage
May
24
asked My deck dies in a funny pattern — does that mean this board is upside-down?
May
24
accepted Deck handrail bracket
Mar
17
revised How do I install concrete blocks to support deck stairs?
added photo
Mar
17
comment Deck handrail bracket
@Tester101: The inspector said everything else is fine. I think this is more of a case of a contractor not wanting to finish the job than shoddy work from the start. We've been going back and forth with these guys for months, and are ready to move on.
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?