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I'm the sole developer for a publishing house, doing on-line courses and exams.

We have a web designer, who typically does layouts and courses, but I do anything that involves programming logic.


Apr
17
comment How can I align 2 holes 1.5m apart?
Take a punch and punch a divot in the wall for the second hole. This will help keep the bit from wandering.
Apr
17
comment Is it acceptable to use a ground wire from one outlet to ground another?
It might be ok if the outlet he stole the ground from is on the same circuit.
Apr
17
comment Trying to find 5.5" surface mount doorbell button
Note to @westin-home Close is because this is an EXACT duplicate of the question Mazura linked to.
Apr
17
comment Trying to find 5.5" surface mount doorbell button
Nice catch @Mazura
Apr
17
comment What is the best way to board interior of a large shed?
For outdoor use, I'd just leave a 1" airflow gap at the top and bottoms. Let it dry out naturally
Apr
17
comment What can I do about water runoff that is damaging soil around my house?
They do roll up. I assume you need a certain amount of head for it to unroll. You probably need to take it off once a year and clean out leaves.
Apr
15
comment What's involved in moving a support post?
There's some thickness to the ceiling -- Look at the skylight. I think that planking on the ceiling is just a finish material. I'm talking about joists above that.
Apr
9
comment How to remove grating from bathroom sink
Check the integrity of the steel underneath. My tub started leaking after it rusted through in that exact location.
Apr
2
comment Can I mount a 60" TV and mount weighing a combined 95 pounds to a drywall or plaster?
No. That's a lot of weight for plaster/drywall.
Mar
25
comment Nicely mounting 2x4s to wall
Revisiting this question, I now think this is a fantastic answer if you can get the parts the right size. It's a lot easier to mount this level than leveling multiple keyhole plates.
Mar
24
comment How can I replace patio cover columns?
@RedGrittyBrick Dude's lucky the come-along didn't rip out the cabin support.
Mar
23
comment How to even out the colour on wooden stair treads
Your local big box store will sell Deck Brightener, used to brighten up weathered decks and fences. It's basically bleach. It might be worth a try here.
Mar
12
comment What is best caulk for a 3/8“ wide X 1” deep gap between a shower floor and wall?
I wouldn't be caulking a gap that big.
Mar
11
comment toilet flush problems
At the front of the bowl, there's usually a hole just under the water where the jet comes out. Get your finger in there and make sure it's not restricted.
Feb
20
comment Toilet gurgling when another one is flushing: 6-way joint
This looks like a candidate for the some-genius tag.
Feb
11
comment Is this wall load bearing based on the attached blueprints?
@alt That was a bit confusing for me too. The dimension line obscures the beam end. The best I can tell, it appears to be a short beam running from the post to the east wall. If it ran all the way across, we'd see a "Beam Pocket" note on the west wall.
Feb
4
comment Which home improvement projects produce the highest return on investment when selling?
Look at the money shots in some of the Reno-porn on tv. You'll notice that closets tend to have 4 mens' shirts hanging in them, not 40. Women tend to own only 3 pairs of shoes, not 50. The typically overflowing box of hats and gloves is nearly empty. The ultimate goal is to have just enough stuff in a space define it's purpose and to help the potential buyer visualize their stuff in your space, not to see how much of your stuff can fit in. The only exception appears to be fresh fruit. Realtor's seem to love seeing industrial quantities of lemons and pears in bowls in odd places.
Jan
22
comment How do I fix seams that open up at the corners of walls during the winter?
For clarity -- are you talking about the last two feet of ceiling? Or wall?
Jan
22
comment How do I fix seams that open up at the corners of walls during the winter?
Yeah, I thought about caulk, but if the movement is too great it will come undone.
Jan
22
comment How do I fix seams that open up at the corners of walls during the winter?
I'm having DNS issues with stack.imgur Do the pictures show?