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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.


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?
Jan
21
comment Replace GFCI in bathroom
Can you attach a picture?
Jan
16
comment Stain, poly, cut… What order should I use when installing window trim?
Stain - Cut - Install - Putty - Sand - touch up Stain - Poly
Jan
13
comment Downsides of Linoleum (in kitchen specifically)
How does this answer the question?
Jan
8
comment Remove power spike when restoring power
Don't change the breakers!!! The breaker is there to stop the apartment from burning down in an over-current scenario. Your wires are likely sized for a 16 A load, and could overheat if you put a bigger breaker in.
Jan
6
comment How can I secure these inadequate/leaning deck supports?
See if you can get some compensation for deck repairs on the purchase price. It might be worth $1000
Dec
10
comment Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard
It's not about being nice. It's about solving the problem, which is water on a dirt drive. I can spend 1500 stopping the water, or I can spend 1000 on half his driveway.
Dec
10
comment Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard
It may be easier all around to offer to split the cost of paving your neighbours drive.
Dec
4
comment What do the letters mean in sandpaper grading?
The Googles! They do nothing! -- My best guess is that they're manufacturer specific codes regarding backing and abrasive type. I could find no standards other than three different grit standards.
Dec
3
comment Upgrade from outlet/switch combo to GFCI + outlet
Not if the Neutral is up in the ceiling. Then you'd have to run ANOTHER wire. So it only works if Power is to the switch box.