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location Toronto, Canada
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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.


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.
Nov
7
comment When is it appropriate to use a wood rule rather than a tape measure?
Downvoted, but +1 in the comments.
Nov
4
comment Can you have a GFCI breaker protecting a GFCI receptacle?
Yes, I think this is the correct solution.
Oct
30
comment Putting together a tool set for children 8-11
I'm not to sure I want 8 year olds playing with electrical work.
Oct
29
comment Putting together a tool set for children 8-11
How about a plastic mitre box with saw?
Oct
29
comment Putting together a tool set for children 8-11
@alt These are cub scouts. A little young for knife work.
Oct
23
comment How can I hang a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling without wiring or an electrial box?
On a second look, it appears only approved for 12v solutions.
Oct
23
comment How can I hang a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling without wiring or an electrial box?
As far as I can tell, Flat Wire is only good up to 40 watts. Not enough for a ceiling fan. BUT, if you can find a source of 1800 w (15 amp) wire, I'd be interested.
Oct
21
comment What does breaking the tab on the neutral side do to the outlet as a whole?
In all likelihood, It's simply there so they can use the same part as on the other side.
Oct
21
comment How can a ventless (gas) fire box be put in a wall safely?
I'd get rid of any ventless gas appliance in my house. Even if the technology works perfectly, there's still a huge amount of vapour produced. And if the technology fails, and you get a Carbon Monoxide exhaust, you could be dead.
Oct
21
comment Why won't my recessed lights illuminate when they have power?
I think we're going to need a wiring diagram as installed to work through this one.
Oct
21
comment What is the best method for carrying a 4x8 by yourself over tough terrain?
Can you enter a description? Sometimes the images don't come through, and the answer becomes useless.
Oct
20
comment What is the best method for carrying a 4x8 by yourself over tough terrain?
Are you talking 4'x8' panels? Or 4"x8" beams?
Oct
7
comment How do I install this flush-mount ceiling light?
Very nice answer.
Oct
6
comment How can I remove residual adhesive that may contain asbestos from wood?
It's more likely that the tile contains asbestos than the adhesive.
Oct
6
comment Plastic cage around LED GU10 socket
My guess is that the cage is there to stop insulation from touching the bulb.
Oct
2
comment What wire gauge is needed to replace old wires in a vintage chandelier?
Please don't answer questions until the asker has clarified what the question is. Making the wrong assumptions could kill someone.