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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.


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.
Oct
2
comment What wire gauge is needed to replace old wires in a vintage chandelier?
Is this in-the-wall wiring? Or is it wiring in the light itself.
Oct
2
comment Can I run electrical wiring through basement ceiling joists?
Another alternative is to nail running boards (1x2, 1x3) to the joist bottoms, and then staple the NM to it. Although, future finishing of the basement then becomes problematic.
Sep
30
comment How do I properly install gas pipe?
This is one of those things where it's best left to the professionals.
Sep
30
comment how to drill a 2 1/2 in by 5 in long hole in wood?
At the price that will cost, you might as well just buy the torches.
Sep
30
comment Rating for the outlet does not match the breaker.
Note that in a 240 v installation, the two breakers should have a bar across them so that flipping one requires flipping the other.
Sep
27
comment Will KILZ® contain black mold?
Wear a mask and goggles. When it dries, get a shop vac with a brush and vacuum off the residue. Keep in mind that Chlorine forms lovely organic compounds that can be quite nasty - use the same precautions you would for lead paint removal.
Sep
24
comment Information resources for Traditional Japanese Homes
This is a great question. But I'm not sure you're going to get good answers from us primarily Non-Japanese DIYers.
Sep
12
comment How to join two 1x6s to form a 23' baseboard with a seamless transition?
Also, latex caulk before painting does wonders in hiding nail holes and joins.
Sep
12
comment How to measure a hex or jam nut?
The easiest way would be to take one of the others off and take it to the store with you.
Sep
11
comment How to make a height adjustable shelf / desk
@SathishManohar That's the question you should be asking. Present us with the problem you're trying to solve, (adustable height shelf). You're narrowing the scope of potential good answers by limiting the solutions. Who knows? Someone may have already solved this problem in a completely different way.
Sep
5
comment Can I lay laminate flooring over top of existing linoleum?
I see three questions, each dependant on a positive answer to the previous.. - "Can I Lay over top?" If the answer is no, the next two are irrelevant. If yes, then - "Do I need to deal with ridges" becomes active. Again a no dooms the third to irrelevancy. A yes makes the -"How do I deal with ridges" active. This should be broken up into seperate questions.
Aug
28
comment Wiring GU10 Sockets: Cables are of same color - which one should be “live”?
Even an Edison will WORK if wired backwards. But, for safety reasons, you want the live wire on the center piece so you don't accidentally touch the threaded sleeve.
Aug
26
comment Post-less combination window & door system
Is this a bungalow? If so, can you pencil in an approximate eaves overhang?
Aug
21
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
@Steven I don't think he's using it to lube the light. He's using it to jam into the broken bulb to get a grip.
Aug
13
comment How to get rid of spilled coffee scent?
Related question: How do I get rid of vinegar scent?
Aug
13
comment How to get rid of spilled coffee scent?
Careful! Baking soda is pretty fine stuff. It can clog vacuum filters very quickly. Borrow a shop vac for the job, and finish with your household one.