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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.


22h
comment How do I know if my wiring is aluminium or copper?
If it's reddish, it's copper. If it's grey, it's aluminum.
23h
comment What material might be behind my old bathroom tile?
1948, either plaster and wood lath, or plaster and Gypsum Lath, which is similar to drywall, in 18" widths, covered in plaster. Seal all doors with plastic, wear a mask and goggles, and don't try to do it neatly. Just go to town on that stuff. (But watch for pipes!)
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comment How can I safely remove and replace a wall?
Finished. See i.stack.imgur.com/CgZKM.jpg
Jul
18
comment Installing timber fence posts using fence spike
Yes, it's that simple. Use a sacrificial stub of 4x4 in the spike to bang on. The trick is in getting them to go in on a true vertical.
Jul
11
comment How do i know if my service panel will accommodate a 240v circuit breaker
Also, keep in mind that although it might physically fit in your panel, you could still electrically overload it.
Jul
11
comment How do i know if my service panel will accommodate a 240v circuit breaker
sort of defeats the purpose then.
Jul
11
comment Can a bathroom vanity be installed higher than 30 inches?
Get a vanity with legs, so a kid can slip a small step stool underneath.
Jul
11
comment How do i know if my service panel will accommodate a 240v circuit breaker
tldr's go at the top.
Jul
11
comment How do i know if my service panel will accommodate a 240v circuit breaker
Get an electrician to do it.
Jul
11
comment How many dimmer switches do I need?
This means you'll only be able to dim from one location, and the other switches will simply control the power (on/off).
Jul
11
comment What is the main difference between stopping and skimming when plastering and when to use each
I've never been good enough with a trowel to get away without sanding. But I've seen professionals do it and end up with a perfect finish.
Jul
11
comment How can I fix a large gap between wall and countertop caused by bowed walls?
What's the counter top made of?
Jul
11
comment Can I stud out a wall without removing the plaster
I have to go with wood anyways. Kitchen Cabinetry is going to hang off off it. So I need wood. Ran the idea past the Inspector who verified that my basement hole was indeed a hole, and could fill it with concrete. He was fine with the idea.
Jun
19
comment Does this count as a material alteration or repair for code purposes
There's also structural work (in another location) being done at the same time. The inspector will show up.
Jun
19
comment Want to know if we can make the window size of a bay window larger?
I think Jack has the right visualization of the structure. What we don't know is what's on top of the bay, outside.
Jun
19
comment Want to know if we can make the window size of a bay window larger?
DO NOT DO THIS! At least not until we get an exterior picture. At this point, we have no idea what's on top of that window. This answer MAY end up being correct, but it's premature.
Jun
12
comment How do I remove a 3-way switch?
It depends. Where is the power coming from, and where is the fixture?
Jun
9
comment How do I attach storage shelving/rack to the floor?
Alternatively, you can run wood screws through the verticals, into a stud and screw it to a wall.
May
30
comment How to make water move in a square bed
Looking back on this, you could do it with the supply and drain on either side of a single plastic divider.
May
23
comment Mitre Circular Saw blades for cutting Oak floorboards
Also, remember to cut into the good side of the wood. Tear out usually happens on the bottom edge. So finish side up.