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bio website sparr0.livejournal.com
location Atlanta, GA
age 32
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seen Jul 7 at 1:40
I am the typical "computer nerd", with skills in a number of programming languages and a wide range of computer hardware and software.

Apr
16
comment How do I remove a bolt that's stuck in a ceiling junction box?
A picture would help a lot. There are a hundred ways a bolt can be stuck or problematic to remove
Jan
30
comment How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?
I meant the bolt, not the cotter pin. How does the bolt interact with the chain link?
Jan
30
comment How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?
@bcworkz type of chain is not entirely determined yet. loads will be some hundreds of pounds (dynamic). might be metal instead of wood.
Jan
29
comment How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?
The same worry applies with a pin as with a bolt... how does the pin interact with the lower chain link? They will both want to sit in the "bottom" of the chain link the pin goes through, and will be applying significant crushing force to each other.
Jul
12
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Many of the pipes are 4+ feet away from the ceiling.
Jul
11
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
Does the wall surface not supply the necessary bracing?
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
A drop ceiling adds sprinkler re-work cost greater than the current whole budget.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Thanks. I always assume I'm going to use screws for wood construction, and need a reality check when it is time to use nails.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
This sounds like it will leave a gap in the wall all the way to the ceiling above each obstruction? Also, added a photo to the question.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
@Mike Perry I added a photo to the question
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
horizontally along the ceiling and existing walls as well as suspended 1-2 feet away from the ceiling. cross section ranges from 1" circles (electrical conduit) to 1' circles (hvac ducts).
Jul
9
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
What will horizontal stiffeners do that the wall surface won't? If I am adding horizontal stiffeners, does bowing matter?
Jul
9
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
16-20 feet, partitioning rooms inside a warehouse with a grid of concrete columns.
Jul
6
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
Basically building a wood frame around the column? I like this idea.
Jul
6
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
I can put anchors and reasonably sized holes in the columns. I can't do significant structural damage. They do, after all, hold the sky up :)
Jul
5
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
I've seen other solutions that involve wrapping a steel collar or strap around the column. Whatever reason there is for that must be a reason against my solution, right? Also, I'm never comfortable with concrete anchors :(
Oct
27
comment How should I install a hoist given that the walls and ceiling are made of concrete?
It will be a few days or weeks until I get my hands on the thing destined to be hoisted, so I'm waiting until then to commit to a mounting plan, but so far #3 is winning and I'll accept your answer if no one convinces me otherwise by then.
Oct
27
comment Are standard light bulb bases being phased out?
A) You either had a small sample or bad luck. I've been buying CFLs for ten years now as I moved into bigger and better places and some bulbs are still with me after that whole time, while less than a quarter of what I've bought have burned out since then.