Coeurd'Alene, ID, US

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Recent comments

Re: UPDATED: Win a Tool with Our Podcast Brain Teaser

Easy enough, 2 options, using the drill to turn the alt. may be somewhat difficult, the nut on the end of the alt is usally takes a 3/4" socket or 7/8" socket. Chucking that up in a drill could present a problem, but I'll give him possible. The best and quickest way is to use the jumper cables connect to the DC side of the gen and jump start you vehicle. This would take a bit to charge the batt but would work. The possibility of turning a wheel and popping the clutch???? wouldn't work, think how a diff. on a car works, it slips, so one would have to have a solid axle or maybe a posi diff would work, but to use the gen to turn a wheel and engine through the diff and trans, not likely, too much friction. Just a thought.

Re: Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

Nothing really jumps out at me, however my past experience says moisture? Is it possible there is execess moisture on or behind the siding? Facing North can sometimes prevent or cause slow drying time, esp if it is in a wet area. Good luck, keep us posted, ok? jr

Re: California Drywall Patch

funny thing while viewing the show "Ask this Old House" Tom showed this trick and called it the "butterfly patch". Not a new tip and known by many. Sorry jr

Re: Play Fine Homebuilding's Game "The Inspector"

Snap, Crackel, & Pop! Did you find the 6 or did you not? Not too difficult, but a bit of a challenge. What was a small challenge was following the wires, but no diff than in real life. Have you ever encountered this type of a sit, before? I am a bit confused of how he got too many wires in a 2 wire cable. That is not a real life situation, is it? Oh well, it was fun. Thanks guys. jr

Re: Play Fine Homebuilding's Game "The Inspector"

Well well, this was a bit of a stretch, mirror mirror on the wal.... did that confuse anyone else? Somehow it just didn't look right, then wa-la a small line appeared near the ceiling and it came to focus. I got them all--- eventually. By-the-way, just remember if you are using windows sys on your compt. in your "tool" box er bar click on view and scroll down to "zoom" and enlarge the frame. Sometimes it helps to see the little things. I know it helps me. CUL jr

Re: Update: What Should We Call Our House Blog?

Wow-that was intense! I have to agree "On the Level" as the my pick of choice. "Constrution Junction" is a bit corny, "Hammerhead" is not discriptive enough, "Editors Punchlist" doesn't say what the post is about, "Scraps and Peices" well it just doesn't draw me into what I want to read, and "Editors Offcuts" is to much like "Scraps & Peices. "On the Level" indicates precise accurate articals. There you have it jross. by jross :)

Re: Play Fine Homebuilding's Game "The Inspector"

Well I do agree with most of the comments above about the photo, too small, ladder with leg missing, etc, however overall I have found if I focus on the subject and enlarge the photo I can find all the faults. This inspector missed a very intense hazard, the jacket on the ladder, that is a no no @ any jobsite. I esp. liked the 2x4 on the bottom of a 2x6 wall, heh heh, I think that was a no brainer however it took me to the last to find it. I ranked my hightst score on this one, and if I hadn't gotten frustrated and just clicked a couple of things I would have had a better score. Over all it was fun. Thanks guys, keep up the good work.