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  • Posted in thread: Kitchen Countertops on 10-19-2014 at 04:24 AM
    I've done a couple of total kitchen remodels in houses that I've owned and did everything
    myself....except for the granite counter tops. The reasons being, want sections as
    large as possi...

  • Posted in thread: What should i do about the walls? on 10-18-2014 at 05:03 PM
    Cordwood construction is such a specialized building method, and while I'm not discounting the
    knowledge base here, you're probably better off doing a google search on the topic. There are
    sites speci...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing telecom lines on 10-18-2014 at 04:40 AM
    I wired up my house for Ethernet throughout but, have recently removed it all due to wifi is
    predominant now a days.Actually, the trend now is back to wired. Wireless is great for
    convenience and that...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing telecom lines on 10-16-2014 at 12:50 PM
    If you have access to both ends just do a continuity test on each conductor pair. That will
    tell you if it's bad. When they installed it, it was most likely stapled in place and while you
    may be able ...

  • Posted in thread: Will a thin layer of top soil smother brown grass? on 10-12-2014 at 04:43 AM
    Just rake it in and water it. The grass will always find its' way to the sun. Adding top soil
    isn't going to fix it unless it was just a spot you didn't have lawn before. To get rid of the
    grubs or wh...

  • Posted in thread: High Water Consumption--help me solve a mystery? on 10-11-2014 at 11:10 AM
    Do you have a shut off valve between the meter and your house? If you do, close it so you can
    get a better idea if it's your meter or a water leak outside the house.

  • Posted in thread: How to Bore into a Stud on 10-11-2014 at 06:37 AM
    If you're running power, then I'm with nealtw on this. That stud is from a wall that's at a
    right angle to the one your box is going in. You may also be able to find a shallower box. As
    for the power ...

  • Posted in thread: How to Bore into a Stud on 10-11-2014 at 04:11 AM
    Doesn't look like a "grommet" you're using but a round junction box. Is that an HDMI cable? If
    that's the case you don't even need a j-box, just a shallow frame to mount a wall plate on.

  • Posted in thread: Home Electrical Oddity on 10-08-2014 at 01:47 PM
    Can you explain to the OP and any others reading this how to safely check the voltage and what
    equipment they will need? Just take a volt meter set on the 300 volt scale and read across the
    2 lugs on ...

  • Posted in thread: Home Electrical Oddity on 10-08-2014 at 06:43 AM
    The next time it happens check for voltage coming into the main from the line side. You should
    have 120 volts on each pole. If you don't, it's likely the utility company. If you do have your
    240 volts...