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  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: How can I wire in a new light fixture? on 08-02-2015 at 09:58 PM
    Its not clear but I sense you are replacing the single pole switch on the right. Your dimmer
    has the ability to be used on s 3-way but if you are going 2-way, you would connect the black
    and solid red...

  • Posted in thread: Bathroom window in shower on 07-28-2015 at 11:31 AM
    A vertical casement window in a shower stall?? HUH?? Bad idea. Should be higher and a
    horizontal orientation, e.g., awning window. This will be a perpetual maintenance nightmare.
    Bite the bullet and d...

  • Posted in thread: HELP! - new wiring for garage on 07-28-2015 at 11:24 AM
    Oh boy .... so many issues. I will tackle the undergrounding and let my buddies chime in on the
    rest. Needless to say, you have capacity issues and the need for grounding. But, if you want to
    run a li...

  • Posted in thread: Lvl question on 07-19-2015 at 03:15 PM
    Nails are not the method. You should use alternating thru bolts (1/2"), 24" o.c., meaning you
    stagger the placement up and down to minimize the separation potential in the fibers. I would
    certainly us...

  • Posted in thread: Bath Vent Fan... Electrician or Handyman? on 07-14-2015 at 07:46 PM
    This is too small for an electrician. Handymen do this kind of thing routinely. Just make sure
    you vent to the outside, not dump moist air into a cold attic.

  • Posted in thread: Draining Water Heater - Minimal Clearance at drain on 07-02-2015 at 02:20 PM
    Have you considered simply turning the hose bib 180 degrees to make it accessible to your drain
    hose? Just put your wrench to it and turn it clockwise.:D

  • Posted in thread: Shower drainpipe.... on 07-01-2015 at 08:48 AM
    Frodo is right. A custom mud pan will allow you to keep the drain where it is. If he wants to
    rip up the floor to move the drain and THEN put in a custom drain, what is the point? Unless
    the placement...

  • Posted in thread: Shower drainpipe.... on 06-30-2015 at 10:17 PM
    Yo Tony! You can stay with 1 1/2" and nobody will put you in jail .... this is a small rehab.
    If you were doing a major re-do that required permits you would have to bring it up to code.

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions for hidden fasteners for deck? on 06-28-2015 at 05:42 PM
    My experience is with South American hardwoods .... mageras, ipe ... our preference is a hidden
    clip called Tiger Claw. Uses trim screws which are thin and easy to drive. Self-spacing clips,

  • Posted in thread: is this slight toilet reloaction as easy as it seems? on 06-28-2015 at 05:35 PM
    Hard to tell but the sweep from your toilet looks tight. The smoother the transition, the less
    obstruction, the faster the water flow.If possible, I choose long sweeps .... since you have
    access, why ...

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