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  • Home repair, bicycling, kayaking
  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: gfi arc on 10-23-2014 at 09:30 PM
    Be careful when replacing it. Make sure you match the LINE connectors and the LOAD connectors.
    This is a simple task.Turn off the breaker to that circuit.Remove the old GFCI, making sure you
    identify ...

  • Posted in thread: Help Filling Large Hole in Foundation on 10-23-2014 at 09:24 PM
    What was the stud doing (except rotting)? Did it support something? Does it need replacing??
    Once that issue is clear, we can advise you about what to do ... because filling the hole is
    easy. :D

  • Posted in thread: Where do I need a GFI in my kitchen? on 10-23-2014 at 09:21 PM
    One more GFCI item that IS important to share ... Pay VERY CLOSE attention to the labeling on
    the backside of the GFCI as to where the LINE and LOAD connections need to be made.Older GFCIs
    have the LI...

  • Posted in thread: Where do I need a GFI in my kitchen? on 10-22-2014 at 08:48 PM
    Maybe we can sort this out ...1. Simply, the GFCI will trip if you are receiving a shock. It is
    a spring loaded device which senses a dangerous load situation and acts faster than you can
    move.2. A ty...

  • Posted in thread: Relocating Interior Bedroom Wall on 10-20-2014 at 08:36 PM
    Your bottom plate fastener (2x4 on the bottom of the wall) must be no less than 1" of concrete
    penetration. A powder actuate nail driver is fast and very strong because it includes a big
    fender washer...

  • Posted in thread: Help? I got pictures! on 10-19-2014 at 07:58 AM
    That bleeder fitting has been leaking for quite a while based on the marks on the pipes. Does
    it turn or is it frozen in place? If it was new, you could turn it to seal it. Otherwise, I
    would take you...

  • Posted in thread: Just an introduction on 10-15-2014 at 08:15 PM
    JClark you are precisely in the right place. Let fly with your questions and provide pictures
    ... Lots of nice guys here with great attitudes ... Some will lie convincingly but usually get
    caught. :DS...

  • Posted in thread: deck support on 10-14-2014 at 09:22 PM
    By doubling the 2x10s you will fill the space for the 4x4 ... However, make sure you have
    properly sistered the 2x10s together so they act as a single beam. Remember to crown the wood
    with the crown U...

  • Posted in thread: How to Bore into a Stud on 10-11-2014 at 08:17 PM
    Your best solution is to relocate the position of your new box. Go around the wood, don't force
    the situation. In situations like this, I have taken to using Forstner bits instead of spade
    bits. The t...

  • Posted in thread: Sagging Floor..... on 10-05-2014 at 09:03 AM
    Mystery house? No wall damage anywhere? No ceiling cracking? Odd.Not sure your 3/8"
    underlayment is the best approach. I'd like some input from others but a self-leveling cement
    would fill the "puddle...

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