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  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: Hello from Dallas! on 08-21-2015 at 03:02 PM
    Great group here with centuries of experience (well, the old guys do). Ask questions, provide
    pics, give "Like" as a thank you ..... You can solve just about any problem.

  • Posted in thread: Cheater vent question on 08-20-2015 at 08:48 AM
    Yes, you are correct that not every jurisdiction allows AAVs. As always, it is appropriate to
    check local codes. However, where they are allowed, they can be very useful

  • Posted in thread: Cheater vent question on 08-19-2015 at 07:23 PM
    No. The purpose of the Air Admittance Valve (AAV) is to provide "air behind water" so drains
    can operate properly. In many cases, a new roof penetration is not practical, so AAVs are
    allowed by code.H...

  • Posted in thread: Protecting framing below grade on 08-19-2015 at 07:05 PM
    This should be a permanent fix this time. So, I like Neal's approach and would like another
    add-on ... If you can cut the slab back about 6", you can dig deeper to carry the peel and
    stick lower. This...

  • Posted in thread: Stucco on 08-19-2015 at 09:41 AM
    Yes, the trim is exposed. The foundation will be visible. You will have a step there. BTW, the
    same applies to the area below the weep screed. It needs to be clear. Go look at stucco jobs in
    your neig...

  • Posted in thread: Cable TV Disconnected / How To Find A Local Channel ?? on 08-18-2015 at 09:12 PM
    If you get a good HD TV antennae, you can get local channels on your modern TV. The better the
    antennae, the greater range and picture quality.

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking right now? on 08-12-2015 at 10:52 PM
    Captain Jack Morgan and coke after a long day pulling CAT 5e and electrical

  • 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...

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