Last Activity:12-16-2012 7:45 PM
Posted in thread: Adding an outlet to a circuit of BX wiring w/ metal boxes? on 12-15-2012 at 09:17 AM
You'd be wise to have Sparky run completely new grounded wiring all the way from the service
panel to the new boxes. Possibly even consider doing so to more existing circuits, especially
those that ha...
Posted in thread: Adding an outlet to a circuit of BX wiring w/ metal boxes? on 12-13-2012 at 09:44 PM
I think I've arrived at a different decision.I have to refinish a piece of the floor in the
spring anyway. When I'm doing that I plan on chopping the wires and pulling them both into the
basement and ...
Posted in thread: Cedar Deck Staining/finishing Questions (new deck) on 12-11-2012 at 08:43 AM
Good luck! You'll love the Cedar look. I built my first deck out of cedar a few years ago and I
love the look.I wish I had tried Sikkens from the getgo, I have tried 2 diff. stains so far.
One thing t...
Posted in thread: Wiring my garage on 12-11-2012 at 08:25 AM
I need to rewire mine, it has ancient wires just buried 6" under the ground - no conduit.I
still haven't decided exactly how I'll do mine, but I had everything dug up for other reasons
so I buried the...
Posted in thread: Adding an outlet to a circuit of BX wiring w/ metal boxes? on 12-10-2012 at 07:28 PM
This outlet is in my guestroom, but it's the same single gang box with one coming in and one
going out as well as the outlet, so 3 sets of wires total in the box.
Posted in thread: Adding an outlet to a circuit of BX wiring w/ metal boxes? on 12-08-2012 at 08:37 AM
Looking for options as far as adding an outlet behind my TV.There is an outlet lower down on
the wall where the TV is.There are currently 6 outlets on this circuitWiring is BX with
grounding straps in...
Posted in thread: insulating the attic of a 1955 ranch..what is this foil film? on 11-24-2010 at 01:26 PM
Yep - found some of that in my house as well (1930). I literally let out a chuckle and mumbled
to myself "Are you what they thought of as a radiant barrier back in the day?"
Posted in thread: Attic Insulation Baffles? on 11-24-2010 at 01:24 PM
I don't see any baffles. Was the contractor supposed to install them? The slope doesn't look
very steep so I'm guessing there's no side attic - do you have soffit vents?
Posted in thread: How to "push pull or tow" insulation into this space? on 11-22-2010 at 09:49 AM
I think I found a way to "MacGyver it". Stay tuned....
Posted in thread: How to "push pull or tow" insulation into this space? on 11-18-2010 at 07:42 AM
Thanks. I thought about the spray foam, but decided against it for a couple of reasons, cost
being one, but also the fact that I'm not doing the entire attic. If the attic was open and the