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    ABOUT ME

  • Reired in 2009. Been doing DIY renovations-some of them major-for 40 years. Proudest of my 2008 bathroom makeover (See it by going to YouTube and searching for Long Road to a Tuscan Bathroom).
  • Motorcycle touring (see my blog at www.latelifebiker.com), DIY renovations.
  • Retired from CNN in 2009.
  • Paul Reece
  • Male
  • Currently (Feb. 2014) in a complete kitchen makeover: moving windows, doors, plumbing, electric... new lighting... redesigned and expanded layout of all new cabinets... new underlayment and finished floor.
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia

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  • Posted in thread: Installing separate toe kick pedestals under tall kitchen cabinets on 03-23-2014 at 09:59 PM
    Among the replacement kitchen cabinets we ordered from Thomasville are two tall (92") storage
    units. They're 12" deep and 36" wide, to be used as shallow pantries. The cabinets ship with
    separate pede...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity??? on 03-14-2014 at 09:41 AM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD-RdBAFbzgThanks for the link, bud. I'm sure there's something
    in that video you wanted me to see, but I watched the whole thing and just got confused.Maybe I
    should c...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity??? on 03-13-2014 at 06:37 PM
    "Can I put the HVAC duct and vent in the same cavity with the DINING ROOM outlet box." No.Also,
    you can not install a cabinet over an electrical circuit such as a box where the outlet has
    been removed...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC duct and Outlet box in same wall cavity??? on 03-13-2014 at 06:20 PM
    For a kitchen renovation I have to relocate both an existing HVAC wall vent and an existing
    110v duplex outlet. The cabinet that I plan to install on that wall will cover both existing
    items.It's not ...

  • Posted in thread: There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???) on 03-07-2014 at 11:58 AM
    The other SIDE of the box is not what you want. The legs in a breaker panel are split down each
    side. They alternate down both sides.Many thanks, Joe. I will give this situation some thorough
    study an...

  • Posted in thread: There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???) on 03-06-2014 at 04:27 PM
    Bud, you are my Hero of the Month--maybe of the YEAR. You've helped me find and correct a
    serious electrical situation.The PDF document you recommended gave a clear and lucid
    explanation of exactly th...

  • Posted in thread: There are 3-conductor cables in my breaker box (???) on 03-06-2014 at 02:05 PM
    UPDATE: If you find yourself gleaning information from this thread, then BE SURE TO READ THE
    ENTIRE LIST OF POSTINGS. The information here evolves as members add to the detail of the
    situation. I am q...

  • Posted in thread: 7/16" subfloor in my house?!?!? on 03-02-2014 at 06:31 PM
    But, Neal, would an inspector allow the builder to get away with 3/4" particle board over the
    7/16" plywood in the 80% of the house that would get carpeting?This is the third house I've
    owned in this ...

  • Posted in thread: 7/16" subfloor in my house?!?!? on 03-01-2014 at 11:12 AM
    Why would the builder of my recently purchased, early '80s house put down 7/16" plywood over
    the floor joists, then build the partition walls on top of it, and THEN put down 3/4" plywood
    as underlayme...

  • Posted in thread: Using SECURE SET foam on posts on 09-22-2011 at 03:38 PM
    After some research I decided to bed my 6 X 6 deck posts in a product from GRA Services called
    Secure Set. It's a high-density expanding foam, and they use it out west to install utility and
    power pol...

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