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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-09-2013, 07:21 PM
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Posted By garlandkr
So I used a multi-tool to cut out the hardwood...

So I used a multi-tool to cut out the hardwood and replace it with a new piece. There is an 1/8" gap on the right side where you can see the stud. Any recommendations for a filler to use, or should I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-31-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By garlandkr
that's another good idea. if i get the pieces...

that's another good idea. if i get the pieces flush what kind of taping should I do to remove any lines?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-31-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By garlandkr
Hardwood sheets on studs.

I put in-wall speakers into a small room which has hardwood (masonite) panels mounted on studs. Obviously not ideal, but cheap and it was not my work.

Now I need to replace the panels as I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-09-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By garlandkr
Thanks for the replies everyone. This is an...

Thanks for the replies everyone.

This is an old house and I'm using existing wiring, the diagram was roughed out as a plan of action.

Everything is working now. I had mixed up the black and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-08-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By garlandkr
Can I 3way cfls in series?

I have this diagram I'm following, but the problem is that the lights flicker and if I remove one of them the others go out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-10-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By garlandkr
Front door threshold raise?

There is a 1/2" gap between the bottom of the door and the threshold, was thinking about putting 1/2" block of maple or something under the threshold to raise it up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 11-11-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By garlandkr
Makita Impact and Driver for $129

ok, i'm not here to spam, but i bought this impact wrench a few months ago to help with taking off the wheels and such and it's worked nicely. i paid about 250 for the impact alone, and now they have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-07-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,000
Posted By garlandkr
Fix dented wood floor

So my 6yo kicked my wife's laptop off the bed last night and t caused a nice ding in the wood flooring. This is not laminate/engineered flooring but the real deal.

Are there options for a wood...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-30-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By garlandkr
looks like im in a pickle now, the hot knob broke...

looks like im in a pickle now, the hot knob broke and sliced open my wifes finger in the process. thanks to the storm and 12 inches of snow looks like ill have to hold off on this repair until we get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-28-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,010
Posted By garlandkr
right, it probably wont be enough. i don't know...

right, it probably wont be enough. i don't know the exact wattage of the heating element in the ceiling, i'll get up in the attic to check the label. i have checked the entire run of cable and it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-26-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,748
Posted By garlandkr
was keeping up with breaking bad, what an amazing...

was keeping up with breaking bad, what an amazing ending, classic.

currently watching a few shows: Sliders, Walking Dead, New Girl
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-26-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By garlandkr
this all sounds quite nasty. now i'm not...

this all sounds quite nasty.

now i'm not sure I should even attempt taking apart one of the valves.

It is leaking quite heavily - a good 1/8" stream from the hot water which is quite a waste. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-26-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,010
Posted By garlandkr
[quote=donmorgan;62554]NO... do not up the...

[quote=donmorgan;62554]NO... do not up the breaker size. The breaker has to match the ampacity of the wire gauge it is attached to. A 15 amp breaker protects a #14 gauge wire. You will have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,010
Posted By garlandkr
Upgrade 15amp to 30amp breaker

Currently I have two 15amp breakers that trip quite often.

Scenario 1:

Heating element in ceiling of bathroom is on, wife uses hair dryer - breaker trips. In my panel this is circuit #16 with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-25-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By garlandkr
Yes. The hot water handle for the shower leaks...

Yes. The hot water handle for the shower leaks like crazy so I'm going to take it apart and put some new o-rings in it. Once I have it apart I could determine what size to get but I'd like to get an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-25-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By garlandkr
Trouble identifying American Standard knobs

I've attached a picture of the drain knob, this is a 5 piece set with hot/cold for shower and tub.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-25-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By garlandkr
so could you shed a bit of light on this subject...

so could you shed a bit of light on this subject of limitations.

as I understand it right now, the only limit is per breaker.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-24-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By garlandkr
Yes, the panel is new. I can't tell, its...

Yes, the panel is new.

I can't tell, its larger than a 2,2,2,4 but there are no markings on it.

I'm going to stick with the 100A sub-panel.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-24-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By garlandkr
I had a feeling that was the case. As I was...

I had a feeling that was the case. As I was typing up the message I thought to myself, the limit of amperage is per breaker which has nothing to do with the panel itself. Thanks for the confirmation.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-23-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By garlandkr
I agree, I just need to know what mine are. ...

I agree, I just need to know what mine are.

It's going to be used to put some lights in the garage, a door opener and will be used with tools such as a circular saw/jigsaw/etc. Eventually I'll get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By garlandkr
200A Load Center - Max Load?

I have a SquareD Homeline HOM3040M200TC (30 circuits, 10 tandems, 40 total). I'd like to install a 100A sub-panel in my garage which currently has no power, I'll be running the line myself from the...
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