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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By gottodo1
When working in a buddy's house he was having...

When working in a buddy's house he was having issues with a light fixture that was going bad. When we opened up the box we were surprised to find a very new looking ground wire in a box that looked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-20-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By gottodo1
Wuzzat, The bad news is that reality...

Wuzzat,
The bad news is that reality doesn't always pierce the veil of self deception in a timely manner.

Jungle,
I try my best to AVOID dealing with those people, on a one on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By gottodo1
Ya, I already bought it last night going to pick...

Ya, I already bought it last night going to pick it up today. I put in a really fancy box with an expanding pole and cleats that anchor into the wood along with feet that hold it the right distance...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 938
Posted By gottodo1
Hey, can we get some pictures of the whole thing...

Hey, can we get some pictures of the whole thing completed? Any update on leak/smells, of the mold variety that is.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By gottodo1
Ceiling Fan Wobble

Silly question probably but, I have a ceiling fan that was up and running 7 or 8 months ago that was working just fine with only one balancing weight. I have since stored it then moved it to a new...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By gottodo1
Nothing like Family to help set things on fire, I...

Nothing like Family to help set things on fire, I mean help with electrical work :D! I think you're in good shape though. I think your list has gotten bigger since the last posting, it's funny how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By gottodo1
The costs ARE high compared to doing it yourself...

The costs ARE high compared to doing it yourself but when you consider his costs they're really not that bad, they're just not DIY costs. . All of those are fairly easy and there's TONs of threads...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By gottodo1
Wuzzat, I would say that cutting wires ALWAYS...

Wuzzat, I would say that cutting wires ALWAYS reduces current, unless you think literally in which case it simply always redirects it. In this instance it's just a matter of perspective. The side on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By gottodo1
Don't hire one, do it yourself... That's the only...

Don't hire one, do it yourself... That's the only advice I can give, but I am an EE so I suppose I'm biased. <-- Punny right?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By gottodo1
I'm sure he switches the main off... Works first...

I'm sure he switches the main off... Works first time every time 60% of the time.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By gottodo1
It's nice to see that old stuff, so practical and...

It's nice to see that old stuff, so practical and do it all yourself, not go out to the store and buy from China.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By gottodo1
SO, about this tension thing :) I got the DW788...

SO, about this tension thing :) I got the DW788 and I really like it, blade change seems easy, really really quiet seems great except the stand is a bit too high (I'll be fixing that soon). The guy...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By gottodo1
Hurm I've got a line on the DW788 for a good deal...

Hurm I've got a line on the DW788 for a good deal on craigslist so I think I'll be picking that up. Thanks everyone for the help. If I didn't have this readily available I'd probably get the HF junk...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By gottodo1
Wuz, that's the problem I don't actually know...

Wuz, that's the problem I don't actually know what's important for a scroll saw. I've only used them for PWD cars before and well there's not much to that so I'm looking to teach myself a new skill...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By gottodo1
Best Scroll Saw

Hi,
I'm a novice when it comes to scroll saws but I'd like to make some new gingerbread for my screen door. I've been looking and looking and I've come down to a few ideas. Anyone...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,400
Posted By gottodo1
Wuzzat, I'm sure there's information about an...

Wuzzat, I'm sure there's information about an Arc. Do you know what AFCI's are certified against, is it an ANSI, ISO etc etc standard? I can find out what the criteria are or at least how they test...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By gottodo1
OHHHHH that sounds FANTASTIC! Most people in this...

OHHHHH that sounds FANTASTIC! Most people in this block have just built a 2nd 2-story garage with lifts for engines and such. I'd never though about that for attaching the 3rd stall... That sure is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By gottodo1
Neal, I had 3 quotes done and the price for...

Neal, I had 3 quotes done and the price for cement was $62/... in AZ it was $48/ 2yrs back so I think that's where alot of the cost is at. There's alot of soil that would need to be brought in since...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By gottodo1
Neal, For me it's the peace of mind knowing...

Neal,
For me it's the peace of mind knowing it's done right or knowing what I did wrong :D versus the unknown of what the last idiot did that's really valuable. The increased value of the home...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-13-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By gottodo1
CMV, I'll consider it, I figured that was...

CMV,
I'll consider it, I figured that was about what you'd say for cutting holes but I was hoping for something different. I've already isolated the circuit and checked all the nearby locations...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By gottodo1
... I hope to pass on before it corrodes the...

... I hope to pass on before it corrodes the copper enough to need rework...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By gottodo1
All, How do I determine how the crazy previous...

All, How do I determine how the crazy previous owner ran this wire? I've opened up all adjacent rooms light switches & light covers and disconnected all but the main branch and it's still energized....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-12-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By gottodo1
Wuzz, I updated my signature to reflect Feb 1st's...

Wuzz, I updated my signature to reflect Feb 1st's total. Notice the slope decreased significantly. I think I've actually got everything I need to finish everything except texturing the walls in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By gottodo1
What to do with open circuit

Hi Guys,
So I just ran two new circuits for a bathroom downstairs. I'm now left with a live wire that's connected to all the lighting in the basement. The wire sticks out of a hole through a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By gottodo1
Thanks guys. All my plumbing for the new bathroom...

Thanks guys. All my plumbing for the new bathroom downstairs is done!!! My road may soon be done... atleast inside the house.
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