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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-19-2011, 08:30 AM
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Posted By pawned79
I'm complaining, and I'm not trying to use it for...

I'm complaining, and I'm not trying to use it for something I shouldn't. I work in the aerospace and defense industry, and I never see such a mess in a professional environment. I have built a few...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-19-2011, 08:25 AM
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Posted By pawned79
The house I am moving into is a truss, but the...

The house I am moving into is a truss, but the house I am in now has real usable attic space that isn't usable because of data and electrical cables running across the room, on the floor, in the air,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-17-2011, 07:11 PM
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Posted By pawned79
I have been through over a dozen homes under...

I have been through over a dozen homes under construction in the past few weeks, and not one performed any cable management. ALL wires were run "diagonal," that is directly from point A to point B.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-15-2011, 05:06 PM
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Posted By pawned79
*nods* Thank you, Neal.

*nods* Thank you, Neal.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-15-2011, 04:31 PM
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Posted By pawned79
Why is conduit not used?

I just bought a new-build house. Earth will be moved in a few weeks. I've gone through a fair number of homes under construction before, but I am still very green. Something has been really...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-07-2011, 08:50 AM
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Posted By pawned79
A truss company will rewire my attic, or are you...

A truss company will rewire my attic, or are you concerned that the attic space isn't strong enough for storage, and that is why it was never roughed in?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-07-2011, 08:35 AM
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Posted By pawned79
The garage is on the other side, specifically the...

The garage is on the other side, specifically the fuse box and the water heater. Extending the closet would be costly, and the house isn't worth a lot of money. Alternatively, extending the bedroom...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-06-2011, 09:12 AM
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Views: 1,550
Posted By pawned79
The "floor" of the attic is made of 2x8s at 16in...

The "floor" of the attic is made of 2x8s at 16in apart. I am sure it is suitable for storage. I suspect that all the contractors did their job as quickly and cheaply as possible, because whichever...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-06-2011, 09:04 AM
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Posted By pawned79
Charlie, Thank you for your input. Yes, you...

Charlie,

Thank you for your input. Yes, you are right, moving the door or widening it so that it fills the closet would definitely maximize the space. Unfortunately, this closet is in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-05-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By pawned79
Inconvenient Space in a Wall Closet

My house has three wall closets that are 3ft x 10ft. Unfortunately, all of them only have a 4ft opening in the middle, leaving two 3ftsq areas in the corners. Iím imaging adding shelving to these...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-05-2011, 02:22 PM
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Views: 1,550
Posted By pawned79
Disorganized Wiring in Attic

I have two points of egress to my attic space: one in the house proper which contains the HVAC and one over the garage that is large enough to store seasonal items.

The usable area is covered in...
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