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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Today, 05:18 AM
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Posted By bud16415
I didnít mean to say anyone in particular was...

I didnít mean to say anyone in particular was trying to confuse the OP. Most coming here asking questions are not too well versed in what they are trying to accomplish to start with and asking them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Yesterday, 11:11 AM
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Posted By bud16415
Lots of ways to go but until you see the big...

Lots of ways to go but until you see the big picture with this stuff I always think it confuses things to the OP trying to give every option.

Say the light is switched from a wall switch in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Yesterday, 07:01 AM
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Posted By bud16415
Because it’s a bathroom I would be a little more...

Because it’s a bathroom I would be a little more worried about how it’s set up. It also looks like it’s a light with an outlet built in and I’m guessing its going over the sink.

Tell us a little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By bud16415
Well if they are power to a light the switch is...

Well if they are power to a light the switch is on, one will be hot and one not. If the switch is off both won’t have power. That’s when the power comes to the switch first like this one. The box...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By bud16415
Nope look the same to me?

Nope look the same to me?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-18-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By bud16415
Great. Your problem sounds like its partly...

Great. Your problem sounds like its partly structural but it’s mostly economic. Sometimes you have to stand back and see the big picture. If you are living cheap and the place is paid for and the lot...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-18-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By bud16415
Is your mobile home on a basement? Is it in a...

Is your mobile home on a basement? Is it in a park? , with blocks holding it up and skirting around it?

When you say there are sunken places do they feel soft and spongy or are they solid and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-18-2014, 05:41 AM
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Posted By bud16415
Yes you can fall thru. My nephew when first...

Yes you can fall thru. My nephew when first married had a mobile home and he was in the shower and his wife decided to join him and the whole shower pan dropped about 3 feet all at once.

You are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-17-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By bud16415
The can foam comes with a long tube that should...

The can foam comes with a long tube that should fit in that 1/16 gap.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-17-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By bud16415
No problem. I wanted to know myself. I really...

No problem. I wanted to know myself. I really like the look. Finding a match is the icing on the cake.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By bud16415
70097010 These two pics should help. Little...

70097010

These two pics should help. Little hard to provide links from iPhone this morning. The link to the restoration company should be at bottom of the one pic.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-16-2014, 06:38 PM
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Posted By bud16415
Grape farmers around here all have one for posts....

Grape farmers around here all have one for posts.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-16-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By bud16415
If you don't have 4 helpers and are going with...

If you don't have 4 helpers and are going with 5/8 thick rent a lift. I did 25 sheets of half on ceilings last year with an 85 year old helper and wish I had rented a lift. I was going over old lath...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-16-2014, 04:35 PM
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Views: 183
Posted By bud16415
Good point Mako1. I know in the old days the can...

Good point Mako1. I know in the old days the can foam could really exert some force. I haven't noticed it swell so much lately. It will really keep growing though outside the opening and can make a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-16-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By bud16415
I don't know of the fix for that one. I can throw...

I don't know of the fix for that one. I can throw out an untested idea. At least untested for me.

You could mask the area really well and inject something in the crack like foam and let it set up....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-16-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By bud16415
You are correct panels will also provide diagonal...

You are correct panels will also provide diagonal bracing. The problem is most sheets come 4x8 so you have the seams that are weak points in the system. Long pieces of wood or even cables going...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-16-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By bud16415
With the location of the bay below all the load...

With the location of the bay below all the load had to be carried around before for the life of the home on the bottom. At the top any load has to be carried over, around and down thru the outer most...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By bud16415
It’s called a multi branch circuit and is...

It’s called a multi branch circuit and is allowed. The red and black are out of phase so the white wire only sees one load at a time. That’s the logic to it. Neal is correct about the breakers.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By bud16415
If it has a little sway this is the time to fix...

If it has a little sway this is the time to fix that also with some diagonal bracing of some sort in both directions. I would put these on the inside of the poles and your strapping for the skin on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-15-2014, 07:20 AM
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Views: 347
Posted By bud16415
What a view. I’m not an expert but if you feel...

What a view. I’m not an expert but if you feel the posts are doing their job and I don’t see any reason to think they are not. (Did you have any kind of inspection done prior to buying?) if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By bud16415
Age and enthusiasm play a big part in how many...

Age and enthusiasm play a big part in how many holes a person is willing to do with a PHD. There was a time when I would have dug 15 fence posts by hand. Now one mailbox post is pushing the limits. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-15-2014, 07:00 AM
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Views: 178
Posted By bud16415
Last I knew Gabe Kaplan was still alive and...

Last I knew Gabe Kaplan was still alive and playing poker?

Very sad about Robin Williams. He was one of my favorite actors over the last 15 years.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-15-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 972
Posted By bud16415
Reach is good and I do try and think about that...

Reach is good and I do try and think about that when buying screws for decking or where you have a whole bunch of the same situation to deal with. The new deck screws have two different pitches of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-14-2014, 09:01 AM
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Views: 972
Posted By bud16415
I use screws several different ways. Most...

I use screws several different ways. Most everyone just run them in and bury the head and like Neal said if there is a gap between the pieces it will remain. The new deck screws have two different...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By bud16415
Coming into the talk a little late but I have...

Coming into the talk a little late but I have laid some of all the above before and lived with each numerous years after. I’m not an installer just a DIY homeowner like yourself.

Having done full...
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