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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-19-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By beachguy005
The do make quad receptacles...here's a link to a...

The do make quad receptacles...here's a link to a Leviton product. You should be able to find them in Lowes or HD.

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/SectionDisplay.jsp?section=42455&minisite=10251
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By beachguy005
How you actually do yours will depend on what you...

How you actually do yours will depend on what you have for framing in place, if anything. Is it just a concrete or block opening, or are there bucks in place that the vents are attached to?
If you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By beachguy005
Actually, a sailboat righting itself is pretty...

Actually, a sailboat righting itself is pretty common. The keel is usually made of lead and depending on its size will be quite a few tons. It acts as a counter balance.
You'll also find the the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By beachguy005
They do make waterproof handheld marine radios...

They do make waterproof handheld marine radios but the issue is usually not being in range.

But I guess the movie would be less dramatic if they had proper working safety equipment.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By beachguy005
In all honesty, when I made mine my intention was...

In all honesty, when I made mine my intention was to tapcon them through the 2x2 sides but I just set them in a bed of construction adhesive, top and bottom, caulked them all around both inside and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-08-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By beachguy005
I made some up a while back. I used stucco...

I made some up a while back. I used stucco diamond mesh. Got 2'x4' sheets and cut it to size with an angle grinder. It has a small diamond pattern and is galvanized. Got it at HD.
Built frames...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By beachguy005
Look here for recommended R values. Your zone is...

Look here for recommended R values. Your zone is up to R60 for an uninsulated and adding up to R38 in an attic with some existing insulation.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-04-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By beachguy005
Get a good quality painters caulk. Technical...

Get a good quality painters caulk.

Technical Bulletin
2400 Boston Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Phone: 410-675-2100 or 800-543-3840
Revised: 10/27/10
DAP

ALEX
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-03-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By beachguy005
I'm wondering what you're trying to accomplish. ...

I'm wondering what you're trying to accomplish. Adding insulation to an unheated space still leaves it an unheated space. Kind of like moving a cooler from inside your house to cold outside,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By beachguy005
A proper survey is the best way to go. When it's...

A proper survey is the best way to go. When it's done you can get the certified copy which shows boundaries and location of buildings relative to those boundaries.
You'll probably upset a neighbor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-01-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 774
Posted By beachguy005
I must of missed where I made the recommendation....

I must of missed where I made the recommendation. Irrespective of your interpretation of my comment, foundation work can be, and is, done safely.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 774
Posted By beachguy005
I think what you need to be looking at first is...

I think what you need to be looking at first is the foundation. Repairing a roof that has a rotting house under it is a waste of time and money.
You should find a good framing contractor and if you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 03-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By beachguy005
I gather that the post and the outside edge of...

I gather that the post and the outside edge of the porch sits on the block foundation. While your pictures don't really show it I wonder if the foundation was built because your "porch" wasn't really...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By beachguy005
You'll probably find that it's just an issue of...

You'll probably find that it's just an issue of how close the bathrooms are to the main exhaust fan(s). Instead of each unit having it's own small exhaust fan motor you'll have trunk stacks with one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-25-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By beachguy005
I think your definition of "waterproof" and the...

I think your definition of "waterproof" and the flooring mfg's definition are not quite the same. Does it mean submersible? Probably not. You're installing vinyl plank which has seams, potential...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By beachguy005
If you're just trying to close up that opening...

If you're just trying to close up that opening between the porch joist and that white just get a couple pieces of aluminum step flashing. Slide one side under the existing siding and tack or just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 03-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 470
Posted By beachguy005
You can also get r30 dimmable compact fluorescent.

You can also get r30 dimmable compact fluorescent.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By beachguy005
Haven't done any construction and I'm in south...

Haven't done any construction and I'm in south Florida so no snow issues.
I've flushed the toilet a few times and it's working ok.
When I saw it happening, the shower was running and when I put my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By beachguy005
Air bubbles in toilet bowl...

Hi folks,
I was taking a shower last night and heard glug, glug, and noticed air bubbles in the toilet bowl, which then drained completely.
Flushed it to fill and it worked fine.
Both the shower...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By beachguy005
While not quite as decorative, Home Depot does...

While not quite as decorative, Home Depot does sell something like it... http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pride-Garden-Products-4-Arm-Hanging-Basket-Tree-5402B-HD/202379558?N=5yc1vZbx5w#specifications
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By beachguy005
You need to find out what the property rights are...

You need to find out what the property rights are for your state. Adverse possession, aka 'squatters rights" varies quite a bit state by state. Fence location is usually governed by local building...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 03-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By beachguy005
I used to live on the MA coast and had a couple...

I used to live on the MA coast and had a couple of tables. The oldest was a 3 foot square, coffee table height. Had it between a couple loungers on my deck. Used as a table and bench.
Left it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-27-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By beachguy005
The vent has a flashing that's under the siding a...

The vent has a flashing that's under the siding a few inches. It's used to nail it to the wall and prevent water from getting in behind it. You would need to remove the siding as it butts up to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-26-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By beachguy005
I would suggest that you call the manufacturer,...

I would suggest that you call the manufacturer, speak to their technical dept., explain what you used their automotive degreaser on, and see if they have any ideas on the best way of removing all of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By beachguy005
I'm curious as to what you mean by "toxic fumes"....

I'm curious as to what you mean by "toxic fumes". What did you use as a cleaner?

You probably won't find a 3 wire cord as they are no longer legal by code. All are now 4 wire.
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