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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-03-2010, 03:26 PM
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Views: 1,896
Posted By ISUzj
well I just had the panel upgraded.. I have a...

well I just had the panel upgraded.. I have a 1300 sq ft house and it it 100amp main breaker.

I have a 20 space breaker box and 6 are open right now. I am going to do a leg off for the garage,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By ISUzj
so, I have a general question steming from this:...

so, I have a general question steming from this: My kitchen is on one end of the house... and literally my breaker box is clear on the other side.... can I run a heavier gauge wire across and do a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-29-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,552
Posted By ISUzj
yeah thats what I plan on, unless there is a...

yeah thats what I plan on, unless there is a better method out there...

maybe JB weld or two sided duct tape... he he he:banana:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-28-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By ISUzj
so its a 50/50 shot... it looks professional, I...

so its a 50/50 shot... it looks professional, I think we will try to take 1 panel off at a time and throw some 3 mil over it to keep it there.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-28-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ISUzj
its polished nickle finish, and it really doesn't...

its polished nickle finish, and it really doesn't feel like brass at all and def not plastic. I guess sorrry, I am talking about the shower head arm that goes into the wall. I should have been more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-27-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ISUzj
Shower head, Dielectric union

I am just about done with the bathroom, I have a Price Fister shower head, can i teflon tape it in and just go to a copper fitting or should I use brass. I know the shower head is not galv pipe, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,552
Posted By ISUzj
Forgot Vapor barrier

So, I feel like a bonehead, threw all of the cement board up in the bathroom last night, but forgot to put a vapor barrier behind it.

Does Redgaurdwork as a good moisture barrier, or do I ahve to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 10-26-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By ISUzj
taking off plaster/ drywall without losing insulation

So in our home, we have a set of walls that I will need to do some rewiring in, and it seems that we will need to take a portion of the wall out (lower). These are walls that have the cellulose...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-26-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
Ya it made it sooooo easy, and the way that I did...

Ya it made it sooooo easy, and the way that I did it was it was a 5" frame and it was really handy when we decided to put the flush side of the window in the bathroom and the 1" lip outside....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-25-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By ISUzj
What brand of fan is it? And are you trying to...

What brand of fan is it? And are you trying to upgrade the fan to a bigger CFM or just rip it out and replace it?

They make upgrade kits for many types of fans where all you do is swap motors, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-25-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
So did the project over the weekend. and I...

So did the project over the weekend. and I actually was pretty impressed with how easy it was, me and a friend built a frame from good 1x5's and then proceeded to place the glass blocks in with the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-22-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By ISUzj
well I have heard both for kitchen outlets, we...

well I have heard both for kitchen outlets, we will have 3 outlets so 20 might be okay....I am going to check local codes, see if there is anything on that.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-21-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By ISUzj
K, well i was told you can get by putting them on...

K, well i was told you can get by putting them on one..(dishwasher and disposal)

Do the Amps seem right?

well, I guess I am going to have to start "mapping out" where I am running all of these...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By ISUzj
Kitchen Wiring,

SO I found out that my 70 yr old Kitchen is all on one 30amp breaker... whoo hoo!!!! :eek:

this is what I have figured I need:

20 amp Microwave
15 amp 3 GFCI's
50 amp Oven
15 amp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-20-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By ISUzj
that is all really good news thanks. I am going...

that is all really good news thanks. I am going to run a wire from the basment, do I split it and go one to the outlet and one to the switch? or run the outlet in line with the switch so everything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-20-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,757
Posted By ISUzj
Bedroom Circuts and home rewire

So, after the electrican came and replaced my old 100amp pushmatic box with 12 breakers, with a 20 space box (wish it was 30) I am told/ knew that the wiring in my house (1939) was done completey...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-19-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
toothpaste...huh? would you know what kind, I...

toothpaste...huh? would you know what kind, I think i want to try this.. then use like a automotive buffer to polish it out?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-19-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
One thing to note... your in Cali, I am in Iowa,...

One thing to note... your in Cali, I am in Iowa, trends don't change as quick out here. As well as ppl aren't buying houses left and right and "updating" and then selling..

Thanks for the thoughts...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-19-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By ISUzj
With the need in our city to pull a permit to do...

With the need in our city to pull a permit to do major electrical changes. I may just try to see if I can feed some 12 gauge single wire throguout most of the house and ground the outlets that way,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-19-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
ok, so I found the strips and caulk at Menards,...

ok, so I found the strips and caulk at Menards, Home depot used to carry them I was told but does not anymore.

All it takes is some plastic spacers, a couple of moisture resistant screws and a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-18-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
also on a side note, is there a good way to...

also on a side note, is there a good way to polish older glass blocks, we have the blocks already and they are in some need of cleaning.

I was thinking 3m rubbing compound and a buffer.. would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-17-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By ISUzj
well, I can't help the OP out much, I am looking...

well, I can't help the OP out much, I am looking for the same, I am going to install a 3 x 3 window in the bathroom above shower height to let natural light in. Does anyone know if those plastic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-17-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By ISUzj
How are old tubs held in??

I have a tub in our bathroom, 1940-1960's that is about 3/4" off center, if I leave it where it sets, I will have to space one side of the tile out into the tub area and the shower head side can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-15-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,565
Posted By ISUzj
What if there is a wall b/t 2 rooms its on the...

What if there is a wall b/t 2 rooms its on the Main floor( of a single story) and there is no wall or double bean or anything of support; below it in the basement? is that a good sign it is not load...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-15-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,367
Posted By ISUzj
diggin up an old thread, but these are great...

diggin up an old thread, but these are great resources...

My and my Wife bought a fixer-upper and are trying to remain as material neutral as we can.

tough when we have to buy new, but the...
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