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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-10-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Fireguy5674
Yes the things the uniformed do to electrical...

Yes the things the uniformed do to electrical circuits is amazing. As I said as a fireman I got to tear open things when there was a problem and see what had been done providing the building was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By Fireguy5674
OK I am going to play devils advocate here and...

OK I am going to play devils advocate here and ask a question I know will be controversial. I do not have access to an NEC code book so I can't look at the code language, but I agree that a 20 amp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 636
Posted By Fireguy5674
Our local rental place has about the same setup...

Our local rental place has about the same setup made by Toro. I have never used one but they have several attachments, are compact and look easy to operate.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-21-2014, 01:25 PM
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Views: 87,834
Posted By Fireguy5674
Acme...........

Acme...........
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Fireguy5674
Shower bases are like most things. Too cheap is...

Shower bases are like most things. Too cheap is probably not the way to go, but you won't necessarily need the very top end either. The lower end ones are usually all plastic, not very rigid and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-20-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Fireguy5674
OK, First you need to find a shower base that you...

OK, First you need to find a shower base that you like and get it there so you can adapt your drain plumbing to work with it. Even if you want a plumber to do that job he will likely want the shower...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Fireguy5674
Sorry was not trying to confuse the issue. Guess...

Sorry was not trying to confuse the issue. Guess I was trying to address Wuzzat's question as well.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Fireguy5674
I'd agree with Neal. Looks like lightweight...

I'd agree with Neal. Looks like lightweight concrete. Often used on upper floors in place of double 5/8 sheetrock on the ceiling below to reduce fire spread.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Fireguy5674
A lot depends on exactly what you want and your...

A lot depends on exactly what you want and your comfort level and abilities when doing projects. Are you wanting a tile floor in the shower or you thinking about buying a shower base and having tile...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Fireguy5674
I am going to assume (and you know what they say...

I am going to assume (and you know what they say about assuming) that there are no GCFI's in this bathroom from the age of the original wiring. I am also going to assume there is no bare ground...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-16-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Fireguy5674
paper.......

paper.......
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Fireguy5674
You know what they say: "Old and crafty will...

You know what they say: "Old and crafty will defeat young and strong every time." or the ever popular "Work smarter not harder."

It took me a long time to learn these truths.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Fireguy5674
This stuff has no ground wire at all. There are...

This stuff has no ground wire at all. There are lots of places around here where there are plastic insulated wires with no grounds. When did the code start requiring grounds? I helped my Dad wire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-15-2014, 07:12 AM
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Views: 87,834
Posted By Fireguy5674
Jellystone Picnic baskets full of...

Jellystone

Picnic baskets full of goodies!!!!!!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 08-14-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Fireguy5674
Latte........

Latte........
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Fireguy5674
Ok I finished the project yesterday. :clap: ...

Ok I finished the project yesterday. :clap: Great suggestions from everyone by the way. Thanks. I was able to get the knockout out of the side of the octagon box in the bottom of the soffit. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Fireguy5674
I thought about surface mount wire races, but the...

I thought about surface mount wire races, but the window trim above the sink extends from the upper cabinet on one side to the cabinet on the other side. I would have to run wire race down the trim...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Fireguy5674
The problem is there are four wires coming and...

The problem is there are four wires coming and going in the box where the fixture was mounted. They are all tied together. I can try separating them to find the source wire, but I am not sure they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Fireguy5674
Always Searching for Something

I have a wiring dilemma. I have a friend who redid most of his kitchen and now he asks for wiring help. There is a light above the sink which formerly had a pull chain on it. The new fixture they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-06-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Fireguy5674
Thanks guys. This confirms what I thought. No...

Thanks guys. This confirms what I thought. No way to mix the domestic water and the heating system together without cross contamination. I also did a little more digging and found that this heater...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Fireguy5674
Using Tankless water heater for floor heat?

I have run into a strange one. Long story short the neighbor has offered to pay me to finish a job someone else started and bailed out on. It amounts to finishing out a bathroom and office in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Fireguy5674
I would agree that there is water pressure...

I would agree that there is water pressure pushing the paint away from the block. maybe you need to look further to find your problem. Is there enough slope away from your foundation to keep the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Fireguy5674
If you are only needing to go 15' to be able to...

If you are only needing to go 15' to be able to supply the new area, to me it is a no brainer. Set a small 100 amp sub in the garage, run plugs to where you need them and be done. By the time you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-28-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Fireguy5674
I guess I don't understand your hesitation. What...

I guess I don't understand your hesitation. What do you see as the advantage in waiting as opposed to doing it now? After 4 years the wood is as dry as it is going to get.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-25-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By Fireguy5674
Today the windows are open and the breeze blowing...

Today the windows are open and the breeze blowing through. After a couple of weeks in the 90's with 70% humidity it is wonderful. AND the electric meter is not spinning at a insane speed!!!!!!!
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