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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,190
Posted By Dave928
Convert 220v cooktop feed to 110v sub-panel?

my kitchen originally had 2 220v 3-wire feeds (6 GA), one 30A for an oven and a 50a for a counter mounted cooktop. the oven was replaced with a standard kitchen range (cooktop + oven), and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-07-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Dave928
thanks, we figured around october. it's at a...

thanks, we figured around october. it's at a friend's house, his wife wants it gone. gave them some rhodies last year.

how far back can i trim it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-06-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Dave928
trim and move a boxwood

what time of year is best to cut back and transplant a boxwood plant? it's about 2' at the base and 6' at the top, about 3' tall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-03-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,096
Posted By Dave928
hung the drywall and mudded the screws. then...

hung the drywall and mudded the screws. then hung the door on the track and tacked up the door header.

http://www.eskimo.com/~riffraff/images/house/tvroom_FL+pocket.k.jpg

now it's just waiting...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-03-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,096
Posted By Dave928
since the pocket frame was about 4" taller than...

since the pocket frame was about 4" taller than the opening, i had to cut it down. i left the rear frame about .5" long so that it would lock into the header rails
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-03-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,096
Posted By Dave928
so here's the steps i did for installing this: ...

so here's the steps i did for installing this:

had to cut the carpet out down to the slab. the new carpet and pad was installed over the original carpet, which was glued to the concrete.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By Dave928
that's the funny thing, the bits are fine, they...

that's the funny thing, the bits are fine, they just stopped.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By Dave928
it did it. 5 tries later. it wasn't the drill...

it did it. 5 tries later. it wasn't the drill or the bits. must be a lot of rock in the slab. in clean concrete it did fine, even with the bits i thought were shot.

thanks for the input. now...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-26-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By Dave928
:) yes, correct direction.

:) yes, correct direction.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-26-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By Dave928
the first one was. then 2 other versions from...

the first one was. then 2 other versions from different stores. they are for the 3/16 tapcon screws.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-25-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By Dave928
cool, thanks. a friend has a rotary hammer, i'll...

cool, thanks. a friend has a rotary hammer, i'll see if he can drop by.

it's even worse than that. it's a 5/32 hole, not 5/16. i typo'd.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-25-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,233
Posted By Dave928
weak hammer drill, bad bits, or ?

i'm trying to drill 2 2" deep 5/16" hole into my concrete slab. i've already gone thru 4 masonry bits and the hole is only about 1/4" deep. i get a little bit of concrete dust and then nothing. it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-21-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,096
Posted By Dave928
removed the carpet down to the concrete. ...

removed the carpet down to the concrete.
reinstalled the side jambs to get the spacing i needed.

here's the progress so far:

http://www.eskimo.com/~riffraff/images/house/tvroom_FL+pocket01.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-09-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,096
Posted By Dave928
thanks. yep, the trim and jambs are already...

thanks.

yep, the trim and jambs are already gone, that's just an old pic.

basically i just wanted a confirmation that the pocket door would still work ok if it was shorter...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-09-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 17,096
Posted By Dave928
Pocket Door install in existing opening

i have a 2 door wide closet door opening (was 2 bi-folds) that i would like to install a pocket door into to regain some wall.

this is the existing opening (73 1/2" W x 80 3/4" H rough opening):...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,104
Posted By Dave928
thanks guys.

thanks guys.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-05-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,104
Posted By Dave928
it's a column, a post, not a beam. it's...

it's a column, a post, not a beam. it's vertical, not horizontal...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-05-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,104
Posted By Dave928
replace wood column with steel column?

i have a 24'x24' garage with a 6"x6" wood column right in the middle supporting a beam that crosses the garage. the beam is 3 2x12's laminated together (supports the upstairs wall).

the wood...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-10-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,623
Posted By Dave928
SolaTubes have a special piece of tube that holds...

SolaTubes have a special piece of tube that holds a light bulb.

re-route the closet light wires and drop a wire for the switch. then when you turn on the light, it still comes from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-06-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,812
Posted By Dave928
great idea. that would look sweet held up with a...

great idea. that would look sweet held up with a few upholstery tacks. and you'd get the light reflected back down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-04-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,812
Posted By Dave928
yep, kitchen has a drop ceiling with the recessed...

yep, kitchen has a drop ceiling with the recessed box back up to the joist level.

i've considered crown molding with a rope light lying in it with maybe a Solatube in the center.

track...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-09-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,942
Posted By Dave928
more than likely you would crimp a solid terminal...

more than likely you would crimp a solid terminal onto the end of the wire then push it into the block.

unless it just has a screw you tighten onto the wire end...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-09-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,942
Posted By Dave928
since i work in aerospace, i really HATE wire...

since i work in aerospace, i really HATE wire nuts. very low-tech and they're garbage. wires twisted together is not a solid connection. to me, they're a fire just waiting to happen. moisture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-06-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,829
Posted By Dave928
i'll triple check and press on... thanks.

i'll triple check and press on...

thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-05-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,829
Posted By Dave928
why would both the red and the black come from...

why would both the red and the black come from the breaker panel if they're connected to each other at the outlet? they are connected, the little tab is not broken out...
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