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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-15-2012, 08:17 AM
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Posted By CoconutPete
That is the approach I have taken with my house. ...

That is the approach I have taken with my house. All the "high draw" stuff is getting new wiring. My kitchen has been completely rewired, the outlets that window A/C units get plugged into have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-13-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,788
Posted By CoconutPete
I think I've arrived at a different decision. ...

I think I've arrived at a different decision.

I have to refinish a piece of the floor in the spring anyway. When I'm doing that I plan on chopping the wires and pulling them both into the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 12-11-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By CoconutPete
Good luck! You'll love the Cedar look. I built...

Good luck! You'll love the Cedar look. I built my first deck out of cedar a few years ago and I love the look.

I wish I had tried Sikkens from the getgo, I have tried 2 diff. stains so far. One...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-11-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By CoconutPete
I need to rewire mine, it has ancient wires just...

I need to rewire mine, it has ancient wires just buried 6" under the ground - no conduit.

I still haven't decided exactly how I'll do mine, but I had everything dug up for other reasons so I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-10-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,788
Posted By CoconutPete
This outlet is in my guestroom, but it's the same...

This outlet is in my guestroom, but it's the same single gang box with one coming in and one going out as well as the outlet, so 3 sets of wires total in the box.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-08-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,788
Posted By CoconutPete
Adding an outlet to a circuit of BX wiring w/ metal boxes?

Looking for options as far as adding an outlet behind my TV.

There is an outlet lower down on the wall where the TV is.
There are currently 6 outlets on this circuit
Wiring is BX with grounding...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-24-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By CoconutPete
Yep - found some of that in my house as well...

Yep - found some of that in my house as well (1930). I literally let out a chuckle and mumbled to myself "Are you what they thought of as a radiant barrier back in the day?"
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,654
Posted By CoconutPete
I don't see any baffles. Was the contractor...

I don't see any baffles. Was the contractor supposed to install them? The slope doesn't look very steep so I'm guessing there's no side attic - do you have soffit vents?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-22-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By CoconutPete
I think I found a way to "MacGyver it". Stay...

I think I found a way to "MacGyver it". Stay tuned....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-18-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By CoconutPete
Thanks. I thought about the spray foam, but...

Thanks. I thought about the spray foam, but decided against it for a couple of reasons, cost being one, but also the fact that I'm not doing the entire attic. If the attic was open and the plaster...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-17-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,955
Posted By CoconutPete
Holy crap! What a difference! I just...

Holy crap! What a difference!

I just covered my "asbestos suspect" tiles w/ a new floor since it was in my den.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-17-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By CoconutPete
How to "push pull or tow" insulation into this space?

I have a Cape Cod from 1930, I'm sure this is not a shocker but it's underinsulated......

Side attic Kneewall has no insulation in it which is on the list.
Side Attic floor / living room ceiling...
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