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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By matt_vo
Thanks guys. So yea, I checked the distribution...

Thanks guys.
So yea, I checked the distribution panel where the main is split and no breakers there. So 150A it is.

I got a quote for an oil to electric furnace conversion where they said I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-30-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By matt_vo
Split 200 amp service entrance

Hi all,
I'm an owner of a duplex and have a service entrance of 200 amp. It is split into two to service my tenant's and my floor. The upper floor has a 100 amp main breaker, but I have a 150 amp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-04-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By matt_vo
Thanks for the replies guys, I also forgot to...

Thanks for the replies guys,
I also forgot to mention that the previous owners ran a line through the garage for some exterior receptacles. So I'll use that circuit to add lighting.
I ended up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By matt_vo
Hey, Thanks for the suggestion and pictures,...

Hey,
Thanks for the suggestion and pictures, but I think installing a smaller subpanel is more than what I need. It would cost more and take more time to install. All I need are a couple of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-25-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By matt_vo
Wiring workshop

Hi all,
Was wondering if this is possible/permitted.
I'd like to wire my garage to power some woodworking tools and add receptacles. I'd like to have a couple 20 Amp 110V receptacles, and a 20 Amp...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By matt_vo
Thanks! Yea, never worked with MDF either, but...

Thanks!
Yea, never worked with MDF either, but it's cheaper and thought I'd give it a try.
Didn't see any 5/4 boards MDF. Might just get pine for the headers.

Matt
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 07-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By matt_vo
Door header and trim thickness

Hey all,
I'm trying to achieve what can be seen on this picture. There's a little detail that I'm not sure how to do. I'd like to have the header slightly thicker than the side trims so it will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-16-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By matt_vo
Thanks. So it's not like applying latex paint on...

Thanks. So it's not like applying latex paint on oil, right?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-11-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By matt_vo
Hardwood varnishes

Hi all,
Quick question.
I'd like to add a coat of water based varnish to a hardwood floor that I think has oil based varnish already on it. Possible?

Thanks,
Matt
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-11-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By matt_vo
Here's an update. I just finished removing the...

Here's an update.
I just finished removing the fu**ing floor. It was pretty easy but tough work. We were three; one guy to hammer the floor to brake and crack the cement/tiles, another (me) with two...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-25-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By matt_vo
Right, so preferably no sanding. Makes sense. ...

Right, so preferably no sanding. Makes sense.
Thanks guys. I'll let you know how it went, in a couple of months.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By matt_vo
Thanks for the replies. Daddytron, I guess if...

Thanks for the replies.
Daddytron, I guess if the concrete is really old and crumbling will I be able to scoop it off the floor. Don't think it'll work with 1 inch thick concrete.
So when I've...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By matt_vo
Tile and concrete removal

Hi all,
I just bought a home and would need some advice on how to remove and replace some flooring.
As it is now, the hallway and kitchen floors are old ugly tiles on a layer of concrete, about 300...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-27-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By matt_vo
Yea, I thought about that. Can't I install a...

Yea, I thought about that. Can't I install a valve so that back flow doesn't occur?
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-27-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By matt_vo
Merge ducts right before venting

Hi all,
I have four exterior venting ducts for dryer, bathroom vent, rangehood and the forth one I'm not sure (suggestions?). My question is can I reduce the number of exterior vents from 4 to 2, or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-08-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By matt_vo
New mortar powders

Hi all,
I'm prepping a brick wall for painting and had to reappoint some of the weathered mortar. I came back the next day and ran my finger along the new joints and the mortar just powders off when...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-02-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,293
Posted By matt_vo
Refrigerator always on (mostly)

Hi all,
I have an old refrigerator, about 10 yrs old or so, that is constantly running and rarely shuts off. It also heats up quite a lot in the back. It seems really inefficient.
I wonder what the...
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