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    Best Way to Patch Ceiling Where Wall Was

    I knocked down a wall for a kitchen remodel. I've never patched ceiling gaps so any recommendations from some experienced drywallers would be appreciated! I did drop in a bunch of braces to have something to screw into.
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    Kitchen Lights Changed to All LED's Can I Add a Few Outlets?

    Ah yes I see that now in my code book. Despite my best efforts I cannot figure out how they originally powered a circuit in the living room adjacent to the kitchen. The outlets in the dining room next to the kitchen were powered by the kitchen circuit (20 amp) but the living room outlets which...
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    Kitchen Lights Changed to All LED's Can I Add a Few Outlets?

    I'm remodeling my kitchen and pulled all the old can lights and installed all Slim LED's that use 12 watts each for a total of 120 watts when all of them are on (10 lights). Seeing as the old lights were pulling 65watts each seems to me that this would leave a good surplus of watts available to...
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    Best Way to Bring Electrical Into Cabinet

    Yeah thought about that but I just love a clean uniform look under the sink. Are there are any code issues with bringing the 12-2 into a box mounted flush in the cabinet? If it’s inaccessible does the insulated NM meet standards?
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    Best Way to Bring Electrical Into Cabinet

    I’m installing some cabinets that are set away from the wall about 6” to allow for a little extra counter depth. I need to bring electrical from an existing box behind the cabinet out to the back wall of the cabinet to power the disposal and hot water tap. My plan was to run a cover plate on the...
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    Pex in Exterior Wall

    I'm planning a kitchen remodel and moving a sink and some cabinets to an exterior facing wall. I know that installing supply lines in an exterior wall comes with its own issues so I'm wondering what's best practice here? Do most guys stop short of the wall and have the supplies come up through...
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    Hot Tub Plan

    Yeah I started thinking the same after i posted. It's a total 75' run for everything so i might just buy the 100' THHN rolls.
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    Hot Tub Plan

    I'm looking at running a circuit for a hot tub that requires 50amps. My main panel is pretty full but there is a 40amp dedicated circuit that was installed for an electric stove that isn't utilized anymore because it's been switched out to a gas stove. Here's my plan I'd like some feedback. Run...
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    Any Trex Experts? Fighting Trex Hidden Fasteners

    At this point it's basically done and i'm hoping with time the boards will dry out and clamp down around those screws a but more. In the places where they strip i can usually just move it 1/2" bit over on the joist and try again. In the worst case when the screws just can't get any bite I run a...
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    Any Trex Experts? Fighting Trex Hidden Fasteners

    Since I'm having to press the board tight for each fastener and its roughly 24 fasteners down the length of the deck, screwing in blocks wouldn't be feasible so the board benders seem to be the way to go for speed. The screws for the hidden fasteners are pretty specific screws and switching them...
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    Any Trex Experts? Fighting Trex Hidden Fasteners

    So I ordered the Stanley Board Bender https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002X1WJ/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20 and it "sorta" works for wrangling the Trex decking tight to the fasteners but the design could be much better. The tool needs to be tweaked a bit before it could be considered really...
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    Any Trex Experts? Fighting Trex Hidden Fasteners

    It's likely i'm being anal retentive about this but I'm using the trex hidden fastener system and it seems like the boards aren't quite closing tight to each side of the fastener. The trex boards seem to have a bow in them preventing them from snugging up to the fasteners. Granted the gap should...
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    Help Leveling Two Ledgers In Two Location

    I ended up picking up a laser level from home depot on black Friday special. Test fit a few trex boards and the variation isn't noticeable at all.
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    Help Leveling Two Ledgers In Two Location

    1. I did add the storm and ice sheild behind the house wrap and actually used galvanized bearing plates in a diamond orientation to shed water and to add spacing behind the ledgers. 2. The larger beam is 4x10 the smaller ledger in the foreground is 2 x 8 3. I've thought about picking up a self...
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    Help Leveling Two Ledgers In Two Location

    I'm getting to the point where I'm finishing up the framing but now i'm fighting certain sections of the deck to get it level. Seems like once I got all the joists hung I'm finding a number of joists are just out of level... the bubble is still between the lines but not perfectly in the middle...
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    Extend Ledger Beyond House? Double Up Ledger?

    I guess it's one of those things that even though it's recommend you just second guess it. I'm tempted to put those 1/2 lags in just for extra insurance but i think it's be way overkill at this point. Here's some pics and you can see the cantilevered ledger in the distance.
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    Extend Ledger Beyond House? Double Up Ledger?

    I ended up grabbing a 4 x 10 x 14 and mounting it to the house with 8" Simpson Timber-Ties in a staggered 3 every 16" pattern. It's weird that the Simpson timber ties and the Ledger Lock screws both recommend that the screw threads go beyond the rim joist, it just seems like you'd want to...
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    Extend Ledger Beyond House? Double Up Ledger?

    I'm thinking instead of using a doubled up 2x8 x 12 just getting s 4 x 10 x 12 to make sure it's a beefy setup.
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    Extend Ledger Beyond House? Double Up Ledger?

    I'm starting my deck build running 12" on center 2x8 and 4x8 beams with footers every 5' feet. I'm trying to figure out if i can use the design pictured in my rendering to extend the deck beyond the house by about 20". Can I double up the ledger board on the house to give it more weight bearing...
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    Need Help With Footing Size - Plan Pics Included

    Figured I'd post a follow up since i'm in progress now on this deck. I checked with a few local contractors and all said a 12" footing is fine since the ground doesn't freeze here in this part of Washington state. I ended up pouring 16 x 16 x 4" concrete pads reinforced with #3 rebar and then...
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