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12-02-15, 07:04 AM
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Posted By zepman

OK thanks. Yes I figured the plumber will know...

OK thanks. Yes I figured the plumber will know what should be there... However, I have seen these types of things screwed up by the installer and/or store sending the wrong parts all the time.
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12-01-15, 11:12 AM
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Views: 728
Posted By zepman

Fitting type for new shutoff valve for dryer

I am buying a new gas dryer, to be installed by the store I purchased from. My current dryer is electric, but there is a natural gas line stub present at the dryer location.

However it is capped,...
02-10-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By zepman

Thanks again. No GFCI could be located. I...

Thanks again.

No GFCI could be located. I checked several times and reset every GFCI in the house (and outside) just to be sure.

As far as I can tell this circuit feeds- 2 can lights in the...
02-10-14, 08:31 AM
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Views: 782
Posted By zepman

No breakers are/were tripped, I checked that...

No breakers are/were tripped, I checked that several times. The circuit doesn't trip when I reset it. The other lights on the circuit, and the one I am hanging just don't work.

That was my next...
02-10-14, 08:05 AM
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Views: 782
Posted By zepman

Dead Circuit- why?

I had to remove a hanging light fixture to make some ceiling repairs and am now putting it back in place. The light, and circuit all worked fine before....

I forgot what circuit it was on, so I...
03-05-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By zepman

Well, I guess it is a good motto to have about...

Well, I guess it is a good motto to have about those back stabs... I got rid of the back stabs on the dead outlet, which didn't help but it got me thinking that the issue must be at the upstream...
03-03-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By zepman

I can try that although I had already tried...

I can try that although I had already tried another outlet in case this one was bad.

So I don't think the back stabs are the problem. But it certainly won't hurt.
03-03-12, 11:33 AM
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Views: 1,947
Posted By zepman

Photo link is below: Pictures by jrsadowski...

Photo link is below:

Pictures by jrsadowski - Photobucket (http://s1069.photobucket.com/albums/u463/jrsadowski/)

There are photos of the "dead" outlet (2 different pics of the same outlet) and...
03-02-12, 10:26 AM
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Views: 1,947
Posted By zepman

I'll get those pictures. I won't have the chance...

I'll get those pictures. I won't have the chance until this weekend.

Thanks
02-29-12, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By zepman

Thanks. I certainly did not put multiple wires...

Thanks. I certainly did not put multiple wires under the screw heads.

There aren't any loose connections, I checked them. It is certainly possible I mixed something up. But, I was careful to...
02-28-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,947
Posted By zepman

Problem wiring switched outlets

I am replacing my old outlets and switched throughout my house. Generally a pretty simple task. In my living room, all the outlets are switched and am having trouble getting those to work properly....
10-13-09, 05:43 AM
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Posted By zepman

I'll check it out. Thanks for the tips everyone.

I'll check it out. Thanks for the tips everyone.
10-12-09, 09:39 AM
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Views: 24,404
Posted By zepman

OK thanks a lot. That makes sense.

OK thanks a lot. That makes sense.
10-12-09, 08:40 AM
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Posted By zepman

Yes the round pulls that are flush with the door...

Yes the round pulls that are flush with the door surface. How exactly do you go about doing this? It seems as if on a solid door you drill a hole and tap in the pull. Oftentimes there are brads on...
10-12-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,404
Posted By zepman

Finger pull on hollow core door

Is it possible to install a flush mount finger full on a hollow core door? I would think maybe not. I would prefer something flush mount as it is for a sliding bypass door.

How wide typically is...
04-17-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,784
Posted By zepman

Thanks George. I started working on some sample...

Thanks George. I started working on some sample pieces and it looks like you are correct. I am using the BM version of the filler. Very easy to use, and it will make a VERY smooth surface that I...
04-16-09, 06:38 AM
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Views: 2,244
Posted By zepman

just curious why you want to use exterior stain...

just curious why you want to use exterior stain on the cabinets?
04-15-09, 07:28 AM
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Views: 2,784
Posted By zepman

Wood grain filler

Regarding the oak cabinets that I am staining an espresso color, I was wondering if using wood grain filler would be useful?

Again, I want to reduce the appearance of the wood grain on the...
04-15-09, 07:22 AM
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Views: 6,967
Posted By zepman

thats what I thought you meant, but just checking!

thats what I thought you meant, but just checking!
04-14-09, 12:46 PM
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Views: 6,967
Posted By zepman

But I am not using a stain, per-say. I am using...

But I am not using a stain, per-say. I am using an oil based paint, with a little thinner added. Or is this the same as a stain when you do this? Its just that everything I have ever heard about...
04-14-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,967
Posted By zepman

"buy some oil based gloss black paint, add some...

"buy some oil based gloss black paint, add some thinner to it, brush it on and wipe it off to suit. If a second coat of that is needed, go for it."

I assume I still need to be using a primer...
04-08-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,967
Posted By zepman

Thanks to both of you. I am going to try out...

Thanks to both of you. I am going to try out some stain in the next few days on some sample pieces to see what happens. Maybe two coats of minwax and a nice poly finish is al I will need. Its just...
04-06-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,967
Posted By zepman

Thank you for you help. These all seem to be...

Thank you for you help. These all seem to be good ideas and I will try some samples to see how it looks. I would prefer to just use stain, as I like how that typically looks.

I can see very...
04-06-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,967
Posted By zepman

Finishing unfinished oak cabinets (black)

I have some unfinished oak cabinets and I want to stain them black or espresso colored. I would prefer to stain them as opposed to painting them, as I don't really like how painted cabinets look. I...
04-03-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By zepman

Thanks everyone, that is what I thought but I...

Thanks everyone, that is what I thought but I wanted to make sure.

If I have any wires that are not CL2 or CL3 rated, is it OK to put them in the wall as long as they are installed in a conduit? ...
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