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Luckily, there was a cleanout plug directly below...

Luckily, there was a cleanout plug directly below the drain and vent stack. Yes, iron pipe, I snaked directly into the cleanout, while soaking the trap and elbows in a bucket. I used a 3/8 snake,...
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Washing machine pump overflows drain?

I'm trying to prevent overflow from the drain filled by a washing machine. The overflows stared a couple months ago, the washing machine has been working OK for years. The washing machine drain...
08-22-10, 02:36 PM
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Yeah, I was planning to use the second type, with...

Yeah, I was planning to use the second type, with the larger turn radius. And my original question was if I should take the Hardibacker to the edge or not.
08-22-10, 01:32 PM
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Yes, I can use bullnose at the edge. But I was...

Yes, I can use bullnose at the edge. But I was thinking of using something with a larger radius, and wrap around the corner a little. Thanks for the advice to take the cement board all the way to...
08-21-10, 08:09 PM
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Sorry, not bullnose, but probably quarter round...

Sorry, not bullnose, but probably quarter round strips.
I have a vertical edge corner on a wall, tile on one side, sheetrock on the other. I was thinking of having a rounded edge transition. I...
08-20-10, 07:43 PM
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bullnose on vertical edge, cement board edge?

I'm tiling a wall up to an outside corner. I want to end with bullnose along the vertical edge. Do I cutback my cement board (Hardibacker) at the edge to allow the bull nose to wrap around?
The...
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I suspect a bad batch, or low quality belts. I...

I suspect a bad batch, or low quality belts. I think heat caused the failure. The bottom plate that the belt rides on gets hot, and I might spray some silicon on it to reduce friction (before I...
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Can I fix sanding belts?

I've been ripping 3 x 21 sanding belts at the taped joint. I went through 4 belts yesterday. The belts are in good shape so I would like to repair them. The repair needs to very flat and withstand...
08-02-08, 06:34 PM
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Kinetico softener - potassium to sodium conversion?

I have a Kinetico 4040s water softener, which has been working very well. The brine tank is setup to use potassium chloride, but potassium costs have gone up.

I would like to switch the brine...
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DSL and telephone line filters

I have DSL service, and each phone, FAX, set-top-box needs a line filter. My wife hates having the little filters on each phone.

I'm thinking about running a separate wire from my connection box...
12-04-06, 04:46 PM
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Recessed outlet boxes in thick granite walls?

I'm putting up ~3/4 inch thick granite backsplash above my kitchen counters. The current outlet boxes are flush with the sheetrock, these are nailed to the studs ("new work" style). The code wants...
09-21-06, 04:58 PM
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OK. I'll use the EMT conduit. Yes, I...

OK. I'll use the EMT conduit.

Yes, I misunderstood the 2-2-2-6, I thought you meant an NM-B bundled cable. For individual #2 THHN wires, would both hot mains be Black, or should one be Red?
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09-21-06, 02:42 PM
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Posted By kbright

Thanks. Yes, the wall will be sheetrocked. ...

Thanks. Yes, the wall will be sheetrocked.

I'll consider the 2-2-2-6 cable. I already have the 6-3 NMB cable and a 60Amp breaker from a previous spa installation. I'm basically adding new...
09-21-06, 02:09 PM
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Posted By kbright

Feed Subpanel with NM cable, no conduit?

I'm adding a 125 Amp subpanel next to my main panel. Can I feed the subpanel with 6-3 NM without conduit? This is in-the-wall wiring, between studs.

The 6-3 has a smaller guage ground wire, 10...
09-19-06, 01:29 PM
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Unused wires in main breaker box OK?

Kind of a 2-part question.
1. I want to convert an 8-3 240VAC circuit currently going to a wall oven into a 120VAC circuit for a microwave oven. I don't want to ripout the conduit and cable. I...
07-03-06, 12:53 PM
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Posted By kbright

Crimp or twist-on connectors for Grounds?

I'm rewiring some non-grounded outlets. My old wiring boxes (non-metallic Bakelite) have multiple pass-through circuits with the grounds pulled back outside the box (inner wall) and crimped...
07-02-06, 02:31 PM
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Posted By kbright

Circuit breaker size upgrade?

I'm remodeling a house with some upgrades to current elec code. Some of my current wiring circuits are on 15Amp breakers, however the wiring is all 12 guage. Is there any reason I can't just...
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Posted By kbright

Plaster Guard for Shower Valve

I'm installing some new shower valves. The valve has a plastic plate attached to the front, called a "plaster guard". I can understand how to install it, but It's not clear to me what this is for. ...
03-01-06, 01:03 PM
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Posted By kbright

Removing marble panels?

I need to remove cultured marble panels from a shower. I hope to save these and re-install after I complete some plumbing work. Any suggestions on how to remove them?

These are about half-inch...
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I have a metal cutting band saw. I use it for...

I have a metal cutting band saw. I use it for knifemaking, always in the vertical position. I took the flimsy work table off, and built a better table out of 1/4 inch metal plate, about 12 inches x...
05-14-05, 01:07 PM
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I've made many knives, so here's a couple points....

I've made many knives, so here's a couple points.
Good epoxy glue is all you need to hold the handle on, the rivots are more for decoration than strength. Try to use longer setting glue (not the 5...
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Belt sander - tuning and adjustments?

I'm having trouble with my 3 x 21 belt sander. The belt tracking really sucks, and the (mylar?) joint on the belts gets worn and breaks. The sander is a low-cost Craftsman, and I've been using...
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