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It depends on what you're doing and what kind of...

It depends on what you're doing and what kind of shed you want. I built a shed a couple of years ago, and I came out way cheaper and better going the DIY route than buying.

I built a 10x16 shed,...
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Posted By Mach1

DDR Ram is picky. I've had trouble in the past...

DDR Ram is picky. I've had trouble in the past doing upgrades. You may find that it will install OK and run, but then you just have odd problems like getting wierd errors when trying to install a...
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Posted By Mach1

Here's how I did mine: ...

Here's how I did mine:

http://www.geocities.com/jm44316/panel.JPG

I used a couple of 100A boxes, scrapped the electrical stuff out of them, and used them for structured wiring boxes.

There...
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Posted By Mach1

I've put in laminate using a 10" compound miter...

I've put in laminate using a 10" compound miter saw. It works OK. I used a 60-tooth carbide blade. Cut with the finished side down to minimize chiping. As someone already mentioned, the edges...
11-21-07, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Mach1

We seriously considered doing the same thing to...

We seriously considered doing the same thing to our house a few years ago. Luckily, we have contractors in our area who were very experienced in this sort of thing.

In the end we decided not to...
05-30-07, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Mach1

When I installed the power service to my new home...

When I installed the power service to my new home last year, I was responsible for the metersocket, the trenching, and the 2" conduit. The POCO also requested that I use the long-sweep 36" radius...
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Posted By Mach1

I have an LG 42" plasma with Directv HD. There...

I have an LG 42" plasma with Directv HD. There are issues with HDMI chipset compatibility, and the HDMI did not work right. I hooked up the component outs and was happy with that. I have a...
12-16-06, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Mach1

I know the other guys will disagree with me, but...

I know the other guys will disagree with me, but this business of crosstalk/interference in cat5 cables is overrated. I have cat5 cables in very close proximity (NOT in the same conduit however) to...
10-20-06, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Mach1

Yes, you can backfeed a breaker. I have a 100A...

Yes, you can backfeed a breaker. I have a 100A CH sub-panel in my garage, and it is not a main lug panel. It was designed to be fed through a regular 100A breaker. No issues with doing it that...
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Posted By Mach1

Sure you could patch the crack with some cement...

Sure you could patch the crack with some cement and forget it. Don't know if that would be smart tho. If I were you, I'd talk to another contractor. 50 grand seems way too high.

Before we...
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Posted By Mach1

Pouring a slab for a shed - need advice

I'm trying to get a slab for a new 10'x16' shed formed up. I'm having a problem with the location that I chose to put it however. I'm using 2x6's for forms, and when I lay it out, I've got about 6"...
08-22-06, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Mach1

I recently went through an inspection on my new...

I recently went through an inspection on my new 200A service.
The inspector dinged me for running my ground wire through a metal conduit without a grounding bushing. *DOH* I didn't know that, but...
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Posted By Mach1

Absolutely a DIY type job! Just read the...

Absolutely a DIY type job! Just read the directions carefully and take your time. You'll likely need 4 or 5 hours to complete the project. I just installed a pair of Genie screw-drives in my...
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Posted By Mach1

Well, I just finished applying the clear-coat...

Well, I just finished applying the clear-coat finish. Looks good wet, well see what it looks like when it's hardened tomorrow.

Joe Michel
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Posted By Mach1

I have a pair of Genie screw-drive openers. Only...

I have a pair of Genie screw-drive openers. Only had them a couple months, but I'm totally satisified with them.

Joe Michel
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Posted By Mach1

One word....insulation. It really won't be...

One word....insulation. It really won't be possible to make it comfortable in there without it. I just finished building a new 26x30 garage. It has R-19 in the walls and R-38 in the celing and...
07-25-06, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Mach1

So long as you're not exceeding the ampacity of...

So long as you're not exceeding the ampacity of the 14 gauge wire, (15A) it's OK. However, mixing wire sizes in the same circuit is usually not recommended because it can lead to confusion. Check...
07-20-06, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Mach1

Thanks for the clearification, Furd. Yes, the...

Thanks for the clearification, Furd. Yes, the lights dim for a second, then return to normal.

Joe michel
07-19-06, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Mach1

Yes, I have!! Copper is getting more pricey by...

Yes, I have!! Copper is getting more pricey by the day! When I did my 200A service, 2/0 copper was 1.40/ft @ HD if I remember correctly. Luckily, my conductors were only 12ft long from socket to...
07-18-06, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Mach1

Correct. I have a new home (5 months old, which...

Correct. I have a new home (5 months old, which I did not wire, BTW) which was wired and inspected to 2005 NEC. The receptacles on the center island in the Kitchen are part of the
SA2 circuit and...
07-17-06, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Mach1

My house is brand-spanking-new. It has a 200A...

My house is brand-spanking-new. It has a 200A service and is wired, inspected and accepted to 2005 NEC. The transformer on the pole is new as well. The lights dim a bit when the central A/C kicks...
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Posted By Mach1

I would etch it regardless. Muratic Acid is...

I would etch it regardless. Muratic Acid is cheap! You'll be sorry if you shortcut it.

Just to update this thread a bit, I intend to start prepping the floor for paint this coming week. I had...
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Posted By Mach1

I guess you could do that, but it's really not...

I guess you could do that, but it's really not necessary. From my experience, the hardware is pretty reliable, and doesn't need to be reset very much at all. The only times I have to do it is after...
07-11-06, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Mach1

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm a DIY'er with a...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm a DIY'er with a good basic understanding of wiring and have learned enough from reading here and books like Wiring Simplified 2005 NEC to feel comfortable hooking up...
07-11-06, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Mach1

I just put 3 plastic round boxes in with the...

I just put 3 plastic round boxes in with the regular old plastic fixtures for 60 watt bulbs in the attic. Much cheaper and more reliable that fluorescent lights - especially for the extreme...
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