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07-08-12, 11:35 AM
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Yes, that's exactly the way it is. Thanks for...

Yes, that's exactly the way it is. Thanks for the timely input!
07-07-12, 09:58 PM
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Posted By thebeave

Yup, that's the plan. What exactly are the risks...

Yup, that's the plan. What exactly are the risks and consequences of doing this without the temporary support? Perhaps just a minor deflection of the top plate? A little creaking?
07-07-12, 09:21 PM
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Posted By thebeave

Widening doorway in load bearing wall

I'm considering widening the doorway from the kitchen to the garage in my mother's home to 36" to make it more handicap and wheelchair accessible. I believe the current width is 30" or 32" (can't...
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Views: 1,093
Posted By thebeave

New engineered floor next to old hardwood

I've decided to install an engineered wood floor in my newly remodeled kitchen. The issue I'm having is that there are two pocket doors into the kitchen (one from the living room, the other from the...
03-23-09, 08:47 PM
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Views: 21,272
Posted By thebeave

Yep, that's the brass bar I'm talking about...

Yep, that's the brass bar I'm talking about (though slightly different design)!

I think I'll skip the tempered glass idea for now. That stuff is expensive, too!

Thanks for all the tips guys.
03-21-09, 08:57 PM
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Views: 21,272
Posted By thebeave

Thanks for the reply back. Other similar windows...

Thanks for the reply back. Other similar windows on the house open via hinges mounted on the side (though they don't use casement operators, just a fancy brass bar with holes in it that holds the...
03-21-09, 10:53 AM
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Views: 21,272
Posted By thebeave

Turning a fixed window to an openable window

I have a small fixed, wooden framed window in the second story master bathroom that I would like to convert to a hinged window that can be opened to allow air circulation. It gets really stuffy in...
12-17-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,315
Posted By thebeave

I'm familiar with duplex switches (2 switches in...

I'm familiar with duplex switches (2 switches in a single gang box...I actually avoid these when possible. Something about flipping a switch horizontally creeps me out :eek:). What I'm referring to...
12-17-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,315
Posted By thebeave

This makes sense as to why you want to keep the...

This makes sense as to why you want to keep the wires together. On the other hand, it does bring into question the knob and tube configuration, where the wires were separated. Hopefully, those are...
12-17-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,315
Posted By thebeave

I hear what you're saying, its just that since...

I hear what you're saying, its just that since the outlet is on an outside wall, I have essentially no access to drill a hole in the top of the wall in the attic, and then I'd have to fight the wall...
12-17-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,315
Posted By thebeave

Promise you won't throw rotten tomatoes at me for...

Promise you won't throw rotten tomatoes at me for asking this, but would it be permissable to connect the hot (black) from the ceiling fixture to the switch and connect the neutral (white) from the...
12-17-08, 09:58 AM
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Views: 8,315
Posted By thebeave

Tapping power from a switch loop configuration

Currently, for my living room lighting, I have a single pole switch that controls an outlet that has a lamp plugged into it. In addition to that, I'd like to have that one switch also operate a...
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Views: 1,540
Posted By thebeave

Sony Trinitron 32XBR15 needs convergence adjustment?

I have a 32" Sony Trinitron 32XBR15 TV (circa 1990?) that works fine, except I am seeing separation of the colors in the screen corners. From what I've learned snooping on the web, its seems I have...
07-03-08, 10:38 PM
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Views: 1,514
Posted By thebeave

Marble Tiles Coming Loose

A friend of mine just bought a house and noticed that the grout was cracking around the marble tiles (12x12)in the bathroom (high traffic areas, mostly). She asked me to look into it, as I've done a...
06-01-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,438
Posted By thebeave

Thanks for all the info guys. The more I think...

Thanks for all the info guys. The more I think about this project, the more I want to avoid it (for doing it myself, anyway). I'm going to tell her that it will be necessary to run a new circuit...
06-01-08, 03:09 PM
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Views: 4,438
Posted By thebeave

I guess I shoulda rephrased that a little better....

I guess I shoulda rephrased that a little better. I know the car dealership and its breakroom don't qualify as a dwelling. The question, then, is...does it qualify as a kitchen? Obviously a...
06-01-08, 02:24 PM
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Views: 4,438
Posted By thebeave

Requirements for Employee Breakroom?

Hi,
A friend/client of mine works in a car dealership that has a breakroom. The breakroom has a sink, countertop, and a countertop (portable) microwave oven plugged into the the one (and only one)...
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Views: 904
Posted By thebeave

Yeah, I like what you guys have to say. I think...

Yeah, I like what you guys have to say. I think I'll switch the bulbs to CFLs and be done with it. Too much risk, otherwise, plus I don't want any injuries on her part to be because of me.
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Views: 904
Posted By thebeave

Switch suggestions needed for elderly resident

I've been doing a lot of maintenance and upgrades for an 86 year old elderly woman, who is slowly becoming more and more physically and mentally disabled. I've upgraded the kitchen and garage...
04-15-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,291
Posted By thebeave

Covering junction box with mirror

I'm planning to move a bathroom outlet from the wall directly in front of the bathroom vanity over to the side wall where it won't interfere with a bigger mirror that will be installed. At the...
02-25-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,200
Posted By thebeave

Thanks for the timely replies, guys. :rolleyes: ...

Thanks for the timely replies, guys. :rolleyes:

Actually, that project is long over. Turns out that another nearby wall had a big cavity in it (for housing the house main panel...400 amp service...
01-24-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,200
Posted By thebeave

Fishing cable through high walls

I've done quite a bit of "fishing" of wires through walls, and have had, so far, pretty good luck. However, soon I will be trying to fish a cable down through a wall that is taller than the standard...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,325
Posted By thebeave

That may be an option, but what if there are at...

That may be an option, but what if there are at least two cables connected to the existing box, that are coming from opposite directions, each with little or no slack? I wouldn't be able to move it...
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Views: 2,325
Posted By thebeave

Installing can light in place of surface mount light

Late last year, I installed some recessed light fixtures in a hallway and kitchen where there was previously a standard surface mount fixture. I did this by removing the light fixture and remounting...
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