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Thanks for the suggestion. I will check this.

Thanks for the suggestion. I will check this.
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Maytag fridge water leak

I have a Maytag Model MBF2258XEB1 fridge. Bottom freezer. Only about 2 years old.
There is a small puddle of water sometimes on the floor in front of fridge. Also, the freezer floor gets alot of ice...
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Use the Dremel solution. Trim the plywood...

Use the Dremel solution. Trim the plywood substrate from below first. Mark the granite with a Sharpie. Use the little diamond wheel made for the Dremel. Keep the cut wet with water. You only need to...
08-05-12, 02:10 PM
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In my experience greenboard and latex-type...

In my experience greenboard and latex-type mastics will last for a very long time and are much more DIY friendly and cheaper. The key factor is maintenance of your tile and grout. Seal fresh grout...
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Angles

You can easily calculate the stair angle (angle of elevation) with a scientific calculator (such as the one included in MS Windows operating systems).
1.Open calculator
2.In "view" menu select...
07-27-12, 08:36 AM
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$2300 is a reasonable price for the scope of work...

$2300 is a reasonable price for the scope of work you described. Relocating a panel means extending ALOT of wiring. The old panel location will probably be replaced by a large junction box containing...
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Chemical setting joint compounds (hot mud) have...

Chemical setting joint compounds (hot mud) have much higher bonding strength than regular joint compound that cures by drying. I would trust hot mud to stick to a dry wood 2x4. This fill is also...
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Put nail-on or tape-on drywall corners - tight at...

Put nail-on or tape-on drywall corners - tight at the bottom and 'cheated' at the top to reduce the 1/2" discrepancy as much as possible. Fill with hot mud. Even if the top dimension isn't exactly...
07-20-12, 07:32 AM
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If possible, I like to make the fridge the first...

If possible, I like to make the fridge the first stop on one of the two small-appliance branch circuits. Second stop will be a GFI recep., then the remaining 'downstream' receps on the load side of...
07-13-12, 04:05 PM
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Load calcs

I have to provide info to the power company for a new service at an existing dwelling. For all-electric homes they want a listing of all major electric-consuming appliances and equipment - such as...
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Mower is fixed! It was the dented valve cover....

Mower is fixed! It was the dented valve cover. Thanks for the help.
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Great suggestions! Yes, the valve cover got...

Great suggestions! Yes, the valve cover got dented. I actually took the bolts off but it's stuck on (probably a gasket sealer from the factory) so I didn't proceed further. I'll try this repair today...
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Troy Bilt mower problem - bump then quit

I have a Troy Bilt 21" mower 11A 542Q711 with Honda engine. A basic rotary mower from Home Depot. It's a newer machine that has always started instantly and run great. Today I was mowing and bumped...
02-13-12, 08:07 AM
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Use 2x4s to fit just inside the toe space cavity...

Use 2x4s to fit just inside the toe space cavity of the cabinet. Drill pilot holes thru the 2x4 and the grout space of the tiling. Secure the 2x4s with 3" screws (into the substrate under the tile)....
12-29-11, 08:13 AM
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Splice question

I installed a generator transfer switch. Inside the switch panel I need to lengthen a couple AWG #1 AL wires a few inches. What's the best splice connector to use? Thanks.
10-18-11, 08:31 AM
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Floor heat

I need to supply power to radiant electric floor heat wires in a master bathroom.
The floor heater is 110/120v, 1080 watts, controlled (switched) by a wall thermostat.
The branch circuit supplying...
08-13-11, 08:12 AM
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I agree with chandler re carriage bolts vs....

I agree with chandler re carriage bolts vs. screws. Countersink the nut and washer side only. You can ease the back side of your decorative pine to deal with the carriage bolt heads. Sometimes you...
08-13-11, 08:02 AM
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You're in Canada and can't find a 4x8 stick of...

You're in Canada and can't find a 4x8 stick of lumber to use as a post?
If exact dimensions are critical you can furr or wrap a 4x8 which typically will measure 3 1/2" x 7 1/2".
08-13-11, 07:55 AM
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It sounds like tight clearance between the latch...

It sounds like tight clearance between the latch bolt and strike plate (on the jamb) might be part of the problem. You can SLIGHTLY increase the mortise depth of both these by shaving with a razor...
08-13-11, 07:41 AM
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Skip the Red Guard and use Laticrete 9235. It...

Skip the Red Guard and use Laticrete 9235. It comes with a reinforcing fabric for your seams and corners.
Bear in mind these membrane systems provide a secondary defense against ambient moisture and...
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Use props (like a couple of short 2x4s leaning...

Use props (like a couple of short 2x4s leaning against the wall). These will easily hold the weight and can be adjusted to level the unit. Then use lag bolts.
Good luck!
08-07-11, 07:32 AM
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Posted By senor-mouse

I suggest closing off the master bath from the...

I suggest closing off the master bath from the central hallway as shown in the bottom drawing. The feeling of a seperate and private space is one of the appeals of a master bedroom. A full bath still...
11-08-10, 08:10 AM
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Posted By senor-mouse

Great advice from everyone and I bookmarked the...

Great advice from everyone and I bookmarked the link to the chart.
Thank you!
11-07-10, 06:31 PM
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Posted By senor-mouse

An electrical inspector gave me the wire size...

An electrical inspector gave me the wire size from Table 5 Chapter 9 of the NEC (2008) - copper - #4 AWG THW for hots #6 for Neutral and #8 for ground.
aluminum - #2 for hots, #4 neutral, # 6 ground...
11-07-10, 08:25 AM
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Posted By senor-mouse

100A sub panel

Hi All,
I'm installing a 100A sub panel in a new attached garage. The main panel is about 75' away. I was told I need #4awg copper hot wires to feed this sub panel. I prefer NOT to install conduit....
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