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09-15-14, 08:45 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Thanks for all the help, guys. Lights are in and...

Thanks for all the help, guys. Lights are in and I tested them briefly yesterday. Everything looks great. Going today to get the new breaker.
09-14-14, 01:20 PM
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Posted By gregm_osu

I thought this would be the case. I've looked...

I thought this would be the case. I've looked everywhere, and I can't find anything that requires 20 amps that isn't on a dedicated circuit.

The garage is wired with #12, but all outlets are 15...
09-14-14, 11:47 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Thanks for the response, Ray. The garage is on...

Thanks for the response, Ray. The garage is on that breaker as well. I don't see any 20a outlets, but is there something I might be missing that requires 20amps? What happens if I replace that...
09-14-14, 09:32 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Thanks for all the help! This is very clear now.....

Thanks for all the help! This is very clear now.. however, I've now run into a new problem. The cable running to the fan is 14/2, but it's on a 20 amp breaker. I know the guy who put this fan in...
09-12-14, 10:59 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Thanks for the diagram, but what happens to the...

Thanks for the diagram, but what happens to the neutral(white) wire at the switch? Does it connect to anything? I guess this is just because I'm such a novice, but in my diagram I could see how the...
09-12-14, 10:21 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

I do get what you're saying here, I just wasn't...

I do get what you're saying here, I just wasn't sure how I could run more 14/3 to that switch.

Also, this may help. There are two switches in that box. The one I plan on using as the switch for my...
09-12-14, 10:03 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

The whole story here is that the fan was directly...

The whole story here is that the fan was directly wired... 14/2 wire going straight to the fan. No light, just a pull chain that turned it on and off. The 3-way switch in the wall used to belong to...
09-12-14, 09:33 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

There's actually 14/3 going to switch now because...

There's actually 14/3 going to switch now because of the ceiling fan. I guess I'm not quite sure what you mean. How would that look?
09-12-14, 09:08 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Wiring recessed lights

I'm taking down an old ceiling fan and putting 3 can lights in its place. Is this the correct way to wire them up w/the switch at the end of the run? (See attached image)
03-23-14, 01:16 PM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Thanks! Will do. But anytime you have...

Thanks! Will do.

But anytime you have horizontal cracks, there is a slight bit of bowing starting, right?
03-23-14, 11:11 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

I don't know with any certainty that it's the...

I don't know with any certainty that it's the pine tree, but there's no way my wife will ever let me get rid of it. It's probably her favorite ornamental tree out there. I'm going to try digging down...
03-22-14, 07:05 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

I don't see anything from the outside, but I...

I don't see anything from the outside, but I haven't dug down yet to look. I think the problem is that there's a small pine tree next to the house and the root ball is pushing in. My plan for this...
03-19-14, 05:21 PM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Best method for repairing these cracks?

Over the past 10 years I've noticed some cracks developing in our basement wall. I have a horizontal crack that stretches for about 12 feet that is still fairly small, but is definitely expanding. I...
12-19-13, 08:26 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Found a picture of 6" tile w/1/4" grout lines... ...

Found a picture of 6" tile w/1/4" grout lines... I agree w/ Czizzi, looks too big on a wall.

http://vividconcrete.com/images/overlays/trowel/samples/img_1439.jpg
12-17-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By gregm_osu

Well, I talked to the guy and he doesn't want me...

Well, I talked to the guy and he doesn't want me to redo this... even at my expense. I know it's missing the thinset, but I added even more scews than is necessary. There wasn't a spot on the backer...
12-17-13, 11:28 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

Putting up paneling in a bathroom. Is this stuff ok to use?

House of Fara 8 Linear ft. MDF Overlapping Wainscot Paneling Kit-32MDFKIT at The Home Depot...
12-16-13, 06:08 PM
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Posted By gregm_osu

So I'm sitting here stewing over this... ...

So I'm sitting here stewing over this...

It's only a 5 x 5 area that I'm tiling. I'm pretty much ready to rip up everything and start from scratch. It'll suck, but I can't let someone pay me for...
12-16-13, 01:33 PM
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Views: 32,690
Posted By gregm_osu

I never knew this was such a big deal. A buddy...

I never knew this was such a big deal. A buddy helped me tile my floors years ago and we didn't thinset the backer board, didn't leave 1/8" gap between boards and didn't even tape the joints and...
12-16-13, 10:29 AM
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Views: 32,690
Posted By gregm_osu

that sucks! Is this a major problem? I've never...

that sucks! Is this a major problem? I've never had a tile crack, but then again this is a 12 x 24 inch tile.
12-15-13, 09:47 AM
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Views: 32,690
Posted By gregm_osu

The particle board is now gone... replaced with...

The particle board is now gone... replaced with 5/8" OSB. I did not put a layer of thinset under the CBU. I knew you had to do that with ditra.. but not backer board. It's just screwed to the floor.
12-15-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 32,690
Posted By gregm_osu

Sorry about the two threads. Didn't realize that...

Sorry about the two threads. Didn't realize that each new post brings that thread back up to the top.

Just to sum it up again, the original floor was 1/2" OSB sitting under 3/4" particleboard.
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12-13-13, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,179
Posted By gregm_osu

Sorry Jazman.. missed your post. When I...

Sorry Jazman.. missed your post.


When I ripped up the old floor, I found 1/2" OSB covered by 3/4" particle board underlayment. The tile was installed over top of that.

I patched up the 1/2"...
12-13-13, 01:43 PM
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Views: 32,690
Posted By gregm_osu

2 Questions: trowel size + back-buttering?

I'm putting down 12 x 24 porcelain floor tile. Can I use a 1/2 by 1/2 trowel for putting down thinset, or is there a better size square groove for this?

Also, should all tiles be backbuttered?...
12-13-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By gregm_osu

Thought something like that might be too good to...

Thought something like that might be too good to be true. I'm not super crazy about the idea of adding another vent. I guess I need to just find a way to tie into the vent that's already there.
12-12-13, 08:58 AM
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Posted By gregm_osu

I can see the existing vent, but getting to it is...

I can see the existing vent, but getting to it is a different story. What about using and automatic air vent? My brother has a newer home and they put one of those in his basement... having said...
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