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09-07-20, 03:07 PM
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:) Mission Accomplished! Thank you.

:) Mission Accomplished! Thank you.
09-07-20, 12:57 PM
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Rewire Outlet Idependent from Switch

Currently have an outlet that is powered by an on/off switch just below it. My primary goal is to have the outlet run independently from the switch and add another outlet along same wall. The switch...
07-13-20, 12:30 PM
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Views: 300
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Thank you Pilot Dane. After looking into it more,...

Thank you Pilot Dane. After looking into it more, it seems the reference to that acoustical caulk were primarily in more northern areas or Canada. So, it may be more of a regional thing.
07-13-20, 10:36 AM
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Views: 300
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Acoustical sealant for Vapor Barrier

Just installed unfaced fiberglass batt insulation to the inside of a North facing exterior wall. From research & videos, I believe I need to also apply a 6 mil poly plastic over it as a vapor...
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Views: 1,396
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Smile Fan problem resolved!

Forgot to post the pictures of what I ended up doing. Took the advice of "manden", flipped the fan unit around, built a box and attached to opposite joist. It all fit great and what's even better is...
04-08-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Mixdplate

Thanks for your advice everyone! Think I'll...

Thanks for your advice everyone! Think I'll dwell on this one a bit. I'm a bit nerved finding that this circuit is on the same circuit as a 8k BTU window AC in another part of the house, even if it...
04-01-20, 01:03 PM
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Views: 273
Posted By Mixdplate

If I'm understanding correctly, because the GFCI...

If I'm understanding correctly, because the GFCI receptacle is wired from a junction box that feeds other areas, I can not add another receptacle?

It's a small older home, most of the main part...
03-31-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Mixdplate

The outlet I would like to add will be for the...

The outlet I would like to add will be for the kitchen. The current GFCI outlet is situated right where the only place for the dish drain can go. So I rarely use it and keep plastic protectors in...
03-31-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Mixdplate

Adding Outlet to GFCI Wired to Junction

Would like to know if it's ok to wire in another outlet from an existing GFCI kitchen outlet. The GFCI outlet wires directly into a junction box in the basement. The junction has two other runs from...
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Views: 1,396
Posted By Mixdplate

Marq1 - Not much in opposite direction which is...

Marq1 - Not much in opposite direction which is why did I try to turn the unit around. But due to the way it mounts on only one side, and the offset of the output ended up right under that rafter to...
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Views: 303
Posted By Mixdplate

As XSleeper said, it's hard to tell without...

As XSleeper said, it's hard to tell without actually seeing it. However, I had two similar experiences with different causes.
1 - A few weeks after painting a kitchen with 2 coats of paint with...
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Views: 1,396
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Marq1 To go straight up, Id have to use the 90...

Marq1 To go straight up, Id have to use the 90 degree elbow. According to research Ive done, a 90 degree will interfere with airflow or what Pilot Dane said.

As for other responses suggesting...
03-23-20, 05:48 PM
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Views: 480
Posted By Mixdplate

Is this a considered finished living space? If...

Is this a considered finished living space? If so, not only will it be an eyesore but I doubt it would be up to code. In any case, I have to agree with "tightcoat", dry wall installers are going...
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Views: 1,396
Posted By Mixdplate

90 degree elbow for Bathroom exhaust duct

After discovering the bathroom exhaust fan duct vents to the attic, I want to extend out through the roof. It is only about a foot in from where the rafters meet the floor joist, (hope my terminology...
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Views: 708
Posted By Mixdplate

Dan1973 - That's our plan! Thank you.

Dan1973 - That's our plan! Thank you.
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Views: 708
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Pilot Dane - Thank you, the roof vents and the...

Pilot Dane - Thank you, the roof vents and the duct for the bathroom are definitely galvanized. The range duct is whatever the local big box store carried, which I believe is aluminum as it is not...
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Views: 708
Posted By Mixdplate

Zorfdt - Thank you! Worked out well with...

Zorfdt - Thank you! Worked out well with crimped end of duct into roof.
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Views: 708
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The stove and bath are completely separate. ...

The stove and bath are completely separate. Sorry if I worded this wrong. The Broan 30" hood vent instructions state a 7" duct. Which we are running up through attic and out the roof.

The...
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Views: 708
Posted By Mixdplate

Range hood duct to roof vent, which direction?

Installing a range hood with 7" rigid duct to vent out through the attic, as well as venting out a 4" bath duct that I found exhausting to attic. Does it matter which direction the duct fits into...
06-28-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By Mixdplate

Question Over night "stump grinder".

Anyone know what could have literally started grinding a couple of 4 year old stumps my yard? Over the past few nights something has been doing this. I've tried poking around at it to see if it...
05-07-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Mixdplate

Pilot Dane - I'm in NJ. Yeah...it gets cold here....

Pilot Dane - I'm in NJ. Yeah...it gets cold here. Do not know why my location doesn't show. Checked my profile details, it's there.
05-07-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Mixdplate

Pilot Dane - Seems to me that I should drain...

Pilot Dane - Seems to me that I should drain periodically then. That "popping and rumbling sound" is exactly what my old one was doing and why I thought it better to replace before it bottomed out. ...
05-07-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Mixdplate

The new one is the same capacity as the old one,...

The new one is the same capacity as the old one, but is wider in circumference. The manual for mine doesn't state anything about a recirculating feature and it does recommend in the maintenance...
05-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Mixdplate

Frost Free Sillcock or Traditional Water Spigot

Four years ago I had a traditional 25+ year old water spigot replaced with a Nibco Frost Free Sillcock. Two years ago it started spurting out water from a little hole in the stem, even if the water...
05-07-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Mixdplate

Plumber Said Draining of New Water Heater NOT Necessary

Would like a few more opinions on this. Recently had my gas hot water heater replaced, (50 gal Bradford-White). When I asked the plumber how often I should do a drain/flush maintenance, he told...
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