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12-29-19, 09:04 AM
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Posted By ThrasherFan

Thank y'all very much for your input. I have no...

Thank y'all very much for your input. I have no plans to use this unit in any permanent capacity. I may buy the wire and rod next time I'm at the hardware store but I won't fret over not having it...
12-28-19, 07:36 AM
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Views: 419
Posted By ThrasherFan

Portable Generator Grounding Confusion...

Good morning.

I received a Tailgator portable generator (https://www.harborfreight.com/900-watt-max-starting-2-cycle-gas-powered-generator-epacarb-63025.html) for Christmas this year and I am...
07-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By ThrasherFan

Pretty far. I could see a lot more before the...

Pretty far. I could see a lot more before the repair but never spotted the top of the flashing. A bunch of people I showed it to in person said they figure the squirrel got frustrated and gave up.
07-03-19, 12:24 PM
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Views: 1,334
Posted By ThrasherFan

Fair enough, but does it present a potential...

Fair enough, but does it present a potential hazard to the home as-is or does it just look sloppy? I'm really only concerned with water or critters getting in. Thank you for the quick reply!
07-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By ThrasherFan

Was this siding repair done correctly?

Good afternoon, all.
We recently had squirrels chewing at our siding on the second floor right where it meets the roof shingles of the first floor. Fortunately, they weren't able to get into the...
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Views: 367
Posted By ThrasherFan

Ok, I figured that was the case but also that it...

Ok, I figured that was the case but also that it couldn't hurt to ask. As a side note, responding to "the way it should have been done in the first place", you have no idea how many construction...
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Views: 367
Posted By ThrasherFan

Replacing Vanity In Half-Bath; How do I remove the old P-Trap?

Good morning, all.

I am replacing the vanity in our downstairs half bath and unfortunately, the new vanity my wife chose has a poorly positioned shelf inside which interferes with the waste...
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Views: 4,282
Posted By ThrasherFan

Malfunctioning Chainsaw Cutoff Switch - STIHL MS250

Good morning, all.

I'm having a bit of an odd issue with my chainsaw (STIHL MS250) in which moving the switch to the top position fails to turn off the engine. I have to pull the connector off the...
11-30-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,390
Posted By ThrasherFan

Oh lord, I hope it wasn't glued... in that case I...

Oh lord, I hope it wasn't glued... in that case I assume I'll have to cut everything I want to backsplash down to the studs.
11-30-17, 07:49 AM
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Views: 6,390
Posted By ThrasherFan

I assume the drywall behind the plywood is...

I assume the drywall behind the plywood is finished. You can see a bit of old wallpaper in the attached photo. That said, I won't know for sure until I remove the wood of course.
11-30-17, 07:44 AM
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Views: 6,390
Posted By ThrasherFan

The plywood extends up to the bottom edge of the...

The plywood extends up to the bottom edge of the cabinets but does not go behind them. It doesn't go behind the countertop/lower cabinets either.
11-30-17, 07:31 AM
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Views: 6,390
Posted By ThrasherFan

Thank you for the quick reply! So for...

Thank you for the quick reply!

So for clarification, in this specific scenario, if I am able to remove the plywood without damaging the drywall behind it, it would be sufficient to install the...
11-30-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,390
Posted By ThrasherFan

Backsplash mounted on plywood?

I am planning to upgrade the backsplash in my kitchen using leftover ceramic tile from a recent shower build I completed in my master bathroom.

When I redid the shower, I was meticulous about...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

Interesting. I certainly didn't ask specifically...

Interesting. I certainly didn't ask specifically for something fan rated and I told him we were hanging an island fixture, not a fan.

Also of note, I see the box ear holes on the fan rated box in...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

I just checked the service order from the...

I just checked the service order from the electrician and the individual line item refers to this as simply a 'Ceiling Fan Rated Support Box', so I'm assuming having them switch this oddball...
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Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

Thanks, Ray. I appreciate the assistance and...

Thanks, Ray. I appreciate the assistance and noting this is weird and it's not just me. I certainly wouldn't have felt comfortable modifying the strap and adding washers without confirmation from...
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Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

Ok, so this is odd... The threaded areas where...

Ok, so this is odd... The threaded areas where the mounting screws enter the electrical box are slightly less than 4" apart. They don't originate from the corners/edges of the electrical box itself...
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Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

Not sure of the exact measurement. I'm guessing...

Not sure of the exact measurement. I'm guessing 4". I can check when I get home later if you think it's important relative to choosing a solution to the problem.
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Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

...Oh, and yes I do have a Dremel tool. I would...

...Oh, and yes I do have a Dremel tool. I would need a suggestion for the proper bit to use for modifying the strap if that's your reccomendation though.
Replies: 16
Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

They aren't far off at all. I'm guessing less...

They aren't far off at all. I'm guessing less than the width of the mounting screw in the electrical box...

In other words, if I hold the strap flush against the box, when one hole is lined up...
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Views: 3,452
Posted By ThrasherFan

Light Fixture Installation Problem - Electrical Box - Strap mismatch?

Good morning,

I recently removed some ancient, damaged track lighting from the kitchen in my early 1980's home. Then, I purchased this updated island fixture to replace it:

Hampton Bay Alta...
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Views: 8,320
Posted By ThrasherFan

Excellent. I think I have a plan to address the...

Excellent. I think I have a plan to address the issue now. Thanks y'all.
Replies: 10
Views: 8,320
Posted By ThrasherFan

I figured that out after doing some searching...

I figured that out after doing some searching online... I usually buy and have my Stihl equipment serviced at the local Ace Hardware. Do you think I'd be able to order a part through/from them?
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Views: 8,320
Posted By ThrasherFan

Excellent. That shouldn't be a problem, then. ...

Excellent. That shouldn't be a problem, then.

Can you recommend a good place online to buy stihl parts by any chance?
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