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11-14-18, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Inindo

Hmm, matches or other filler won’t work (I...

Hmm, matches or other filler won’t work (I think).

The picture may not reveal... but if you look close... imagine a circle, the screw goes in the circle... the top screw is missing the bottom half...
11-12-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Inindo

Mortise Lock - wood chewed up in door for screws

I had to remove the mortise lock from the door. Doing so apparently removed what thin wood was holding the screws that held the mortise in place.

Anyone have a solution for this?

I was...
01-17-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Inindo

Yes, used pvc hot glue, same blue stuff I used to...

Yes, used pvc hot glue, same blue stuff I used to stuff the bushing in.

Sounds like hot glue was not to be used? I thought these things connected without any help, so I tried the glue.

You got...
01-16-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Inindo

Drip line system leaks at spigot

Having a hard time here.

The order of attachments are
1. Spigot
2. Y-valve
3. Backflow preventer (leak starts with this attachment).
4. Timer
5. PVC piece to step down from 3/4" to...
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Inindo

Thank you, this has been helpful feedback! ...

Thank you, this has been helpful feedback!

Last question:

These transformers, you said when you turn them off it messes with the timer settings. Down the road I may want to use that, but in...
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Views: 793
Posted By Inindo

So I guess I'll replace that junction box with a...

So I guess I'll replace that junction box with a GFCI outlet and mount the transformer on the steps.

For ease of access or maintenance, I like having it outside.

Just to verify, it's okay to...
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Views: 793
Posted By Inindo

It's not a fence, it's a wood skirt that covers...

It's not a fence, it's a wood skirt that covers the framing. Atop that is the front porch, which the concrete stairs march up to.

Behind the skirt is a crawl space, about 24" of clearance, I've...
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Inindo

Here is the situation. So you suggest replacing...

Here is the situation. So you suggest replacing the junction box with GFCI receptacle? I was thinking I could then mount the transformer on the steps to the right. The junction box pops through...
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Inindo

Transformer for landscaping lights

Had electrical work done on house when I purchased it.

I told the electrician, give me a wire and switch for lamppost at the front door.

So... I have a three gang switch there (living room...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,552
Posted By Inindo

Thank you for the replies - very helpful and lots...

Thank you for the replies - very helpful and lots to think about.

While I have your attention, any negatives to R60 insulation? From what I am reading, this is extreme.

For the Los Angeles...
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Views: 2,552
Posted By Inindo

When I do the math for my soffit vents - should...

When I do the math for my soffit vents - should it match the square footage of louvre/gable vent I have?

I guess what I'm getting at is this - should inflow match outflow.
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Posted By Inindo

Yeesh, that sounds like a lot more holes than I...

Yeesh, that sounds like a lot more holes than I had expected.

I read somewhere to divide square footage by 150 and that tells you how much ventilation you need. Not sure if that meant soffit and...
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Views: 2,552
Posted By Inindo

Thanks for the replies! I may flip flop on...

Thanks for the replies!

I may flip flop on soffit vent. I just feel nervous drilling into something that has been there 135 years. Dunno if suddenly more inflow would make problems. We are a...
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Views: 2,552
Posted By Inindo

Correct, soffits but no soffit vents. There...

Correct, soffits but no soffit vents.

There is a gable half circle mouse hole on front of house and then a gable fan back (about 10' from table vent to table fan). This create a nice short...
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Views: 2,552
Posted By Inindo

Insulate eaves in attic? - No soffits

Insulating small and old home (1880s) home in Los Angeles. Attic area is approximately 25x25'. There has never been insulation in the attic, I am adding fiberglass R30 between the joists, and then...
01-28-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Inindo

Direct bury wiring or pvc conduit

I plan to run wiring to my shed. Pretty simple, just need a light bulb, a socket inside, and a socket outside. Exterior socket will be for several strands street/party lights. I may occasionally...
01-24-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,305
Posted By Inindo

pea gravel over grass?

I want to reduce my yard. Around the perimeter, I am going to have about 4' of pea gravel, with large river rocks to mark the divide between the grass and gravel.

Question. Should I waste time...
01-04-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Inindo

Wanted to mention too, the joist hangers with...

Wanted to mention too, the joist hangers with bigger wood is something I hadn't thought of... kind of tempting.

Problem is, I'm nervous to "tie into" anything existing down there. The 4x4 beams...
01-04-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Inindo

Bounce is definitely between the joists, been in...

Bounce is definitely between the joists, been in the crawl space while my wife walked around and I inspected. Can see the subfloor bow down in certain spots.

Subfloor is 1x4" T&G (real 1"...
01-03-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Inindo

Span between the 4x4 beams is about 7'. There...

Span between the 4x4 beams is about 7'. There are roughly 4 rows of beams going north/south holding up the 32" OC joists that go east/west. House is basically a 25x25' box. There are brief gaps in...
01-03-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Inindo

How to take bounce out of floor - joists 32" OC

I own an old house, 1880s, in Los Angeles. I have a pour concrete perimeter, seismic retrofit recently done with permits, and I have piers and posts.

Floor joists are 2x4s that span the entire...
01-03-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Inindo

Yeah, it's tall, steep roof, decorative Victorian...

Yeah, it's tall, steep roof, decorative Victorian house. Technically 1 floor, but ceilings are 13' on first floor, and attic is 13' too. It's taller than my neighbors 2 story home.

Perlins are...
01-02-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Inindo

General Concern - Insulating 120 year old walls

I am insulating the attic on a small (under 1,000 square foot) house built in the 1880s. But, now that I am up in the attic, rolling r30 batts between the joists, I was thinking about the walls.
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06-12-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Inindo

Yeah, it's all for show only. It's a historic...

Yeah, it's all for show only. It's a historic district and like I said, they're very popular. I live in Los Angeles, we only get 15" of rain a year. There's no issue of rain running onto the...
06-12-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By Inindo

They are 2x4, exactly. I've taken a tape measure...

They are 2x4, exactly. I've taken a tape measure to them.

What is the typical depth requirement for a footing, a few inches? I guess I'd have to look at my local codes for the City of Los...
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