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03-21-17, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Steve McGrath

"I read the post three times and I'm still...

"I read the post three times and I'm still baffled.

It sounds like you tried pulling a cable out of the ceiling ?
Not usually a good idea as usually those cables are stapled."

I don't...
03-21-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Steve McGrath

If you google "Romex 14-3" you'll see the cable I...

If you google "Romex 14-3" you'll see the cable I used. I thought it was pretty standard.

My house was built in 1990. All the 14-3 wires/cables have a grey plastic sheathing. Other than the...
03-21-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Steve McGrath

Turning on ceiling fan also turns on lights???

I have some electrical experience but cant figure out this one. Before making any changes everything worked fine. I wanted to move my ceiling fan so I replaced the electric line going to the...
04-22-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,669
Posted By Steve McGrath

Removing stud to widen entrance

Hello all,

I am interested in removing a stud on the right side of my closet entrance. Currently the opening is about 54 inches wide, which makes it hard to find a bifold door that size. However...
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Views: 738
Posted By Steve McGrath

I cant find anything that is a good fit on...

I cant find anything that is a good fit on amazon, and I dont want to spend $50 on something that might not fit and I wont be able to return it. I tried calling the manufacturer but they wont answer...
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Steve McGrath

60769 After a lot of searching I found out...

60769

After a lot of searching I found out the sliding door is made by SIMONTON WINDOWS. On their website is a picture of a sliding door very similiar to mine. The only simonton reseller in my...
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Steve McGrath

replacing sliding door track

Hi all,

I need to replace the track for my sliding glass door. Unfortunately I do not know who made it, as I bought the house out of foreclosure, and i cannot find any manufacturer listed on the...
Replies: 1
Views: 5,473
Posted By Steve McGrath

Running Coax cable through stucco

I want to run a Coax cable out my wall to the outside for a few feet, then have it go back into the wall. The previous owner did this using a circle thing (see picture) - does anyone know what this...
06-11-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,466
Posted By Steve McGrath

There is an air vent right above the toilet, that...

There is an air vent right above the toilet, that is for a fan to get the moisture out. It could have fallen through that. Can anyone recommend a way to seal the vent from scorpions falling on...
06-08-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,466
Posted By Steve McGrath

Huge scorpion in toilet bowl

This is the 2nd time I've found a scorpion in my 2nd floor bathrooms toilet bowl. The last time it was as big as the opening. Is there poison or something I can flush to kill all these scorpions?
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05-25-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,378
Posted By Steve McGrath

Well she finally died today. I was going into...

Well she finally died today. I was going into the garage to get something to start my grill, when I noticed a bunch of water by the hot water heater. There also was a noise like a fan. After 26...
05-21-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Steve McGrath

Thanks all for the replies. Sorry for the...

Thanks all for the replies. Sorry for the delayed response other things came up. After thinking about it and reading the replies I think i'll just get a high ladder. The thought of being up that...
05-04-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Steve McGrath

Scaffolding to hang chandelier

Hi all,

Hopefully this is the right forum. I want to mount a chandalier in my dining room which has a vaulted ceiling about 15 feet high. The room has never had a chandalier so I will need to...
04-13-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,790
Posted By Steve McGrath

Thanks thats what I needed

Thanks thats what I needed
04-13-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,790
Posted By Steve McGrath

Its hard to see in the pictures, in the bottom...

Its hard to see in the pictures, in the bottom picture on the bottom left there's a hole. The new gate has 4 holes on each side, so 8 total. The hole is 3/8'', so im thinking of getting a sleeve...
04-12-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,790
Posted By Steve McGrath

Installing new side gate with cinder block

Hello,

I recently got a real nice side gate on clearance at lowes for only $100. However it didnt come with any instructions or mounting hardware, so I gotta figure that out.

My old gate rests...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,482
Posted By Steve McGrath

Thanks. There's actually a Ferguson's plumbing...

Thanks. There's actually a Ferguson's plumbing supply close to a Standard plumbing supply i was going to go to after work, so I'll hit both.
Replies: 2
Views: 3,482
Posted By Steve McGrath

Need to replace 1-3/4 inch tub drain

Hello,

I need to replace my tub's drain flange. Originally i was hoping a standard 1-1/2 inch drain flange would fit it, but it doesnt fit and when i tried it it leaked water. I measured the...
03-05-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Steve McGrath

Moving solar panel cord?

Ive looked everywhere and cant find an answer to this. In my attic a cable is coming from my solar panels down to the main panel in my garage. It's labeled "photovoltiac power source". It's a...
02-10-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By Steve McGrath

I see what you mean. It was a little loose, i...

I see what you mean. It was a little loose, i tightened it and i agree it should be fixed now. Many thanks
02-04-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By Steve McGrath

Stop hose bibb from leaking

Hello all;

A few months ago I hired a plumber to replace my houses exterior house bibb (it has to be soddered on). The problem im having is randomly it will leak from the top valve. If i use...
01-23-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Steve McGrath

Originally i was going to yank the electric cable...

Originally i was going to yank the electric cable out of the outlet and use that. But now i think ill just run new wire, and leave that alone.
01-22-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Steve McGrath

Hardwire ceiling fan that is currently using lamp cord

Hello all;

My house has 2 spare rooms, that each has a switch that controls part of an electric outlet on the opposite wall. The previous homeowner nailed ceiling fans to the center of the rooms,...
01-22-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By Steve McGrath

Thanks for the response. You are probably right...

Thanks for the response. You are probably right the border does look like flush fin windows. I'm tempted to save up my money and in 5 years replace all the windows, at least the front ones facing...
01-21-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By Steve McGrath

Vinyl windows bending/showing gaps

Hello all;

A couple years ago i bought my house which was in foreclosure. One thing nice about my house is it has these custom white vinyl windows. The only issue is they seem to be...
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