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11-30-20, 12:43 AM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Installing vinyl plan flooring, need guidance with old 3/4" wooden thresholds

Edit: NVM, I just realized that this is going to be beyond the safe transition height and I need to think of a new plan.
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Posted By kiyolaka

Thanks, would I fasten the pressure treated board...

Thanks, would I fasten the pressure treated board ontop ofthe decaying trim? Would I want to place a strip of z flashing ontop of the board?

My whole porch needs to be torn apart and reframed...
03-02-20, 12:06 AM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Discovered that it was in much worse shape then...

Discovered that it was in much worse shape then Initially discovered. The center beam also had a split traveling down the middle which was going to lead to the floor giving away.
​​​​​​The...
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Posted By kiyolaka

Here are some more photos which show the extent...

Here are some more photos which show the extent of the damage from ground level.

http://imgur.com/gallery/DLVYacM


I know what really needs to be done is to have the bottom layer of siding...
03-01-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

I rethought my original plan and realize that I'd...

I rethought my original plan and realize that I'd want the beam to be solid behind the pillar.

What I'm thinking of doing is reinforcing the damaged beam by putting a 2x8'8er over the face of it,...
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Posted By kiyolaka

there is about a 6" gap underneath the bottom of...

there is about a 6" gap underneath the bottom of the siding where the wooden wall paneling is exposed.

That wood is currently fairly weak due to dryrot and some portions are missing large chunks. ...
03-01-20, 11:26 AM
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Posted By kiyolaka

This specific beam is the primary one for...

This specific beam is the primary one for supporting the porch as well as the exterior wall is fastened directly onto it. Is there a way I can replace it without having to first tear off the exterior...
03-01-20, 12:08 AM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Need advice with repairing a damaged crossbeam

One of the crossbeams that supports the high traffic area of my porch has split, causing the center joist to become loose, leading to an uneven and wobbly flood.

Upon inspection it seems that it...
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Posted By kiyolaka

Advice needed in repairing porch wall that contacts soil.

I suspect that this needs to be torn out and redone in general, but could someone please provide some suggestions on how I can temporarily get rid of the gaps where insects and rodents are coming in...
08-23-19, 11:27 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Does this look like corrosion on my toilet water supply line?

Had the plumbing redone with pex approximately 5 years ago. I noticed that one of the fittings under the toilet appears like it may have some corrosion. i checked the other fittings around the house...
01-31-19, 12:32 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Rotten bottom trim on porch, temp & long term options?

I have a porch which was built at a later point then the house. The bottom wood trim on the porch is experiencing moderate rot and decay. This is not only unsightly but providing a convenient...
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Posted By kiyolaka

Panasonic Inverter Microwave makes clicking sound, shuts off.

I have a Panasonic NN-SD787ST that i purchased new 3-4 years ago.



The microwave has begun to make a clicking noise as well as a faint static sound in the back right area. Shortly after this...
12-05-18, 06:34 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

I'm thinking of using a fuse holder similar to...

I'm thinking of using a fuse holder similar to the one I linked to for distribution and then 3d printing a fuse holder for the Input side so that I can easily surface mount it. Should 18/2 be more...
12-04-18, 01:08 PM
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Views: 450
Posted By kiyolaka

I think I found something that will work even...

I think I found something that will work even better, allowing me to make things a lot cleaner!. ...
12-03-18, 07:23 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Thanks! I have probably 20 or so other items...

Thanks! I have probably 20 or so other items coming via ali express right now as I'm not in a major rush for this project. The acrylic I'm going to need to finish it is outside of my budget this...
12-03-18, 06:35 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Need advice on bridging some 12V DC connections within an enclosure

I'm working on a 3d Printer enclosure.

Part of this is going to involve running a 12V 3A circuit to the inside of the enclosure to power LED lights, a temperature meter, fan and a voltmeter.
...
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Posted By kiyolaka

Thanks! Is there a limit to how many lights you...

Thanks! Is there a limit to how many lights you can have in series? I'm trying to determine which sets I should run in series. I'm likely going to have measure, create a model and plan out how I...
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Posted By kiyolaka

Wiring lights in unfinished basement, need guidance.

I have an old house from the early 1900's. The basement is currently lit off of a single duplex outlet that is controlled by a toggle switch. From there 6 different shop light fixtures are...
10-10-18, 07:36 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

I'm definately going to use the knockout hole as...

I'm definately going to use the knockout hole as I don't like exposed AC wiring when I can help it.

I'll then be running 18-2 thermostat wire to the doorbell and chime. I plan to butt splice the...
10-10-18, 02:08 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Ended up ordering this one as it's a name brand,...

Ended up ordering this one as it's a name brand, has a good ampacity and can be thread mounted on the J-Box cover....
10-09-18, 08:41 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

What's a good way to determine whether my chime...

What's a good way to determine whether my chime needs 16 or 24v?
10-09-18, 07:42 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

I can't find any sort of rating on the doorbell...

I can't find any sort of rating on the doorbell itself, There WAS a transformer downstairs but it got gutted during a recent remodel as it wasn't wired up to the low voltage side.

The Transformer...
10-09-18, 06:03 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Restoring old doorbell and installing transformer.. need advice

Hi all, I have an old NuTone Door chime that looks very similar to the one in this link....
04-02-18, 03:29 PM
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Posted By kiyolaka

Thanks! I found this stuff at the local box store...

Thanks! I found this stuff at the local box store but It'll look ugly in my unfinished basement.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-100-ft-20-2-Twisted-CU-Bell-Wire-56750023/205717549
04-02-18, 03:10 PM
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Views: 436
Posted By kiyolaka

Coated wire for running doorbell (Chime) wires?

I've been looking into supplies for running a replacement wired doorbell chime.

Most of the doorbell wire I'm finding on Amazon and at Home Depot are twisted wires and do not have a sheathing on...
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