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03-12-17, 07:17 PM
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Posted By acctlc

I have one of these....

I have one of these. (http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Ratcheting-PVC-Cutter-TMC0001J/204284860) Would it be okay to use that or should I get a specialty PEX cutter?
03-10-17, 08:23 PM
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Posted By acctlc

Thanks for the responses. Yes, the wall (and...

Thanks for the responses.

Yes, the wall (and room) has been completely finished since the photo was taken: insulation, sheetrock, electrical (not in the stud bay where the water line is), mud,...
03-09-17, 10:57 PM
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Posted By acctlc

Possible to add indoor water valve?

Hi all,

I am thinking about buying a cabinet to house my beautiful collection of guitars. The cabinet maker installs a humidifier into their cabinets in order to keep guitar wood in good...
03-23-14, 08:08 PM
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Posted By acctlc

Refrigerator died; want to disconnect water line

Subject is self-explanatory. I am moving soon and planned to call one of those junk removal services to help me get rid of the garbage, which will now include this fridge.

I've attached some...
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Posted By acctlc

Dimmable fixtures?

What is required for dimmable lights?

As I understand it, the only things that are absolutely required are a dimmer switch, possibly a dimmable transformer...
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Views: 7,298
Posted By acctlc

Or even better, go with these: Industrial...

Or even better, go with these:

Industrial Wall Light | The Black Pipe MB Sconce (http://www.conantmetalandlight.com/store/industrial-wall-light/)

Metal Lamp Guard | Heavy Duty Bulb Cage | Brass...
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Posted By acctlc

https://www.etsy.com/listing/111793203/wall-sconce...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/111793203/wall-sconce-black-malleable-iron

I haven't followed through yet because I am swamped at the moment. I will check with them ASAP, but I have other priorities...
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Posted By acctlc

It's appealing because it's a custom-built art...

It's appealing because it's a custom-built art piece. As I mentioned, it was found on Etsy. I'm guessing that such pieces of art are not uncommon things to be found on that Web site, as homemade...
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Posted By acctlc

Want to install non-UL listed light fixture

I'm looking at a light fixture that I want to buy off Etsy (and install in a home). I wrote the manufacturer and this is his response. Should I be concerned about his practices? Should I be concerned...
01-22-14, 04:43 PM
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Views: 1,646
Posted By acctlc

Yes, it seems a shallow P trap should do the...

Yes, it seems a shallow P trap should do the trick. What I need is dimensions, particularly full height from the sink bottom to the tip of the "P".



Not sure. I thought the vent went straight...
01-22-14, 03:22 AM
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Posted By acctlc

Maybe I'm not making my intention clear enough. I...

Maybe I'm not making my intention clear enough. I want to keep the plumbing as high on the wall as possible. My question is what is the "squatty-est" (for lack of a better term) dimension for a...
01-21-14, 07:15 PM
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Posted By acctlc

P trap connection onto Laundry sink, how high minimum?

I'm trying to work something out with my Kitchen Designer on a new home build. It requires holding my plumbing up as high as possible in a laundry room sink cabinet. I'm trying to figure out what...
12-30-13, 01:10 AM
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Posted By acctlc

Note that the following is just one example of...

Note that the following is just one example of usage. For one thing, LED strip lighting is a very new technology and there aren't any standards yet, AFAIK. For all intents and purposes, this is the...
12-29-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By acctlc

How to do low voltage in walls with XLR-6 jacks?

I have some low-voltage runs to make in the walls of my house for LED strip lights (12VDC and 24VDC). Of course, I'm having an electrician do this, but I'm designing it.

I'd like to future-proof...
11-09-13, 10:41 AM
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Views: 5,570
Posted By acctlc

Thanks for the responses. I've spoken with a...

Thanks for the responses.

I've spoken with a cabinet maker and he seems to think it's do-able. I will be passing on the information that edomonton_gen so graciously supplied to him (and our...
10-22-13, 03:07 PM
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Views: 2,851
Posted By acctlc

As this is new construction and we just completed...

As this is new construction and we just completed most of the framing, it might be possible to get the OSB replaced with something else (especially since there's a little "touch-up" framing left to...
10-21-13, 07:04 PM
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Posted By acctlc

Pretty sure it's a stone veneer, yes, although we...

Pretty sure it's a stone veneer, yes, although we may go with something that is a little more pronounced if that makes any sense.

I'm honestly not aware of any other options. Can you fill me in?
10-20-13, 07:38 PM
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Posted By acctlc

Stone siding for turret

Can anyone tell me if the turret in the attached photo will be able to structurally support stone siding?

The horizontal cross-sectional shape is a dodecagon (12 sides), with an 8 feet diameter...
10-14-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,570
Posted By acctlc

How to frame a large stone range hood?

Hi all!

I'm building a new home and I'm keen on making a range hood like the one in this photo (http://www.houzz.com/photos/149773/Space-to-Expand-traditional-kitchen-philadelphia).

My...
09-26-13, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,217
Posted By acctlc

Should we be concerned about that? Now that we...

Should we be concerned about that? Now that we are re-visiting this, I seem to remember him saying that "radon occurs naturally in the ground," but he didn't say much more.


I have looked into...
09-26-13, 03:31 PM
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Posted By acctlc

Spoke with our GC again today. He said the black...

Spoke with our GC again today. He said the black one is for radon and the green one is a cleanout / backflow valve.

I'm not a plumber, so I have no idea what that all means, and I'm wondering a...
09-26-13, 07:22 AM
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Views: 1,217
Posted By acctlc

Not a problem. Was just hoping for a quick answer...

Not a problem. Was just hoping for a quick answer since he will be unavailable today.

Thanks again.
09-26-13, 06:47 AM
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Views: 1,217
Posted By acctlc

I haven't removed the green cover, no. And as I...

I haven't removed the green cover, no. And as I mentioned to joecaption1, we're building this place from long-distance. Can't really give you the dimensions of the pipes very easily. All I have is...
09-26-13, 06:44 AM
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Views: 1,217
Posted By acctlc

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I've got....

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I've got. We're building this place (a residential home, so I don't think it's an oil fill tank and vent) from about 2 states away, so getting other pictures...
09-26-13, 04:59 AM
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Posted By acctlc

Would appreciate help identifying these 2 things

I am referring to the two covered pipes sticking out of the floor in the left and right side of the following photo, not the pipe lying on its side at the top.

What are they, exactly?

And if we...
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