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11-08-20, 11:01 PM
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Posted By F1akk

Should wall be sealed/solid between porch roof-space and interior?

Hi all,
I'm not sure the best section to put this thread in and decided to start here. Recently I was installing some exterior security cameras and put one on the ceiling of my front porch. I ran...
08-30-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By F1akk

Aluminum porch ceiling access

I'm prepping to install some security cams at my home and plan to mount one on the ceiling of our front porch. The porch roof has no living space above it and has an aluminum ceiling - like soffit...
06-21-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By F1akk

Good to know about the limestone depth, thank...

Good to know about the limestone depth, thank you! So I may need to at least some excavation of the slope where I want to put the walkway. But where it 'picks up the wall' does that limestone need...
06-21-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By F1akk

Levelling for walkway, stone retaining wall

I'm trying to create a more level walkway from the front of our house around the side. Currently it's heavily sloped/eroded and the blocks the previous owner used are mostly above ground at this...
10-09-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By F1akk

I should clarify. The GDO is on a duplex outlet...

I should clarify. The GDO is on a duplex outlet on the ceiling, and the chest freezer is on a GFI outlet on the wall. It's a 3/4HP opener, no dimming when we open or close the door.
Can my freezer...
10-09-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By F1akk

Garage/Kitchen cicuit

Recently purchased a home built in 1999. Was going through breakers attempting to map out all the circuits and outlet locations as their all labeled "Lites" or "Appliance" only.
The 15A circuit...
08-06-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By F1akk

frame for TV mount

I'm planning to mount my 55" flat panel inside an old TV niche. Its too small to set the TV inside so I want to build a frame to span the width of the niche and mount the TV to that frame.
My...
06-26-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By F1akk

I actually taped it down this morning! Everywhere...

I actually taped it down this morning! Everywhere I've read that's been step #1
06-26-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By F1akk

sealing for temporary carpeting in basement

Hello all. We recently moved into a new house, built in '99, sold by original owners. The look-out basement is 60-70% unfinished. They made a bedroom in the back corner (it's an L-shaped basement)....
06-10-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By F1akk

No dead receptacles anywhere with switch in...

No dead receptacles anywhere with switch in either position. It shall remain a mystery and in the off position. Perhaps someday Ill redo the crappy ceiling repair job they did and see if I cant find...
06-08-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By F1akk

So I got a multimeter, I have voltage on the...

So I got a multimeter, I have voltage on the black, and when i turn the switch on I get voltage on the white (when touching white and ground). I checked the light switch for the light above my stairs...
06-07-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By F1akk

the outlet tester I used is the 3prong plug in...

the outlet tester I used is the 3prong plug in eith indicator lights, would that mean it's powered since the light lit to designate the open neutral or is there enough draw from something causing...
06-07-18, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By F1akk

open neutral on mystery switch

Hi all,

I've got a mysterious light switch that doesn't switch anything. Previous homeowner did some remodeling and did some obvious things wrong so I thought maybe it was a switch for something...
05-16-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By F1akk

new 20amp circuit for laundry.

I am adding a new 20amp circuit for my laundry, since the previous homeowner put the laundry, a bathroom, and the water softener all on the same circuit. My garage is drywall and concrete, not...
05-04-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By F1akk

I feared that would be the case. The shutoff is...

I feared that would be the case. The shutoff is actually inside the house in my unfinished laundry room.
05-04-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By F1akk

Bad gate valve

I've got a bad gate valve on my exterior water shutoff. The handle grip snapped and the valve itself doesn't shut completely. Because of it's location next to several turns in the pipe I'm hoping to...
04-24-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By F1akk

straight up and across the wall/ceiling line...

straight up and across the wall/ceiling line (where current circuit runs). Through one layer of sheetrock into the unfinished laundry. Piped across laundry wall which is cinderblock. total length is...
04-23-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By F1akk

The saga continues.

Updated questions: So my brother in law, the electrician, wants to do the following:
1. New 20amp circuit and outlet for washer/gas dryer.
2. New outlet for water softener. Can this be a separate...
04-20-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By F1akk

Thanks for the info on laundry area codes. And...

Thanks for the info on laundry area codes. And yes, we are supplying the appliances. We bought them a few years ago as floor models for a great discount bc of a scratch or two. Had we only realized...
04-20-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By F1akk

Laundry room electrical

Hi all, I've haunted these forums numerous times but just signed up because I need some guidance. We are converting our townhouse (quad-style bldg) into a rental property in the next 8 weeks. Among...
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