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06-13-07, 06:56 AM
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vinyl siding repair near Baltimore

I am in need of someone to fix a few pieces of vinyl siding on my home. Does anyone have any recommendations on someone to do that work in White Marsh, MD (near Baltimore)?

My issues are that a...
01-16-06, 03:26 AM
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Posted By hifidigital

I have been thinking about a battery backup pump...

I have been thinking about a battery backup pump and actually will do that since anything I do outside won't look too nice.

We've had instances before where we lost power for a while during a...
01-15-06, 01:55 PM
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Posted By hifidigital

Question Exterior basement entrance & water

Not 100% sure if this is the right are, so...

I have a fully underground basement with a set of poured cement stairs up to grade. At the bottom of the stairs there is a drain. The drain ends up...
12-20-05, 05:08 AM
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Posted By hifidigital

I just framed around it (very close to the pole)...

I just framed around it (very close to the pole) and drywalled it.
12-20-05, 05:06 AM
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Posted By hifidigital

Not sure that any of my advice is perfect but... ...

Not sure that any of my advice is perfect but...

I put the framing (used metal) almost directly in contact with my ductwork on the bottom to allow for more headroom. Based on what I've seen in...
09-26-05, 12:18 PM
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Views: 8,141
Posted By hifidigital

So, the answer is it should be o.k. Any thought...

So, the answer is it should be o.k. Any thought to the thickness of the sheetrock? Would 1/2" be sufficient (I should have some leftover from the walls).
09-26-05, 10:36 AM
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Views: 8,141
Posted By hifidigital

Sheetrock the ceiling after the walls?

I hope I haven't gotten myself in too much of a jam here, but here it goes.

I fully intended on a drop ceiling for my finished basement. That being said, I'm just about done hanging sheetrock on...
06-26-05, 06:15 PM
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Views: 1,297
Posted By hifidigital

Wiring another switch and light from this?

http://www.the-home-improvement-web.com/information/images/wiring4l.jpg

Is there a way to power another switch / light in the same switchbox with this (specifically switch no. 2)?
06-26-05, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

its all good...

The circuit I'm using was the circuit that was in use for the existing basement lights (4 60watt bare fixtures). The total amperage for what I'm going to finally have will be well below 1440 watts. ...
06-26-05, 10:12 AM
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Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

thanks!

Of course in my last post I said I had one more question, well, another has come to mind.

Are there any NEC limits on the use of junction boxes? I wasn't able to find that discussed in my Wiring...
06-26-05, 08:36 AM
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Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

3/4 done...

I'm about 3/4 of the way done wiring the basement. I've got to tell you that running all of this cable is quite labor intensive, but the results are what counts.

I also really appreciate...
06-15-05, 01:51 PM
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Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

I've been told that a master electrician is...

I've been told that a master electrician is needed to pull the permit. Some other counties in Maryland (notably Harford) will allow a homeowner to take a test and get a permit. Seems silly really.
06-14-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

updates

I've updated my pic to include the things as you come up with them.



I have a question about wiring of the new 'pink' circuit for the recessed lighting. Is it code to use the switch box at the...
06-13-05, 09:50 AM
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Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

darn... knew I forgot something. There will...

darn... knew I forgot something.

There will be 2 additional smoke detectors (there is one at the bottom of the steps)... they aren't on the diagram.
06-13-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

I'm back...

I've updated the drawing of my electrical plan and am hoping to get some input on how to group these things together for each circuit and gauge the amperage of the circuit breaker.

The room in the...
06-12-05, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By hifidigital

Thanks...I think. :confused: It looks like an...

Thanks...I think. :confused: It looks like an incomplete table, but if a 2x8 can be notched up to 1 1/2" at the outer 1/3 I suppose I can notch it 1" and be O.K.
06-12-05, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By hifidigital

Are you aware, or have a way to check the code...

Are you aware, or have a way to check the code for Maryland. I was hoping to keep this simple.
06-12-05, 09:18 AM
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Views: 981
Posted By hifidigital

moving cpvc plumbing?

I have 2 cpvc pipes (hot and cold) that are running perpendicular, under my joists in the basement. Is it feasible / advisable to notch out the joists and move the pipes up 3/4 - 1" and cover with a...
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Views: 1,289
Posted By hifidigital

Garage door opener security?

How secure is the remote keypad (wired or wireless) when placed outside a garage to control the door? Aren't there ways to circumevent, or reprogram the system from the keypad which would allow the...
06-01-05, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

If it were only so easy :) Our local...

If it were only so easy :)

Our local building code states that licensed electricians are the only ones who can pull a permit for electrical work. However, I'd like to do the labor myself. So,...
05-31-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

thanks all!

I will pickup the book tomorrow and start my reading.

Have any of you licensed electricians checked out someones plans, pulled a permit and let the homeowner to do his own labor? What would a job...
05-30-05, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

thanks!

All good stuff...

The room on the right is going to be a gym area, but might be a bedroom at some point, so I'll take the advice on the smoke detector. I'll have to check into egress from there...
05-30-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

Thanks for the feedback. Adding more receptacles...

Thanks for the feedback. Adding more receptacles is not an issue. This was a rough estimate.

The basement currently has one smoke detector (I assume since the whole thing is open). Since the...
05-30-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,200
Posted By hifidigital

I'm back...

Here is a sketch of what I'm looking to do. How many circuits, and how should I wire them together? I believe I have five spots left in my panel now.
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