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06-23-18, 01:09 PM
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Tips for retrofitting smaller bathroom fan into larger hole

Doing a bathroom remodel, and the fan that really looks best in the new remodel requires a 9.5" x 9.5" rough opening, and the existing opening is 11.5" x 10.5". So in essence an inch too large on...
06-21-18, 08:25 PM
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks for all of the good feedback on GFI...

Thanks for all of the good feedback on GFI (Imbalance) vs. Circuit.

So I went with a really low amperage heater. So my heater is rated at a 2.5 amp draw and 44-54 ohms. So given that, would there...
06-18-18, 08:31 PM
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks Ray. And it would just be a plug-in...

Thanks Ray.

And it would just be a plug-in space heater while in the room in an old long out-of-code house. So not really a code thing or something anyone would ever dream of running a new line...
06-18-18, 05:37 PM
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Is GFI Outlet better than regular circuit for new outlet box area?

I know this is a bit of a random question. But it really is a random scenario.

I'm adding a couple outlets to an extra space I added for a man-cave. It really won't pull much amperage other than a...
06-13-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By jeffsinpdx

110-120V/60Hz. I just took that for granted...

110-120V/60Hz.

I just took that for granted assuming that was pretty much par for the course on a whirlpool tub.
06-13-18, 05:32 PM
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

OK. Got the tub. Name plate is: Hmax: 12m ...

OK. Got the tub. Name plate is:
Hmax: 12m
Qmax: 380
7 Amps
L: 306
L1: 139
Class: 155(F)
CAP: 25 F/300V

Not sure I know all of those components, but the key ones are there. Any thoughts on...
06-05-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks for the replies. Good feedback. I actually...

Thanks for the replies. Good feedback. I actually haven't had the tub delivered, which is why I was thinking I might be premature before actually getting the nameplate amps from the motor itself....
06-03-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Any issues using a dedicated 15 amp circuit for a product that recommends 20 amp

I had a dedicated line run to the breaker to run a heat pump, that is no longer in use that now that installed Central A/C. it's a dedicated 15 amp breaker, and I'm pretty sure it's on the smaller 14...
04-17-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks czizzi. And actually, it won't hit an...

Thanks czizzi. And actually, it won't hit an exterior wall. The shower is facing another interior bedroom wall (IE - if standing in the shower looking at the supply lines, the exterior wall would be...
04-17-18, 09:27 PM
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Views: 1,030
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks Steve, that's a pretty good idea. Might be...

Thanks Steve, that's a pretty good idea. Might be a nice touch as well.
04-16-18, 08:08 PM
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Views: 1,030
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Bathroom Remodel - Moving Shower Head to Ceiling

Quick question. I've done a few bathroom remodels, but on this one, my wife was discussing maybe doing the option of moving the plumbing from the interior wall for a traditional shower, up into the...
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks CarbideTipped, I talked to a pro when I...

Thanks CarbideTipped, I talked to a pro when I had an opportunity and he pretty much laid it out exactly as you did with the flush underlayment and caulking is best practice for half-baths that...
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Views: 1,891
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Sealing the edges on laminate in bathroom

Quick question. Maybe I'm missing something or over-thinking this, but here's the scenario:

I'm doing a laminate floor (Pergo) and am taking it into a small 1/2 bathroom along the hallway for...
01-05-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Good info. Thanks. Since we have solid core doors...

Good info. Thanks. Since we have solid core doors and carpet that drags pretty tight, I think we're OK there, but good points. Not sure about the ducts, but I definitely hadn't thought of the fact...
01-05-14, 11:02 AM
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Views: 1,387
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks. I was referring to some of the...

Thanks. I was referring to some of the after-market stuff you see for acoustic insulation. Such as this product from Lowes:
Shop 1/4-in x 48-in x 8-ft R0.3 Acoustic Insulation at Lowes.com...
01-05-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Interior Wall Insulation for Soundproofing Thoughts

Our upstairs bedrooms are all essentially 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms all interconnected in a "U" shape around the hallway. We can all hear each other snore, play music on their phone, go tinkle in...
11-21-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By jeffsinpdx

It's all cemented together, no compression nuts,...

It's all cemented together, no compression nuts, so that's why I'm confused.

It's basically what I think of as a P-trap (maybe what you're calling a cleanout) where the drain goes down, does a...
11-18-12, 02:43 PM
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Views: 996
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Where do Contractors put the Plug in a Drain for Inspectors

I'm installing an upstairs washer/dryer unit, and I decided to contract out the plumbing piece of the job. The plumber was very highly recommended for his work, but is famous for being really busy...
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Good idea. Masonite or tempered hardboard should...

Good idea. Masonite or tempered hardboard should be thin enough to still meet well in the transition to the carpet and would be a good protector since this isn't meant to be here looking attractive...
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Views: 2,718
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Installing Washer/Dryer in Closet - should I protect existing Hardwood Floors?

My mother is aging and getting too old to navigate to her basement where the original design is for the existing washer and dryer.

She has a deep enough closet in her spare/guest bedroom that I've...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Thanks good replies to add to my confidence. ...

Thanks good replies to add to my confidence.

I saw some pics that recommended I put a 90-degree elbow going up towards the ceiling and then another 90-degree elbow going straight near the ceiling...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Ducting for Dryer in Closet next to Exterior Wall

I know this is really getting into DIY 101, but from the hundreds of projects I've done, I've never actually done any duct work. So while this could be very easy, I just wanted to post to give myself...
08-29-12, 09:26 PM
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Posted By jeffsinpdx

Perfect. I wish Sears wouldn't confuse their...

Perfect. I wish Sears wouldn't confuse their customers. I figured it out later when I went to Lowes and looked at some gas models and realized they were 120V. I've been using 240V my whole life on...
08-29-12, 10:56 AM
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Views: 58,619
Posted By jeffsinpdx

Is my Washer/Dryer 110 or 220 wiring?

Sorry, I'm a little green on electrical and having a "blonde moment".

I was assuming the washer/gas dryer combo stackable units I recently purchased online needed 220 electrical running to it,...
08-24-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 97,014
Posted By jeffsinpdx

What is a hard start? Is it a $50 unit that can...

What is a hard start? Is it a $50 unit that can just be purchased online and hooked up by a DIY from the outside? Or do you pay $220 for someone to have a specific unit built that has to get wired...
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