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Posted By Jon Fisher

Ahy more advice?

thanks for the info.

I used one of my wire wheels today using 1/2" fender washers(3 of them) with good results (no slipping that I noticed).

I gather that the arbor nut does not necessarily...
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Wheels and brushes on bench grinder

After all these years of using them, I just bought my own bench grinder. It came with 2 abrasive wheels (fine/medium grit).

I mainly will be using the grinder for cleaning and polishing...
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Painting over wallpaper

I know what you're going to say, but I have a client who wants to 'save the labor' (read, $$$$) of wallpaper removal by just painting over it.

In my opinion, (and probably yours) the wallpaper (a...
11-12-10, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Enclosing/insulating a porch

Finished framing porch enclosure (Georgia). I inlet corner braces and am using OCB on corners as well for structural integrity. I'm planning to use sheet foam (with the silver lining) to sheath the...
11-11-10, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Thanks for all the input, folks. Last time I...

Thanks for all the input, folks.

Last time I used DAP 33 I waited for 3 days. Of course that was warm weather. Trying to paint befiore the glazing 'skins' over and your brush will distort or...
11-10-10, 03:51 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Glazing material

Getting bids from house painters.

One uses 'standard' window glazing compound to repair broken/missing material (he says it will take a month to dry, which is what I've heard before, the other...
10-25-10, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Yes, I had heard and seen that the white neutrals...

Yes, I had heard and seen that the white neutrals had to have their own individual socket or hole. Can I just pick an out-of-the-way spot, drill pilot holes screw the bar in and start moving grounds...
10-25-10, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

A Fistful of Neutrals

Got a box that is crowded... especially with neutrals and grounds.

Please see picturehttp://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo42/19jonnova45/neutralgrounds.jpg

Is it permitted to grab a nice group...
10-25-10, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Decision time

Thanks, all of you, for your input.

The local consensus (of those who know about the local inspectors) is that the jumper wire caper would likely get flagged. The rule about using equipment for...
10-25-10, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Sorry, I left something out. For the sub...

Sorry, I left something out.

For the sub panel, I may not need the 3 wire (+ ground) cable after all. The breakers in the box will be serving 120V circuits exclusively. The feed can be 120V. I...
10-24-10, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

3 current carrying wires for sub panel?

I have moved a sub panel from a shed to the house. This sub panel was wired by the previous owner.

The sub panel used 8-2 UM (plus ground) to feed the sub panel. This sub panel was protected by a...
10-23-10, 06:35 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Merci, Marc "Before you use the THQL either...

Merci, Marc

"Before you use the THQL either single or two pole verison make sure that conductor you follow is not on MWBC if so that can get tricky we will explain if you have them."

What does...
10-22-10, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Rich, Thanks for the input! Around...

Rich,

Thanks for the input!

Around here, the 1/2" breakers are cheap, but I'll need to find out whether Lowe's has the full size 20A 2 pole. Not sure I understand why this box will (obviously)...
10-22-10, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Mixed bag of breakers

http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo42/19jonnova45/boxwithdiagram.jpghttp://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo42/19jonnova45/boxpicture2.jpghttp://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo42/19jonnova45/breakers.jp...
10-19-10, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

thanks, guys

Very well. I will yank as many of the standard nails as I can get a grip on and drive the hot-dipped galvanized nails.

How's this for a nailing pattern? I'll toenail from the ends and then center...
10-19-10, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Need galvanized nails for treated sole plate?

I thought I was OK for my framing rough-in, but have discovered a flaw in my materials.

I am converting a porch to a living space. For our code, sole plates on concrete slabs must be constructed...
10-15-10, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Flashing Tape for windows and doors

I've read several posts/questions/web articles about how to correctly flash windows and doors. According to these sources, many installers make mistakes and end up with leaky window and door...
10-13-10, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Thanks for the tips, Bill. I could hand make...

Thanks for the tips, Bill.

I could hand make my own drip cap with Aluminum flashing. I saw some PVC drip molding at Lowe's to go atop the window. Is that better or worse than the aluminum...
10-10-10, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Housewrap and flashing tape

Just about to begin sheathing on my new room. The room used to be a porch.

I've read up on the proper way to attach house wrap (observing correct layering with other weatherproofing items like...
10-01-10, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Sleeves or nuts?

I'm doing some DIY wiring and most of my experience has been working on my own house. When collecting the bare grounds in an outlet/fixture box, I add a pigtail to attach to the grounding screw,...
10-01-10, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Thanks, that's a relief. I'm pretty new to this...

Thanks, that's a relief. I'm pretty new to this and did not know whether this panel was outdated or not.
The term "tandem" fooled me at first, as I got the impression that a tandem anything meant...
09-28-10, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Jon Fisher

Vintage ITE Imperial breaker panel

I have an ITE Imperial Breaker Panel. Its master breaker is labeled, 150A.

Number stamped on enclosure behind breakers: "EQC28MBA"
Number on label is #BD488073
Class CTL (Cat # EQC28MBA)
It...
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