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Posted By Spike99

. I install Timbren SES units on my Tow...

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I install Timbren SES units on my Tow Vehicle approx 4 years ago. Loved them since day one. Finally, no more rear sag, headlights pointing in the air and ride comfort is much better...
01-20-08, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Spike99

Since this is major work that involves drainage,...

Since this is major work that involves drainage, structure and electrical, I would recommend a building permit. To obtain a building permit, one needs a drawing, room measurements, etc. etc. ...
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Update: Yes Michael. You are correct. ...

Update:

Yes Michael. You are correct. Those L-Brackets under my deck are ilegal. Nice eye.

Do you agree that "air flow" should be allowed under a deck? This was a purpose of my post and...
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Posted By Spike99

Yes Micheal, Those are L-Brackets under my...

Yes Micheal,

Those are L-Brackets under my deck. Same brackets that are used for indoor shelving brackets. For my deck, they work great. And yes, they would NOT pass code.

And I...
01-19-08, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Spike99

Question 1: As a suggestion, visit your...

Question 1:
As a suggestion, visit your parents, many friends & brother/sister home's that have a finished basement. Decide if you like their internal window framing and if possible, determine if...
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Posted By Spike99

My house was built in 1987 and the previous owner...

My house was built in 1987 and the previous owner installed a large "double front door" wood stove in the open concept basement. Its a little 1,200 sq/ft home and if we add the basement living...
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Posted By Spike99

MattDFreeman, I would like to see pictures...

MattDFreeman,

I would like to see pictures of the underside of your existing deck as well. Would also like to know if your support boards are 16" apart, are 2x6 or 2x8s and also, their length...
01-15-08, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Spike99

If it were my home, I don't trust existing...

If it were my home, I don't trust existing electrical outlets. Who knows how many other devices are on that same circuit. Sensitive TVs and Computers "love" clean power delivery. Dedicated...
01-15-08, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Spike99

Your original transformer (built for 1 chime) is...

Your original transformer (built for 1 chime) is probably a 8/16V unit. This model of transformer needs to be replaced with a 8/16/24V - 20A model (one that is used to power 2x chimes from a single...
01-15-08, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Spike99

Your original transformer (built for 1 chime) is...

Your original transformer (built for 1 chime) is probably a 8/16V unit. It has 3 x 110/120V AC wires and it might have 2 screws for its low voltage 8/16V wires. If removing this transformer and...
01-14-08, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Spike99

As another suggestion, call your local building...

As another suggestion, call your local building inspector to obtain "minimim code" OPENING measurements for your area. Some areas require a large enough attic opening to allow a fireman with their...
01-07-08, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Spike99

. From a "building code" perspective, I'd...

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From a "building code" perspective, I'd get a permits for:
- Electrical - definate must.
- Plumbing - definate must
- HVAC (heating / cooling system)
- Structure - including vertical studs....
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Posted By Spike99

Unfortunately, forced air "air flow" isn't an...

Unfortunately, forced air "air flow" isn't an exact science. HVAC Specialists attend many different courses to determine what is "within range" and what it outside the norm. And even within...
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Posted By Spike99

When I remove the main cover off my gas furnace,...

When I remove the main cover off my gas furnace, it can blow much more air as well. This is because the "wind drag" stress of cold air returns (even for normal sized ducts) is eliminated. ...
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Posted By Spike99

One might want to ask several different HVAC...

One might want to ask several different HVAC Specialists to visit your home. They will perform an indepth analysis and recommend what can be improved - for your specific home. The other day, I...
01-07-08, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Spike99

For a basement, here's some items to consider: ...

For a basement, here's some items to consider:

- Drop down ceiling with removable tiles. To me, this is a must for basement ceilings. To this day, I can't count the number of times I've had to...
01-07-08, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Spike99

Hi Harry. Sorry to hear about your flooded...

Hi Harry.

Sorry to hear about your flooded basement. Back in 2005, my home's basement got flooded as well. An $11 back-water wash valve let go and our basement from floor to 2 feet down had...
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Posted By Spike99

Perhaps its just me..... I'm finding it very...

Perhaps its just me..... I'm finding it very hard to get a visual of how a TV and its cluster of other equipment is being installed in a closet - for this situation. Would be nice if original...
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Posted By Spike99

Looks like an excellent job at your place. You...

Looks like an excellent job at your place. You and your contractor do great design / install work. Way to go!!!!

Your pictures reminds me of my buddy and his large screen TV wall mount...
01-05-08, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Spike99

The different ideas for lighting are almost...

The different ideas for lighting are almost endless. Cordless (solar) and low volt systems are getting better and better each year. It all depends on your install skill level and what cosmetic...
01-05-08, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Spike99

Sounds like you want to install / connect a...

Sounds like you want to install / connect a generator to your Home using its 120/240 30A outlet. From "the code" perspective, there is 2 different methods that can be used. They are:

A -...
01-04-08, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Spike99

Ceiling joists usually run the "shortest...

Ceiling joists usually run the "shortest distance" from its support points. Lets say your house is 120 ft long by 40 ft deep. Between the 40 feet distance, there's probably an inner support...
01-04-08, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Spike99

. Might want to investigate contents within:...

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Might want to investigate contents within:

http://www.dsrenterprises.com/

http://www.esfi.org/esfi-library.html#epl

http://www.thesitebox.com/Category/5815/engraved-panel-labels.aspx
01-04-08, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Spike99

As stated within: ...

As stated within: http://indoors.pricegrabber.com/hardware/m/47052781/

"Description: Quick Install Transformers Built to Last Tri-Volt Transformer 8-Volt 20VA 16-Volt 20VA or 24-Volt 20VA for...
01-03-08, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Spike99

We have cermaic tile on our basement floor (ontop...

We have cermaic tile on our basement floor (ontop of our basement cement floor using modified thinset). Installed our Ceramic Tile in May/June of 2005 (after our massive basement flood).

Would...
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