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04-05-07, 01:47 PM
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Posted By fatrichie

Kitchen Water Filtration

HI, I would like to add a water filter inline to my regular kitchen faucet for the cold water. Right now I have one of those jugs that you fill up and put in the fridge but while I'm doing the...
03-21-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,612
Posted By fatrichie

Two points; 1) Wire CSA is driven by current...

Two points;
1) Wire CSA is driven by current carrying capacity, 1,000W Microwave at 240V takes less current than the same system at 120V.
2) The UK (I'm British) use 'Ring Mains' for their...
03-21-07, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatrichie

I didn't take this from the code, all I saw was...

I didn't take this from the code, all I saw was '2 small appliance circuits' for the kitchen, not necessarily for the c/t's. Easily fixed.

Yeah, I was kind of thinking about just having the...
03-21-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By fatrichie

Kitchen Wiring / Junction Boxes

While re-fitting my kitchen I've taken the opportunity of improving the electrical circuits as the circa. 1980 'code bare minimum' was junk.

Thus far I've got the following;
1 20A Circuit for 4...
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Views: 1,131
Posted By fatrichie

IC Rated Recessed Lights

I don't seem to be able to find any remodel 'cans' of 4" or less that are IC Rated, only 5" and above.

I'm ideally looking for 3" IC Rated remodel lights but 4" would work also.

Any tips on...
08-23-06, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By fatrichie

Thanks, 12G 20A it is. If I'm going to pull...

Thanks, 12G 20A it is.

If I'm going to pull 2 I may as well pull 3.
08-22-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By fatrichie

Thanks for the quick responses. Yes, I'm in...

Thanks for the quick responses.

Yes, I'm in the US. I'm originally from the UK and am actually a qualified 'sparky' across the pond but NEC seems to have some unusual twists in comparison to...
08-22-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By fatrichie

Question on Branch Circuits for Bathroom (Whirlpool Tub)

Iím in the process of re-modeling my condo, seems like a long process.

In terms of a branch circuits, there is (was) one circuit that feeds the following, it is (was) all on 14G romex;
Hallway...
04-14-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By fatrichie

Air Bubbles in Mud

I don't seem to be able to get my pre-mix mud to a decent consistency without getting bubbles in it.

The only way I'm been able to have any success is to put small amounts at a time into the pan...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,792
Posted By fatrichie

Thanks for the replies, I'll give it a go.

Thanks for the replies, I'll give it a go.
Replies: 4
Views: 5,792
Posted By fatrichie

Chip/Scratch resistant paint?

I've built a window seat in a bay window. I've used a maple faced ply and edged it with a maple sill so from a wood stand point it will resist dings and dents from normal wear and tear. We're not...
04-03-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By fatrichie

Few tips on drywall finishing. OK, Iíve...

Few tips on drywall finishing.

OK, Iíve decided to do it the ĎAmerican Wayí and tape and mud the drywall.

Few tips;

Iím going to use the Steel backed tape for my inside and outside corners. ...
03-30-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By fatrichie

I'm not sure exactly what that means. A skim...

I'm not sure exactly what that means. A skim coat in the UK is taking a finish plaster and applying it with a plastering float.

From what I've seen here, a skim coat is where you roll on joint...
03-30-06, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By fatrichie

Question Veneer coat on regular drywall?

Iíve done a bedroom re-model and my original intention was to tape and mud the joints so I used regular drywall. However, I think Iím leaning more towards giving it a veneer coat instead.

The...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,936
Posted By fatrichie

I think the 616 is the straight nailer and the...

I think the 616 is the straight nailer and the 618 is the angled nailer.

I also really want one of these.
Replies: 25
Views: 5,821
Posted By fatrichie

Being as Black and Decker bought Dewalt in 1960...

Being as Black and Decker bought Dewalt in 1960 and they didn't launch portable power tools under the Dewalt label until 1992, I'm not sure that anyone could have used a Dewalt tool that wasn't...
11-16-05, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By fatrichie

NEC doesn't permit the use of this 'back stab'...

NEC doesn't permit the use of this 'back stab' type of connection on wires greater than #14 hence the reason the hole is too small for #12 on the 15A. Even if you get a 20A with both screws and...
11-09-05, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By fatrichie

Interesting, thanks for taking time to respond. ...

Interesting, thanks for taking time to respond.

I Googled a bit yesterday and I've yet to find any real 'evidence' that an oil filled (or other gel filled) heater would be more efficient (which is...
11-08-05, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By fatrichie

Electric Baseboard Heaters

Are they basically all the same? I need to replace three and noticed that some claim to be super efficient because they have fluid in them but are 4 times the cost of a regular one.

Thoughts?
10-11-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,092
Posted By fatrichie

tx Application is a crawlspace moisture...

tx

Application is a crawlspace moisture barrier. I ended up doing a 3ft overlap (I had loads of 10mil poly being as the smallest roll was 20ftx100ft and the room is 9ftx12ft), did two seams of...
10-08-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,092
Posted By fatrichie

Whats the best tape to join poly sheet?

Is there a recommended tape for joining a moisture barrier?

I was going to use duct tape.
09-27-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By fatrichie

Questions on ground floor room under floor Insulation and Vapor barrier

OK, what started as removing two closets has turned into the complete gutting of a room. I have now rebuilt, re-pointed, dried out and sealed the walls that were the issue, cleared all of the rotten...
09-12-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By fatrichie

Thanks I was thinking of adding a radiant...

Thanks

I was thinking of adding a radiant heat 'mat' (for want of a better word) under my bathroom floor tiles (when I get around to do it) but I was thinking that was to simply keep the floor...
09-12-05, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By fatrichie

OK, looks like Gas is out. There is already gas...

OK, looks like Gas is out. There is already gas into the unit and they wouldn't charge me anything to attach a new meter but the Gas comes in at the front and I'm at the back so I'd have to come...
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