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02-17-13, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Spaceball1

Weird register sizes

I'm from the Twin Cities and I'm remodeling a townhome that was built in 1979. I've removed & replaced most of the old registers but I have two weird openings that I can't seem to find replacements...
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Posted By Spaceball1

Most of the electrical in the home (built in...

Most of the electrical in the home (built in 1979) is existing, but the inspector had me put a group of new receptacles in the lower level on the new AFCI circuit. What he came up with was a really...
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Posted By Spaceball1

Gas Insert controls on AFCI circuit?

My installer came by yesterday to drill the hole for the electrical service to our rough fireplace opening.

He mentioned that he's heard of issues with the electrical supply for gas inserts being...
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Posted By Spaceball1

Well, a little more looking at it and I...

Well, a little more looking at it and I discovered that the existing vent was just bent. So it measured 7.5" in diameter left to right, but 6.75" or so front to back. So in the end, I tried it with...
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Posted By Spaceball1

Odd Vent Hood Duct Size (7.5"???) (Adding a microwave/vent hood)

I'm in the middle of a kitchen remodel, and I'm getting ready to hang my new cabinets. Part of the remodel includes moving the stove over by about a foot, which means that the duct for my vent hood...
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Views: 27,412
Posted By Spaceball1

No apologies necessary. I fully admit to...

No apologies necessary. I fully admit to over-thinking things sometimes, errr... most of the time.. That comes from being burned a few times from under thinking things.


Our elevation has to...
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Posted By Spaceball1

I'm liking the sound of that. Of course, with me...

I'm liking the sound of that. Of course, with me being in the engineering trade, formulas are always appealing! In the end, I have to go with what the inspector will approve, but I'll run this by him...
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Posted By Spaceball1

That sounds like another possible solution. It's...

That sounds like another possible solution. It's actually similar to my original assumption, but instead of having the front & rear members meeting in mid-air, it has the joints staggered. I have the...
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Views: 27,412
Posted By Spaceball1

I haven't started cutting yet. Will probably...

I haven't started cutting yet. Will probably start the posts this evening and the 2x10's tomorrow.

I'm not sure what you mean by "continuous-cantilever-continuous". But seeing as how 21' - 22'...
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Posted By Spaceball1

nevermind.. deleted my own reply.. Original...

nevermind.. deleted my own reply.. Original question still stands
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Posted By Spaceball1

Connecting or splicing beams end to end

The deck I'm building is 21' wide, and I'm using a double 2x10 PT beam sitting across four 6x6 posts spaced a little less than 7' from each other.

I originally bought four 12' 2x10's thinking that...
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Views: 2,460
Posted By Spaceball1

Got it. I used 1/2" HDG with washers on both...

Got it. I used 1/2" HDG with washers on both sides.
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Posted By Spaceball1

Thru-Bolt Ledger Connection - Bolt Size?

I'm attaching a 2x10 pressure treated ledger to my townhome. I have the lower level ceiling torn out, so I can get to the band joist on the inside of the wall. Because of this, I should be able to...
09-26-11, 04:36 PM
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Views: 1,397
Posted By Spaceball1

Six foot rule for receptacles still current? 13" height ok?

I've framed in a new bedroom in my lower level, and I'm ready to start installing boxes for receptacles. I have added a partition wall that's about 8 feet long.

First question - I've found the...
09-23-11, 09:16 AM
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Views: 5,822
Posted By Spaceball1

hmmm... here's another thought.. This wall...

hmmm... here's another thought..

This wall is in our lower level. It's not really a basement, but the exterior wall that I'm joining to is masonry block on the bottom and framed on tip.

I'm...
09-23-11, 09:01 AM
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Views: 3,344
Posted By Spaceball1

I'm going to dig down and address the cracks from...

I'm going to dig down and address the cracks from the outside. From what I've read in other threads, hydraulic cement might be an option.

As I understand it, you open up the cracks a little bit...
09-20-11, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Spaceball1

I'm re-doing all of the exterior walls, so one of...

I'm re-doing all of the exterior walls, so one of the walls that I'm attaching to is sheetrock-free. I'm going across the space to another wall - actually a corner. I assume that I need to take the...
09-20-11, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Spaceball1

Spacing for first stud on a partition wall

So I'm planning to frame up a simple partition wall with a door at one end. This wall will butt up to an exterior wall that already has a stud where I need it (I think some previous owner got rid of...
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Posted By Spaceball1

I don't think there's anything that makes it more...

I don't think there's anything that makes it more complicated.

As far as double vs. triple beam... Double 2x10 is what's called for by my local codes. I suppose I could do triple w/ Simpson ties,...
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Posted By Spaceball1

Deck post location question - how much can the beam extend outside of the post?

I spotted the footings for my deck yesterday and it looks like i need to move one over by a few inches in order to avoid an underground gas line.

Right now, my plans call for four 6x6 posts to...
09-12-11, 02:44 PM
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Views: 3,344
Posted By Spaceball1

Repair mortar cracks in block wall

I have a Townhome built in the late 70's with a 'look out' lower level. It's about 4' below grade along two walls.

We tore out the old walls, and near one of the windows, there's a section of...
08-29-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Spaceball1

Based on the recommendations here, I re-thought...

Based on the recommendations here, I re-thought and re-worked some things over the weekend. The reason I wanted ckt 7 to be non GFCI is because the 2nd receptacle on that serviced the fridge. So I...
08-25-11, 02:23 PM
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Views: 1,126
Posted By Spaceball1

Kitchen remodel circuit loading..

Iím renovating a 1979 townhome and as part of the work, Iím planning some updates to the kitchen. Any opinions on this loading?

Ckt 5: Two Countertop receptacles on sink wall (GFCI)

Ckt 7:...
08-25-11, 02:01 PM
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Views: 1,045
Posted By Spaceball1

I think that 10% raises are in order for...

I think that 10% raises are in order for everyone..
08-25-11, 08:50 AM
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Views: 1,045
Posted By Spaceball1

I finished most of the work last night. I forgot...

I finished most of the work last night. I forgot to buy conduit to route the cable down the unfinished wall, so I'll do that today. Anyone have a link to a wiring diagram for the receptacle handy? I...
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