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Fireplace replacement

We currently have an existing wood fireplace (not sure of the brand) with triple wall chimney pipe. I would like to have a new fireplace installed but have been getting different information from...
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I puchased a 3x3 newel post. That sounds like a...

I puchased a 3x3 newel post. That sounds like a good idea. Just to clarify, installing the newel post onto the end of the knee wall framing would work, I just didn't prefer it because the foyer is...
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ecman51, The old railing consisted of a...

ecman51,

The old railing consisted of a one-by that went slightly over the end of the 2x4 framing (to cover the one-by down the front), a newel post and a few balusters. The hand rail was nailed...
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Short stair railing construction

Hi,

I'm preparing to construct a short stair railing consisting of a half newel post (at the wall) and a full newel post (at the front) for the foyer of our home. It's a split entry Ryan and the...
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Distance between two 3-way switches

Hi,

I am installing two 3-way switches. One is outside the room and one is inside. The location of the two switch boxes would be right next to each other in the wall except that one would be...
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Since this is a remodel housing, there is no flex...

Since this is a remodel housing, there is no flex tubing between the can and the box. The wiring from the box to the can travels through a metal channel on the fixture itself. I have only seen flex...
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Installing Recessed Lighting (old work)

Hi,

I'm preparing to install 3 (remodel) recessed housings in a basement room and noticed on the instruction sheet that it called for metal flex tubing. I've purchased the needed 14/2 flex tubing...
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Larry, thanks for the info but I'm unable to...

Larry, thanks for the info but I'm unable to build the post as one piece since it's a Trex deck which has Trex posts. Also, thanks for the advice with the stairs offset. Right now, the longer run...
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Building Deck Stairs and Landing

I'm ready to build stairs on my deck and have a question. To describe my deck, here's the following:

18ft wide at the house and 22ft wide at the front; to better describe, the left side starts...
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I actually have 2 beams(2x10's bolted together). ...

I actually have 2 beams(2x10's bolted together). One is at 6.5' and the other is 13'. This was suggested by the code enforcement officer. Joist spacing will be 12" o.c. to accomodate the...
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Thanks for the information. Once everything is...

Thanks for the information. Once everything is in place, is there a way to compensate for any joists that are high? Also, I was planning on using hurricane ties; would that replace toenailing?
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Proper installation of joists

Hi,

I'm currently in the process of building a deck and have a few questions in regards to hanging the joists. The wood we purchased is fair, but I've noticed that when we placed the joists in...
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Also, the more I think about it, it would...

Also, the more I think about it, it would probably be a good idea to have the joint for each beam sitting directly over a post. In that case, I would go with the 2x10x14 and 2x10x8 beam choice.
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The beams will be connected to 6x6 posts with...

The beams will be connected to 6x6 posts with post beam caps and the posts are connected to concrete footings with post anchors. A total of four posts will be supporting each beam which is 22' in...
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Deck Beam Construction

Hi,

We're in the middle of building a deck that utilizes 2 beams which will be 22ft long. The first beam is at 6.5 feet from the house and the second will be 13 ft. Each beam will consist of (4)...
07-22-06, 05:41 PM
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Posted By martyc

mattison, Thanks, I really appreciate your...

mattison,

Thanks, I really appreciate your input. You're right, it's a pro's job. I'm lucky my heat pump is running well (30 years) and I'd like for it to continue until I have the cash to...
07-22-06, 11:19 AM
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Moving a fan unit for a heat pump

Hi,

I'm currently in the process of building a deck and need to move the fan unit for our heat pump. I've been told that it's much too hard to move without having a professional do it(told to me...
05-31-06, 02:03 PM
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Posted By martyc

Thanks! I actually might modify two recepticles...

Thanks! I actually might modify two recepticles to be switched and I'll only have one lamp connected to each one. Each switch will be seeing less than an amp.


martyc
05-30-06, 11:29 PM
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Posted By martyc

I am planning to do the same. Currently, I have...

I am planning to do the same. Currently, I have 6 outlets on a 20 amp circuit in my basement and wanted to make one of the recepticles 'switched' as I do not have a mounted light fixture. My...
11-08-05, 10:34 AM
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Posted By martyc

Thanks for the replies. I'll investigate circuit...

Thanks for the replies. I'll investigate circuit #15 for sure. joed, would you mind explaining further your thoughts on this situation? Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm not sure what you meant...
11-08-05, 09:22 AM
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Posted By martyc

Circuit to circuit influence

I have an electric furnace (1977 Bryant Heat Pump) on it's own 100 amp circuit (referenced by circuit #1). When I walked in my house this morning, I heard a buzzing noise (similar to that of a...
10-12-05, 11:46 AM
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Posted By martyc

Laser levels

Thanks again, I really appreciate all the feedback! I actually have a laser level but I'm not sure it's the correct type of laser level for the job. Even if it is, I don't see how it can help in...
10-12-05, 10:14 AM
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Posted By martyc

More questions

Doug and Thezster- thanks for both of your replies. The advise, info and pictures really helped out. I still have a few more questions though. Ok- I'll be installing furring strips (probably...
10-07-05, 07:39 AM
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Posted By martyc

Installing soffit

I checked out the article and there was a ton of good information, thanks. However, I still need to address the installation of the soffit. Should it be installed to the furring or is it...
10-07-05, 07:15 AM
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Views: 10,332
Posted By martyc

Thanks

I'll check that thread, thanks.

Marty
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