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My electrical wiring and panel box is new, I have...

My electrical wiring and panel box is new, I have all new arch fault breakers, shouldn't that act as a GFI protected circuit?
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Can I just run my 12-2 wire from my last wall...

Can I just run my 12-2 wire from my last wall receptacle in the garage up to the new electrical box for the garage door opener? All my garage receptacles are on one circuit and it should be like just...
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I may have to get an electrician over here, that...

I may have to get an electrician over here, that left most switch box with the power source coming to it from the panel box is the one in the house, all the wires are already in the wall behind the...
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How to pull continiuous power off a 3 way wall switch?

I have a 3 way switch in my home and garage so I can turn on and off my garage lights from either one. My question is can I tap into the wall switch in the garage somehow to get continuous power to a...
11-13-22, 11:19 AM
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Can I cut through a double 2x6 where my two garage walls meet?

I want to put in a 36x42 window, I have a double 2x6 stud right in the center of the wall where my 2 garage walls were put together. Can I cut through those double 2x6 to put a header in and the...
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Any simple truss bracing diagrams?

I added a 30x30 garage to my home using standard clear span roof trusses with 1 gable end. I have a manufacturers truss bracing sheet which is very confusing, shows many different bracing...
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I'll have to find some kind of a new flexible gas...

I'll have to find some kind of a new flexible gas line to run up through my floor for temporary heat. I have my gas piping where the new furnace will be installed, need about 8 feet of flex hose to...
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Would you trust it connected to your gas line in...

Would you trust it connected to your gas line in the basement with the hose going into the garage?
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Has anyone seen a gas connector like this?

Purchased a used gas wall heater for my garage, the person I bought it from left all the connections and gas hose on it. The connection on the end of the hose doesn't look right to me, it's more like...
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Thanks for the help...

Thanks for the help...
09-13-22, 06:09 PM
09-11-22, 09:17 AM
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He used that Alkali fiberglass tape over all the...

He used that Alkali fiberglass tape over all the seams the next day and then put a second coat of thin set over it, all I have to do is waterproof the seams with Redguard and we'll be ready to tile....
09-09-22, 11:37 AM
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How long does thinset mortar have to dry before applying second coat

My tile guy came over to prep my Hardie shower backerboard. He used Versabond thinset to fill in all the seams, no mesh. He said he would be back tomorrow when it dries to tape all the seams and...
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That what I was afraid of, I didn't want it to go...

That what I was afraid of, I didn't want it to go to far and then couldn't get it turned all the way down. I hate backing them off a 1/4 or so turn, don't want a leak inside the wall. I'll try the...
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Problem with shower arm..

Putting a rainfall shower head in my new shower. I was test fitting the shower arm, there's no tape or sealer on the threads but I'm not sure if I'm going to get another 3/4 turn to get it in the...
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I just had the septic tank pumped about 4 months...

I just had the septic tank pumped about 4 months ago, I tried a 3' closet auger too that went right through the closet trap down into the drainpipe, nothing in the traps. This morning it did it...
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Toilets flushing slow..

I have 2 toilets, one on each end of the house. Just recently the toilet on the far end of the house began flushing slow, sometimes won't go down at all, now my toilet on the other end of the house...
08-31-22, 05:20 PM
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Thanks guys, as soon as I tape and thinset the...

Thanks guys, as soon as I tape and thinset the seams, apply my Redguard waterproofing, it should be ready to tile. I'll be sure to chalk that escutcheon the way you mentioned and also the top tile at...
08-31-22, 12:03 PM
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How high should I run backerboard up to the ceiling?

I have 2 questions I need to ask. I'm running backerboard on my wall for a corner shower, should I cut it tight to my ceiling or leave a little gap? The manufacture wants me to leave a 1/8 inch gap...
08-24-22, 10:58 AM
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Does Hardie Backerboard 500 need a vapor barrier?

I'm putting up Hardie Backerboard 500 on my corner shower wall which will be tiled afterwards. Hardie claims this backerboard is fully waterproof but I do have to use thin set mortar to seal all my...
08-19-22, 05:25 AM
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Will mortar cure to floor leveling compound?

I need to set a fiberglass shower stall base, the floor is an 1/8" or so low in that corner. I'm going to use floor leveling compound to get this corner level, I also need to put mortar on top of the...
08-07-22, 10:43 AM
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Yes my mistake, that old vent is my existing...

Yes my mistake, that old vent is my existing vent. I was just going to tie my shower drain into my sink drain line but wasn't sure if that existing vent was to far away to handle all 3 fixtures, I...
08-07-22, 05:49 AM
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Do I need a new vent for my shower drain?

Putting in a new shower stall, toilet and sink already vented with 2 inch pipe. Can I run a 2 inch shower drain 8 feet over to my sink drain line and connect it? Will a 2 inch vent pipe be able to...
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Don't think I can notch the joist anyways, I need...

Don't think I can notch the joist anyways, I need to have a 2" tee or elbow right below the stand pipe of the drain. I would have to notch the top of the joist at least 2 1/2 inches which would put...
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I've been reading online that putting a notch in...

I've been reading online that putting a notch in a floor joist is worse than drilling a hole through it. I'm right along side of my joist but that's the center of the hole I have to drill for 2"...
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