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Posted By SJMaye

Can you use architectural shingles on a gambrel roof?

I have a small shed I need to re-roof. It currently has 3 tab shingles. If I re-roof I would like something that would last longer like architectural shingles. As I look at the current roofing job...
02-02-22, 01:04 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Thanks for the tips. I am going 3/4"...

Thanks for the tips. I am going 3/4" throughout.
02-02-22, 07:47 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

I just came back from HD. In looking at both the...

I just came back from HD. In looking at both the 1/2" and 3/4" Sharkbite 1/4 turn valves the exit passages are identical at about 3/8". In looking at the frostfree faucets the passages are equally...
02-01-22, 12:07 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Thank you for all the replies. Backflow- It...

Thank you for all the replies.

Backflow- It is not required in this application where I live, but I will probably install one anyway.

Spigot- I looked more closely at the spigot outlet going...
02-01-22, 06:29 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

1/2" or 3/4" pipe for garage outdoor hydrants?

I am ready to run pex pipe to my two outside hydrants on my detached garage. I have a 3/4" line running from the house to the garage. I had considered continuing with 3/4" to the hydrants. I would...
12-14-21, 02:27 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Ah! Just trying to avoid un-wiring so much in the...

Ah! Just trying to avoid un-wiring so much in the break box. I will just get over it and do the job. Thanks for the ideas though.
12-13-21, 05:31 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Interesting idea. I still need to do my final...

Interesting idea. I still need to do my final inspection. Will that pass code?
12-13-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Not the LB I was talking about, but that one is...

Not the LB I was talking about, but that one is not for electrical. It houses a fiber optic cable for internet.
12-13-21, 12:21 PM
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Posted By SJMaye

Sorry for the delay posting the pics. Here is...

Sorry for the delay posting the pics. Here is what I have. As I stated earlier, this line was put in only a few months ago. The only theory I have is that the earth settled pulling down on the LB...
12-01-21, 06:42 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Dang. I was afraid of that.

Dang. I was afraid of that.
12-01-21, 05:35 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Can you replace a type-LB fitting in place?

I built my garage this year. Got the electrical rough-in passed several months ago. Now I just noticed the LB fitting where the power runs in to the garage is severely cracked. It appears as if...
11-02-21, 06:13 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

I have a P-Touch as well. That was what I was...

I have a P-Touch as well. That was what I was going to use. Thanks for the insight. I still have a final inspection to get through. Just wanted to know I was OK. Thank you.
11-02-21, 04:37 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Can you apply labels directly on a circuit breaker?

I have a new Square D Homeline breaker panel. The way it is made there is no way to label right next to the breaker. A decal is provided on the door, but I prefer to a label next to the breaker.
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10-05-21, 10:23 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Yep. HD is the same way. UF-B $131 and NM-B $209

Yep. HD is the same way. UF-B $131 and NM-B $209
10-05-21, 05:33 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

I realize I don't need UF-B. What I am saying -...

I realize I don't need UF-B. What I am saying - It is hard to overlook UFB being 40% cheaper. Can I confirm it can be used indoors such as a detached garage?
10-05-21, 05:08 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Can I use UF-B for wiring a garage?

The garage is actually fully wired accept for the 240V 30A outlet. I need about 100'. Cheapest NM-B is about $210. I can buy UF-B for $130.

I have read UF-B can be used, but it is a pain to...
09-09-21, 05:56 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Got it.

Got it.
09-09-21, 05:49 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

"no hot tub" LOL "Most upstairs levels are...

"no hot tub" LOL

"Most upstairs levels are not built on roof trusses" - hmm, so homes with second floors are all stick built? I did not know that.

Thanks for the clarification.
09-09-21, 02:04 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Thanks, XSleeper. That helps a lot. All my...

Thanks, XSleeper. That helps a lot. All my experience is with traditional framing. Looking at a free span of 24' (made of 2x4's) is unnerving to me when I think of storing stuff up there. The 40...
09-08-21, 05:08 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Need help with truss loading

I am building a new detached garage. It uses attic trusses. At the time of purchase the truss designer told me the loading the attic could take. Now, months later I cannot remember and cannot find...
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Posted By SJMaye

I am hoping my quote will go that way

I am hoping my quote will go that way
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Posted By SJMaye

A question on DIY spray foam kits. The...

A question on DIY spray foam kits. The electrical panel almost complete fills the stud cavity. How do you effectively insulate around it with spray foam? With little or no insulation wouldn't...
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Posted By SJMaye

Great ideas. I also mentioned using spray foam...

Great ideas. I also mentioned using spray foam in place of the fiberglass insulation. Do you or anyone else here have experience in this as as DIY project? I was just wondering how difficult this...
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Posted By SJMaye

Question on using expanding foam

I am wiring my new detached garage looking ahead to insulation. I would love to have closed cell foam sprayed in, but afraid of the cost. As I consider standard fiberglass I can see there will be...
08-30-21, 11:39 AM
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Posted By SJMaye

Oh, I understand. I have concrete and block...

Oh, I understand. I have concrete and block below. I will have to try. If I can't make it work I may have to consider going up instead of down.
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