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05-08-14, 03:01 PM
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Posted By bmears

Awesome. I thought it was that straightforward...

Awesome. I thought it was that straightforward but haven't tackled a large wiring project since 2007ish. Thanks again for the help!
05-08-14, 02:29 PM
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Views: 990
Posted By bmears

Nuts - that was a typo (fixed now). I would be...

Nuts - that was a typo (fixed now). I would be running 12-2 from the j-box to the switch box (and beyond), NOT 14-2. Everything would be #12 wire. Knowing that, can it be done as described?
05-08-14, 02:07 PM
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Views: 990
Posted By bmears

Question Lighting Circuit - 3 feeds from 2 gang switch box

Refer to my attached image (diagram):

I'm planning electrical for my kitchen remodel. I have an existing lighting circuit, 20A with 12-2 wiring from the breaker box on the far corner of my house...
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Posted By bmears

Have you seen this--stamped asphalt?: ...

Have you seen this--stamped asphalt?:

http://www.stampedblacktop.com/

May be cheaper than concrete or pavers, plus you get lots of pattern and color options. I'm considering this for my drive....
07-11-06, 04:52 PM
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Views: 1,069
Posted By bmears

Attic Lights

In my old home, I've just removed two windows from my attic. There's no more daylight, and the only light left is from a single incandescent fixture in the center of the attic.

I need to add...
01-07-06, 12:38 PM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By bmears

I don't have a stop mechanism yet. I like the...

I don't have a stop mechanism yet. I like the rod with the roller at the end, but I have to find one in the oil rubbed bronze finish (most are brass or bronze). Or, I may go with the chain--I don't...
01-07-06, 09:07 AM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By bmears

Entry Door - Transom Hardware Location?

I'm preparing to put in my new framed entry door with single transom. The transom is operating and I need to attach the transom hardware (hinges, catch, chain or roller stay). My question is--where...
10-31-05, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By bmears

I don't want anything too crazy--just a little...

I don't want anything too crazy--just a little more than plain zinc. Maybe I'll just paint them. Thanks for the quick reply...

Brian
10-31-05, 05:39 PM
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Views: 789
Posted By bmears

Service Cable Strap - Decorative?

I'm residing my house. I've pulled the service cable and meter box away from the house (meter box by the power company), and put the siding up behind them. I'm now preparing to reattach it all, and...
10-16-05, 02:59 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By bmears

Under a porch. Also, the more I think about...

Under a porch.

Also, the more I think about it, the more I think I may make it operating. Hinged at the bottom. I need some way to keep it in the frame, and the hinges & hardware will add a nice...
10-16-05, 02:46 PM
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Views: 1,190
Posted By bmears

Transom Frame Detail

Hi. I'm building a door frame from scratch for my entry door. I'll use 5/4 lumber, & it'll include a single transom above the door (no sidelites).

Take away the transom, and I'm off and running,...
09-03-05, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,026
Posted By bmears

Pictures help: ...

Pictures help:

http://home.comcast.net/~mearsb/stuff/porchjoint.jpg

Thanks for the info. I already plan on adding kickout flashing, and on raising the j-channel off the roofline.

Brian
09-03-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,026
Posted By bmears

Vinyl Siding J-Channel: Any tips?

I've ordered my vinyl siding and trim. I'm getting ready to put up the j-channel. Do any of you have any tips or recommended ways of going around 'complicated' features like where my porch roof...
08-23-05, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By bmears

That's exactly the feedback I was looking for. ...

That's exactly the feedback I was looking for.

The 1/16 rubber blocks--are these something special that I need to purchase, or can I make them myself?

Thank you!

Brian
08-23-05, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By bmears

Exclamation Wood exterior door--new glass

I purchased an old wood entry door from a salvage yard and had it refinished. I'm preparing to replace the glass. The original glass was 1/8 inch standard glass--nothing special about it. I plan...
08-06-05, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By bmears

It's just off of Penn Avenue near...

It's just off of Penn Avenue near Edgewood/Swissvale. They have a website:

www.constructionjunction.org
08-05-05, 06:28 PM
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Views: 24,978
Posted By bmears

I am referring to the sloped sill. I now...

I am referring to the sloped sill. I now understand the difference between the sill and the threshold--thank you.

I've been doing more research since I first posted, and I've found a few...
08-05-05, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24,978
Posted By bmears

Building Exterior Door Frame...

I'm going to build a frame for my new (old) exterior door slab. My jamb will be 6 1/8 inches wide to match my old construction walls.

The original door frame was built of 1 inch (actual...
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Posted By bmears

Sweet. That's what I thought. It will be...

Sweet. That's what I thought. It will be covered with gutter.

Thanks!

Brian
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Views: 3,914
Posted By bmears

Face nail aluminum fascia - why not?

I've read in a couple of places that you shouldn't face nail aluminum fascia. I understand why you shouldn't do so with vinyl, but why not aluminum? I would like to nail my fascia along the top...
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Views: 26,577
Posted By bmears

I dig that. So you can't tuck the back of a...

I dig that.

So you can't tuck the back of a half-round up under a gutter apron or drip edge, right? Is there some other combination of materials that you should use with half-rounds?

Thanks...
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Views: 26,577
Posted By bmears

Hellrazor quote: "I also extremely dislike K...

Hellrazor quote:

"I also extremely dislike K gutters in snow climates. My preference is half-round."

Why? I like the half-round for their architectural style--what's the benefit in snow...
07-30-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By bmears

Update... I found a salvage yard in...

Update...

I found a salvage yard in Pittsburgh called Construction Junction. I went there today and found my door for the insanely low price of $25. Exact size, exact style. I'll have to...
07-28-05, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By bmears

1735saltbox, That's a great idea and reply. ...

1735saltbox,

That's a great idea and reply. I have a saved search on eBay to keep my eye out for such a door--I've seen some but they were in sorry shape. I'm going to look for salvage yards in...
07-21-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By bmears

Please help me find this exterior door!!!

http://home.comcast.net/~mearsb/stuff/mydoor.jpg

Take a look. This was a very common door style in the early 1900's and can still be seen on many old homes. I'm remodeling my home in a style...
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