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03-03-19, 03:50 PM
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Chicago has very strict electrical codes 1 of the...

Chicago has very strict electrical codes 1 of the major reasons is to protect union jobs. I'm not sure if it's even legal for a homeowners to do any wiring In their home. You may or may not care...
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Msradell

Have you considered doing a freestanding deck?...

Have you considered doing a freestanding deck? That's actually is a preferred method I many people. It's really no additional work and being freestanding it doesn't never put any stress on your home...
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Msradell

I would bet that the patio that have a sufficient...

I would bet that the patio that have a sufficient foundation underneath it to allow a structure to be built on top of it. Unless you know exactly what's under it and there is documentation showing...
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Msradell

While putting tile on it may solve the problem it...

While putting tile on it may solve the problem it could quite possibly cause another one. It will change the height of the top step which may throw it out of code compliance and cause a tripping...
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Views: 337
Posted By Msradell

You are correct in your assumption that the...

You are correct in your assumption that the conversion will be quite easy. Basically all you have to do at you said is to change the main panel, keypads and possibly some of the sensors. Especially...
10-19-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Msradell

You're much better off using smooth conduit, PVC...

You're much better off using smooth conduit, PVC or metallic instead of anything corrugated. Smooth interior walls are much easier to pull new wires thru an corrugated where you have the possibility...
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By Msradell

Another place where you may need high horsepower...

Another place where you may need high horsepower is if you are cutting dado cuts quite often. Dado blades obviously require a lot more horsepower because you're removing a lot more wood..
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Views: 1,601
Posted By Msradell

As XSleeper said, what you have is solid blocks...

As XSleeper said, what you have is solid blocks which appear to be about 3" thick (they may be 4" but it's hard to tell from the photos). You're going to have to be very careful drilling into those...
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Views: 1,519
Posted By Msradell

It wasn't done right compared to industry norms. ...

It wasn't done right compared to industry norms. The workmanship is questionable at the best. Tell him that unless he replaces it doesn't correctly he's not going to get his final payment. Let him...
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Views: 755
Posted By Msradell

Have you tried Paint.net? It's kind of like...

Have you tried Paint.net? It's kind of like Microsoft paint on steroids. Very easy to crop rotate and resize pictures, add text etc. It's also free so it's definitely worth giving it a try.
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Msradell

When I just save the existing brick when you...

When I just save the existing brick when you remove them? That's done quite often in salvage operations. It takes a good bit of work but he would be sure they matched.
06-28-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By Msradell

Before I got carried away tearing apart cabinets...

Before I got carried away tearing apart cabinets etc. I would buy a can or two of the spray foam and spray around all the penetrations you know of such as water pipes, electrical lines etc. That's a...
06-28-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Msradell

Just wondering but what difference is it make if...

Just wondering but what difference is it make if the water drains out of the PVC feeder lines? They are going to refill very rapidly when the valves are opened again. Adding a low pressure valve...
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Msradell

PJ hit the nail on the head. You may be able to...

PJ hit the nail on the head. You may be able to cobble something together if you stay with a chain drive but you are probably just going to spend more money for something that won't last as long. I...
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Views: 753
Posted By Msradell

My guess is the rest of the driveway is probably...

My guess is the rest of the driveway is probably fine. It was caused by overworking or adding water this is a section that would be the worst because that's where they finished in the concrete may...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By Msradell

All of these suggestions solve the issue of...

All of these suggestions solve the issue of running the computer off of solar power but don't address the issue of having it switch to conventional AC power when the batteries fulltext diminishes....
10-08-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,756
Posted By Msradell

The disadvantage to stranded wire versus solid...

The disadvantage to stranded wire versus solid wire is that it's harder to make connections to terminals using the stranded. You either need to crimp the ends into connectors or tin them. Without...
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Msradell

If the space is to narrow like it sounds like it...

If the space is to narrow like it sounds like it is your best option may be to grind out the mortar and replace it with a flexible concrete filler of some type. Can you post a picture of the area in...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By Msradell

Any sharp corner presents a place for cracks to...

Any sharp corner presents a place for cracks to start. Since the width of your driveway at the door is only a foot wider than me wider lower portion my don't you just make the entire driveway 16...
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By Msradell

Just wondering but why do you want to switch to...

Just wondering but why do you want to switch to wireless from wired detectors? Wired detectors are much more trouble-free and basically are set and forget unlike wireless detectors.
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Msradell

The simplest way is to make a image of your disk...

The simplest way is to make a image of your disk to a DVD of the system when you purchase it. You can use Macrium Reflect free addition to do this. This way you're not depending on the hard drive in...
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Msradell

Also, the best asphalt driveways are laid in 2...

Also, the best asphalt driveways are laid in 2 layers. 1st a binder course of about 3" is laid his hands larger stones in it and is stronger. Untapped of that a finish layer is laid of approximately...
09-09-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Msradell

Extensions for spade bits are readily available...

Extensions for spade bits are readily available and easy to use. 4" is so close it shouldn't be a problem at all.
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Views: 2,297
Posted By Msradell

Did they actually have an engineer come up with...

Did they actually have an engineer come up with that solution? If they did and he should be able to provide you with signed and stamped documentation that this is a acceptable solution. If it's...
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Msradell

I really don't think that filling in under the...

I really don't think that filling in under the stem walls is a good idea. If that works lab have held up good in the past why change it now? They just need to put corrugated metal across the stem...
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