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06-18-19, 12:13 PM
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Posted By jjohnston

OH that would work! and they are adjustable so...

OH that would work! and they are adjustable so If I want to do thicker drywall or multiple layers in places...
06-18-19, 06:21 AM
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Posted By jjohnston

we have a couple, Werner, graybar, and viking...

we have a couple, Werner, graybar, and viking electric. I left them messages this morning, but they don't open until 9 lol. fingers crossed.
06-18-19, 06:00 AM
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Views: 389
Posted By jjohnston

Thanks everyone, I read somewhere that metalic...

Thanks everyone, I read somewhere that metalic screws inside a high voltage box is not good? but I have no knowledge to base that off of other than something that I read somewhere which may or may...
06-17-19, 02:28 PM
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Views: 389
Posted By jjohnston

Electrical box with screw?

I'm working on finishing my basement. I'm almost to the electrical part. I need to install outlet boxes, and am curious if the nails that come with them, can be replaced with screws? and if so...
05-15-19, 10:17 AM
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Posted By jjohnston

drywall vertical or horizontal

I'm finishing my basement. I have my walls done, HVAC will go in soon, and then electrical. Plumbing is pre-run to bathroom. after that is drywall...

I'm planning out what I need to do. the...
07-09-18, 06:45 AM
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Views: 449
Posted By jjohnston

Found it. Its a Backer Box similar to backerboxx...

Found it. Its a Backer Box similar to backerboxx brand.
07-05-18, 06:16 AM
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Posted By jjohnston

In Ceiling speaker vapor box thing?

When I built my house I put in ceiling speakers in the areas of my house where there is a floor above. The builder had said if I do it in places where there is just an attic above, I would need some...
04-22-18, 04:07 PM
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Posted By jjohnston

3 way switch

I am replacing light switches. They r 3 way. I'm used to black, white, and red. One switch usually has all 3 the other 2 black and a red... The ones in my house have 2 black and a red... How do...
11-08-17, 12:09 PM
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Views: 321
Posted By jjohnston

electric in existing walls?

I have an unfinished basement. I want to pull an electric line from the main breaker, to a closet on my main floor. I can pull it through the floor joists fine, but am curious about in the wall in...
01-19-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

Sorry, I know he said how to do it. I'm trying...

Sorry, I know he said how to do it. I'm trying to wrap my head around it. Never done this before, so what seems basic to you all I think take me longer for me to grasp. I'm slow. I'm going to re...
01-19-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By jjohnston

And thanks! I thought romex had to be nailed...

And thanks! I thought romex had to be nailed every 3' too. That makes it easier!!
01-19-17, 05:17 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By jjohnston

Sorry, yes meant cable. 14/2 romex

Sorry, yes meant cable. 14/2 romex
01-19-17, 04:47 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By jjohnston

Ok, then do I just cut holes every 3' to nail the...

Ok, then do I just cut holes every 3' to nail the wire down per code?
01-19-17, 04:23 PM
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Posted By jjohnston

I want to do reseed lights...

I want to do reseed lights...
01-19-17, 02:59 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By jjohnston

Hmm... maybe I frame with drywall in to preserve...

Hmm... maybe I frame with drywall in to preserve fire-blocking. Then cut the drywall out around the studs for electrical, then replace? Just trying to think of how to make progress, and save money...
01-19-17, 02:51 PM
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Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

OH my, I didn't even think about turning the tub....

OH my, I didn't even think about turning the tub. I'll need to think of somethign creative to put next to the toilet because there will be a huge gap there, but maybe a closet or something...

So...
01-19-17, 02:30 PM
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Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

Sorry Chandler, I"m trying to follow. so I would...

Sorry Chandler, I"m trying to follow. so I would need to break open the concrete and move that pipe, or I would need to somehow move the H pipe to the right? Either way sounds scary. lol
01-19-17, 07:44 AM
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Views: 571
Posted By jjohnston

OH, I also want to avoid taking down sheet rock...

OH, I also want to avoid taking down sheet rock on ceiling to soon, because this is going to be an hour or two per weekend. So it is likely going to take me a few years. City is OK with that, and...
01-19-17, 07:31 AM
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Views: 571
Posted By jjohnston

Basement Electrical

I am in the very early stages of finishing my basement, mostly planning, but hope to build wall framing tomorrow. I have questions about that part posted in a different thread that have been being...
01-19-17, 06:35 AM
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Posted By jjohnston

In the tub to wall pic. the side of the wood the...

In the tub to wall pic. the side of the wood the tape measure is ligned up with would be the INSIDE edge of a wall IF I frame in front of the pipes. the other side of the wood is touching the H...
01-19-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

I will attach some pictures. Tub to Wall: ...

I will attach some pictures.

Tub to Wall:
76049

Brick on left wall (sink wall) to sink
76050

Brick on left wall by sink to Tub H Pipe
76051
01-17-17, 09:29 PM
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Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

I found the pipe... if I measure 16" that would...

I found the pipe... if I measure 16" that would put the face of the wall behind the pipes... im going to grab some straight edge things to be sure, but that is how it seems...
01-16-17, 12:17 PM
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Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

Sounds good. OH, I did cut open the cover to the...

Sounds good. OH, I did cut open the cover to the tub drain. there isn't a pipe in there, only rock... Does that make sense?
01-16-17, 09:25 AM
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Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

That helps a lot. So frame the wall in the...

That helps a lot. So frame the wall in the storage area for the one bathroom wall. I'm thinking 2x6 to be safe. I may notch out the area of the pipes and go from there, then use one of those metal...
01-16-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,392
Posted By jjohnston

Sorry, I'm trying to follow. So I can 2x4 from...

Sorry, I'm trying to follow. So I can 2x4 from in front of the pipes, but want to make sure I have enough room to frame a wall behind it too incase I ever finish that area? That area behind is...
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