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grinding granite

This might not be the right forum but...

I need to cut 1/16th inch off a granite counter top. The new slide-in range is 1/8th wider than the old one so won't fit in the cut-out in the...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-07-19, 08:18 AM
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Thanks everyone. BTW, I notice that BrassCraft...

Thanks everyone. BTW, I notice that BrassCraft makes a 'polymer' braided connector which I assume is PEX with FIP. Also there are corrugated stainless connectors now. Anybody ever use those?
Forum: Water Heaters
09-06-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
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water heater connectors: copper vs stainless

Do pros have a preference when it comes to water heater connectors? Is the consensus for the old school corrugated copper types, or the braided stainless? Thanks.
09-03-19, 09:41 AM
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Is there a way to check continuity on the bake...

Is there a way to check continuity on the bake electrode (igniter) w/o pulling out the range and taking off the back? When I unscrew the electrode from the inside and pull it forward I see only one...
08-28-19, 08:07 PM
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Posted By banditthedog

PJ, thanks for combining the threads. Yes, now...

PJ, thanks for combining the threads. Yes, now there is no flame/heat at all and you confirm my suspicion about the two two igniters. If neither igniter is getting current, then we must be looking...
08-28-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By banditthedog

gas oven won't heat

First of all I apologize for coming back to the well with this same problem, but buying a new oven would just be tough right now. Nine-year-old Kitchenaid gas oven KGSS907SSS00 won't heat. I get no...
08-27-19, 09:35 PM
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Posted By banditthedog

PJ, typically how long does it take an igniter to...

PJ, typically how long does it take an igniter to reach that stage after the oven is turned on? When I set the oven to 'bake' I hear two loud clicks but no gas flame ever appears in the bottom of...
08-26-19, 08:09 PM
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Posted By banditthedog

how to wire vintage socket

I picked up this industrial light socket somewhere and I'd like to use it but darned if I can figure out how to open the thing. Does the porcelain socket ring unscrew? Doesn't seem like it, or at...
08-26-19, 05:03 PM
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Posted By banditthedog

PJ, that's what I thought. The circuit is...

PJ, that's what I thought. The circuit is switched, but the switch is on all the time, otherwise the PIR wouldn't work. I have a new box in the circuit again, 14 g wire in EMT and I want the...
08-26-19, 03:52 PM
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Views: 158
Posted By banditthedog

Joed, yes, of course, I already put in the...

Joed, yes, of course, I already put in the junction box. Thanks.
08-26-19, 09:23 AM
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Views: 158
Posted By banditthedog

clarification

I can't pigtail off the neutral and run a red wire from the PIR-hot connection in the existing light like this?
08-26-19, 07:53 AM
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Posted By banditthedog

adding fixture to motion detector circuit

I have an inexpensive outdoor motion detector light controlled by an outdoor switch. 14 gauge wire runs through EMT between the switch and the fixture. I want to add another fixture between the the...
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Posted By banditthedog

Are you saying just tuck about 1/2 inch of the...

Are you saying just tuck about 1/2 inch of the gutter under the edge? Will that put the gutter too low to catch runoff? The drip edge is 1.5 inches wide.
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If I put the wedges and gutter behind the drip...

If I put the wedges and gutter behind the drip edge either I have to bend out the drip edge or the top of the gutter won't be level front to back and water will overshoot it. See the drawing.
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gutter on angled fascia

I have a low pitched roof with rafter ends cut at 90 degrees so fascia boards are not plumb. The roof itself is asphalt shingles with an aluminum drip edge. It seems logical that on a plumb fascia I...
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Posted By banditthedog

Thank you all. I'll do as you recommend.

Thank you all. I'll do as you recommend.
08-09-19, 03:17 PM
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Views: 357
Posted By banditthedog

Kitchenaid oven heats VERY slowly

Kitchenaid gas range model KGSS907SSS00, nine years old, cooktop works fine but oven can take an hour to go from off to 250 degrees and doesn't want to go higher. Sometimes an increase of one degree...
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Posted By banditthedog

Will chiseling and repointing restore structural...

Will chiseling and repointing restore structural integrity to the chimney? The cosmetics don't much matter to me. And is there an "extra sticky" mortar you'd recommend? As for the crown... not only...
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Posted By banditthedog

chimney repair

I peeled away some ivy to discover the situation shown below. What is the remedy?
Important to know that I live in earthquake land (So Cal). Many thanks.

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Who makes the HARDEST semi-gloss acrylic?

Who makes the HARDEST semi-gloss acrylic?
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cabinet painting options

I realize this topic has been treated already and I thank your for your forbearance. I want to paint my 1980 era formica-over-mdf kitchen cabinets and I want to paint them white. My plan is to wash...
03-18-19, 04:40 PM
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Views: 586
Posted By banditthedog

The weather has dried out and the breaker no...

The weather has dried out and the breaker no longer trips. I still worry about the cause of the problem though. Someone asked to see a photo of the weather head; it's attached.

BTW... what do...
03-14-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By banditthedog

Thank you all for your patience. I haven't had a...

Thank you all for your patience. I haven't had a moment to remove the panel cover to make a photo, but to answer one question... this circuit is for half a dozen interior overhead lights and one...
03-08-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By banditthedog

Will post those photos asap. Panel was installed...

Will post those photos asap. Panel was installed three years ago new. I did replace the breaker and thought I had solved the problem but rain proved me wrong. Is there any danger in reseting the...
03-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By banditthedog

The fact that it is the bottommost breaker that...

The fact that it is the bottommost breaker that trips makes me suspect moisture is getting into the panel somehow and accumulating at the bottom and causing the short. The connections to the breaker...
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