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Question Curb form building advice needed

I always have a tough time with forms but this is such a small project it is not feasible to hire a contractor. I pulled out an old curb along the upper flat part of my driveway because it was...
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What size footing do I need for entry gate columns?

I have an old wooden gate (@ 60#) being repurposed but I need to build new columns for it. The columns will be stone faced, 12 x 12 x 40 inches finished. The soil is hard clay so I can use it as the...
07-16-19, 09:19 PM
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Yup, quikset is the way to go, thanks.

Yup, quikset is the way to go, thanks.
07-16-19, 02:31 PM
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Kitchen tile, backsplash prep.

New kitchen remodel with green board that will get a tile backsplash under cabinets and around kitchen hood. Due to presentation for the bank to get financing, the walls were painted with one coat of...
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I live in Portland, Oregon and it hardly rains at...

I live in Portland, Oregon and it hardly rains at all, honest :-)
But yes, I was concerned with a vacuum being created.
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Dry well overflowing, can I reduce pipe size?

Just did a remodel and now have a metal roof and also have a drainage system that collects all the water from the downspouts along with drainage around the foundation. This all feeds into a 50 gallon...
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Thanks guys, since I have 6 to make 2 it is and...

Thanks guys, since I have 6 to make 2 it is and yes, I will go longer on the lag screws but think 8" is too long, maybe 6" which gives a 2.5" bite. They're residential steps that will be filled with...
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Posted By drumz

Like this: 98396 Can you answer my...

Like this:
98396

Can you answer my question?
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Question How many lag bolts for box steps?

I'm making box steps out of 4x8 pressure treated lumber with each one sitting on the other down to my driveway 4' below the front step to the house. I'm planning on using 5" x 3/8" lag bolts but not...
06-22-18, 05:03 PM
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Posted By drumz

Thanks Marq1 Cool, it does say they can be...

Thanks Marq1
Cool, it does say they can be installed in the basement but wanted to check with someone that has done it.
Have you ever tried connecting (daisy chaining) two tanks together? I have an...
06-22-18, 02:51 PM
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Question GE Reverse Osmosis in basement?

I bought a GE Reverse Osmosis Filtration System, gxrm10rbl
I would like to mount the tank in the basement and keep the filter part of the unit under the sink. I do not have room under my sink for...
05-07-18, 06:19 PM
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Posted By drumz

Grout, can I not use it?

I have plank floor tiles (35x8) I'm putting down in a space 48x32 which will house a stack washer dryer. The stack fills the space. Can I just butt the tiles together and skip groat? There are no...
03-23-18, 12:33 PM
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Posted By drumz

Thanks, I'll give it a look.

Thanks, I'll give it a look.
03-22-18, 04:52 PM
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Posted By drumz

Just switched them and still no chime or LED...

Just switched them and still no chime or LED light. Maybe the transformer?
03-22-18, 04:13 PM
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Posted By drumz

I thought the diode was just for the LED in the...

I thought the diode was just for the LED in the button. I tried it with the diode before I had the button trying to simulate but same thing, disconnect and reconnect commons and it chimes.
03-22-18, 03:55 PM
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Posted By drumz

Sorry, I didn't mention that I did try it with...

Sorry, I didn't mention that I did try it with and without the diode.
What I bought is a Hampton Bay Model # HB-7621-02...
03-22-18, 01:32 PM
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Posted By drumz

Question Doorbell not working

Just bought a new doorbell/chime and have all new wiring so no breaks or junctions anywhere.
I have red wire from button going to transformer terminal and transformer lead from chime (red) going to...
10-03-17, 04:07 PM
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Posted By drumz

Which way should condensation pipe flow for Trane XV90

Did a remodel job and had to sever the 2" condensation exhaust pipe. Should the pipe be angled down from the furnace or back into it. Currently inside, it rises up a couple feet and then 90's across ...
01-27-15, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Pete! I'm hip to those, alluding to them...

Thanks Pete!
I'm hip to those, alluding to them as waterproof ;)
Some people I know just put silicone in regular wire nuts and then use electrical tape around the nut and wire and they last a long...
01-27-15, 03:52 PM
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Posted By drumz

Question Landscape wire connecting

I loathe those squeeze together connectors because invariably they are the weakest link of a system. The type I'm talking about has offsetting thumb holds with sharp metal points that pierce the wire...
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Are crossties still needed?

I have a pole barn (24Lx14Wx20H) that I just put a loft in that covers the back half of the garage. At the top of the walls where the rafters intersect there are 2x6's crossties set at every other...
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Thanks very much, xsleeper! I have to fill this...

Thanks very much, xsleeper!
I have to fill this with words so they will let me post, 25 word min.
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Posted By drumz

Best way to glue Polymeric Skins (rigid insulation) together

In a corner outside a closet in the basement we have a new bathroom discharge line (4") running ceiling to floor down the outside of the closet with a clean-out angle near the floor. So instead of...
06-19-14, 12:06 PM
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Posted By drumz

Need help framing a loft in a pole barn

I have an outbuilding/garage that is 12x24x14 (HxLxW). It is constructed with 2x6 wall framing from 4x4 posts. Using 2x12 wood I-Frames the loft will be 12x14 in size.
My question is I was going to...
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Posted By drumz

Toshiba Model # 27HLV95 TV sound not working

I am thinking of purchasing a Toshiba Model # 27HLV95 TV but the current owner says the TV sound only works when it is hooked up to his surround sound system and says it only works that way or...
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