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08-22-19, 05:19 AM
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Posted By mchristo

Thanks Stickshift. The color of the first...

Thanks Stickshift.
The color of the first couch is definitely more blue than grey. The color is called ďLakeĒ and the collection is called Tahoe.

It it looks blue on my screen but this is...
08-21-19, 11:17 PM
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Posted By mchristo

Or would we be better going wi this?

Also looking at this one but concerned about the light color + kids
08-21-19, 11:10 PM
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Views: 498
Posted By mchristo

Does this color sofa go with the rug?

We need a new sofa and my spouse is worried that it won't work with the rug. I don't want to replace the rug.

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Posted By mchristo

2010 Tundra rear brake squeal - only when turning

I have just replaced the rotors and pads on my 2010 Tundra crewmax 5.7L .

The brakes are squealing but only when turning or even a slight change in direction. Any idea what could be the cause of...
01-29-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By mchristo

Thanks for the suggestions. appreciated as...

Thanks for the suggestions. appreciated as always!
Mike.
01-28-19, 04:07 PM
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Views: 487
Posted By mchristo

Sorry, its a residential. Older farmhouse. The...

Sorry, its a residential. Older farmhouse. The house was recently renovated and is quite tight (energy efficient). New triple glazed windows. Energy efficient doors etc. the basement walls are...
01-28-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By mchristo

Tips for Identifying where mice getting into house

Has anyone ever used a blower door test with infra red camera to identify how mice are getting into a building?

How high up the building should I be looking for their entry points? Would they...
11-21-18, 01:39 PM
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Views: 313
Posted By mchristo

It was a short in the outlet box

I went up to the lake yesterday.

i think I had a short to the ground within the outlet box that was causing the problem. I ended up removing cutting back 6Ē of the wiring and rewiring the gfi....
11-20-18, 07:56 AM
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Views: 313
Posted By mchristo

Iíve got my tester and Iím on my way up to the lake.

I bought a Smithwire 10030S. Tester.

Looks like it measures resistance up to 2000k with the upside down U symbol if that is ohms?

Not it sure I know what you mean by the AC over 120v scale? ...
11-16-18, 12:08 PM
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Views: 313
Posted By mchristo

There is a lamp on the same circuit. They...

There is a lamp on the same circuit. They checked the cord (pointing out that the cord was not covered by the warranty if I did nick the cord).

I can pick up a multi meter, but don’t know quite...
11-16-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By mchristo

Thanks Pete. I called the company again and...

Thanks Pete.
I called the company again and they told me that they test everything with their (very expensive) megger.
Is there other possibility that would cause this to happen?
As I said,...
11-15-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By mchristo

GFCI Tripping

I have checked and replaced the GFCI, so Iím confident it is not the outlet itself.

I have a de-icing pump on my dock and as soon as the metal housing of the pump touches the water it is tripping...
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Posted By mchristo

Thanks

Thank you sir. So basically option 1?
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Posted By mchristo

Remove house wrap behind ledger board or leave it in place?

Iím installing a new deck and have a question about the house wrap. Iím also redoing the siding so have removed that. Iím installing new house wrap on the sheathing.
Question is: do I run the...
11-05-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By mchristo

Great advice to caulk the stop before installing...

Great advice to caulk the stop before installing and have it proud of the 2x4. I’ll do that too.
Thanks!
I love this forum!
11-04-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By mchristo

That is what I’ll do. Thank you!

That is what I’ll do. Thank you!
11-04-18, 06:42 PM
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Views: 381
Posted By mchristo

Yes, the glass panes above the door are what Iím...

Yes, the glass panes above the door are what Iím calling windows. Obviously they are non operating. The sketch is a side view of how Iím proposing to re-glaze them. Currently, there is not butyl...
11-04-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By mchristo

How to glaze fixed glass window in simple wood frame

I have a wall of glass windows installed in my cabin. Iíve uploaded a photo of the wall and a diagram of how I think I should glaze them in.

They are presently installed almost the same way as...
11-03-18, 11:03 AM
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Posted By mchristo

Cutting asbestos siding - in place?

I need to make a small cut to some asbestos siding that is already on the wall. (Iím pretty sure this product contains asbestos but iím not positive. Regardless, Iíll be taking the proper...
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Posted By mchristo

Flooring on the ceiling? In a bathroom?

Iíd like to install some engineered flooring on the ceiling in my bathroom. Iím looking at a white oak wear layer over engineered plywood backer. (Not the mdf stuff).

Ive installed pine V-notch...
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Posted By mchristo

Rubber window glazing?

I have a cabin with an entire wall of fixed single pane windows. The glass is installed very simply in a simple wood frame with wooden stops nailed into the frame on both sides of the glass to hold...
08-19-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By mchristo

Well I returned home last weekend and it was...

Well I returned home last weekend and it was actually the circuit breaker had tripped.
i am still planning to add a dedicated circuit for the alarm. I will make it a GFI.
Thanks to everyone for...
08-13-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By mchristo

Thx 411. The alarm is also connected to hard...

Thx 411. The alarm is also connected to hard wired smoke/fire alarms for the house. Is a red receptacle the same thing as non gfi standard receptacle? Also - what is AHJ?
There are other...
08-11-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By mchristo

Thanks Pete, I'll try disconnecting the Load...

Thanks Pete, I'll try disconnecting the Load Wires and see if that works. I'm out of town until Sunday but will do it when I get back.
thanks again.
Mike.
08-11-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By mchristo

Thanks PJ Couple of questions: 1. It has been...

Thanks PJ
Couple of questions: 1. It has been totally dry all week so I question if that outside outlet has gotten wet prior to tripping this week. I'll check when I get home though anyway. 2. ...
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