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08-28-19, 10:20 AM
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Posted By igneous

They are soft, crap screws....get a big flat head...

They are soft, crap screws....get a big flat head so you don't mangle it.
02-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By igneous

Another question just looking at panel, is the...

Another question just looking at panel, is the neutral wire on the grounding bar ok? Do I need to move it to the neutral bar? It's for the 220v to pool equipment.
02-13-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By igneous

Here's panel. It's a SquareD. They are tandem...

Here's panel. It's a SquareD. They are tandem breakers except for the big ones at top and the pool at bottom. Only pic I got and was looking for pool wiring colors as I'm adding stuff to Pentair...
02-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By igneous

Generator connection

I have a Westinghouse 7500w generator and my problem is that I don't have an available space on breaker panel to install it. What are my options besides getting a bigger panel? I want to be able to...
03-02-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By igneous

Is this a cleanout or drain?

Need help here figuring out what this is on the side of my house under standing water. The green pipe in the middle is about 8". Got it pumped out with my little sump pump, but the ground water...
10-19-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By igneous

Poplars should NOT be planted to close to homes...

Poplars should NOT be planted to close to homes or other underground
structures because the root system is shallow. I'm thinking a red oak or bur oak, but I'm
afraid it will get too big. Good...
10-17-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By igneous

No, we have shade around pool area....just need...

No, we have shade around pool area....just need shade on the west side because we don't want to shade pool anymore than it is.
The tree will be 15' from side of house, that's why I would like tree...
10-03-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By igneous

Shade tree options for N. Texas gumbo soil

I have a big boxwood plant on the side of the house, in between us and our neighbor, and I'm going to remove it and plant shade tree on this west side of house. This will provide the only shade we...
08-30-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By igneous

Attic spaces are normally that hot, especially...

Attic spaces are normally that hot, especially down here in N. Texas. Add radiant barrier under your decking. It will keep the temps in the attic space around 100.
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By igneous

That's what I figured, stripper is more hassle...

That's what I figured, stripper is more hassle than it's worth. Thanks alot for the info!
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By igneous

Thanks guys for the input. I was hoping to find...

Thanks guys for the input. I was hoping to find a chemical remover that would basically do the removing instead of sanding, but sanding this small space may be easier. It's 2 shades of oak,...
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By igneous

Stripping small hardwood entry to stain

We are getting laminate flooring installed but have a raised entry that's small (8x8) and I want to remove polyurethane and stain to match darker laminate, then reapply polyurethane but in matte...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By igneous

I don't like the shingle lip. The bottom...

I don't like the shingle lip. The bottom shingles should extend at least 1" past the flashing. I prefer 1.5" because you don't want the wind whipping the rain between flashing and shingles. The...
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By igneous

It is vented, so I'd have to use loose blown...

It is vented, so I'd have to use loose blown fiberglass to allow air movement up the decking and out the ridge. Thanks for pointing that out Handyone.
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By igneous

Yeah, guess I just need to get the big ladder and...

Yeah, guess I just need to get the big ladder and investigate to see if it can be done. Since the ceiling only has a couple feet to the rafters, the carpenters may have screwed or nailed the...
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By igneous

Sorry, I meant removing vent cover and taking...

Sorry, I meant removing vent cover and taking screws or nails out of the duct housing that feeds it and moving it out of the way to get into attic. I can't think of any other way except cutting...
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By igneous

Possible to remove vent to gain access to attic

Can I take vent cover off and get access to the attic to put out some mice traps? We have a vaulted ceiling with 2 vents in our bedroom, but no way to gain access thru the attic. On the west side...
01-07-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By igneous

Why not blow fiberglass insulation instead? If...

Why not blow fiberglass insulation instead? If you add cellulose it would compress the batts somewhat, just depends on how much you add. The cellulose is better for enclosed spaces where you can...
10-29-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By igneous

Yes, I believe 30' will do but I have 40' to be...

Yes, I believe 30' will do but I have 40' to be safe. It's a 7500/9000 generator, and I'm using 10AWG cable. I can go to 8 if needed, but 10 should be fine. I have a 200 amp panel and it should run...
10-29-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By igneous

Thanks for the input guys. I have a dual gang...

Thanks for the input guys. I have a dual gang box and cover with round hole--just need to get inlet plug to mount. Electrician told me to wire the cable straight to the panel and eliminate the...
10-27-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By igneous

Portable generator inlet plug INSIDE garage

Is there a gen inlet plug that can be cut into wall and wired into service panel? I'll be running the cable outside (under my garage door) into the back yard to plug into generator, but do I need a...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By igneous

Nevermind guys-I shut off the first register in...

Nevermind guys-I shut off the first register in the duct run (study) and now it gets cold in the bedroom.
Easy fix.
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By igneous

Install atticfoil in the attic. Easy DIY...

Install atticfoil in the attic.
Easy DIY project for winter. My attic is only about 110 degrees in N.Tx summers, while high 90's outside.
Keeping heat out is more efficient than trying to...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By igneous

3733437335 Here's the pics of ductwork....

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Here's the pics of ductwork. There are 3 ducts coming out of the 1st pic. The 2 on top go to the spaces where I don't need air at nite and would like to damper them out. The large...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By igneous

Everything works fine but we have the master...

Everything works fine but we have the master suite staying warmer than the rest of the house because of a long duct run. I'd like to be able to install a damper in the duct that supplies the other...
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