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My plan is to use this basic design with a couple...

My plan is to use this basic design with a couple modifications. I have 6x6 posts that i will notch instead of bolting right to the outside. The doubled beams are 2x10 and on top of them will be 2x6...
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Would you use 3/8 threaded rod?

Would you use 3/8 threaded rod?
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pergola anchor options

Hello,
trying to help add a pergola to an existing concrete pad. the posts are 6x6 cedar and it unfortunately appears that the pad (in great shape) is only 3.5" thick. I'm having a heck of a...
08-11-19, 01:16 PM
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New household solar and need to do ac work

Hi all, we have recently had tesla add a whole home solar system. Now i have a gfci outlet that has gone bad and needs replacing. I am totally comfortable replacing the receptacle but my main breaker...
06-17-07, 06:00 AM
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help with basement ideas

Hello everyone.
I'm in the very first phases of trying to figure out what to do with my basement. I'd like your input.
We gutted the basement as soon as we bought it becasue it was beyond...
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Jacuzzi or no jacuzzi?

I've found a jacuzzi bath I'd really like and have some questions. I'm curious to what others think about the need for an inline heater. A friend of mine put in a jacuzzi bath and swears there's no...
05-17-07, 09:56 AM
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I don't think I want to consider getting it in...

I don't think I want to consider getting it in the wall. it's a double layer of bricks and it would be a massive effort. I don't mind pipes in the cabinet, I just don't want to have to remove 1/3 of...
05-17-07, 07:00 AM
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new cabinets don't fit with plumbing

Hi all,
I've got the kitchen gutted and am trying to think of the best way to get my new sink base in. I have an all brick house and the previous sink base had a false back that cost a lot of...
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Posted By newoldhouse

installing light in shower

Hi all,
I want to put a recessed light in my shower. neither of my electrical books really say anything about it. Other than use an IC housing and wet (not damp) location light, what do i need to...
09-12-06, 07:11 PM
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three way question

I'm trying to make sure i have this right, can someone let me know? I have a standard three way setup, power comes into the first switch with 2-wire, goes to the next switch with three wire and off...
07-25-06, 10:48 AM
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custom shower enclosure options

Hi all,
We're adding a 2nd bath and will do a custom shower to best use our space. I'm not sure whether it would be best to do a custom pan or pour our own. It looks like I can get the custom one...
07-23-06, 08:34 AM
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good laminate for desktop?

Hi all,
I'm building a desk/shelf system under our stairs. I would like to do some sort of formica type laminate on the desktop so it's got some extra durability and is easily cleaned. I've never...
07-11-06, 01:17 PM
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Posted By newoldhouse

thanks everyone, that was educational. The first...

thanks everyone, that was educational. The first one referencing the tables was just confusing.

am I correct in saying that de-rating basically (I said basically) means is more conductors can...
07-11-06, 08:37 AM
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Posted By newoldhouse

explain de-rating please

Can someone explain de-rating to me? This came up in another thread and I want to understand what to do. For example, I'm looking at an existing 3/4" conduit (emt) and I would like to pull 3 circuits...
07-10-06, 01:57 PM
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Posted By newoldhouse

ahh...well in that case there's no way I can fit...

ahh...well in that case there's no way I can fit 12-2 into the raceway. that's too bad. Which do you think is more preferable, use the 12-2 romex that I have now and make a junction box in the crawl...
07-10-06, 12:48 PM
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Posted By newoldhouse

I dind't think my NM could ever be in conduit? to...

I dind't think my NM could ever be in conduit? to fit it in the flat raceway it would have to come out of the romex and go up the raceway as individual conductors.

Ray, there are no studs. the...
07-10-06, 07:03 AM
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Posted By newoldhouse

adding recepticles to an old brick house

Hi All,

I want to do a 20a run for 6-8 recepticles to get our living room rewired. I have only one interior wall recepticle in my plan, the rest need to go along the brick exterior wall. I'll be...
07-08-06, 02:43 PM
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Posted By newoldhouse

So I should really plan on 14 lights max (100w...

So I should really plan on 14 lights max (100w bulbs). which still leaves plenty of room for the 9 I want. That won't be the only upstairs circuit. I'm confused on the AFCI. I thought that was only...
07-08-06, 01:46 PM
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Posted By newoldhouse

calculating ampactiy for lights

hi all, I'm preparing to draw out my wiring diagram for our upstairs lights. I'm limited by a 3/4" existing conduit and have now confused myself. When I calculate the ampacity for a circuit I come up...
06-26-06, 10:47 AM
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Posted By newoldhouse

how to conceptualize wiring diagram

Hi all,
I've been going along with my Complete Wiring Guide and come to the point where I'm ready to design the circuits for our basement. Unfortunately, my book treats everything like it's at...
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Posted By newoldhouse

finding/choosing stair treads

Can some of you suggest resources for stair treads? We're getting ready to redo the stairs up to the bedroom (13 steps) and trying to find something that looks nice enough, but doesn't cost a...
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more on the topic, had a 200 mile trip to...

more on the topic,
had a 200 mile trip to take for work this weekend. I am definately getting shifts in the right place, first one comes at about 13mph. not sure what to do from here.
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ok, checked the reciepts. at 104k miles (about...

ok, checked the reciepts. at 104k miles (about 12k ago) I paid $850 for a bunch of work, which included replacement of timing and drive belts, pulleys and water pump.

can it be my timing belt...
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Posted By newoldhouse

interesting, so I paid closer attention and...

interesting,
so I paid closer attention and it seems that the acceleration problem is from 0-10/15. once I basically get across the intersection all of the power kicks in and it accelerates like...
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really sluggish acceleration

Hi all,
I have a 2000 mitsubishi gallant 4cyl automatic that has about 115,000 miles on it. I'm generally pretty good about getting scheduled maintenance. for the last few thousand miles I have...
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