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10-05-19, 09:47 AM
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I have similar issues with many electric boxes. ...

I have similar issues with many electric boxes. Can a plastic box extender be used to extend a metal box?
09-14-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By bvgas

So there are no issues adding a plastic box...

So there are no issues adding a plastic box extenders to a metal box?

If the box is recessed more then 1" can another box extender be added?
09-14-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By bvgas

Can you put more then one box extension on if the...

Can you put more then one box extension on if the box is really recessed?
How deep are the largest box extenders?
Can you use a plastic extender on a metal box?
09-14-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By bvgas

My house is lathe and plaster, almost 100 years...

My house is lathe and plaster, almost 100 years old & whenever you attempt what should be an easy repair is almost always "complicated" by issues like boxes being ridiculously recessed, etc

Thanks...
09-13-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By bvgas

Code changes ?- curious

I'm curious if it was ever considered acceptable to mount switch/receptacle boxes recessed into walls as opposed to flush with drywall/tile/etc?

I live in an old house and notice when I take the...
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By bvgas

I need metal because the existing cable is the...

I need metal because the existing cable is the flex/metal-bx type. Just confirming that I can't use plastic with that type of cable? So basically the width is fairly consistent but I can increase...
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Views: 164
Posted By bvgas

Largest Size Double Gang box

What is the the largest size double gang box for old construction for switches/receptacles?
09-10-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By bvgas

Proper way to wire double receptacle in middle of a run

What is considered the proper way to wire a double receptacle (Two receptacles in a double gang box) that's in the middle of a run?

Do you connect the black wire "coming in" to two pigtails going...
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By bvgas

Outdoor Wiring

If I wish to run a line outdoors please clarify what is typically required regarding:

1. UF Cable - Must it be buried? If not in conduit how deep? Can it be unburied if not in conduit? If in...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By bvgas

Thanks for the information. The floor is pretty...

Thanks for the information. The floor is pretty imperfect to begin with & I plan on covering it with rubber gym tile so I'm just being overly picky.
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Views: 1,248
Posted By bvgas

Using "extra" paint to build height

Any tips for blending height differences using paint alone?

I have a situation with a floor where I had to remove an area of paint on a concrete floor. It created a slight height difference/step...
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Views: 1,054
Posted By bvgas

So for the record I think I found what I'm...

So for the record I think I found what I'm looking for. I spoke to the company that I purchased the rubber tiles from. They sell various underlayments. One specifically is water resistant, mold...
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Views: 1,054
Posted By bvgas

I already had all that stuff done

I already had all that stuff done
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Posted By bvgas

I get what you're both saying. I guess I was...

I get what you're both saying. I guess I was looking at it from the standpoint of if I get any water seepage it might be a way of absorbing the moisture but obviously where would it go once it...
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Views: 1,054
Posted By bvgas

Water absorbment mats

Are there any type of thin layer sheeting or mats that could be placed under rubber floor tiles and over a concrete floor which might act as water/moisture absorbers?
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Posted By bvgas

Thanks for the feedback. SO you would only use a...

Thanks for the feedback. SO you would only use a 120-150 grit or you would first use 120-150 then follow it with a 220 grit?
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Views: 1,382
Posted By bvgas

Sanding before staining?

I keep reading about sanding wood before staining. If I'd like to stain brand new wood molding is it still necessary to sand first? The wood molding is already very smooth
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Views: 383
Posted By bvgas

No I do not have a sump pump. Are we talking...

No I do not have a sump pump. Are we talking breaking the concrete, french drains, sump pumps??
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By bvgas

So Drylok got back to me and claims I did not use...

So Drylok got back to me and claims I did not use enough of the clear coat. The total area of the room was 198 sq ft. According to them I should have used 2 GALLONS per coat which means 4 gallons...
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Views: 383
Posted By bvgas

When I originally moved in there was significant...

When I originally moved in there was significant water issue in that room. We're talking entire floor wet and significant accumulation 1/2"+. Several years back I had a mason I use look at it and...
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Views: 383
Posted By bvgas

Ground water coming through concrete floor

I recently painted my basement concrete floor. After patching some holes and cleaning the floor I proceeded to paint it with two coats of Drylok Clear Coat waterproofer meant for floors. I then...
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By bvgas

Patching a Hole in concrete basement floor

I'm having some difficult getting a reliable patch in a hole in my basement concrete floor. There were two large holes - one I seemed to be able to fill well using a combination of a base of...
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By bvgas

Thanks for the info - Yes I knew there was a...

Thanks for the info - Yes I knew there was a difference between removers or preventers. The removal stuff I used work really well. It's more about preventing its return.

Do you have experience...
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By bvgas

Keeping Rust from returning

What works well at keeping rust from returning on tools?

I had some clamps and other tools that were rusted. I soaked them in WD-40 Specialist Rust Remover Soak which actually worked very well at...
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Views: 233
Posted By bvgas

Thermostatic Valve vs Cartridge

I have a Grohe shower that isn't getting hot enough leading me to think it's an issue with the thermostatic valve. It took a bit to reach out to Grohe to identify my older faucet. They say the...
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