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07-20-14, 08:25 AM
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Posted By redjr16

Gauge wire for Suspended Ceiling T-Bars?

What gauge wire is generally required by code for holding up suspended ceiling girding? Home Depot had both 18 and 12 gauge. 12 gauge seems overkill, but it was there. Is it used for heavier than...
07-18-14, 02:57 PM
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Views: 1,098
Posted By redjr16

That was fast! Thanks for that information.

That was fast! Thanks for that information.
07-18-14, 02:45 PM
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Posted By redjr16

Trim or Carpet First?

Which do you do first? Lay the carpet and then the baseboard trim, or the other way around. What's the conventional wisdom approach? If the trim comes first, how much space do you leave for the...
07-16-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By redjr16

What brand of unit did you buy ? What BTU size ?...

What brand of unit did you buy ? What BTU size ? What SEER rating ?Quick-Connect line-set or the standard flare fittings ?

Caribou, 18,000BTU, 13 SEER Rating, Quick-connect lineset

If you do...
07-15-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By redjr16

Installing a mini-split system.

Over the July 4th weekend I, along with my 16yr son installed a new mini-split heat pump. After doing much research over the winter I decided on a DIY model that was available through Amazon for a...
07-14-14, 09:10 PM
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Views: 771
Posted By redjr16

Thanks PJ. That's exactly what I was planning on...

Thanks PJ. That's exactly what I was planning on doing.
07-14-14, 05:28 PM
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Posted By redjr16

3 wires or 2? White or ground?

I recently ran some 12AWG wire to an outside disconnect to use with a 230v AC condenser unit. I used 3 conductor plus ground, but when I went to hook it up, all that was required were 2-hot and a...
07-11-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By redjr16

Aha! The ground bar with green screws liveth! ...

Aha! The ground bar with green screws liveth! So there is one. That's what he was referring to. I see how that easily would identify a ground bar, but is it really necessary? I'll be sure and...
07-11-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By redjr16

I had an electrician tell me (providing an...

I had an electrician tell me (providing an estimate), that my grounding buss bar in my sub would have to go since it was not green. I'm not an electrician, but I had never heard of such a thing, and...
07-11-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By redjr16

Green ground bus bar or green inset screws?

Is there a US code requirement (NEC) that requires the ground bus bar in a panel to be green, or use green screws? Or specifically a local CT requirement? No speculation please just the facts. ...
05-08-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By redjr16

One more question - because I'm curious of your...

One more question - because I'm curious of your take. Install DW vertically (parallel the studs) or horizontally? Opinions seems to be split 50-50, but many experts say horizontally. Since I have...
05-08-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By redjr16

Hey thanks marksr. Perfect answers. Now I know....

Hey thanks marksr. Perfect answers. Now I know. What about outside corners? Best practice?
05-08-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By redjr16

Which edge of DW to use?

When butting drywall in corners, or at door jams which edge do you use? The cut edge or the tapered edge. Is there ever a time you butt non-like edges - for taping reasons. Also, do you bring the...
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Views: 6,787
Posted By redjr16

Thanks guys. I thought I saw Poplar right on the...

Thanks guys. I thought I saw Poplar right on the tag, but who knows. I do want something pre-finished - on one side. I could care less how rough the other side is. My only example of the type of...
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Views: 6,787
Posted By redjr16

XSleeper - I've thought about MDF too. Just have...

XSleeper - I've thought about MDF too. Just have never worked with it much. I do need a good, solid piece of wood that will stand-up to lots of wood screws. One of the walls will be the back-side...
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Views: 6,787
Posted By redjr16

PJmax - Thx for the suggestions and links. I...

PJmax - Thx for the suggestions and links. I think I saw the 2 you referred to in the store on Saturday. The first looks a bit rough for the look I'm after. I also don't want to have to do a lot...
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Views: 6,787
Posted By redjr16

Plywood that's only finished on 1 side?

I want to install some 3/4" plywood in a small shop area. About 8 sheets worth. However, since this will go up against new studs, I only need it finished on 1 side. Not furniture grade though. ...
12-02-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,802
Posted By redjr16

I was hoping I wouldn't have to move a circuit...

I was hoping I wouldn't have to move a circuit from the main panel to the sub, just to accommodate the necessary feeder breaker. That would involve a lot of extra cabling unless I can find an...
12-02-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,802
Posted By redjr16

Maybe I'm not communicating clearly.. :( How do...

Maybe I'm not communicating clearly.. :( How do I connect the wiring to the sub to the main panel if I only have one slot open? Don't I need a 2-pole/ganged breaker to bring in 110v to each bus-bar...
12-02-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,802
Posted By redjr16

Thanks AllanJ for that lucid answer. More...

Thanks AllanJ for that lucid answer. More questions.... If there are no more open breaker slots in my main panel how would I connect the sub-panel? Normally the sub comes off a breaker in the main...
12-02-13, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,802
Posted By redjr16

How to calculate total current requirements for a sub-panel?

Hi all, New here -

I'm getting ready to add a sub-panel to my original panel to expand a basement. My basic question is; is there a formula that is typically used to calculate how many circuits...
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Views: 71,091
Posted By redjr16

I know this thread is old, but thought I would...

I know this thread is old, but thought I would add my take, and ask a couple of related questions.

Seems to me, one of the major situations we are trying to avoid with grounding an antenna mast is...
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