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01-09-18, 05:28 PM
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Schluter vs Mud Bed for Shower

I've received two quotes to rip out and tile a 2x3 shower. The first contractor wants to use a Schluter system. Cost of the installation and materials would be about $2800 not including tile or...
12-26-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By derekvw91

It's a slab floor unfortunately. I guess...

It's a slab floor unfortunately.

I guess battery would be the best option. I've always worried about how often I'd have to change them out.

I've got to put down new flooring in the future....
12-26-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By derekvw91

Getting Wire to Window on Exterior Wall

I'd like to add motorized shades to four windows on my exterior wall. The problem I have is that I can't get to the top plate in that area. It's right up against a vaulted ceiling. I had planned to...
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By derekvw91

HVAC Duct in Enclosed Closet off Garage

I'm planning on converting my utility closet in my garage to house all of my home electronics and home automation gear. I need to add a HVAC drop in order to handle that. I know adding a HVAC duct...
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By derekvw91

Gas Fireplace Questions

I recently bought a home that came with a gas fireplace that I'm a bit confused about. The fireplace has a burner which looks like it's really out of place. It also looks like the gas line is stubbed...
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By derekvw91

Recessed Lighting Spacing

I'm wanting to add in 6 recessed lights to my living room. It's a 20x16 room with 9ft to 12ft ceilings. My problem I'm running into is with spacing. 1/3 of the room has a ceiling slope from 12ft to...
08-26-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By derekvw91

I put some mesh down there before I started...

I put some mesh down there before I started filling it with gravel. It seems to be working great.

Can I substitute or mix in concrete bags with gravel?

Is this something that the city might...
08-26-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By derekvw91

The other side has some erosion as well. My the...

The other side has some erosion as well. My the fence line is a low spot between my yard and my neighbors yard.
08-25-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By derekvw91

There aren't any downspouts on the home. I'm not...

There aren't any downspouts on the home. I'm not really sure why this has happened. It might be that the water naturally falls there. I just moved into the home 2 months ago.
08-25-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By derekvw91

Soil erosion near fence

I have an issue with soil erosion near my fence line. There is a 3 ft drop over 50 ft in elevation between my house and the fence. The pictures below are the worst spot. It's probably 16-18" deep. I...
07-02-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By derekvw91

I took the measurements at the registers. The...

I took the measurements at the registers. The cooler measurements were closer to the air handler.
07-02-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By derekvw91

Supply temps range between 63 - 68.5 degrees. ...

Supply temps range between 63 - 68.5 degrees.

Return temp is 75.5 degrees.
07-02-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By derekvw91

You're absolutely right. I have nothing to...

You're absolutely right. I have nothing to compare it to directly. It just seemed like a long run time. Plus, I figured with such long run times that the indoor humidity level would drop a good bit. ...
07-02-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By derekvw91

2+ Hour Run Times

I recently purchased a home and have noticed some longer than average run times on my air conditioner. I had the system inspected by a HVAC company prior to purchasing and they said that the unit was...
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Views: 2,592
Posted By derekvw91

Would you guys recommend just doing 2 rows of 3...

Would you guys recommend just doing 2 rows of 3 lights? I was going to add in 8 lights, ( 3 x 2 x 3) but that seems like it would cause a lot of light to hit the wall and not the floor. My LEDs are...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,592
Posted By derekvw91

Recessed lighting in sloped ceiling

My living room has a sloped ceiling on one side of the room. I'm wanting to add in recessed lighting to the room. I have remodel recessed fixtures already. I use the LED inserts that have the trim...
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By derekvw91

Instlaling Ductwork in Existing Home

I'm a recent, first time homeowner. My home currently has a very unorthodox method of ductwork. The original HVAC install just dropped the ceiling by about a foot in the main hallway, encapsulated it...
09-29-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By derekvw91

Gotcha. I'll head out to Lowes and pick one up!

Gotcha. I'll head out to Lowes and pick one up!
09-29-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,536
Posted By derekvw91

The switch theory might be the ticket. I have 4...

The switch theory might be the ticket. I have 4 switches ganged up on one side of my kitchen...two of which I don't know what they go to. Then on the other side, I have another 2 switches. I've...
09-29-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By derekvw91

Loose bolt on pulldown attic ladder

I've got a loose bolt on the right side of my attic ladder stairs. The only thing that seems to be holding it in the socket is gravity it seems. The bolt is loose enough that the right arm doesn't...
09-25-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,536
Posted By derekvw91

The circuits are #3 and #20 so opposite sides of...

The circuits are #3 and #20 so opposite sides of the panel. Both wire colors are identical.
09-25-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,536
Posted By derekvw91

Yes, you are correct. All the receptacles are...

Yes, you are correct. All the receptacles are either on or off based on whether or not one of the two breakers is on or off.

Why would two circuit breakers be powering the exact same equipment?
09-25-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,536
Posted By derekvw91

Two circuit breakers control same light

I'm in the process of replacing all of my outlets and switches across my home. All of the ID labels on my breaker panel are worn off so I'm having to individually locate them one at a time and...
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