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10-24-19, 05:49 PM
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Inspections can absolutely be a joke and are...

Inspections can absolutely be a joke and are totally a way to make money.
My first side job was a basement. Inspector came to check the rough-in, was happy, and told me "I'll just sign off now, I'm...
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Thanks guys. You have eased my mind on this. I'll...

Thanks guys. You have eased my mind on this. I'll leave it be!
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Views: 185
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Thanks Sleeper. So if I poke a screwdriver...

Thanks Sleeper.
So if I poke a screwdriver under there and hear no metal on metal, what would you recommend doing until I can get flashing installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Seal Gap Between Shingles and Siding?

I had my shingles replaced this summer and noticed a little gap between them and the siding. I don't remember tha name of the siding, but it is that glue and sawdust stuff popular on late 70's homes....
08-03-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Vintage Sprinkler Head

I'm hoping someone might know what I'm talking about here, but if not I can get pics tomorrow.
I went to replace one of my sprinkler heads (original to the house, 1979) and found a pop up head I...
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Grab yourself one of these guys. ...

Grab yourself one of these guys.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Avanti-Pro-3-in-Crimped-Wire-Wheel-PWW030WHLD01G/202831061

Make sure you get the one with the finer wires. I used one to clean off...
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mr.Awesome

I wanted to update this for anyone who stumbles...

I wanted to update this for anyone who stumbles on it.
I packed as much dirt and gravel underneath the stairs as I blindly could. I then added some chicken wire on the large void side and spray...
04-18-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Thanks guys. I'll look into an automated system,...

Thanks guys. I'll look into an automated system, but will stick with copper out there.
04-18-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Dane, There used to be ball valves attached...

Dane,
There used to be ball valves attached here. When I bought the house and turned the water on, they literally blew apart. So I soldered caps on for now so I could at least hook a hose up until I...
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mr.Awesome

pugsl, I definitely plan to have the pads...

pugsl,
I definitely plan to have the pads mudjacked. For now I just want to fill the void so I can plant flowers in that bed without water running under the stairs. There used to be cedars in there...
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Marq, what kind of sealant specifically would you...

Marq, what kind of sealant specifically would you recommend? I know there is higher end stuff that expands and contracts with the concrete but I don't know what its called.
And that covers 2 sides,...
04-17-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Mr.Awesome

pugsl, I like ball valves, although they aren't...

pugsl,
I like ball valves, although they aren't really meant for throttling to use as a zone control valve. I don't hate the PVC idea. Cut and paste is easier than soldering. I think that end piece...
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Mr.Awesome

I'm going to second the LED suggestion, if you...

I'm going to second the LED suggestion, if you didn't find LED bright enough then something went way wrong with the install.

But to actually answer your question, yes you _could_ snip the plug off...
04-16-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Mr.Awesome

joed, Code prohibits what the OP is proposing,...

joed,
Code prohibits what the OP is proposing, and requires neutral connections to be independent of devices (one should even pigtail neutrals for receptacles instead of pass through wiring).
...
04-16-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Do you have a meter? With the switch off, check...

Do you have a meter? With the switch off, check for 120V on the black running from the marrette to the switch. If it has 120V, you can't get your half hot.
For half hot/half switched, you need a 3...
04-16-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Sprinkler Manifold

Alright plumbers, here is my sprinkler manifold that blew apart when I tried turning the water on (previous owner's fault, not mine!)
If you owned the place, what would you rebuild this with? Solder...
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Void under outside stairs

I didn't want to hijack buddy's post but have a similar situation and more questions to ask.
I have a void under my back stairs and am seeking advice on how best to deal with it.
I need a solution...
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Networking Terminology

So this is pretty much a question to satisfy my OCD on labeling.
My buddy has his house fed with coax to a modem in a cabinet in his basement (demarc?). Coax branches out from here for his cable tv...
Replies: 4
Views: 6,769
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Well, I guess I'll have to pour a drink and start...

Well, I guess I'll have to pour a drink and start metering this puppy out.
I can solder half decently so fingers crossed its something large and easy to access!
Replies: 4
Views: 6,769
Posted By Mr.Awesome

I disagree on the debate of "to jumper or not to...

I disagree on the debate of "to jumper or not to jumper" but that is a whole other animal.
Electronics are not my friend PJ so before I go doing this painstakingly like a professional please humor...
Replies: 4
Views: 6,769
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Haier TV: Indicator Light On, Won't Turn On

First and foremost...

I have no idea what I'm doing.

But I'm going to try and do it anyways and hopefully you can help!
I have a Haier TV (model number LE42F2280b) that will not respond to the...
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Brand spanking new. Just got installed 3 or 4...

Brand spanking new. Just got installed 3 or 4 weeks ago.
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Lights are 10', 20', 30' away from the contact....

Lights are 10', 20', 30' away from the contact. 120V at fixtures. Everything is bonded. Fixtures mounted properly. No starters. Temperature was on my mind, they didn't start acting up until we hit...
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Metal Halide Problems

Help me do my job here guys, I'd like to go to my jman tomorrow with solutions and not problems!

I'm having issues with three 250W metal halide lights installed on my site.
Light A is on its own...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Mr.Awesome

Won't have several monitors. My tv is 5' away...

Won't have several monitors. My tv is 5' away from my desk in my cave so thats where the gaming will happen.
Mike, I completely forgot about alienware computers. I will have to rethink this now!...
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