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11-01-07, 01:34 AM
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Thats actually what I did. I was trying to make a...

Thats actually what I did. I was trying to make a point when I said I twisted them together and used black tape. This is the second time I can remember me asking a question on these forums and the...
10-31-07, 11:37 PM
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Views: 4,684
Posted By jdraughn

Thanks, I just twisted it together and used black...

Thanks, I just twisted it together and used black tape to cover it.
10-31-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,684
Posted By jdraughn

Well, I need a stove, so how would I extend it?

Well, I need a stove, so how would I extend it?
10-31-07, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,684
Posted By jdraughn

I think the neutral is aluminum and the two hots...

I think the neutral is aluminum and the two hots are copper, but I could be wrong, I am going off memory as I am at work right now. They may all be aluminum.
10-31-07, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,684
Posted By jdraughn

Wiring stove to new breaker box.

I added a new breaker box because the old one was incredibly dated and at capacity, and there was no main breaker. I was tripping breakers if I tried to run my microwave at the same time I was doing...
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Views: 2,172
Posted By jdraughn

http://www.ledsupply.com/led-drivers.php ...

http://www.ledsupply.com/led-drivers.php

Those drivers are for just a few LEDs, your running hundreds. Im sure there exists LED Drivers for home use when your using dozens at a time.
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Views: 879
Posted By jdraughn

If I were you I would go to a small local...

If I were you I would go to a small local computer store and tell them what you want. That way you can get just the components that you need and not pay extra for stuff you don't want, and possibly...
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Views: 791
Posted By jdraughn

You can use the media center for watching movies...

You can use the media center for watching movies from the DVD/Rom drive (not a benefit over a regular DVD player), and also if you have music, like mp3s stored on the media center PC, or elsewhere on...
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Views: 1,237
Posted By jdraughn

This website is all about DIY, and yet the...

This website is all about DIY, and yet the moderator is saying not to DIY?Running a web server is easy and not a big deal if your not hosting porn or anything illegal, and as long as it's for...
04-23-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By jdraughn

Thanks for your replies. My house is very small,...

Thanks for your replies. My house is very small, two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

I am a computer geek so I always have lots of computers running. At the moment I have 3 computers...
04-22-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By jdraughn

Rewiring entire house. How?

I bought a pretty old home and I am remodeling it one room at a time. I want to run new wire and outlets, switches and fixtures from each room before I put the new drywall up in each room.

I am...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By jdraughn

Thanks for your very detailed reply. To answer a...

Thanks for your very detailed reply. To answer a few of your questions, I own the home. I am in the process of putting in laminate flooring, it looks pretty close to this color and style right...
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Views: 1,856
Posted By jdraughn

I have always had a hard time making my house...

I have always had a hard time making my house look comfortably lived in. It always looks, to put it to a word, "crappy". My walls are always bare, and the whole place looks sparce. So I got rid of...
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Views: 1,856
Posted By jdraughn

Talking Tasteful Sconce lighting

I am redoing some of my walls in the living room and I am thinking of putting 2 or 3 wall sconce lights on my walls. I really like the lighting effect they give.

Anyone have any ideas on which...
01-02-07, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By jdraughn

I think the reason the footing is higher in this...

I think the reason the footing is higher in this wall, and not the others is because the house was built on a slope. Since it was built however, the earth on all 4 sides of the house are relatively...
01-01-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By jdraughn

Opinions on how to frame up a wall.

This post is related to another one which I started a few days ago asking what to do about the bottom of my wall which protrudes out.

There is a concrete footing that sticks out about 2.5" from...
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Views: 1,210
Posted By jdraughn

I don't know anything about the subject, but it...

I don't know anything about the subject, but it seems to me that if you don't use the hot water much, tankless would be a good way to go because it's not keeping a tank of water hot all the time,...
01-01-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By jdraughn

Ok, think I figured out what it's there for. The...

Ok, think I figured out what it's there for. The bottom 1' of the wall is cement which sticks out about 1.5". In order to insulate it, they put that sandy stuff over the concrete, then what looks...
12-28-06, 09:35 PM
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Views: 1,548
Posted By jdraughn

What is vermiculite for? Insulation? It is the...

What is vermiculite for? Insulation? It is the outside wall, no framing behind the ledge that I can see. Not below the grade, and the room next to this room which shares the same exterior wall does...
12-28-06, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By jdraughn

Well, obviously intenional and not just bulged...

Well, obviously intenional and not just bulged out from getting wet or something. The protruding section is very consistent along the length of the wall, like someone went through the trouble to...
12-27-06, 09:24 PM
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Views: 2,647
Posted By jdraughn

Minimum space needed for furnace?

I am looking at splitting a pretty big closet (about 8'x10') into a small furnace closet and bathroom. To maximise the space available for the bathroom, I am curious to know how much space does a...
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Views: 2,200
Posted By jdraughn

Adding a second bathroom from scratch?

I would like to convert most of a closet that is adjacent to the master bedroom to a bathroom. There is plenty of room for a shower stall, toilet and sink. How would I go about doing this with my...
12-27-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By jdraughn

Unhappy Why does the bottom of my wall protrude out?

In my living room the bottom foot of one entire wall, and a couple of feet of the next wall has a protruding section that sticks out about 3 or 4 inches..

It's kinda hard to explain exactly what...
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