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Manden, Hmm... I'm going back and forth and...

Manden,

Hmm... I'm going back and forth and would still prefer a traditional low profile knob if possible.. but your idea has merit..

However, I don't think I'd trust the image you linked on a...
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Manden, I bought an door at the local big...

Manden,

I bought an door at the local big box store which I will custom cut to size, then drill hole for knob and carve out for hinges.. so you can see why I worry about using non-standard holes...
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Posted By petethebuilder

Low Profile Door Knob?

I'm looking for a low-profile door knob in antique bronze. This is a door knob for a small closet in a high traffic area, so it would be a no-key/no-lock "hall" style knob. I found a couple...
08-26-19, 09:39 AM
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Here's my one and only bump on this topic before...

Here's my one and only bump on this topic before I drop the thread. Logically, I don't see how I could damage anything on the whole house (filter-style) humidifier by closing off all it's venting...
08-23-19, 02:35 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

roughneck, Of the 3 quotes I had, only one...

roughneck,

Of the 3 quotes I had, only one walked the house and sized up the windows then entered some formula. All three came up with the same BTU recommendation for the furnace. I have been...
08-23-19, 05:03 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Greg/Roughneck, Okay guys, I think you made...

Greg/Roughneck,

Okay guys, I think you made your point about the hardware with the understanding that there is still a difference between high and low efficiency, seer ratings, stage 1 vs stage 2,...
08-22-19, 03:00 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

roughneck7, Huh? You statement sounds a bit...

roughneck7,

Huh? You statement sounds a bit absolute. Unless the furnaces are literally made by the same company and just rebranded, of course there can be differences in options and longevity. ...
08-22-19, 07:31 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

I ended up replacing the Furnace as well as the...

I ended up replacing the Furnace as well as the AC. The furnace was at least 30 years old and has been giving me issues on an off for the last 4 years. Also, I upgraded to a thicker air filter...
08-22-19, 06:17 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Cover for whole house humidifier?

I recently had a Lennox whole house humidifier installed with my AC/Furnace upgrade. This unit is basically an Aprilaire clone with the filter that water passes through.

This time of year when...
08-06-19, 06:37 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Thanks, I appreciate all the comments, but I...

Thanks, I appreciate all the comments, but I think I'm just going to have it professionally replaced. I just have too much other stuff going on right now. Fact is, other than throwing a tarp over...
08-05-19, 01:30 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Fred, Thanks and good point about warranty and...

Fred,
Thanks and good point about warranty and professional install.

Burning question right now is how long do these units typically last? (4 ton). Mine is 18 years! If I can rule out...
08-05-19, 12:58 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Okay, so not a DIY project for me. I believe...

Okay, so not a DIY project for me.

I believe this is a 4 ton unit. How long do these units usually last? Mine has been in operation for 18 years, so I think I should just replace it and not...
08-04-19, 01:21 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Replace Central AC Unit a DIY project?

Hi, I've got a 4 ton central air unit that stopped working.

I'm pretty handy and these units look pretty straight forward for parts with a lot of room to work. I'm still not sure if it needs...
03-20-19, 09:20 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Thanks guys. I actually prefer to have the...

Thanks guys. I actually prefer to have the dimmer in only one location, but I already have it wired to go where the 4way goes. As pcboss says, the dimmers aren't setup for 4way, so, for me, it's...
03-19-19, 03:57 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Dimmer switch using 3ways and 4way?

I'm wiring lighting such that I'll have three locations where the light can be switched on or off. As I understand it, using 14/3, I'll need a 3way, 4way, then 3way again. I know how to do it,...
03-19-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

marksr, Well, I'm still not sure about...

marksr,

Well, I'm still not sure about thinset and plaster, but I have time to think about it. For now, it's good to know I can go over plaster. Thanks for the tips!
03-18-19, 12:04 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

marksr, I'm glad to hear I can use what's...

marksr,

I'm glad to hear I can use what's there. :)

When I think lath, I think wood planks or some kind of wooden lattice layout with plaster oozing through it. This stuff just looks like...
03-18-19, 09:24 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Tile over plaster?

I'm doing a kitchen reno in my own home. I'm waiting on my cabinets to arrive, then counter tops, then backsplash with subway tiles.

The walls are what appear to be 3/8" drywall covered over...
03-18-19, 09:08 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Okay, well, I'm not seeing foiled edged R-13 and...

Okay, well, I'm not seeing foiled edged R-13 and it doesn't seem like there's a regulation or requirement to use anything other than standard R-13...
03-16-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

pcboss, Good to know. I think this the...

pcboss,

Good to know. I think this the chart or at least a website posting it:
https://ask-the-electrician.com/electrical-code-nec-table370-16a-boxes.html

3 X 2 X 2-1/2 device is rated for...
03-16-19, 07:51 AM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong thing, but the...

Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong thing, but the metal foil sided stuff I've seen is pretty thin. Could I put some kind of metal foil barrier down, then use R-13?
03-15-19, 04:31 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

That makes sense and reflects my experience. I...

That makes sense and reflects my experience. I guess it's best just to take a tape to the inside of the box and make your own calculation for wire counting. (no internal clamps in my case)
03-15-19, 04:27 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Thanks for reply. It's a little spendy and 'm...

Thanks for reply. It's a little spendy and 'm not sure I'd get it to seal as well as a traditional insulation, but that would probably work.

I'm not gonna lie. I'm hoping someone will tell me...
03-15-19, 01:45 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

Insulation by stove vent?

I've got a natural gas stove which vents upward to the ceiling. At the point of entering the ceiling, it elbows and converts from 6" diameter to 4 x 10 rectangular duct running horizontally for...
03-15-19, 01:31 PM
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Posted By petethebuilder

3 gang switch box question - revisited

In previously thread, I got help selecting a 3 gang box to fit a slim wall. The slim wall is one build around a 2x4 but with the skinny (1 1/2") making up the interior of the wall. At the time of...
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