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01-02-06, 07:56 PM
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Posted By txdiyguy

Assuming you are talking about plastic boxes, you...

Assuming you are talking about plastic boxes, you don't have to remove them. Actually, they function as a clamp. As long as you have stapled the cables going to them properly, there is no problem...
12-31-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By txdiyguy

You can use a single 15 amp duplex receptacle on...

You can use a single 15 amp duplex receptacle on a 20 amp/12 gauge circuit.
It doesn't have to have any other receptacles beyond it.
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Views: 976
Posted By txdiyguy

Then what Majakdragon said applies.

Then what Majakdragon said applies.
12-24-05, 08:23 PM
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Posted By txdiyguy

I noticed in your other post that you have an...

I noticed in your other post that you have an island. In an island that is all one height (doesn't also have a higher section for a bar), receptacles are placed on the cabinet wall just below the...
12-23-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By txdiyguy

"B)Nails and Screws. Nails and screws, where used...

"B)Nails and Screws. Nails and screws, where used as a fastening means, shall be attached by using brackets on the outside of the enclosure, or they shall pass through the interior within 6mm (1/4")...
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Posted By txdiyguy

I'd recommend that you go with a minimum 24 gauge...

I'd recommend that you go with a minimum 24 gauge steel. Some manufacturers use 25 gauge on their low-end doors.
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Posted By txdiyguy

A business that specializes in garage door sales...

A business that specializes in garage door sales and installation should be able to put one together for you. My experience (and I've purchased about 10 doors over the last couple of years) is that...
12-19-05, 07:49 PM
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Views: 1,205
Posted By txdiyguy

Yes and yes.

Yes and yes.
12-18-05, 07:25 PM
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Posted By txdiyguy

I use a vise grip plier (I think it's a 6CP) to...

I use a vise grip plier (I think it's a 6CP) to clamp the box in position. Then I hold the end of a crow bar on the nail and strike the crow bar with a hammer.
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Posted By txdiyguy

I would suggest setting the base in fresh...

I would suggest setting the base in fresh concrete or mortar rather than trying to get the floor to match the underside of the pan. That's how we do fiberglass/acrylic tubs and showers in my area....
12-12-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,960
Posted By txdiyguy

I'd bet on this one. May be a case of tying all...

I'd bet on this one. May be a case of tying all the neutrals in a box together when it isn't appropriate.
12-12-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By txdiyguy

With de-regulation in Texas, the company you buy...

With de-regulation in Texas, the company you buy your energy from is not the same company as the company that delivers the energy. If you call the "wires" company (in this case TXU Electric...
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Views: 8,986
Posted By txdiyguy

You really should have started a new thread. You...

You really should have started a new thread. You would have gotten a response long before now.

The shower "arm" you have will work only for shower heads that will mate (must have a socket) to the...
12-11-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By txdiyguy

What do you mean when yu say you "cut back...

What do you mean when yu say you "cut back ground"?
12-08-05, 05:18 PM
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Posted By txdiyguy

I get some customers who insist on Square D...

I get some customers who insist on Square D panels (QO series) because someone has told them that everything else is junk. In my opinion, I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference. I used GE...
12-05-05, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,922
Posted By txdiyguy

I'll bite. Why is it you feel you need to do this?

I'll bite. Why is it you feel you need to do this?
07-27-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By txdiyguy

The "auto/on" switch is for the air handler...

The "auto/on" switch is for the air handler (fan). When it is the ON position, the fan runs continuously. When it is in the AUTO position and the other switch is set to either COOL or HEAT, the fan...
07-22-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By txdiyguy

The funny thing is that the riser conductors and...

The funny thing is that the riser conductors and meter socket to panel conductors are 2/0 but the utility has, at best, 1/0 aluminum conductors. There's no fusing or breakers between the main lugs of...
07-07-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By txdiyguy

I've found it pretty easy to cut down the...

I've found it pretty easy to cut down the cheapest blue box (18 cu. in.) with my table saw to make my own box extenders. This way, you can custom cut the exact extension depth you need. Then just use...
06-30-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By txdiyguy

Are you saying that the whole house goes in the...

Are you saying that the whole house goes in the dark or that it trips the breaker at the main panel? If it is tripping the 150 amp main breaker in your panel, it would seem that the breaker that is...
Replies: 15
Views: 12,306
Posted By txdiyguy

The expansion gap is for horizontal expansion....

The expansion gap is for horizontal expansion. When you undercut the door jamb, there is probably at least 1-1/2" of horizontal clearance before you encounter the plate (2"x4" "sole" plate at the...
06-29-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By txdiyguy

It takes only one current transformer for 120/240...

It takes only one current transformer for 120/240 volt 3 wire single phase service up to at least 1000 amps. But there does need to be room to loop one phase around so it enters the "doughnut"...
06-27-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By txdiyguy

I guess you're right. Due to the resistance of...

I guess you're right. Due to the resistance of copper, electricity travels at only 299,792,458 meters per second, whereas light travels at 300,000,000 meters per second in a vacuum.

207,542 meters...
06-27-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By txdiyguy

Electricity travels at the speed of light. It was...

Electricity travels at the speed of light. It was once said of a baseball player particularly adept at stealing bases (Lou Brock?) that he was so fast that he could flip the switch on his bedroom...
06-27-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By txdiyguy

My wife has a work acquaintance who has such...

My wife has a work acquaintance who has such thick hair and had such a problem with the shower drain and sink drains getting clogged that she uses the toilet for washing her hair. It's not as bad as...
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