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Posted By fungku

Go to the hardware store and buy some casters :)

Go to the hardware store and buy some casters :)
10-23-08, 11:43 PM
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Posted By fungku

Yeah, sometimes the lowest bidder is the lowest...

Yeah, sometimes the lowest bidder is the lowest bidder for a reason...
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Posted By fungku

I made the cabinet doors shown below out of...

I made the cabinet doors shown below out of plywood and they turned out decent. I don't know if I would want to use plywood in my home though.

Are you painting or staining? Do you have a plan for...
12-09-07, 08:35 PM
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Posted By fungku

It is the same here in British Columbia. I have...

It is the same here in British Columbia. I have com across it a couple times on older panels, so it may have been fine some time in the past.
12-08-07, 12:26 AM
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Posted By fungku

Well, I'm just a young guy and not overly...

Well, I'm just a young guy and not overly familiar with wiring from the 60's but I can say that you can easily install a receptacle with the power on and not get shocked. I do 90% of my work with the...
12-03-07, 07:21 PM
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Posted By fungku

Where I cme from, I'm pretty sure the wires need...

Where I cme from, I'm pretty sure the wires need to be protected unless they are 5 feet (maybe 4) from the ground.

I would say it's quite possible something similar is in place where you live....
12-03-07, 07:12 PM
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Posted By fungku

I used to work for the gas utuility and when...

I used to work for the gas utuility and when mounting the gas meter and regulator they had to be 1 meter (around 3 feet) away from any electrical or any openable windows.

If there were to be any...
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Posted By fungku

there are several types of coated deck screws...

there are several types of coated deck screws that are not supposed to rust.

also, there is always stainless steel.
11-24-07, 10:11 PM
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Posted By fungku

it's almost the same amount of effort as going...

it's almost the same amount of effort as going out and plugging in or out the wires. I'd also suggest putting them on a timer.
11-24-07, 10:05 PM
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Views: 2,082
Posted By fungku

I always get voltages off my three way switches...

I always get voltages off my three way switches on the wires. i use one of the little pocket things that light up and beep when there is a voltage. when i was learning my boss always told me that it...
11-23-07, 11:01 PM
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Views: 5,443
Posted By fungku

Yes, that's something else I should consider ;)

Yes, that's something else I should consider ;)
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Posted By fungku

In the ceiling: The black and red are hot, one of...

In the ceiling: The black and red are hot, one of them is switched, the other is constant. One powered your fan (no wall switch) and the other powered the light (switched. where your dimmer was).
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11-22-07, 12:27 PM
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Posted By fungku

Things that are rated or designed for a specific...

Things that are rated or designed for a specific purpose are not always allowed. It all depends on code and your municipal laws. Which is something inspectors should be knowledgeable of.

If...
11-22-07, 11:31 AM
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Views: 1,259
Posted By fungku

You say you cut the wire by accident? So then, is...

You say you cut the wire by accident? So then, is there not enough slack to even do a proper splice?

Put a box where you cut the wire, and run a new wire from that box to wherever it went to...
11-22-07, 11:26 AM
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Posted By fungku

Where do you live?

Where do you live?
11-22-07, 12:32 AM
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Views: 1,259
Posted By fungku

If it is spliced properly and taped well, then it...

If it is spliced properly and taped well, then it is not dangerous. HOWEVER, it is also not serviceable, not legal, and could cause problems for anyone who lives in the house after you and doesn't...
11-21-07, 11:49 PM
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Views: 1,201
Posted By fungku

You don't need the two boxes if you just come...

You don't need the two boxes if you just come from one of the receptacles already there.

Turn the breaker off for the receptacless. Then, for the receptacles nearest where you want the new one:...
11-21-07, 08:51 PM
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Views: 5,443
Posted By fungku

Thanks for the input! I'll give an idea of what I...

Thanks for the input! I'll give an idea of what I have considered so far. I don't have any solid numbers other than the house-raising and electrical part.

I'm an electrician, and I've already...
11-21-07, 03:46 PM
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Views: 5,443
Posted By fungku

Thanks! A house like ours with a finished...

Thanks!

A house like ours with a finished basement in our area goes for around $680,000. Currently our house would be worth around $550,000. (i know housing is way too much in the area)

So, if...
11-20-07, 01:37 PM
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Posted By fungku

If he said tie wrap is a way to do it, then that...

If he said tie wrap is a way to do it, then that is the way to go if you can't find anything else.

I'd use the screw-down ones, I doubt a sticky pad would be acceptable in any jurisdiction.

You...
11-20-07, 11:40 AM
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Views: 5,443
Posted By fungku

Really? I am not lowering the crawlspace,...

Really?

I am not lowering the crawlspace, I'm raising the house (hopefully).
11-20-07, 11:29 AM
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Posted By fungku

Ah, okay, that makes sense. The way people are...

Ah, okay, that makes sense. The way people are talking on these forums, it sounds like everytime the code changes they change their house to meet it.
11-20-07, 12:38 AM
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Views: 2,195
Posted By fungku

Sorry for going a little off topic, but I was...

Sorry for going a little off topic, but I was wondering how things work south of the (canadian) border...

If your code changes, you need to update your house to conform to code, or only on new...
11-18-07, 11:50 AM
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Views: 27,178
Posted By fungku

Leave the black hot alone. (cap and/or tape it...

Leave the black hot alone. (cap and/or tape it for safety)
Connect the black from light to switched red.
Connect white to white and ground to ground.


*Note: If you tried both black and red...
11-15-07, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,482
Posted By fungku

Do you work at the place normally or is this a...

Do you work at the place normally or is this a contract?
Can they come back to you if you do it the way they want and say it sucks, the lights are yellow, we're gonna kill you?

I'd almost be...
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