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11-11-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Griphus

Question What is this plastic thing stapled to my wood siding?

Hi All,

My wife and I just moved into a house with board & batten siding and we have a nemesis (woodpecker).

The previous owners seem to have patched damaged areas with some metal sheet metal,...
03-12-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Griphus

ok - thanks I'll check that out and follow up. :)

ok - thanks I'll check that out and follow up. :)
03-11-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Griphus

I'm with you. We have some hardware stores that...

I'm with you. We have some hardware stores that do repairs like that... but I can't figure out how to get it out of the frame? I'm used to the double hung where there are little spring-loaded posts...
03-11-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Griphus

Red face Broken sliding window pane - how repair?

Hi,

I have a single pane sliding window that has an entire pane busted out - essentially just the vinyl "frame" remains in the window frame. I'm stumped on how to repair / replace this.

This...
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Griphus

Talking Trying to fix up an old Craftsmen band saw

Hi All,

I got an old band saw for cheap on craigslist, and I'm slowly trying to make it a little less run down. My hopes are not perfection here - just "decent."

At this point, what seems to...
02-27-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,140
Posted By Griphus

Hi ibpooks, I don't think you missed it, but...

Hi ibpooks,

I don't think you missed it, but yea I am going to have to dig up the conduit unfortunately. ( :( )
02-26-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,140
Posted By Griphus

Heya, So I must be planning something wrong....

Heya,

So I must be planning something wrong. If I'm looking at about an 80 amp breaker, then according to this chart: Ampacity Charts (http://www.cerrowire.com/ampacity-charts)

I should be...
02-21-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Griphus

This is what I've done. My question is: I...

This is what I've done. My question is:

I forgot the glue. Is it worth it to loosen up the ten (10) screws I've used to secure it in order to get glue in there, or is that more damage than it's...
02-21-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Griphus

Hi! it is a short rail (only 2-3 steps),...

Hi!

it is a short rail (only 2-3 steps), there is no stud available (the other bracket is in a stud), so it was mounted into the sheet rock with toggle bolts. the wood furring strip i put in is...
02-21-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Griphus

Talking Patch sheet rock - hand rail mount

Hi,

My wife slipped on the stairs and caught herself on the hand rail. The rail held, but it did a number on the sheet rock where it is mounted.

I cut a ~4" x 4" square around the mounting...
02-19-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,140
Posted By Griphus

hmm... my plan is to insulate my garage, but I...

hmm... my plan is to insulate my garage, but I was only going to heat it to about 40. I grew up in ND and live in MN now. I typically just put on an extra layer or two.

Are these dual gang...
02-18-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,140
Posted By Griphus

Super helpful. Thank you so much! I will follow...

Super helpful. Thank you so much! I will follow up if I have additional questions.
02-18-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,140
Posted By Griphus

Hi All and thanks for the replies! I haven't...

Hi All and thanks for the replies!

I haven't calculated the maximum potential load out at the (detached) garage, but it will be something like:
a 1-2 kW heater
some fluorescent lights for...
02-18-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,140
Posted By Griphus

Red face Run 240v to my garage

Hi All,

I'm hoping to run a 240v circuit out to my garage. There is an existing 120v circuit that runs out there now, but it is not sufficient for the load.

Here is my existing panel in my...
01-14-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Griphus

Howdy all, Just wanted to follow up with...

Howdy all,

Just wanted to follow up with that picture. It looks to me like the nuts I need to tighten are behind the valve. They look super corroded...

Also, Zorfdt, you were correct. I was...
01-04-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Griphus

Got it. It'll take me a couple days, but I'll...

Got it. It'll take me a couple days, but I'll post one later this week. Thank you!
01-04-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Griphus

I have not - I'm not afraid to try nearly...

I have not - I'm not afraid to try nearly anything, but have very little experience, so I wasn't sure how to start doing research on it. I couldn't find any valves/fittings that look like this...
01-04-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Griphus

Repair or replace old copper valves?

Hi,

I need some advice on a couple of valves that leak like sieves when they are open.

This is in an old (house was built in 1911) basement, the hoses go to the washer. They are one...
Forum: Water Heaters
09-07-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,950
Posted By Griphus

Howdy - no luck actually. I've been unplugging...

Howdy - no luck actually. I've been unplugging it and plugging it back in to keep the water warm. I called the manufacturer and they indicated the valve or control unit is going bad. ...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-13-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,950
Posted By Griphus

Exclamation Rheem Power Vent w/ White Rodgers Intellivent Control - lights but doesn't stay

Hi,

I have a Rheem Power Vent hot water heater from ~2007. It has a White Rodgers Intellivent controller on it.

It is lighting and staying lit for long enough that I get bored and walk away...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By Griphus

That is a great idea. Hadn't thought of it. ...

That is a great idea. Hadn't thought of it. Hoorah.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By Griphus

Question Need advice - best repair for old concrete steps

Howdy all.

I have some really old concrete steps that have been repaired many many times over the years, and the patches keep coming off and the steps are so spalled out it's crazy. The picture...
06-07-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By Griphus

Removing wall between living room and porch?

Hi,

I'm hoping for some help removing the door and wall between my living room and four season porch.

Here's how it looks:...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By Griphus

I haven't felt for a specific entry point in the...

I haven't felt for a specific entry point in the room - rather I've had the entry doors open in the winter and felt massive amounts of cold air coming in from the porch to our living room.

There...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By Griphus

It's a new builder-grade home, so it was built as...

It's a new builder-grade home, so it was built as a 4-season porch, but the builder cut some corners. Here are some pictures for you:
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