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01-21-09, 06:59 PM
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Insulating Garage that has drywall

So, I am thinking about insulating my garage as a part of a garage dress-up project that I want to take on. Really looking to make it a nice shop space. I live in georgia and its pretty cold in the...
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Sub-par is just what I have heard from many that...

Sub-par is just what I have heard from many that I have had this conversation with...

What are real or fake pegs?

I was told that conditioning the pine would help it stain more uniformly. Is...
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I think that I have things all wrong... So...

I think that I have things all wrong...

So it sounds like issue with the wood that I can get from the big box is not something that planing can fix. You plane rough cut lumber, and the big box...
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Posted By creedog

First off I am glad to see the the forums are...

First off I am glad to see the the forums are working again. Apparently there were issues yesterday.

Thanks to all for the replies...

Regarding the sub par lumber, is it OK to buy it and then...
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Posted By creedog

Beginning Woodworking/Tools Question...

I am almost done with my basement finishing project and would like to take a stab at building some simple furniture for the newly finished space. Particularly I am interested in building:
a tv...
01-12-09, 09:17 AM
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Views: 1,456
Posted By creedog

you need to get gutters on the house ASAP....

you need to get gutters on the house ASAP. Without doing this you will never know where your true trouble areas are. As I said get this done ASAP. Nowadays its not really all that expensive, and I...
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Posted By creedog

First of all good job, as you can see its not...

First of all good job, as you can see its not hard to do, just a lot of hard work. Having a table saw and a jig saw make the job easier, not sure if you had those, but ripping down the last row is...
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Posted By creedog

why use shoe over quarter? Just because its...

why use shoe over quarter? Just because its smaller?
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Posted By creedog

He says that it will most likely split, but if it...

He says that it will most likely split, but if it looks bad already then what do you have to lose.
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Posted By creedog

You will need to lay down a 6mil plastic first,...

You will need to lay down a 6mil plastic first, this is your vapor barrier. Google how to do it. Some say overlap the sheets, some say just but them up to each other and tape. Its not expensive, btw.
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Posted By creedog

I bought some of the Cherry Nirvana Laminate from...

I bought some of the Cherry Nirvana Laminate from lumber liquidators with the underlayment attached. They told me that its not recommended to put down an additional layer of underlayment with this...
08-21-08, 06:47 PM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By creedog

Toilet Install in stubbed basement

Ok, its getting close to the time to install the toilet in my basement finishing project. I plan to lay tile floor in the new bath...tub is already in.

Right now the stubbed pipe is just sticking...
08-18-08, 08:22 PM
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Views: 1,470
Posted By creedog

Floor or Trim or Doors First

Still working on finishing the basement, and will be starting installing baseboard trim, manufactured wood-like flooring and several doors. What order should I do this in.

I was thinking of the...
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Views: 7,720
Posted By creedog

Yes, please share you experiences... I found...

Yes, please share you experiences...

I found this link on their site.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=535&item=358730&prDeTab=1#A

Whats the square footage of a pk?
01-13-08, 09:00 PM
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Views: 13,631
Posted By creedog

If I was you I would have a dehumidifier running...

If I was you I would have a dehumidifier running 24x7. You need to dry that space out and it sounds like its too wet, or too cold,to even do any of the repairs needed.
01-13-08, 08:57 PM
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Views: 1,325
Posted By creedog

the dehumidifier is a good option, but make sure...

the dehumidifier is a good option, but make sure that it is rated to perform at those temperatures. Most do not work well under 40F.
01-10-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,517
Posted By creedog

I use 12/2 for everything unless I am running a...

I use 12/2 for everything unless I am running a tiny circuit, like smoke detector circuit. For just over $50 I pick up 250ft rolls of 12/2. I think I paid $15 for 25 feet of 14/3. So buy in bulk and...
01-10-08, 06:44 PM
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Views: 1,949
Posted By creedog

Then I would say create an opening to the room on...

Then I would say create an opening to the room on the left, and leave it open, beyond that I would need to see pictures to really get a good idea of what we are looking at
01-09-08, 10:54 PM
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Views: 27,517
Posted By creedog

yeah, I would really like to know what is...

yeah, I would really like to know what is connected to the other end of the 12/2.
01-09-08, 10:46 PM
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Views: 20,219
Posted By creedog

I did all my basement outlets upside down. I felt...

I did all my basement outlets upside down. I felt that the ground up, falling object rational made enough sense. Not like I go around plugging in a lot of things except for the vacuum, for this to...
01-09-08, 10:41 PM
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Views: 845
Posted By creedog

New electical service installed

Well, after kicking it around for a while I decided to go ahead and upgrade my service since my electrical load calculations had me just above the 150 amps that my service provided. I went to 200.
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01-09-08, 10:32 PM
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Views: 1,949
Posted By creedog

Personally I would want to have the stairwell as...

Personally I would want to have the stairwell as open as possible, whether or not this means moving a wall. Framing is going to probably be the easiest part of the basement project.

I would knock...
01-07-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By creedog

I was told the opposite... always twist the...

I was told the opposite... always twist the wires. The wire nut is just there to keep the ends from touching anything.
01-05-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By creedog

Here is a webpage that I have been keeping close...

Here is a webpage that I have been keeping close since I will be wiring in a sub panel this week or next

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/elect/panel/sub_panel/01/new.htm
01-04-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By creedog

This is not entirely true, some of the 120...

This is not entirely true, some of the 120 breakers can be replaced with smaller 120 breakers (the really thin ones) to make room for a 240. The real issue is making sure that you are not pulling to...
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