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10-21-19, 07:19 AM
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Posted By md2002

The deck is done, and this is off the original...

The deck is done, and this is off the original topic but.... I used composite decking and the temps were about 60 degrees when I installed the boards. I used a 1/8 gap for all the boards as suggested...
10-10-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

I doubled checked the set up at the switch box...

I doubled checked the set up at the switch box and the box that contains the switches has 4 blacks tied together (the power ) I pigtailed a 5th piece of Romex off these blacks and brought the power...
10-10-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

Correct, the power is at the switch. I’m the one...

Correct, the power is at the switch. I’m the one who installed the ceiling fan to begin with. How I did that was - There was 1 switch that controlled a receptacle in the BR, I had no ceiling light...
10-10-19, 11:14 AM
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Posted By md2002

The fan wiring has the White, Red and Blue. The...

The fan wiring has the White, Red and Blue. The romex, which is 14/3, has Red, White and Black coming from the box which contains the switches, and goes to the fan.

The recess lights I intend to...
10-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

Thanks for the response. I've found that all of...

Thanks for the response. I've found that all of the rooms in my house that have a ceiling light have a switched loop. Makes things very difficult. I'm pretty sure, like you said, 2 of these cables...
10-09-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

Ok, so the light already has 4 Romex wires in it....

Ok, so the light already has 4 Romex wires in it. It's a pretty big box but Ive always been hesitant to put more than 4 wires in a box? I checked another light I could pull the power from and that...
10-09-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

Thanks for the info. I'll get the hot from the...

Thanks for the info. I'll get the hot from the light then.
10-09-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

Ah, that was my other option. A little harder but...

Ah, that was my other option. A little harder but I thought that might be what I had to do.

General question - I seem to find a lot of these loop switches in my house. Is this just an easier way...
10-09-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By md2002

Switch only has 1 Romex - How do I jump the power?

Hi,
I wanted to add some recess lights to the bedroom and to accomplish this, the easiest way, is to jump the power off the closet switch to a new switch and run the romex to the new recess lights....
09-25-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By md2002

I will be cutting the door but the ledger will...

I will be cutting the door but the ledger will still have 2 ends. The ledger will go across (blue lines) when the door is cut but I'll still have the 2 ends of the ledger (red arrows) that I need to...
09-25-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By md2002

I'm going with the starter strip as you suggested...

I'm going with the starter strip as you suggested but what do I put on the end? I assume J channel? Also, because the J channel I was going to install takes up some space, the gap from the decking to...
09-23-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By md2002

I have a tool like that. Are you saying to use a...

I have a tool like that. Are you saying to use a starter strip above the drip edge instead of the J channel strip?
09-23-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By md2002

Ya sorry, I wasn't sure what the best approach...

Ya sorry, I wasn't sure what the best approach was. Usually you get a talking to if you post in the wrong forum so I figured this one belonged in the vinyl forum.

Will try the starter strip. I'd...
09-23-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By md2002

Install J Channel when the butt together

I'm installing a small deck in from of my house. There is J channel around the door and I'll have J channel above the ledger which will come to the door and meet at 90 degrees. I've looked long and...
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By md2002

Thanks for all the responses. I'm into the...

Thanks for all the responses. I'm into the project now and was moving forward with doing what I originally said which was to attach to small ledgers and then attach a 14ft 2x8 to the 2 ledgers....
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By md2002

To piggy back off the subject. How long do I have...

To piggy back off the subject. How long do I have to let the footings dry before I can start the deck? Internet search says 5 days?
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Views: 286
Posted By md2002

Thank you, this might work. I was thinking of...

Thank you, this might work. I was thinking of something similar as I was standing outside just staring at it. :)

Yup, holes are deeper than 3 feet and no post holders on top. Thanks for the tip of...
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Views: 286
Posted By md2002

I could but then 2 posts would be right on the...

I could but then 2 posts would be right on the edge while the 3rd would be just about center. It's possible but I don't know if having posts right on the edge of a footing is a good idea. The deck is...
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Views: 286
Posted By md2002

Footing aren't in straight line

I've placed 3 footings in the ground for a 14x4ft deck. Two of the footing are in a straight line and about 30 inches away from the house. The 3rd footing (on the end) was done in a rush and I...
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By md2002

I thought about this but that's more holes to...

I thought about this but that's more holes to dig. In my area digging holes isn't easy. It's all clay and granite, total PIA unless you have jackhammer
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By md2002

Yes, that's the plan. The ledger will be well...

Yes, that's the plan. The ledger will be well below the door.
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Views: 288
Posted By md2002

Small front deck and ledger board

Hello,
I'm building a small deck in the front of my house. I have some precast stairs there now but there falling apart and need replacing so I'm taking those out and building a deck instead. You...
08-27-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By md2002

Thanks. Good to know. I found one electrician...

Thanks. Good to know. I found one electrician that seemed scared when I mentioned solar so I'm guessing he won't call me back. I found another who said solar isn't going to be a problem and offered...
08-27-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By md2002

Not sure what you mean but I have a white box on...

Not sure what you mean but I have a white box on the outside of the house with a digital panel on it, along with an on/off switch attached to a grey box on the outside of the house. Sorry, I don't...
08-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By md2002

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I'm absolutely hiring an...

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I'm absolutely hiring an electrician. I have a few coming out this week. My concern is that if an electrician has never dealt with a service upgrade on a house that has...
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