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The planks have a cork underlayment layer...

The planks have a cork underlayment layer attached. The manufacturer does not require any additional underlayment. I don't want to be cheap and not put additional foam underneath if it will quiet...
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Underlayment for Floating Cork Planks

Hi. I'd like to hear from some folks with experience installing floating cork plank flooring. I know that it is not required, but does installing a foam underlayment improve the quality and feel of...
11-23-08, 02:38 PM
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Yeha John, Dumb mistake. I had done a number of...

Yeha John, Dumb mistake. I had done a number of single lights with 3-way power to the switch with the light in between but forgot that I needed to run the power through both switches first, for a...
11-23-08, 10:41 AM
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10-4. It is a simple answer. I will run a piece...

10-4. It is a simple answer. I will run a piece of 12-2 to provide the connection I needed. Was just checking to see if I could save box space by only using a single wire. Can't do that so I will...
11-23-08, 10:38 AM
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3 way Switch---->12-2----> 3 way...

3 way Switch---->12-2----> 3 way Switch----->12-3----->Light 1---->12-3---->Light 2---->12-3---->Light 3---->12-3---->Light 4---->12-3----->Light 5---->12-3

I plan on using the red in the 12-3...
11-23-08, 08:16 AM
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Long story short is I am setting a 3 way switch...

Long story short is I am setting a 3 way switch for a number of lights. I realized after I ran my 12-3 to all of the fixtures, that the more appropriate way to wire was to use 12-3between the...
11-23-08, 07:28 AM
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Posted By matman

Single insulated wire in wall

Easy question for any pro. Can I run a single insulated wire from a juntion box to a switch box and follow Code?

Thanks.
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Gap between two slabs

I have a question for the forum. I am in the process of a total house remodel and have come across another one of those "what the *[email protected]& were they thinking when they did that?" problems. Here's the...
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lifting and bracing ceiling beams

I am getting ready to replace a corner column the supports 4x12" fir beams. I have done this on an opposite corner using a bottle jack and a number of temporary 4x4 to act as columns during the...
07-29-08, 06:44 PM
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Posted By matman

Photo of clean sillcock coming soon

I will repost in a few days with a clean view of the fixture. Thanks for the help so far.
07-29-08, 04:53 PM
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valve on old exterior wall

The valve you see in the photo used to be on an exterior wall. At some point they poured a slab in the area around the valve and left a box for the valve. There are no unions in sight and they are...
07-28-08, 05:40 PM
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Posted By matman

Copper it is

Thanks wrmiii. That is why I asked the question. I shoulda look with some sandpaper first. It is a copper connection. Can I cut the valve off at the collar and the sweat a new connection to...
07-27-08, 09:45 PM
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Does this valve screw on??

Can someone take a look at the picture and tell me if this type of valve is treaded to fit onto steel water pipe. I need to remove the valve on the left. I want to at least make sure that it does...
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Outlets in Cabinetry

I am in the process of remodeling a kitchen. I purchased a set of semi custom cabinets to be installed by the contractor.

My question is about outlets that could be used to power undercabinet...
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Posted By matman

Cabinets and Floating Floor

Seems like if you are not going to put the floating floor under the cabinets (which seems like the consensus), that the cabinets should be brought up to the same level as the finished floor, by...
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Floating Floors and Kitchen Cabinets

I know that this issue has been addressed in various posts but I want to be sure the question to my specific application is answered.

I am going to be using Marmoleum Click planks in a kitchen...
04-02-08, 05:48 PM
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Posted By matman

Laundry Drain to Exterior Wall

I am getting ready to have a laundry room plumbed in. My house is built on a slab. In order to avoid the time and expense of jackhammering the slab, several plumbers have suggested running the...
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Sealing off under slab duct: System is no longer used

Thanks Ed.

The system is no longer used. I am trying to figure out the best way to seal the duct opening (a 1' x 2' rectangle) where the unit used to sit. I would like to keep the water from...
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Under slab duct closure

I have defunct underslab air system. During remodeling, I discovered the old air intake and found that it has water in the bottom of the duct. I was thinking that I would just fill in the intake with...
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Under-slab duct problems

I have defunct underslab air system. During remodeling, I discovered the old air intake and found that it has water in the bottom of the duct. I was thinking that I would just fill in the intake...
02-03-08, 05:05 PM
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Posted By matman

Bathroom GFCI Circuit

So everyone would agree that I could tap into the bathroom GFCI circuit, so long as I roll with 20A on the breaker. The heater does have GFCI built in. Both the GFCI and the T-stat will be right...
02-03-08, 01:32 PM
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Bath GFCI Circuit Clarification

OK. I am just looking for a definitive response on a GFCI bathroom circuit question. The way I understand it, the bath GFCI(s) recep(s) circuit cannot be used for anything else. Is that correct? ...
01-20-08, 08:58 AM
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Posted By matman

AFCI in sleeping quarters

Is that only circuits servicing sleeping quarters or does that apply to all wiring that travels through the walls of sleeping quarters?

Thanks.
01-20-08, 08:27 AM
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Posted By matman

AFCI Breakers What Are the Requirements?

What is the real deal with AFCI breakers. What circuits should they be put on? At $30 a piece, that is going to get pretty expensive to replace them all on my house rewire project. Does the NEC...
01-19-08, 10:24 AM
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Posted By matman

Max Fixtures

Thanks!

Does the wattage computation work out if I am using T24 lamps in my fixtures? Does the Watts/Amps relationship pan out with flourescent? If so, I will move forward with the computation...
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