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oven coil wiring

I need t replace the oven coil in my electric oven and the wires need to be a little longer. what is recommend for wire nuts to join the wires together? I already have the proper insulated wire but...
05-06-10, 06:06 PM
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Just forget the frame. I just load mine from the...

Just forget the frame. I just load mine from the top. Tip it over and roll it to a different corner of the yard onca a week, then tip it back up.;)
05-06-10, 05:59 PM
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Check out "scheflerra" They can get that big if...

Check out "scheflerra" They can get that big if they are old. They may do well in your zone outdoors. There are many varieties, some smaller are houseplants sometimes called umbrella plants. Some...
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Try some 1/4" lathe at the top of the old riser...

Try some 1/4" lathe at the top of the old riser to make up the 1/4 difference in plumb. I am sure you can shim or find right lathe strip to nail to at the top.
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I think you may not have to remove the existing...

I think you may not have to remove the existing stain but do have to remove the topcoat finish in order to darken the stain. You have to determine if it is clear finish over stain. Stains are...
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Those citrus strippers are at best dissapointing...

Those citrus strippers are at best dissapointing and generally require they sit for hours or even overnight. The old methylene chloride based gel strippers used to be marvelous but they figured they...
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If you took your time with the 100 grit you...

If you took your time with the 100 grit you should have no scratching. The best way to see is to wipe areas with mineral spirits, it will not raise the grain and you will see what the wood looks...
04-12-10, 05:43 AM
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Another ground rod detached garage question

Because of concrete patio and drive as close as I can get to a new detached garage sub-panel is about 10 feet. Is it OK to put a ground rod where the feeder is coming out of the ground, into a...
04-04-10, 02:53 PM
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Posted By schmict

Thanks for the clarification. It is a neutral...

Thanks for the clarification. It is a neutral bar, I will have to install the grounding bar seperate. I thought it was the other way around, but the neutral bar is insulated from the box.
04-04-10, 08:47 AM
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OK, I'll try to explain. 3 wire...

OK, I'll try to explain. 3 wire (black,red,white) plus bare copper ground to subpanel box that has one grounding bar to attach ground wire. I think I need to attach another bar inside the box to...
04-04-10, 08:19 AM
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Subpanel detached garage commons

I have read the the "bond" in a subpanel should be broken and the commons should be floating with the ground in a ground bar and attached to a grounding rod. My question is if it is OK to just tie...
04-03-10, 01:42 PM
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DO they make a 3/4 adapter to run rigid pvc out...

DO they make a 3/4 adapter to run rigid pvc out of the box?
04-03-10, 01:13 PM
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Liquid tight, junction box to PVC

I am gathering supplies for my garage sub panel project and have a novice question. I purchased 3/4" nonmetallic liquid tight to run through my sill to a pvc junction box to be mounted outside, then...
03-29-10, 11:13 AM
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Posted By schmict

A friendly word of caution concerning self...

A friendly word of caution concerning self levelers. DO the math for the thickness of the pour and square footage a few times. You could use an average depth then pad the result by 10%. The...
03-29-10, 10:27 AM
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Posted By schmict

You are probably correct as far as manufacturer...

You are probably correct as far as manufacturer warranties, but they are what they are.
Also agree with screwing the cement board before the self leveler. Also, not neccessary to set the cement...
03-29-10, 06:56 AM
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As a manager directly involved with production of...

As a manager directly involved with production of self levelers, none of our material would be warrantied if used over any type of particle board.

Do not use over particle board, presswood,...
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Shellacs are oil based, and dry very quickly and...

Shellacs are oil based, and dry very quickly and require many coats. The reason they dry quickly is because they have high VOC's, that evaporate quickly, I personally would wear a respirator when...
03-29-10, 05:47 AM
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Posted By schmict

Thanks for the info. I am surprised at the wire...

Thanks for the info. I am surprised at the wire guage. I was thinking 12 or even just 14 based on what the total amp draw might be in the garage. Maybe 12 amps from a table saw and 1-2 amps from...
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If you are concerned about vapors and smell, I...

If you are concerned about vapors and smell, I would not use shellac. Both shellac and the sanding sealers are very smelly, and often require many many coats. In my opinion, much smellier than...
03-28-10, 02:58 PM
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Posted By schmict

I'm not sure how old it is. It is a square D and...

I'm not sure how old it is. It is a square D and was here when I moved in 20 some years ago.
So, if I run from the double 30 amp breaker I could at some time wire a 240 receptacle off the...
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Posted By schmict

Screw 3/4 inch plywood down then tile or laminate...

Screw 3/4 inch plywood down then tile or laminate over the plywood
03-28-10, 08:28 AM
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Posted By schmict

wiring to garage subpanel

I need to wire my garage. I have an open 30 amp double breaker and two open 20 amp single breakers in my main panel in the house. I really do not need 240 volt but would like my receptacles an...
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