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Thx for the info guys. I'm installing the...

Thx for the info guys. I'm installing the shingles on the gables of my 3 story house. I've got a lift coming at the end of this week at $300 a day. I'd like the paint job to last as long as possible...
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Zinsser 123 primer over top of their oil based cover stain?

Hi all

Looking for some advice in case I'm way out there. I'm priming new cedar shingles with zissner cover stain by hand both side before I put them up. I'm noticing the primer soaks in at vastly...
12-08-16, 06:21 AM
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quick code question regarding exposed wire.

I want to install a ceiling mounted heater in my shop. 240 V 20 amp breaker. I already have 12/2 nmd90 thermostat boxes 20 amp 240 v outlet.

I can fish the wall up from the breaker panel and...
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Agreed in theory.... Its not exactly sealed like...

Agreed in theory.... Its not exactly sealed like for knox. There is pretty big gaps at the gable and roof line which may be why its been fine without a proper venting strategy.
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Roof venting for a shop?

Hi all

I'm re-roofing my shop next week. There is currently sofit venting but no roof vents. The shop is not heated. I'm curious if I should bother putting venting on the roof? The attic looks all...
07-15-16, 06:36 PM
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Crap...... Ah well. Yes I've already got the...

Crap...... Ah well.

Yes I've already got the control wire for the inside unit. It only required 16awg and I bought 14 because that was easier to find so I'm better than good there ;)


Thanks...
07-15-16, 06:28 PM
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AC mini split wire size question

I'm doing the wiring on a mini split AC unit. I thought it was going to be 15 amp breaker 120v with 14 awg so I went out and bought everything and ran it before the unit showed up but now I'm not so...
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Best stain for cedar siding?

I'm about to embark on re staining my cedar siding. Its been previously stained with solid color stain so I'll be doing the same again. I'm looking for opinions on the best longest lasting solid...
05-16-16, 05:12 PM
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Thanks for the fast reply PJ. If it was outside I...

Thanks for the fast reply PJ. If it was outside I wouldn't even ask. I don't recall seeing it used inside but it just makes sense to me it should be okay.
05-16-16, 04:43 PM
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code question on liquid tight conduit

Quick question.

I'm moving my electric dryer (220v) and need to move the plug about 10 feet from where its at. Am I up to code using 1/2 inch liquid tight conduit inside the house exposed on the...
02-08-16, 06:04 AM
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Thanks Furd I was hoping a for a different...

Thanks Furd

I was hoping a for a different answer but did expect it. The main water line and PRV is just under 5 yrs old. I would think they should last longer than that but......
02-07-16, 08:25 AM
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PRV question

Hi all

Hopefully someone knows the answer to this but I'm thinking, "it's toast" might be the answer....


I noticed my PRV was dripping a tiny bit of water this morning from the top screw...
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Probably a stupid question but..... All the...

Probably a stupid question but.....

All the blades I'm seeing are 7 inch and not 7 1/4 like a standard circular saw. Other than the slightly smaller blade/cut depth will they fit my craftsman...
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Its a poured...

Thanks for the advice everyone. Its a poured concrete foundation. I haven't measured but it looks like a standard thickness for a house maybe 8-10 inches thick. The cut will be about 6 inches...
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Concrete cutting question

I need to cut a section out of my foundation directly below a window to install a bigger window.

My question is what should I use to cut the concrete out. Should I just go buy a dry blade for my...
01-19-16, 03:18 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'm going...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'm going to stick with a new 3000watt heater and the 12/2 on 20 amp run.

Right now my kids are young and hot water usage is not crazy. I plan to...
01-17-16, 02:49 PM
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Yes and turning off the main breaker will not...

Yes and turning off the main breaker will not disconnect the power from it! You'd need to call your power company to do a temp disconnect to re run. My advice would be to box it in bigger to leave...
01-17-16, 02:38 PM
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Hi Larry Its a 40 gallon electric. 3000...

Hi Larry

Its a 40 gallon electric. 3000 watts 240 volt = 12.5 amp draw dedicated so 20 amp 12/2 will do. I think if went to a 60 gallon then yes the 30 amp would be required.
01-17-16, 02:23 PM
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Posted By tha_dub

Hot water heater wiring the correct way?

Hi All

I discovered a little while back the prev owner wired the hot water heater on a 15 amp with 14/2 wire. Its a 40 gallon tank which is what I'm going to replace it with when I do the rewire....
01-17-16, 06:40 AM
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Yes that's correct I need to cover the ceiling....

Yes that's correct I need to cover the ceiling. The catch here is that its a basement suite ceiling so there needs to be fire rated material between upstairs and downstairs units. In Canada that's...
01-16-16, 06:01 PM
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Assuming the grout container shows a darker color...

Assuming the grout container shows a darker color than you ended up with he likely used too much water somewhere either mixing or sponging etc. They sell grout colorant/epoxy paint. Its expensive and...
01-16-16, 05:55 PM
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Fire code rated ceiling material you can easily remove?

I'm refinishing my basement. It's basically suited although I don't rent it out or plan to I would like to finish it up to fire code between units. In the main room the prev owner ran 2x4 across the...
01-16-16, 05:48 PM
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Hi Ed I just did my bathroom with a re-tile...

Hi Ed

I just did my bathroom with a re-tile job. Assuming you have 5/8 plywood with tile down there and not a subfloor above the main 5/8 ply I'd lay a 1/4 of subfloor. I used 1/4 FIBEROCK with a...
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Do I need a removable trap for my new tub?

Hi all

I'm putting in a new tub this week sometime. The old one had a removable trap. I bought a kit from the depot for the new tub and am wondering if there is any good reason not to just glue...
11-13-15, 05:49 AM
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It was all outside of the shower. It was a blue...

It was all outside of the shower. It was a blue fiberglass one piece tub and surround tiled above that and on the other bathroom walls so the tiles really never saw water. I guess what I'm asking is...
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