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09-24-12, 05:09 AM
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Posted By simpson309

I got it working. Thanks to everyone who helped...

I got it working. Thanks to everyone who helped me out. The issue was the pigtail connections when I squeezed them back into the box. It wasa tight fit but I re-did it and all is well. I also...
09-21-12, 07:00 PM
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Posted By simpson309

I went ahead and wired this tonight, the new...

I went ahead and wired this tonight, the new outlet will not work. The existing one is fine however.

I can't see anything I did wrong.. could it be the existing outlet is a metal box and the new...
09-19-12, 12:56 PM
09-19-12, 06:03 AM
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Posted By simpson309

Adding an additional outlet to bedroom circuit - is my wiring diagram correct?

I need to add an outlet for a low-load lamp. The existing outlet I want to tap into is part of a series circuit I think, it has two sets of black and white wires going to/from it. 15 amp circuit. Are...
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Posted By simpson309

thanks everyone - I like the idea of staining Oak...

thanks everyone - I like the idea of staining Oak to match the chocolate walnut color. The reason I proposed hickory is that my walnut is very varied in color & lightness from plank to plank, much...
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Posted By simpson309

Mixing walnut floors with a hickory staircase

I'm in process of installing 1/2" pre-finished engineered walnut floors on a second level. I'm also planning how i'll be doing the stairs that lead down to the first floor.

As I see it, here are...
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Posted By simpson309

update! first, I'm picking up plywood this...

update!

first, I'm picking up plywood this evening, full sheets, using HD's truck rental for $20.

As for the floors, we have been continuing to prep them. scraping/removing glue, removing...
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Posted By simpson309

Thanks again chandler. If I need to cut the 4x8...

Thanks again chandler. If I need to cut the 4x8 sheet of plywood in half for transportation, how should I approach the screw pattern for each 4x4 piece?
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Posted By simpson309

thanks chandler, a few followup questions: ...

thanks chandler, a few followup questions:

1. 1/2" is fine - did you have a recommendation on what material to put on top of the black glue before i lay the plywood on top of that? I was told 15#...
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Posted By simpson309

additionally, here is what I found online as far...

additionally, here is what I found online as far as screwing placement for the sheets of plywood:

Screws should be driven at every joist on 12 centers, and on 6 centers along the edges parallel...
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Posted By simpson309

Thanks marksr. When I lay a straight edge...

Thanks marksr.

When I lay a straight edge over the floor, I can see small dips everywhere, most of them around 1/8", some maybe 3/8". What happens when I put the plywood on top and screw it down...
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Posted By simpson309

Installing plywood OVER old plank subfloor that has left over cutback glue

I am prepping an old plank subfloor from the 60's for a new layer of 3/8" plywood. There was a parquet floor that was ripped off and *most* of the black glue was scraped off, however there are still...
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