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Posted By roadster1200xl

Yeah, that's what I figured. Literally, the only...

Yeah, that's what I figured. Literally, the only way to get one of those things into place is to slide them into their cubbyhole. Either that, or you need a miniature forklift... :) There's only...
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Wine fridge: "Do not slide into place"

We just got a replacement wine fridge that goes under the counter (like a dishwasher). It has the usual caution stickers but it included this one: "Caution: do not slide into place". Well, it goes...
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Thanks guys, I'll see how it goes. My garage...

Thanks guys, I'll see how it goes. My garage ceiling has a double layer of drywall so I'll either try for some long nails or put them more at shorter intervals to reduce the load.
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Posted By roadster1200xl

PJmax, that's what I was referring to. Sorry, I...

PJmax, that's what I was referring to. Sorry, I see them called "cable staples" everywhere I've looked. Anyway, using something like that I wanted to know a recommended spacing for a horizontal run...
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Posted By roadster1200xl

cable staple spacing for cat6 on ceiling drywall?

Hi. Is there a recommended distance between staples for supporting a single cat6 cable installed on the ceiling on drywall? I want to keep it neat. Thanks...
03-27-16, 09:46 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

PJmax & pcboss, thanks for the suggestions. I'll...

PJmax & pcboss, thanks for the suggestions. I'll give them a try when I get a chance. Unfortunately, priorities at home have changed and it'll be a while before I can get back to this project. ...
03-25-16, 01:39 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Thanks for the responses. Now that I know it's a...

Thanks for the responses. Now that I know it's a structured media/wiring cabinet at least I can call it by the right name. Tolyn, that item you have is almost exactly right - it's the right size...
03-24-16, 05:48 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Question A/V junction box - removing knockouts

Hi everyone. I've got a junction box on the second floor where all the video, network, and phone lines are routed (not power). It may have another name besides junction box but I haven't been able...
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Posted By roadster1200xl

PJmax, thank you for your reply. I was hoping to...

PJmax, thank you for your reply. I was hoping to do something more compact than banana plugs, since that will mean 20 connectors and wires, but that may be the best solution. Also, since the...
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Standard practice for in-wall speaker jacks?

Hi. Was wondering what's a standard way of setting up built-in speaker wires to a wall plate so that stereo equipment can be cleanly plugged in? The house I moved into has speakers in the ceiling...
09-30-15, 02:15 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

It turned out this way through a series of events...

It turned out this way through a series of events that I had little control over so I have to deal with it. :(

Anyway, the back of the BBQ is about 15 inches from the fence. When the hood is up...
09-29-15, 09:21 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Hmm, good idea. Much more expensive then...

Hmm, good idea. Much more expensive then concrete board but that would look a lot better. Thanks for the idea!
09-29-15, 07:59 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Well now, a picture would have been the...

Well now, a picture would have been the intelligent and logical thing to do. :)
Currently I'm thinking some concrete backer board painted to be close to the same color as the fence. I can sit it...
09-29-15, 08:28 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Well the good news is that I just looked at the...

Well the good news is that I just looked at the bulb again in the (indoors) soft morning sunlight and could faintly see some lettering on the base. It took some careful examination and squinting but...
09-28-15, 06:22 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Help identifying bulb brightness/color

A bulb burned out in a track lighting fixture in the bathroom and I need some help identifying it. I figured out it is a MR-16 type with GU10 base. But there is no writing for wattage or color. It...
09-28-15, 08:49 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

No, I can't move it, it's a built-in. Edited...

No, I can't move it, it's a built-in.

Edited to add: technically it's not "permanent" but it's on a concrete pad, built on a metal structure finished with stone siding and a granite top. It is...
09-28-15, 08:22 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Backing material to protect fence from BBQ heat?

I just had a vinyl fence installed that passes close behind my BBQ. The old fence was a bit farther away but the new fence is within 18 inches of the back of the BBQ and when the grill is closed the...
09-17-15, 10:00 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Good to know about cutting off the plug. I just...

Good to know about cutting off the plug. I just realized that they make LED drivers that can be wired in (without the plug) so that's an option if I build my own mirror.

Thank you for your...
09-17-15, 09:04 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Ok, so I understand putting in wall outlets is...

Ok, so I understand putting in wall outlets is impractical because it would have to be both GFCI and recessed which I probably won't be able to get. But - if I were to take the low voltage...
09-15-15, 06:53 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Maybe, but I think the mirrors will be too tall...

Maybe, but I think the mirrors will be too tall if they have to go up that high. But it would certainly make my job easier!

My question still stands, is there some inherent problem with taking...
09-14-15, 11:10 AM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Power for lighted vanity mirrors

Hi. Iíd like to get the groupís opinion about a project Iím planning. For reference, I am located in Orange County, California.

Our bathroom has a double vanity sink counter with one large...
12-14-14, 09:53 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Ok so it was just in there with friction. With a...

Ok so it was just in there with friction. With a small chisel I was able to pop it out. By inserting a small washer onto the bolt I could get the ball to sit lower in the hole and thus make the...
12-13-14, 02:45 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Thanks. I tried prying it out with a metal putty...

Thanks. I tried prying it out with a metal putty knife as I was trying to avoid any damage. So now I'll take the suggestions here and see if I can get it fixed.

Thanks!
12-12-14, 09:25 PM
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Posted By roadster1200xl

Closet door ball latch broken

The ball latch on one of my interior closet doors is broken. I had tried to adjust it and the piston came out and the screw that holds it in place seems to have dropped down so far I can't use it.
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