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That helps, what about the fiberglass underneath....

That helps, what about the fiberglass underneath. Is that resin waterproof or do you think that's been leaking for a while?
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Chipped Fiberglass Tub

Hi guys, so I just got done shimming a jacuzzi that started making noise. I cleaned up, was all smiles, and then... the wife and kids said "oh btw over a year and a half ago we chipped the upstairs...
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Self Leveling Jacuzzi Tub

So I undertook a massive whole home remodel without any real expertise and for the most part it came out pretty well (It probably took an extra 2 months but hey, I learned).

Anyway, one of my...
06-10-18, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

I need this to hold bottles and it has the...

I need this to hold bottles and it has the potential to get wet so being open is preferred. Do you think small screws will be able to support the weight?
06-10-18, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

Hanging Baskets on 1/4in wood paneling

Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice because I'm worried about messing up and making more work for myself.

End Goal: Hang wire baskets on inside door to hold Aquarium food and additives (Bottles...
04-18-18, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

Leveling a heavy piece of furniture

I have a piece of furniture that Im attempting to level. I have some shims under but determined i need a thicker version.

Any advice on getting past the old ones? Just hammer a prybar under and...
04-06-18, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Hinges and max door size

So I'm building a display cabinet and Im planning onon some large glass doors (22x61). The weight in 3/16 glass is about 21 lbs which is within the load rating of the pivot hinges I plan on using. ...
04-04-18, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

PVC primer without glue question

So I just learned one of those things that I didn't know that I didn't know.

I had no idea that the primer was only step one of joining pipes together. I'm sure a lot of you probably don't know...
02-16-18, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Hot Tub Hook Up

So nothing in life is simple. This is the 3rd home I planned on putting a hot tub into and finally i pulled the trigger only to read that a disconnect device must be between 5-10 feet from the...
01-01-18, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

OK so maybe this will help someone in the future...

OK so maybe this will help someone in the future avoid a plumber.

Turns out it was a supply issue causing the air lock. After I heated up the pex with hair dryers the flow restored. Rather then...
01-01-18, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

Frozen Hot Water Supply?

So after cleaning up a mess this morning my wife informed me the hot water wasn't working at the sink. The following ensued (By the way the water heater is in the attic and its 1 degree in...
09-12-17, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

Thanks for all the replies. 1) It is permitted ...

Thanks for all the replies.
1) It is permitted
2) I heard about concrete potentially adding to the rot problem. I figured the gravel underneath would help stave that off (at least long enough for...
09-12-17, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

The posts are about 10.5 long resulting in about...

The posts are about 10.5 long resulting in about 7.5 above ground. Any suggestions to shore it up? Dig around it to pour more concrete on the corners?
09-11-17, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Is my 8 ft fence doomed

Funny how you learn to ask things as you do a project. Anyway by the numbers:
1) New fence using 4x4 wood posts
2) Post holes are 40 inches
a) 4 inches gravel
b) 36 in depth for...
07-28-17, 07:23 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Well, I decided to rewire everything and got cool...

Well, I decided to rewire everything and got cool air. Maybe one of the wires wasn't snug the first time, though you wouldn't have known it when you were taking them out. That or maybe the gremlin...
07-28-17, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

It is and the condensor blows cold air when...

It is and the condensor blows cold air when hooked to the stat, when hard wired it blows cool.
07-28-17, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Digital did require me to wait 5 min which I did....

Digital did require me to wait 5 min which I did. Thermostat does fire through 0 (confirmed that by putting the g in the o and felt the fan turn on). I did take a picture of the wiring and went to...
07-28-17, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Wiring is identical to the first thermostat with...

Wiring is identical to the first thermostat with the exception of a jumper between W1 and W2 (Tech support confirmed this wasn't needed).

I confirmed thermostat functionality by connecting wire G...
07-28-17, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Honeywell RTH9580WF1005 Thermostat Blowing Hot Air

So let me bring you up to speed fast
1) Wired per the wiring of my old thermostat
2) Confirmed wiring at the air handler
3) Confirmed settings on thermostat
4) Switched valve switch option just...
04-03-17, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

Spliced wires would barely be 6 inches if that...

Spliced wires would barely be 6 inches if that probably 4 to 6 in a 4 by 4 box. They twisted together, it was effortless adding the wire nut and i was still able to bend black to a corner white to...
04-02-17, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Proper Splice

Just got done splicing in two circuits (its permitted and the load calcs check out). Anyway, I'm nervous about the splice and wanted to ask if there should be loose wire entering either side of the...
04-02-17, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

Thanks guys, on that note I think I can finish...

Thanks guys, on that note I think I can finish wiring today :)
04-01-17, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Prewired Dimmer appears to be wrong gauge

Pretty far along with my wiring project (2 switches left both dimmers). Here's my problem:

Bought two Lutron Diva Dimmers (designed for use with CFL's). When I unpackaged the switches I noticed...
03-11-17, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Icewing726

I'll try to get pictures

Tried last night before posting but the stupid flash wouldn't fire on my phone and it was to dark to see. I'm making a sketch but will definently get photos soon. I need to add in about 3 floor...
03-10-17, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Icewing726

Adding a floor joist

Hi, so Im trying to extend a room into some attic space. I need to add 3 floor joists to allow for an 8 ft wide expansion. 1 will sit on a load bearing wall. Now for the issue. A strut (beam...
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