Search: Posts Made By: andy5150
Showing results 1 to 25 of 125
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By andy5150

pressure treated cracks

I built a pergola in march and it looks to have weathered enough to stain. The only thing I'm not thrilled about is the cracks that developed in the posts from the wood shrinking. I'll be staining it...
08-05-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,349
Posted By andy5150

Ah. Makes sense. Installed new capacitor. Back up...

Ah. Makes sense. Installed new capacitor. Back up and running. Thanks
08-05-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,349
Posted By andy5150

Removed and tested capacitor. It's bad. I'm...

Removed and tested capacitor. It's bad. I'm curious. Why aren't the terminals of these start capacitors labeled positive and negative? Does it matter which wire goes on what terminal?
08-05-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,349
Posted By andy5150

Nothings locked up. Spins freely. I can get it to...

Nothings locked up. Spins freely. I can get it to start if I keep flipping the switch which leads me to believe it's the capacitor. Like I said, I never worked with large capacitors before so I want...
08-05-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,349
Posted By andy5150

start capacitor

The pump motor for my pool filter hums when I try to start it. I know it's probably the start capacitor. I've done some work with electronics before but never done anything with single phase motors....
05-18-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By andy5150

plastic light fixture

I'm replacing an exterior metal light fixture with a plastic one that has no green ground wire but the metal plate that came with the fixture has a green ground screw on it. The outlet box is also...
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By andy5150

pressure treated

I'm working on an attached pergola project and changed the size of the rafters. I picked up the new PT wood yesterday and it's still very wet. I know it's better to install PT wood right away to help...
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By andy5150

new pressure treated

Hello all. Any suggestions for a good sealer that could be used immediately on pressure treated lumber prior to staining or painting?? I had used Wolman clear water repellent in the past with great...
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By andy5150

concrete tubes

The pergola I'm starting on will have 2 6x6 post 7.5' above grade. In the past with fences I usually made the holes 3 times the width of the post and then poured concrete. This time I'm considering...
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By andy5150

That was my first idea but the ceiling isn't very...

That was my first idea but the ceiling isn't very high so I was trying to keep the platform as low as possible. That's probably the best way to go though. thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By andy5150

concrete platform

hello all. I just bought a new treadmill and elliptical that will be put in my garage. The concrete floor is extremely uneven and wavy. Too much for the adjustable legs on the equipment to handle....
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By andy5150

ledger board

I'm beginning work on a back entrance pergola and because of a soffit blocking access to the rim joist I have to attach the ledger to the door header and one wall stud on each side of the door. The...
03-20-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By andy5150

T1-11 problem

Hello all. Last year I resided a shed with 5/8" T111 and finished it with semi-transparent siding stain. I just noticed that the bottom of the siding is starting to turn black and is softer than...
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By andy5150

concrete cold weather

Is it possible to pour concrete with daytime temps ranging from high 30s to low 40s and nighttime temps in the 20s? I have to set two 6x6 wooden post in 3' of concrete for a project I'm working on....
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By andy5150

standard channels

I think my old crt set has just showed me the last football game I'll ever see on it. I suspected it was going and I've been researching lcd sets to replace it. I have comcast digital cable so I have...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By andy5150

pergola ledger

I'm designing a small pergola for a back door entry that will be attached to the house. The second floor overhangs the first by a foot so there is a soffit right over the entry I'll be working on. I...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,123
Posted By andy5150

DVR ventilation

I'm designing a tv cabinet with plans for the dvr and other electronics to be behind glass doors with slots in the back panel for ventilation. I read in an article that open face is the best way to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By andy5150

thanks. I did figure the moisture content would...

thanks. I did figure the moisture content would be too high in new pt wood so I made some calls to find KDAT pine. It's not really available in my area. I'm building mostly chairs so maybe I'll use...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By andy5150

pt wood

I'm planning to build more furniture for my patio. I've used cedar to build other outdoor stuff but this will be painted so I'm considering using pt pine. What type of pt wood is used for furniture...
Replies: 3
Views: 3,078
Posted By andy5150

bottom of stain can

I had 3 gallons of cabot deck stain mixed at a local place and the bottom inch of the cans have something comparable to sludge at the bottom. I know pigments settle in stains but this seems...
07-31-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By andy5150

supply lines

How would others go about this? I have a single hole faucet that came with flexible supply hoses already attached way up in the faucet. The hoses aren't long enough because the valve stops are at...
07-28-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By andy5150

box extender

I picked up a couple of Receptxtenders for some outlets. Which way do they go on? The site reads inside flange on box side but does that mean the inside of the flanges faces the box or the flange...
07-23-07, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By andy5150

box extender

I might have to use a pvc box extender for a gfi outlet. It's the type of extender that slides into the origional box. The gfi receptacle is pretty wide and when inside the box extender which is...
07-18-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
Posted By andy5150

staining problem

I have to stain a new rough sawn pt pine privacy fence. It has weathered for about 4 months so it's good to go. I knew right off the bat that the wood was going to be somewhat of a problem to stain...
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By andy5150

tire size change

My cars stock tire size is 195/60 and the tires are about shot. I was offered a brand new set of top rated tires off a car to be junked because of a blown engine. The size is 185/65. I know the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 125
 


 
Forum Jump