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01-02-18, 10:59 PM
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Posted By bigbob1122

Any ideas? I've been reading up on this so I was...

Any ideas? I've been reading up on this so I was under the impression I'd have to bond any antenna ground rod to the house ground rod.
01-01-18, 11:31 AM
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Views: 645
Posted By bigbob1122

The metal pole is freestanding and concreted...

The metal pole is freestanding and concreted about 2ft into the ground. I was under the impression that not connecting the antenna ground rod to the house ground rod was out of code and would be...
01-01-18, 11:03 AM
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Views: 645
Posted By bigbob1122

Ground rod question

Here is my situation. I have a shed in my backyard with two outlets fed with 10/2 from the house circuit breaker. As a result, the shed does not have its own ground rod or subpanel.

I am...
07-19-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By bigbob1122

The washer is a 12 year old Frigidaire Gallery....

The washer is a 12 year old Frigidaire Gallery. The leak was the result of a failing drain pump. It would only spin intermittently which meant that too much water entered the tub of the washer. As a...
07-18-17, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By bigbob1122

Adding washing machine drain pan

My washing machine leaked a few days ago and I had a to shopvac up a few gallons of water from my laundry room floor. A small amount leaked through to the basement where it ruined a ceiling tile in...
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Views: 761
Posted By bigbob1122

Nevermind. Found a locally-owned HVAC supply...

Nevermind. Found a locally-owned HVAC supply company that will sell ductwork and non-equipment parts to the general public.
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Posted By bigbob1122

Need source for duct board!

In my house there is a takeoff from the main trunk line right next to the end cap at both ends of the trunk. I was told by an HVAC pro that I should either move the takeoff 12-18" from the endcap or...
05-03-15, 11:09 AM
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Views: 6,307
Posted By bigbob1122

Thanks for the help. I figured it would be...

Thanks for the help. I figured it would be alright but I just wanted to be sure that I wouldn't compromise the integrity of anything by drilling a hole. Probably a dumb question but I'd rather be on...
05-02-15, 03:47 PM
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Views: 6,307
Posted By bigbob1122

Running wire through wall bottom plate and subfloor

I need to run a few wires from my basement into the room above. I want it to look nice so I'd like to run it inside the wall to a plate. Doing this will mean that I'll need to drill 2 half inch holes...
11-03-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,963
Posted By bigbob1122

Sorry about that, I misread your post. ...

Sorry about that, I misread your post.

Removing the rotted area should be easy enough.

What should be done to prevent water from reaching that area? Whoever built the deck definitely didn't...
11-03-14, 04:24 PM
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Views: 8,963
Posted By bigbob1122

Yeah, I know the pics aren't the best, but that...

Yeah, I know the pics aren't the best, but that sounds fairly straightforward. The only issue is that the deck and ledger are in the way of the rim joist. I can access the rim joist from below but it...
11-03-14, 02:22 PM
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Views: 8,963
Posted By bigbob1122

Here are a few pictures. All I have right now is...

Here are a few pictures. All I have right now is my phone's camera. The pics aren't great but it should give an idea of what I'm working with.

The deck is roughly 10x10. Of that, roughly 5ft of...
11-01-14, 05:05 PM
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Views: 8,963
Posted By bigbob1122

Thanks for the responses. Yes, it's a...

Thanks for the responses.

Yes, it's a second story deck. I should probably have been a bit clearer on that. The basement is partially underground so the deck itself and the cantilever are about...
10-24-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,963
Posted By bigbob1122

Rotted rim joist behind deck

Hello everyone. I've got an issue I need help fixing. Apologies in advance for the wall of text.

When going to replace some siding I discovered that roughly 10ft of rim joist between my deck and...
06-29-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By bigbob1122

Thanks for the responses. I turned the power off...

Thanks for the responses. I turned the power off to the water heater and waited until the water cooled all the way down. My pressure was still 115psi.

I'm thinking that the lack of an expansion...
06-28-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By bigbob1122

Home water pressure too high?

Hello everyone. My 8 year old water heater recently developed a leak from the lower heating element. The area the element screws into has a few rust spots and some corrosion so it's definitely time...
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Views: 2,161
Posted By bigbob1122

Laminate flooring on ledge next to stairs

I just finished installing laminate flooring in my living room and I'm doing some finishing work now. I have a little ledge maybe 6 inches wide that runs next to my stairs. It's basically big enough...
02-07-14, 04:08 PM
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Posted By bigbob1122

Opening too small for standard vanities

I'm wanting to replace the vanity top in my bathroom. The way the bathroom is set up means that the vanity is positioned between two walls.

There are lots of vanity designs I like but all of them...
11-20-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,563
Posted By bigbob1122

Yes, it's peel and stick. I'm only using it...

Yes, it's peel and stick.

I'm only using it as a temporary solution. I had to replace a piece of sublfoor under my toilet and in doing so I had to rip up some of the old vinyl sheet flooring so I...
11-20-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,563
Posted By bigbob1122

My subfloor is OSB. Does that change anything? ...

My subfloor is OSB. Does that change anything?

I'm going to go ahead and install a 1/4" underlayment of plywood since the old vinyl sheet flooring left behind cardboard-like pieces on the...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-15-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By bigbob1122

I don't have a water softener. As far as the...

I don't have a water softener. As far as the temperature of the water is concerned it's about 125 degrees.
11-15-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,563
Posted By bigbob1122

So what kind of underlayment needs to be used...

So what kind of underlayment needs to be used here? The instructions on the box don't call for 1/4" plywood but instead says "Use latex primer over porous subfloors".

I'm not looking for anything...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-08-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By bigbob1122

I've actually never emptied the sediment out of...

I've actually never emptied the sediment out of it. I wasn't even aware that was something that needed to be done regularly.

Is that something I should try first?

The temperature adjustment...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-08-13, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By bigbob1122

Yes, I do have a multimeter. Also, I reset...

Yes, I do have a multimeter.

Also, I reset the water heater last night around 6 and it worked fine for a few hours but I had to reset it again today.
Forum: Water Heaters
11-07-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By bigbob1122

Have to reset water heater every few months

So here's my problem. I have a 4.5 year old Kenmoore water heater. A few months ago I noticed I wasn't getting any hot water so I pressed the reset button. A few days later I had to reset it again....
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