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06-22-20, 08:02 AM
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Posted By DustinKe

rough door framing. Header level or jack studs the same height?

Running into a bit of an issue with a rough opening for a bedroom door I am framing out. I cut both trimmers / jack studs to 81" and I put the header in. I measured up from the floor and all across...
06-12-20, 01:03 PM
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Posted By DustinKe

Closet door opening load bearing wall height issue?

I am opening up a load bearing wall to put in a closet door. The span is 4' 1" wide rough opening and the current height to the double top plate is 90 1/2 inches. I am putting in a 2 - 2x8 with...
05-30-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By DustinKe

Thanks for taking the time to reply. This helps...

Thanks for taking the time to reply. This helps a lot. I am going to reach out to the inspector on this to make sure this is OK. Totally agree with bedroom 1, however that was already pre-existing...
05-30-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By DustinKe

Framing hallway 36" But stairs stick out 6" into hallway? Is this OK?

Looking for some information on this. I have a rancher style home and going down into the basement the last two steps are on a landing and one more step on the right and left sides. Then it sticks...
05-27-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By DustinKe

Basement Interior perimeter walls are 2x2 studs. Need to insulate if opening.

I am currently working on renovating my already finished basement. The house is built in '79 and it did not have egress windows. I have a contractor coming out this summer to install three egress...
08-22-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By DustinKe

Ray: I will probably just take the breaker out,...

Ray: I will probably just take the breaker out, however breaker panels freak me out. I am doing some reading up on them to see if I can DIY and build some more confidence. The box I think daisy...
08-22-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By DustinKe

Ray: Some of the boxes only had two wires at...

Ray:

Some of the boxes only had two wires at the end of the run. Each control had either two black wires and in some boxes a third black wire going somewhere else. I suspected they tied in two...
08-22-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By DustinKe

Bummer. I am still waiting on a quote. It was...

Bummer. I am still waiting on a quote. It was around the neighborhood of 700-1000. yikes. However that was quoted for 4 rooms and now I only need 3.
08-21-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By DustinKe

Thanks Ray. Found out the breaker is a 15 amp. ...

Thanks Ray. Found out the breaker is a 15 amp. I feel good about making the run, however not so good about running it through the panel. I will probably have an electrician handle that end.
08-21-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By DustinKe

Removed old heater control boxes now breaker won't turn on

I was working on my house today and I started tearing out these old heater boxes that used to control old base board heaters. The wires inside of the control box were live so I shut them off and...
08-19-13, 08:09 AM
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Views: 1,071
Posted By DustinKe

Three 2-way switches with Three ceiling lights and one new 12-2 run

I am trying to figure out how to wire up a new set of lights. I have three rooms I want to run ceiling lights. The living room and 2 bedrooms. Each room is going to have their own light switch...
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