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07-04-20, 08:03 AM
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Caulk vs Grout

I'm sure this has been discussed before - Where the tub meets the tile floor I've read normally caulk is preferred because you have two different materials meeting & the weight in the tub will cause...
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Posted By bvgas

I actually found they sell a Kohler Cold & Hot...

I actually found they sell a Kohler Cold & Hot Ultraglide Complete Valve assemblies which contain both the stem and the threaded piece it goes into. Too bad I already had replacement stems from...
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Stuck cold water faucet stem

Tried to change out a dripping cold water faucet stem (something I've one on other faucets before) on an older Kohler bathroom faucet (circa 1995). It was so wedged in I ended up twisting the cooper...
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Views: 201
Posted By bvgas

I don't really need a video - you're correct - a...

I don't really need a video - you're correct - a simple schematic will suffice. It was more of an either or and since all I was finding was videos of the other type it got me thinking in that...
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Posted By bvgas

So here is the attachment for the insertion of...

So here is the attachment for the insertion of the stopper - See window #11 - shows the spring
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Posted By bvgas

With a spring lever? Every video I see shoes the...

With a spring lever? Every video I see shoes the weight mechanism. Do you have a specific link?

I'm pretty sure it just sits on top of the rocker arm based on the installation page I found
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Posted By bvgas

I was able to find the faucet model and through...

I was able to find the faucet model and through that a replacement. So basically does the spring just act like a "weight" since it does not actually attach to the rocker arm? Surprisingly I can't...
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Posted By bvgas

Tub Drain with spring/rocker arm

Does anyone have any links that show a good schematic or video about how a tub stopper drain with a rocker arm & spring is supposed to properly function?

Is the spring simply supposed to push down...
06-02-20, 07:38 PM
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Posted By bvgas

So perhaps my drawing might illustrate better

So perhaps my drawing might illustrate better
06-02-20, 07:02 PM
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Posted By bvgas

Shower Curtain for vaulted ceiling

I have an attic bathroom which has a vaulted ceiling. The issue I have is because both of the walls slope inward the shower curtain/liner doesn't extend from wall to wall like the tub does. I would...
05-31-20, 03:39 PM
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Views: 129
Posted By bvgas

Thanks for the info - I'll try to confirm. ...

Thanks for the info - I'll try to confirm. Appreciate it
05-31-20, 11:18 AM
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Views: 129
Posted By bvgas

Skylight motor wall switch

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement switch like this? It controls a skylight motor - motor assembly made by Truth Hardware - 120v converted to low voltage, etc. I can't find anything...
05-26-20, 07:52 PM
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Views: 199
Posted By bvgas

Silicone - Caulking - Remove all old putty/grout?

I have a bathtub-shower that was leaking to the floor below. I isolated the leak to the calking at the tile wall bathtub junction. I'm in the process of removing the old caulk at that junction and I...
05-20-20, 07:12 AM
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Views: 229
Posted By bvgas

Solid vs Stranded, Wire Nuts vs Wago

When it comes to using THHN wire is there a preference of solid vs stranded? I would "think" solid is superior.
Any pros and cons of one vs another?

Separate similar preference question -...
05-14-20, 07:29 PM
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Views: 493
Posted By bvgas

Not long - the shed is only 8 x 10 so from the...

Not long - the shed is only 8 x 10 so from the panel to the furthest point maybe 25 ft
05-14-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By bvgas

Is the concern for running NM in EMT conduit...

Is the concern for running NM in EMT conduit overheating? Is that more of a perceived risk than a real one? Why is it not advisable to use it in a complete circuit? From a layman's standpoint it...
05-13-20, 07:28 AM
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Views: 493
Posted By bvgas

Thanks for the replies. I'm located in NY. ...

Thanks for the replies. I'm located in NY.

The reason for my question is I've heard much conflicting information. Originally just figured I would use NM.
I've come across information saying...
05-12-20, 08:20 PM
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Views: 493
Posted By bvgas

Shed Wiring

I had electric service brought to a shed. Currently there is an electric panel with several breakers in the shed. I plan on running the wiring and circuits within the shed myself.

If the inside of...
05-09-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By bvgas

So wouldn't a device plugged into the receptacle...

So wouldn't a device plugged into the receptacle be more likely to draw more amperage prior to the switch and "mess" up the lights rather then the other way around?

Other then preference is it...
05-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By bvgas

Trying to understand - why would the current be...

Trying to understand - why would the current be different depending on where the hot wire feeds?
05-08-20, 09:03 PM
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Posted By bvgas

What is your reasoning why?

What is your reasoning why?
05-08-20, 06:37 PM
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Views: 184
Posted By bvgas

Wiring a double switch and double receptacle in 2 gang box

Is one way considered "Correct" when wiring a double switch with a common feed and a double outlet in a 2 gang box:
Method 1: Common Hot Feed that enters box to Double Switch Hot Screw (Don't break...
05-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By bvgas

Thanks for the replies. I know there are other...

Thanks for the replies. I know there are other boxes I could get just happened to have one on hand already and from a practical standpoint obviously no different if a screw or nail goes through a...
05-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By bvgas

Code question regarding drilling a small hole in an electric junction box

I'd like to mount the side of a metal junction box I currently have to a stud. The only mounting holes currently in the junction box are in the bottom of the box- there are none on its sides. It...
05-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By bvgas

Didnít know they made one to directly fit over it

Didnít know they made one to directly fit over it
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