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04-08-14, 01:40 PM
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Posted By walkman

Fixed: I redid the connections in the junction...

Fixed: I redid the connections in the junction boxes and voltages are showing correct now.
04-08-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,645
Posted By walkman

Thanks. I realized I worded the problem poorly. ...

Thanks. I realized I worded the problem poorly.

During troubleshooting something puzzled me after I disconnected the wires in the central junction box so I could test each leg of the circuit.
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04-08-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,645
Posted By walkman

Trying to find source of voltage on ground wire?

I had a bedroom ceiling fan go out. It's on a circuit that feeds outlets and ceiling lights in two bedrooms + 1/2 bath in my 60's ranch using 12 gauge with ground wire.

In some legs of the circuit...
04-28-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,800
Posted By walkman

It's an aluminum decorative fence so wind...

It's an aluminum decorative fence so wind pressure is not a problem. I agree with you if it was a wood fence.
04-28-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,986
Posted By walkman

Update: I ended up permanently installing 6"...

Update: I ended up permanently installing 6" posts at each side of the driveway. I made a middle fence section with 2x4 cross beams to support vertical cedar planks. To make the section removable I...
04-28-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,800
Posted By walkman

Update: Just wanted to post that the fence with...

Update: Just wanted to post that the fence with downhill bracing has worked very well since it has been installed. Putting the fence on top of the retaining wall has also made mowing much easier - no...
04-30-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By walkman

The service items that are within your control...

The service items that are within your control are make sure the condenser fins are clear and hose down with gentle pressure from a hose. Then make sure your condensate drain is clean and clear....
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By walkman

You're right, I started as a woodworker before I...

You're right, I started as a woodworker before I began improvements on my home. I tried sanding some of the spindles mainly because I have toddlers and didn't want them to get splinters grabbing the...
Replies: 2
Views: 4,800
Posted By walkman

railing top rail - 5/4 deck board or 2x6

Any reason to use a 2x6 for the top board on my railing instead of a 5/4 deck board?
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Views: 1,206
Posted By walkman

Sand spindles?

I'm replacing the railing on my deck. Does anyone sand the 2x2 spindles before installing them?
02-20-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 54,872
Posted By walkman

Replying for any one researching these. I also...

Replying for any one researching these. I also found these posts hard to source but the local master halco distribution center sold them to me since there wasn't a local retailer. They are incredibly...
02-20-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,800
Posted By walkman

Because I needed to maximize the space I went...

Because I needed to maximize the space I went ahead with building the fence on the wall. Also, it is only a 3-4' drop so it wouldn't be life threatening if the fence gave way. I used two types of...
02-20-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,571
Posted By walkman

I did a similar thing with an aluminum fence, but...

I did a similar thing with an aluminum fence, but it's a bad idea especially with a wood fence that will be affected by the wind. You should set the fence posts to the inside of the retaining wall in...
07-14-10, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,986
Posted By walkman

The sleeve in the ground to hold a steel post...

The sleeve in the ground to hold a steel post sounds like a good idea. Would it result in too much 'play' in the post?

Any examples of how to fashion the ends of the panels to make them easy to...
07-13-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,986
Posted By walkman

lightweight removable section of wood fencing?

Anyone have plans/design for a removable section of wood privacy fencing? I need to be able to remove 10' including the post(s).

It would only be rarely removed and it's on uneven ground so I...
07-13-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,800
Posted By walkman

Aluminum fence on top of 6x6 retaining wall?

I have a 20' section of 4' aluminum fencing that I'd like to run along a 3' high retaining wall made of PT 6x6's.

Anyone know how to make a good base connection? I've found a couple of deck mount...
05-08-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Posted By walkman

Everybody I've talked to about this work shies...

Everybody I've talked to about this work shies away from it. 1 because of the required calculations, 2 because it's difficult to replace an existing beam while properly supporting it, 3 because new...
05-04-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By walkman

leaking at the joint between the footer and cmu...

leaking at the joint between the footer and cmu wall is a common failure point.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,213
Posted By walkman

If you haven't already done the work, I concur...

If you haven't already done the work, I concur with the last poster. The precast blocks leave plenty of space for water to weep all along the wall. Also, 2.5' is not tall and not susceptible to a lot...
08-22-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,673
Posted By walkman

I'm pretty sure you can't attach a piece of trim...

I'm pretty sure you can't attach a piece of trim to the front of the stair. It would cause a fall if it broke off under weight.

If you're messing with your stairs you should search online for the...
08-22-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By walkman

First thing to do it test for moisture in the...

First thing to do it test for moisture in the concrete. You tape a 1' square of plastic to the concrete for a couple of days and see if it gets wet.

If it's dry, just clean the floor well. I'd...
08-09-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By walkman

Whether it will last or not really depends on...

Whether it will last or not really depends on your local conditions.

Try the square of plastic taped to the concrete floor to see if moisture is coming through the concrete. If it is, you...
08-09-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,142
Posted By walkman

You may get replies that say only a trained hvac...

You may get replies that say only a trained hvac specialist can perform the necessary load calculations to adequately address your situation. Which is probably true.

But if you want to try it...
07-31-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By walkman

1) No, the sewage lines are under the concrete,...

1) No, the sewage lines are under the concrete, not in it. It's pretty easy to guess where the lines might be if you know where the sewer line exits the house (look for cleanouts) and the notice...
07-29-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By walkman

I'm surprised the adhesive is a problem unless...

I'm surprised the adhesive is a problem unless there are gobs of it. But if you must, what about using a heat gun to help get it up?
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