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Need Tuck Pointing Tips

I have some hairline cracks I want to fix in my cinder block foundation before I TSP (clean), and paint the walls.

I have never done this before but would like to take a shot at it. My...
09-03-16, 05:42 PM
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I think I will go this route with the PVC...

I think I will go this route with the PVC conduit. Any rules on the diameter I should use?
09-03-16, 12:12 PM
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Electrical and lighting in unfinished basement ?

I have a plan to wire new lighting in my basement. However I would need to protect the cable running down the unfinished cinder block wall.

1. My #1 choice is to just switch from NM to THHN...
01-12-16, 11:29 AM
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Thanks everyone for the help. Much appreciated. ...

Thanks everyone for the help. Much appreciated. Will definitely go 3/4th from water meter and then branch off to 1/2 to fixtures.

PaulSC
We have brand new windows in the basement. However I...
01-06-16, 03:10 PM
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Thanks. I was a idiot and didn't measure the...

Thanks. I was a idiot and didn't measure the line before the water meter! The line coming in might be an inch. See picture.

From there it goes to 1/2 inch. Except in some places where it goes...
01-05-16, 12:36 PM
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Relocating Main Line Size up Pex?

Our mainline is 1/2 copper. I need to relocate it for a basement renovation. Should I go 1/2 mainline coming in to 3/4th pex back to 1/2 copper. I read the diameter is smaller in pex than copper. ...
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Ok here is the most recent diagram. This is with...

Ok here is the most recent diagram. This is with the 3 way switch. I would have to run a new cable to the upstairs switch of the basement...

I would pigtail in each light box so as to not break...
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Perhaps you are right on that one. Maybe I can...

Perhaps you are right on that one. Maybe I can remove most of the drywall from the other side of the wall to get to that wire and add a 3 way switch for that side. Otherwise did the diagram look...
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Upgrading Basement Lighting 2 Single Pole

I do not have enough lighting in my unfinished basement and wish to upgrade it. I am not new to electrical work but this is my first time doing lights. I wish to rip out all the old as I do not...
07-28-14, 10:35 AM
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I think the dripping is causing the block to get...

I think the dripping is causing the block to get wet as most of the block around the house is dry (dryer) where visible despite all the rain we got...

I will have to get up on the ladder and look...
07-28-14, 10:27 AM
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I removed the slab because it was ugly and not...

I removed the slab because it was ugly and not done correctly. In fact when I took it out they just filled holes in the ground with concrete rather than creating a nice surface. there used to be...
07-18-14, 10:54 AM
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Basement Damp Cinder Block Specific Area

I discovered this over the winter. A specific area of my basement gets damp on the cinder block. I am trying to figure out how to dry it out.

Some history:

Took out a concrete pad and...
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Agreed. I will fix it and let you know how i...

Agreed. I will fix it and let you know how i make out.
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Thank you. That sounds like a good guess and I...

Thank you. That sounds like a good guess and I am going to not worry about it much. However I did find out what to do with the hole and thought I would share. I contacted a local foundation...
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Block Sticking out of foundation? What is it.

Hi all,

1977 house...

So I finished taking out a concrete path. We basically hated it and it was causing a small amount of water to seep into the corner of our basement foundation. Basically...
01-05-14, 04:49 PM
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It works great thank you! Got it up and running...

It works great thank you! Got it up and running today in no time.
01-04-14, 08:32 PM
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C Wire Rules

I thought I would be more specific to see if this helps. Can I connect multiple wires to the C (common) terminal at the furnace. I was also wrong and it looks like I have a Common wire to the AC...
08-20-13, 11:11 AM
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Posted By mjruschak

Well I finally skim coated and scraped the...

Well I finally skim coated and scraped the ceiling. Took 3 days to complete. Finished it last night after work and it felt so good. Made the space look bigger. Going to put in the soffits and stuff...
08-15-13, 08:07 AM
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Posted By mjruschak

What kind of textured ceiling is this? Removing it.

Hello Everyone,

I have a question about the ceiling in my garage. My house was built in 1977 and we have an attached 2 car garage. We hate the current ceiling. It is some sort of popcorn ceiling...
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