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10-25-18, 09:28 PM
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Posted By jimmyshutter

Thanks XSleeper I don't want to put a screw...

Thanks XSleeper

I don't want to put a screw through the window. I like the idea with keeping the shims long, using a finish nail to secure them, and extension jambs over them.

I'll review the...
10-25-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By jimmyshutter

Pilot Dane Outside the frame between the...

Pilot Dane

Outside the frame between the window frame and rough opening.

I've also seen instructions where one manufacturer says to secure the shims using sealant.
10-25-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By jimmyshutter

New construction window: securing shims ?

I haven't been able to find an answer to this. I am going to put in a new construction vinyl window with the nail flange in an open stud wood construction opening. The window is a large window with...
09-26-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By jimmyshutter

Thanks, I didn't think of the island as being a...

Thanks, I didn't think of the island as being a counter top but I guess it makes sense.
09-26-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By jimmyshutter

Which breaker to power Kitchen Island

I need to power my kitchen island. Which breaker do I use?

I assume I shouldn't use the 2 dedicated GFCI counter top breakers?

I shouldn't use the kitchen light power?

What breakers can i...
09-06-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By jimmyshutter

lambition When you say kitchen outlet are...

lambition

When you say kitchen outlet are you saying any kitchen outlet or is that specific to counter top outlet? Thank you
09-06-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By jimmyshutter

Multiwire Branch Circuit Questions

My house was wired using multiwire branch circuits.

I currently have a multiwire branch circuit outlet available under my sink.

I wanted to add an outlet and a switched light. Is it ok to...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,417
Posted By jimmyshutter

Testing Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump - How to?

Hi,

Is there a way to test a rotary vane vacuum pump without buying n expensive tester?

I just bought a cheap rotary vane pump for a cow milking machine. It briefly worked yesterday but not...
01-05-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By jimmyshutter

Fairly large house. I have 3 baths because of I...

Fairly large house. I have 3 baths because of I have an in-law apartment.

I like the idea of running two 3/4" in parallel . I already have 2 filter housings so I'll probably just do that. I'm...
01-05-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By jimmyshutter

Whole House Water Filter only 3/4" NPT

I am wondering why the "standard" whole home water filter systems are only 3/4". I have a 1" line coming from my pressure tank and then it goes to the 3/4" filter then back to a 1" line to the main...
12-09-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By jimmyshutter

I just realized the cabinets for RTA were raised...

I just realized the cabinets for RTA were raised panel while the HD cabinets were shaker. I see there's quite a difference in pricing there.

I really like the raised for my particular kitchen so...
12-09-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By jimmyshutter

RTA Cabinets seem Expensive

I was looking at the RTA cabinets for my kitchen. I went for the higher end cabinets because when I actually saw them in person the cheaper ones felt really cheap.

Anyway, I pulled up an old...
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Views: 627
Posted By jimmyshutter

I've been rethinking this. I'm concerned...

I've been rethinking this.

I'm concerned about the batteries because it seems this is where the complaints come it. Not everyone has a complaint but those who do blame it on the batteries.
...
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Views: 627
Posted By jimmyshutter

Lithium Battery Upgrade Solar Outdoor Light with Overcharge Protection

I want to buy a few outdoor light kits that use a solar panel (and batteries). I came across a video where someone showed some of these units are being shipped with NiCad batteries. Also, there is no...
10-10-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By jimmyshutter

Hopefully this is the last question. I tend to...

Hopefully this is the last question. I tend to save all my old electrical fittings and these are from an older demolition. Some of the ends are triangle shaped, some are round, and some round but a...
10-10-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By jimmyshutter

So the "greenfield" is the AL/Steel 2 rolls on...

So the "greenfield" is the AL/Steel 2 rolls on the left in the pic? (The MC Lite was at the store but I guess I didn't put it in the first picture).

I was going to ask when steel vs AL would be...
10-10-17, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By jimmyshutter

The conduit on the left is (I'm assuming)...

The conduit on the left is (I'm assuming) greenfield and the right was the mc. The mc was clearly smaller in diameter but both were listed as 3/8".

It's not a big deal I'm just trying to...
10-09-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By jimmyshutter

Can I pull out the solid wire from the MC and...

Can I pull out the solid wire from the MC and replace it with stranded?

How come the metal sheathing on the MC is a smaller diameter than the empty flex conduit yet each say 3/8th inch?
10-08-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By jimmyshutter

Looks like I have a few options but stranded is...

Looks like I have a few options but stranded is what I'll use.

Are the "anti-short bushings" required? It seems like the old lighting wiring didn't have these. They're cheap enough to buy, I just...
10-08-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,808
Posted By jimmyshutter

BX Armored Cable - Solid vs Stranded Wire and Ground vs Ungrounded

I want to make a few "whips". I need to upgrade my wiring. I have a circulator pump on a boiler to my aquastat, another wire from my aquastat to a motor, and another wire from one aquastat to another...
09-09-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By jimmyshutter

assumed no problem but just wanted reassurance,...

assumed no problem but just wanted reassurance, thanks
09-09-17, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By jimmyshutter

Zone Valve Upside Down Vertical

Can a zone valve be installed upside down vertically? The instructions say "The valve can be mounted in any position on a vertical line".

Here's a pic of them installed upside down but wanted to...
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By jimmyshutter

Thank you. The coal boiler is somewhat like...

Thank you.

The coal boiler is somewhat like a pellet boiler (I believe). There is an automatic feed mechanism and a combustion motor which only runs when the aquastat senses a need for heat...
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By jimmyshutter

Water/air exchanger from boiler to furnace

I will be installing a water/air exchanger from an outdoor coal boiler into my furnace plenum. There are a number of things I need to consider when doing this.

The boiler is a bit oversized so one...
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