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06-27-20, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Alpha Crow

Hi! They are gripping, they were grabbing but...

Hi!
They are gripping, they were grabbing but had too much wiggle. I think between testing the safe by tilting it and re-tightening it, they appear to have twist-sheared through (from the one that...
06-25-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Alpha Crow

Sleeve anchor in concrete sheared

Hi all!

Gun safe in back closet with sleeve anchors drilled into the concrete slab (no sub-floor or basement here). Back anchors did not go in well and as I torqued them down, the back 2 torsion...
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Views: 361
Posted By Alpha Crow

Wiring for outdoor string lights

Hi all,

wife wants these outdoor string lights run along edge of back patio roof. Near to this is an outside light (with interior switch) and an outdoor plug. I'm trying to figure out a...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By Alpha Crow

Need quick class on LED strip lights

Hi all,

I've added LED light strips above my crown moulding (I've offset the molding down an inch) to provide a nice ambient light.

It's not really bright enough, and the low quality ones I...
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Views: 1,772
Posted By Alpha Crow

Can I use 4 pin connectors on 2 pin LED strips?

Have white LED strips (2 connector points) and most adapters are 4 pin. Can I use a 4 pin connector on a 2 pin?
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Views: 568
Posted By Alpha Crow

There are things called "boosters" that add...

There are things called "boosters" that add voltage in mid stream, but require wires and a power supply pack.
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Views: 568
Posted By Alpha Crow

Boosting LED light strips

Hi all,

I have LED light strips running along the crown moulding in my media room. The power supply comes in through the ceiling from the attic in one corner of the room, then, via a splitter,...
04-15-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Alpha Crow

<scratches head> yeah, them dang fire trucks. ...

<scratches head> yeah, them dang fire trucks.

Still trying to nail it down. Is there some internal part of the thermostat that looks for something? If I jumper red + yellow, I get air handler...
04-15-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Alpha Crow

Yes, the compressor protection was off and I...

Yes, the compressor protection was off and I waited 15 minutes to be sure. I followed the steps in turning heat up all the way, then cool down all the way, then wait 5 mins. Nothing.

I'll double...
04-15-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Alpha Crow

Can't get thermostats to work

In a nutshell: I can jumper red + green + yellow to get the air conditioner working, but the thermostat won't do this on its own. Bought a new thermostat, changed it out, and same problem.
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Views: 1,933
Posted By Alpha Crow

I'm using Sherwin Williams Shield-crete (or...

I'm using Sherwin Williams Shield-crete (or Crete-Shield, can't recall). It says to get everything up off the floor. The latex paint, like my life, is complicated as hell. The low spots are thick...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,933
Posted By Alpha Crow

Removing latex paint from garage floor

Hi, moved in to this house and wanted to put epoxy down on garage floor, but previous owner put a thin-to-medium coat of latex paint down on it. (Which is covered in dribbled paint, glue, stains,...
08-02-16, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Alpha Crow

That makes more sense. I think it's a...

That makes more sense. I think it's a combination of needing a better neck of concrete around the post at ground level and also using a thicker board or pre-deflecting the post to adjust for the...
07-30-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Alpha Crow

Is this what carbide tip was suggesting, a upper...

Is this what carbide tip was suggesting, a upper left to lower right diagonal? Is that not just putting more compression on the bottom hinge? I think that makes sense, as gravity pulls on the slats...
07-28-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Alpha Crow

There is a wire and turnbuckle on the gate...

There is a wire and turnbuckle on the gate itself. The problem is 100% the 4x4 bowing from the weight. I checked the swing of the gate and adjusted it at every stage of putting it together, but...
07-28-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Alpha Crow

Ok, I got it uploaded, thanks! I could take...

Ok, I got it uploaded, thanks!

I could take it apart and put in a 6x6 post, but I think it would still sag just due to the cantilever effect.
07-28-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Alpha Crow

Gate sagging

Hi all, I have a wooden gate I just built connecting the side of my house to the fence that separates my yard from the neighbors (can't get the picture to upload!).

I didn't think it through, but...
05-16-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,794
Posted By Alpha Crow

Automatic switch for attic light

Hi,

I'm trying to find a good method to wire the light in my attic to come on when the attic ladder is pulled down and turn off when the pull-down door is closed.

I found a few heavy-duty...
08-14-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By Alpha Crow

Wood-framed. I'll look up what a "fin" is, I...

Wood-framed.

I'll look up what a "fin" is, I only understand it as the metal strips that separate the windows. I'm guessing the fin is a metal strip that is screwed down, then the glass rests on...
08-12-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By Alpha Crow

Is this probably how it looks? ...

Is this probably how it looks?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QSc40-bf-w

if there is a small wooden ledge like in the video, I should measure the outside of the frame to get the dimensions
08-12-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By Alpha Crow

How are the aluminum frames attached to the...

How are the aluminum frames attached to the structure? I was looking at swapping out the whole thing for a double paned window to help with noise and heat.

My guess is that the aluminum frame is...
08-12-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By Alpha Crow

I'll attach an outside picture. The metal frame...

I'll attach an outside picture. The metal frame of the window seems to be the "siding" covering it.
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I'm not confident what's behind the aluminum frame, but as narrow as it is and that...
08-10-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By Alpha Crow

I'm not 100%, but it looks like it's just...

I'm not 100%, but it looks like it's just nailed/stapled to the wood without a proper jamb. Is anyone able to confirm off this picture? (Sorry it's dirty, lol!)
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08-10-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,455
Posted By Alpha Crow

Replacing cheap windows of odd size

Hi all,

I'm looking to switch out a broken window. They're very cheap and aluminum framed. I'm not experienced at this, but my guess is that the aluminum frame is simply nailed into the wood...
09-04-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Alpha Crow

Probably right, but it had all the colors that...

Probably right, but it had all the colors that matched USB pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru (http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml)
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