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05-24-17, 09:33 AM
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Posted By ElBigDog

No idea who installed the carpet or when it was...

No idea who installed the carpet or when it was done and it's not in the budget to have it replaced at this time.

Marksr- would you recommend laying the new baseboard right on the sub floor or...
05-24-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,043
Posted By ElBigDog

Baseboards with existing carpet

I'm in the homestretch of a basement remodel and have a (hopefully) quick question about installing baseboards. I removed all the old baseboards during the demo process, and as you can see, the...
05-08-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By ElBigDog

Replacement window hinge

Hey all- does anyone recognize what kind of hinge is pictured below? I want to repaint a couple small basement (awning) windows and replace the hardware, but I'm having a very difficult time finding...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By ElBigDog

I wasn't able to find anything online at the 2...

I wasn't able to find anything online at the 2 major stores in my area.. Found it for $18 w/ shipping online...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By ElBigDog

Wow, great find! Thank you for providing the...

Wow, great find! Thank you for providing the link, that looks like it will work perfect.
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Views: 1,221
Posted By ElBigDog

Here is the diagram of the new ballast. PJ- is...

Here is the diagram of the new ballast. PJ- is socket replacement pretty straight forward? Do you have a link of what I'm looking for?

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Posted By ElBigDog

I used this site when installing recessed lights...

I used this site when installing recessed lights in my basement. It suggested 8 cans, I thought that was a good number and after install it seems perfect. Also gives you exact spacing from size of...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By ElBigDog

2 wire ballast to 5 wire-- HELP!

I have an old 14" fluorescent light that recently started to hum loudly. I found the replacement ballast, when I opened up the light I was shocked to see only 2 wires coming from the old ballast,...
03-01-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,297
Posted By ElBigDog

Isn't adding a GFCI a way to get 2 wire cable,...

Isn't adding a GFCI a way to get 2 wire cable, with no ground, up to code? It just seems like anything on the load side would now be code. Thanks.
03-01-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,297
Posted By ElBigDog

Old 2 wire romex to new 3 wire?

I have an opportunity to add an outlet to a hallway, which currently doesn't have any, very easily. A bedroom off the hallway has the walls down (remodeling) and I could run a new outlet off an...
02-27-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,259
Posted By ElBigDog

Do you have any pictures or articles with your...

Do you have any pictures or articles with your advice? To help me visualize the measuring.
02-27-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,259
Posted By ElBigDog

Something like this (via:...

Something like this (via: http://www.ana-white.com/2013/09/momplex/stair-skirts):

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02-27-17, 09:23 AM
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Views: 4,259
Posted By ElBigDog

I have read many articles/message boards on...

I have read many articles/message boards on carefully notching a skirt board to fit around each individual step. I think it would be possible but the chances of it turning out nice are low! Is there...
02-27-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,259
Posted By ElBigDog

Stairway skirt board

I'm in the midst of a basement remodel, everything is going smooth except this problem in the stairway. I ripped out the wood paneling that ran the length of the stairs, from the ground to the top...
02-23-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By ElBigDog

I meant test! Good catch though.

I meant test! Good catch though.
02-23-17, 06:06 AM
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Views: 1,211
Posted By ElBigDog

Thanks for the quick responses! So if the...

Thanks for the quick responses!

So if the outlet doesn't trip with the light not hooked up, we know that's the culprit? Is it common for the light/ballast to just go like that?
02-22-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By ElBigDog

Bathroom light tripping GFCI in bathroom

I've been searching these boards for 3 days straight and I still can't find an answer.. And I'm about to pull my hair out!

I have a small half bathroom in my basement, toilet and small sink. Over...
Replies: 4
Views: 5,682
Posted By ElBigDog

Removing old telephone wires/jacks

Hello.

I was hoping to get some advice on how to remove 3 telephone wire jacks. I'm remodeling my basement and need to clean up some wiring. 1 jack has been completely detached, and the other two...
11-14-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Last question before I throw in the towel and...

Last question before I throw in the towel and replace the entire door next spring. What's the best/easiest method to align the left and right jambs? After (even) further review, it appears the latch...
11-10-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Thanks, Butcher! Will give it a shot.

Thanks, Butcher! Will give it a shot.
10-28-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Snapped a couple pictures. I doesn't seem to be...

Snapped a couple pictures. I doesn't seem to be sagging much too me. The only thing that really stands out is how tight the gap is on the latch side (4th pic).

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10-27-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Will snap some pics tonight. Thanks guys.

Will snap some pics tonight. Thanks guys.
10-26-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Back again... So i drove 4 3" screws into the top...

Back again... So i drove 4 3" screws into the top and middle hinges (towards the exterior) which seemed to catch. However, it didn't do much. The door is still a pain to close and almost seemed like...
10-12-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Unfortunately, I have not. I figured the stud...

Unfortunately, I have not. I figured the stud went the width of the jamb. I'll give that a try today! Thanks.
10-12-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By ElBigDog

Thanks for the quick response! So basically I...

Thanks for the quick response! So basically I need to pull the top hinge in tighter? The screws seemed tight on the top one, just the problem of no stud behind! I put the wire through the bottom and...
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