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Sink faucet cartridges

My bathroom sink has some faucets that are a little difficult to turn. I was hoping to put some grease on the washers or replace the cartridges if needed. I have experience replacing MOEN shower...
08-31-20, 01:26 AM
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I finished this job months ago. The grinder went...

I finished this job months ago. The grinder went through this mirror like butter.
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1 X 4's would not let enough sunlight in (I...

1 X 4's would not let enough sunlight in (I assume you mean laying flat). I like 1 X 1's (Which are technically about 1 1/2" X 1 1/2").
Also this patio cover is about 63 years old and my home in...
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How much would a contractor charge for this?

https://i.imgur.com/j17wBCm.jpgI'm just curious how much I'm saving by doing this job by myself. I'm scraping down the chipping paint on this patio cover and repainting it. Each 1 X 1 slat must be...
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Not treated. Douglas Fir. I'm cutting it down to...

Not treated. Douglas Fir. I'm cutting it down to 1 X 1's. Already been drying for 2 days now. Heat wave on the way so they'll dry out more if they can.
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Lumber heavy from moisture

It seems like some of the 2 X 6's that I buy have more moisture content. Is it good practice to let wood sit in the sun for a few days? I'm using my wood for a patio cover. The less weight the better.
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I got some sanding belts with the highest...

I got some sanding belts with the highest coarseness. This seems to work the best.
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Tried just a hand held wire brush. Not really...

Tried just a hand held wire brush. Not really cutting it. I need some sort of sold scraper with teeth.
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Yes it is "scalloped". I don't need to scrape off...

Yes it is "scalloped". I don't need to scrape off 100% of it. I just want paint to grab onto something solid.
I'm thinking a plain old wire brush might work good enough. This is a beam that runs the...
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There must be some sort of circular sander for...

There must be some sort of circular sander for this type of job.
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Sanding wood with uneven grains?

I'm trying to strip paint off this patio cover beam. A belt sander just scrapes the top. What tool would you use to get into the grooves?
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Type of wood for patio cover?

What type of wood should I be using for replacing these 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" slats that run across?
Douglas fir seems really heavy. Should I be using pine, cedar or redwood instead?...
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Type of wood for patio cover?

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Repairing rotted patio cover wood

A couple of the cross beams on this patio cover are rotting on the top (where nails that hold the 1 X 1's meet the cross beam). The entire cross beams are not rotting. Where the beam meets the house,...
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And when cutting off the end of the rafter tail,...

And when cutting off the end of the rafter tail, how do you cut up close to the roof. I'm guessing that you could start with a circular saw then use a hand saw to finish the rest of the cutting.
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Replacing rotted rafter tails

I have a 4 X 8 rafter tail (under the eaves) that has dry rot. I probably only need to cut out about 5 inches of it. My questions is once I've cut out the bad part and have fashioned my replacement,...
05-17-20, 02:47 PM
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Any tips on joining braided wire with solid?

I have 2 braided wires that I need to wrap up with 2 solid 12 gauge wires. It seems really messy and as though not the greatest contact will be made.

I was thinking that I'd twist the 2 solids...
05-16-20, 01:43 PM
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What to do about unused knockout hole

What is the proper code-approved way to deal with a hole in the switch box that is not being used? I punched out a hole on top, only to decide to use another hole.
05-15-20, 12:59 PM
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What's the maximum number of wires you can...

What's the maximum number of wires you can pigtail together in one nut? I also need to add two additional braided wires to this bunch when I rewire it.
05-15-20, 02:03 AM
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Why the extra wire?

This is a sketch of just the white common wires that are capped together with 2 pigtails inside a switchbox. I found it odd that there's an EXTRA wire joining the two pigtails together. Why would...
05-14-20, 09:05 PM
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Two single pole light switch

I have a question about a Legrand RCD11WCC6 two single pole light switch. I'm going to be wiring this up to control a vanity light and then use the second on/off switch to separately control a...
05-14-20, 06:50 PM
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Three rocker switches

I'm replacing some switches (with countdown timers) and replacing the cramped switch box in my bathroom with a bigger box. When I pulled out this 3-rocker switch, there was a short black wire...
05-07-20, 09:12 PM
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Oh that's right. The timer itself is a "load" of...

Oh that's right. The timer itself is a "load" of its own. I'm a newbie, but learning with each project.
05-07-20, 06:10 PM
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This Honeywell programmable timer indeed has a...

This Honeywell programmable timer indeed has a white neutral wire (in addition to a load wire and a line wire). Model RPLS730B....
05-07-20, 03:30 PM
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Trying to understand this wiring

I replaced a small outlet box with a nice big one. There were two light switches inside this box, so I had to disconnect everything. I'm replacing one switch with a Leviton programmable switch. There...
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