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06-05-19, 12:41 PM
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Posted By rgb42

Hard-wired In-Wall AC unit compressor wont turn on

All,

Hoping someone can provide advice for me.
I have a friend with an in-wall GE AC unit that was installed last winter. Electrician hard-wired the unit to a switch, which required cutting off...
06-03-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,863
Posted By rgb42

As requested, here is a picture of the area in...

As requested, here is a picture of the area in question. 66842

Also, here is a picture taken from within the cavity, though the chimney is not visible since it is behind the camera.66841

The...
06-02-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,863
Posted By rgb42

Built-in shelves inside "fireplace" cavity around chimney

I'm not sure this is the best place to ask this question, but I'll go ahead with it anyway since I'm not sure where else to post it.

So, this may be a non-issue, but I always like to ask if I...
05-27-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

I thought I'd tie this thread up in case anyone...

I thought I'd tie this thread up in case anyone is looking for a solution to a similar situation.

Making the connection from the 4" cast iron tee to the 4" pvc was done using a rubber adapter. I...
05-25-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

Boot from cast iron tee to pvc?

I decided to leave the vent stack and the tee above the ceiling intact, and just removed all the pipe below that. Unfortunately, the pipe was cracked all the way up to the tee, and the end of the...
05-25-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

Point taken, Ray. Thank you :).

Point taken, Ray. Thank you :).
05-25-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

Going back to the possibility of leaving the vent...

Going back to the possibility of leaving the vent stack above the 90 in the ceiling intact, I'm curious about the likelihood of it having a high integrity since nothing drains into it from above. It...
05-24-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

Ok, so I opened up the wall and the ceiling. The...

Ok, so I opened up the wall and the ceiling. The section of pipe above the joint mentioned previously is visibly disintegrating, and tapping on the length below the joint sounds weak.
Above the...
05-24-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

Hi Pulpo, Thanks for your response. To...

Hi Pulpo,

Thanks for your response. To answer your questions, the radiator is definitely hot water, not steam. The brick is real brick.
The radiator pipes that feed upstairs are in a...
05-23-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rgb42

Leaking sewage stack embedded in wall

Hey folks,

I have a leaking sewage stack that is embedded in my kitchen wall. The only giveaway is the cracked plaster around it. The picture doesn't show it very well, but there are vertical...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By rgb42

Thanks for the response and suggestion, marksr. ...

Thanks for the response and suggestion, marksr. From what I've found, pouring a slab is what most people have been doing. However, according to the Deck Construction Guide, this is not supported...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By rgb42

Just to clarify my "footer for every stringer"...

Just to clarify my "footer for every stringer" comment, I forgot to add that I'll be using 5/4x6 IPE which allows a 24" span between joists/stringers, so I was only going to have 4 stringers, spaced...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By rgb42

Footings with beam for wide deck stairs?

Hey all,

I'm getting ready to build the stairs for my deck and I have a question I'm hoping to get some assistance with.

The stairs will be ~8 feet wide, but only 2' high.
The DCA6-9 mandates...
05-29-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By rgb42

Fixed it

Thanks for the advice folks.

I was actually able to remove the broken fitting with a heat gun. Just heated the inner (broken) fitting until it became flexible which broke the bond, and used a...
05-23-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By rgb42

Broke PVC drain pipe. Now what?

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So, you can probably see what's happened here. The 4" pipe is my main vent stack. The broke fitting goes to a 2" washing machine drain pipe.

My thoughts were to cut the 4" fitting out...
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By rgb42

Garapa Railing

Hi Joe,

Garapa is Brazilian hardwood, similar in strength and density to ipe. It's pretty hardy stuff, much stronger than pressure treated pine. Even so, I'm not sure 5/4x4 would be at least...
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By rgb42

5/4x4 garapa for railing?

Hey all,

My ipe deck build is coming along nicely and I'm getting ready to install my railing system. Originally, I had intended on using garapa 2x4's for the top and bottom rails and 5/4x6 cap...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,993
Posted By rgb42

They will have a 10 inch run. I hadn't built the...

They will have a 10 inch run. I hadn't built the stairs yet, so no harm done. Instead of using stingers, I decided to just build box steps to eliminate the problem entirely and knocking 1" off the...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,993
Posted By rgb42

Thanks guys, You're certainly right about...

Thanks guys,

You're certainly right about the 5" minimum. I had seen another article (forget which it was now), that stated the minimum as 4", but reinforced with a 2x4" running the length of the...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,993
Posted By rgb42

stair stinger

Hey folks,

I've never built a deck, and never build stairs, but I'm about to. Right now I'm looking at how I'd like the stairs built and have a quick question, wondering if the design I have in...
08-25-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By rgb42

Thanks guys. I was hoping that doubling up on...

Thanks guys. I was hoping that doubling up on the 1x's would give the same strength as a 2x stringer, but I guess that's not the case from what's been said?

To answer marksr, I was going to...
08-24-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By rgb42

double 1x4 fence stingers strong enough?

I gotta newb question I'm looking for a little help on and thought I may be able to get some good advice here.

I'm building a privacy fence using 4x4 posts. Posts are already planted. Was...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By rgb42

cantilever flush beam?

Maybe this is a dumb question, but I haven't found a specific answer. I'm wondering if it's ok to cantilever a flush beam over a post/footer instead of the post/footer attaching at the corner. I...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,690
Posted By rgb42

It looks like I wont be able to increase the...

It looks like I wont be able to increase the grade all that much due to the elevation limitation at the rear of the house (only have 15" to fit in the beam, footer, and connection hardware), so I...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,690
Posted By rgb42

Solution for moisture problem in low deck build?

Hey all,

I'm putting in a deck which will be pretty low to the ground in an area which has had moisture problems largely due to poor grading/drainage and a relative lack of direct sunlight since...
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