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10-20-16, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Dudley Wong

Moving the lift a 1/2" or so is not a good option...

Moving the lift a 1/2" or so is not a good option since the anchor bolts are already drilled. However, I went up got a better view and I may not need to notch the whole flange, just 1/4" inch or so....
10-19-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Dudley Wong

Well, I am also worried their might be some...

Well, I am also worried their might be some movement when lifting heavier vehicles and did not want to flex the the floor joist and drywall.
10-19-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Dudley Wong

There is a living space above. I had a 2-post...

There is a living space above. I had a 2-post lift installed and the lift was higher than the ceiling in the garage by 1". So we cut the drywall. However, the corner of the lift is touching the...
10-19-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Dudley Wong

Notching on bottom flange TJI

I have a 14" TJI spanning 19' on 16" centers and need to notch the bottom flange. Notch size is very small. Appx 1" in length and 1/4-3/8" depth. The notch will be appx 2' from the end of the...
03-28-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By Dudley Wong

Can I tap the drain here?

I have doing a attached garage addition with a second floor. On the second floor I want to put a bathroom right next to my master bath. When I opened the wall under the master bath, I can see my...
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Dudley Wong

What is wrong with this power washer

Harbor Freight model. Only used for a month. Tried again last winter and this happened. Tube does not look clogged.

What's wrong with this power washer - YouTube (http://youtu.be/XHmLnGPljmA)
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By Dudley Wong

Reduce Noise through Vents

I have these two vents in a room I want to convert to office use. The vents allow a lot of noise from the A/C and Furnace behind the wall. Do I need these vents? Is there a way to reduce the noise...
03-25-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,613
Posted By Dudley Wong

Yes, I want to cantilever the header and use the...

Yes, I want to cantilever the header and use the 2x10 to support the end of the double floor joint which is the top of the stair on the main level above.

In the original framing by the builder, he...
03-25-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,613
Posted By Dudley Wong

Looks like the floor joists terminate on this...

Looks like the floor joists terminate on this section of the wall.

It does not look like that wall is supporting a load bearing wall above. I was more concerned about any weight from traffic...
03-25-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,613
Posted By Dudley Wong

How much shrinkage in a 4x4 PT post

I am replacing a small section of the wall in the basement with a header and 4x4 PT posts. The posts that I bought at Home Depot does not seem fully dried yet. Since I want a tight fit to carry the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dudley Wong

Was looking for alternative to avoid lowering the...

Was looking for alternative to avoid lowering the ceiling.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dudley Wong

How to hide the duct...

I am in the process of finishing my basement and I have this flexible duct supply hanging that the builder put in for a vent located in the wall above. I can not redirect the vent to hide it in...
02-22-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Dudley Wong

Switched 240v outlet

I have a 6-20 240v outlet in my garage for my compressor that I want to put a toggle switch. I have a double pole 277 20amp switch. Can I used that or do I need a motor rated switch? Since the...
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Views: 781
Posted By Dudley Wong

unfortunately its a finished garage.:mad:

unfortunately its a finished garage.:mad:
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Dudley Wong

Quick Gqrage insulation job

I have a attached unfinished garage and want to do some quick insulation on the ceiling. If I used tools of fiberglass and just cut them a little short, will it be ok to not install vents near the...
02-20-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By Dudley Wong

Which breaker should pop first

I have a Square D QO main 200amp with QO 100amp subpanel (with 100amp breaker at the sub and at the main) and a 20amp 240v off the subpanel. A short occurred on the 240v outlet and the main 200amp...
02-16-14, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dudley Wong

I was more concerned about having such a high...

I was more concerned about having such a high capacity wire inside the drywall cavity more then where it passes through the stud to the panel. Since the cable will be coming down the middle of the...
02-14-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dudley Wong

SER 1-1-1-6 in finished wall

I am putting a 100 amp subpanel on the other end of my basement because I am out of space in the existing panel and the main panel is in a finished wall. The route of the SER 1-1-1-6 AL is shown in...
02-14-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By Dudley Wong

Lack of experience. I did not know if I can get...

Lack of experience. I did not know if I can get to the top plate of the outer wall from the attic since it is the edge of the roof where it tapers down.
02-13-14, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By Dudley Wong

no. there is no living space. Just a...

no. there is no living space. Just a attic/roof. I meant I did not want to take out drywall to route the wire around the garage.
02-11-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By Dudley Wong

Best way to extend outlet in garage

I have a 20amp outlet on one side of garage but need it on the other side. Don't want t tear up the wall so thinking surface wiring, what is the best way (functional and best looking) to accomplish?
02-10-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,174
Posted By Dudley Wong

I am also running a 100amp subpanel. I have...

I am also running a 100amp subpanel. I have decided to go with a SER-1-1-1-6 cable because I have to run a portion of it through a finished part of the basement. There will be a small section that...
02-10-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Dudley Wong

yep. an attached garage. That will match well...

yep. an attached garage. That will match well with the compressor that I have.

What would be appropriate for a 30amp circuit. Might consider an heater after the cold winter we had.
02-10-14, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Dudley Wong

240 Socket Type

I want to add a 20 amp 240v outlet in my garage. What is the appropriate outlet type? Should it be a 3 wire or 4 wire?
01-26-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Dudley Wong

Unfortunately, I only have 21" between the drain...

Unfortunately, I only have 21" between the drain pipe and the check valve on the left. However, I do not plan to bring any wires in from the sides. Only from above. Can I tapcon a few 2x4" in the...
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