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  0 Thread: Auction buy… What kind of wood do you think this is?
Post: RE: Auction buy… What kind of wood do you think th...

Snapp3rfi Wrote: (10-14-2021, 10:10 PM) -- I’m new to this forum, actually I have never posted to any forum before. Anyhow, I just bought this lot of wood from an online auction which was listing for...
mound Woodworking 8 455 10-15-2021, 06:56 AM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

abernat Wrote: (10-12-2021, 10:55 AM) -- I ordered several 6-packs of 4' LED lights from Amazon. Got the boxes, one or two in each box was dead (of course). Amazon just wanted the whole box back, so ...
mound Home Improvement 14 533 10-12-2021, 02:41 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

srv52761 Wrote: (10-11-2021, 11:47 AM) -- Assuming, then, you have access to the space above the ceiling.  I put in 12 of these in my workshop a year ago. Extremely bright.  No exposed bulbs.  No red...
mound Home Improvement 14 533 10-11-2021, 12:39 PM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: RE: LED shop lighting recommendations?

joe1086 Wrote: (10-11-2021, 11:04 AM) -- I bought a bunch of Feit 4' shop lights from Costco, IIRC they were about $40 for a two pack. No issues at all. Thought I saw them there when I was at Costco ...
mound Home Improvement 14 533 10-11-2021, 11:13 AM
  0 Thread: LED shop lighting recommendations?
Post: LED shop lighting recommendations?

Wiring up my 2-car garage shop, thinking now about 4' LED strips.. Any of you have any recommendations or "stay away from these" thoughts?  Seems there are lots to choose from!
mound Home Improvement 14 533 10-11-2021, 09:56 AM
  0 Thread: repair garage slab
Post: RE: repair garage slab

mdhills Wrote: (10-02-2021, 08:14 AM) -- What should we be looking for in a contractor to repair our garage slab? Our 1950's house has some pretty big cracks in the garage slab, with some resulting ...
mound Home Improvement 10 611 10-07-2021, 06:51 AM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

TDKPE Wrote: (10-05-2021, 11:08 AM) -- I pigtail it to both devices when there are two in there, and not to the box, but that's because they're self-grounding devices mounted to an approved cover ("s...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 10-05-2021, 12:16 PM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

TDKPE Wrote: (10-05-2021, 08:40 AM) -- I landed pigtails to each device, but not to the boxes since the receptacles are self-grounding type and the covers are approved for self-grounding devices.  Th...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 10-05-2021, 10:46 AM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

TDKPE Wrote: (10-04-2021, 02:40 PM) -- In a word - nope.  Just make sure the EMT connector nut gets a good bite through the paint to the panel metal, if using it for the ground. -- Thanks!  I ...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 10-04-2021, 03:05 PM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

Thanks again! Another question -  when NMB (Romex) goes into a panel, it's clamped and held tight.. But with THHN and EMT, is there any sort of bushing or clamp needed beyond just the set screw con...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 10-04-2021, 02:27 PM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

srv52761 Wrote: (10-03-2021, 06:23 PM) -- Agree with TDKPE, don't think any restriction.  In our schools we often have conduit on the floor near our mechanicals. Only thing addressing it is the ph...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 10-04-2021, 07:00 AM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

Similar, any known code issues (I'm not seeing any) with running the conduit along the floor up against the wall as in this photo? How about if there were a door threshold it passed just under as well...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 10-02-2021, 07:51 PM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

TDKPE Wrote: (09-30-2021, 07:23 AM) -- It's so you can orient the cover with device in it any way you want.  The boxes are not usually symmetric, with different sized knockouts in different locations...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 09-30-2021, 01:36 PM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

Roly Wrote: (09-29-2021, 06:34 PM) -- Look at the way the devices mount.  Normally the square corner ones the devices mount to the box, on the rounded corner ones the devices mount to the cover.   No...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 09-30-2021, 07:07 AM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

speaking of "neatness".. I just realized several of my 4x4 boxes are welded, square corners rather than the rounded/drawn corners like all my covers.. Is there a functional difference or just round...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 09-29-2021, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?
Post: RE: plywood covered shop wall -which material best...

Thanks all! ...........
mound Home Improvement 14 795 09-29-2021, 12:35 PM
  0 Thread: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?
Post: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?

For those of you who have covered entire walls of your shop in plywood (for later attaching anything anywhere, instead of drywall)  - what are your thoughts on plywood vs. say, OSB for this purpose?
mound Home Improvement 14 795 09-29-2021, 07:46 AM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: RE: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

TDKPE Wrote: (09-27-2021, 04:00 PM) -- You can use a conduit body of the LL or LR configuration*, or an inside corner 90 degree pull elbow.  AFAIC, that 90 sweep is fine though.  https://www.home...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 09-27-2021, 04:15 PM
  0 Thread: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?
Post: EMT conduit 90* inside corner bend acceptable?

Is taking a corner with a simple 90* bend like this acceptable/considered neat or is there some code that says the conduit should always sit flush with the walls (I've seen some fancy bends that kinda...
mound Home Improvement 25 1,259 09-27-2021, 03:40 PM
  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

srv52761 Wrote: (09-27-2021, 02:40 AM) -- May be a local restriction.  It is still allowed in the latest (2020) edition of the NEChttps://www.mikeholt.com/newsletters.php?action=display&lett...
mound Home Improvement 31 2,072 09-27-2021, 07:00 AM

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