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  0 Thread: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimming to level
Post: RE: carpentry question - strapping ceiling, shimmi...

It would be a lot easier to sister 2x4s to the existing rafters then try to s-h-i-m strapping across them.  Sistering all you have to do is attach the 2x4 so it hits the laser on both ends.  Strapping...
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 297 06-30-2022, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: How to find hot side of switch
Post: RE: How to find hot side of switch

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-28-2022, 09:48 PM) -- The circuit is still used (Switching half of a duplex receptacle is a perfect example.)  but now a neutral is required to be in the box. Even though it'...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 525 06-30-2022, 09:02 AM
  0 Thread: How to find hot side of switch
Post: RE: How to find hot side of switch

If the switch only has one cable coming into the box (1 black, 1 white, 1 copper wire) then power doesn't come into the switch, it comes into box at the light fixture. If this is the case the black...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 525 06-28-2022, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: pocket door question.. again..
Post: RE: pocket door question.. again..

The pocket door I installed years ago was to install the metal parts of the door in the wall then fir the wall out to 2x4 thickness. Is there a reason he can't simply use the door designed for a 2x4...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 381 06-17-2022, 08:59 AM
  0 Thread: sparky question - two appliances on one double pole breaker?
Post: RE: sparky question - two appliances on one double...

Roly Wrote: (06-15-2022, 10:56 AM) -- Only reason I can see is they had the two pole breaker and not two single poles.  Roly -- This.  I've seen a 120V device wired to one leg of a 220V circuit  us...
crokett™ Home Improvement 4 220 06-15-2022, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: RE: Well Pressure Switch

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (06-03-2022, 11:31 PM) -- We call that lever a "pump saver". If the house is under construction, is there a chance that the power was temporarily off and water was used? That wou...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 597 06-07-2022, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Concrete
Post: RE: Concrete

I would not use tapcons. I would get some nails and drill a slightly undersize hole, then hammer the nails in. They won't pull out. If you also use construction adhesive, the door sill will never m...
crokett™ Home Improvement 5 507 06-02-2022, 10:55 AM
  0 Thread: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire
Post: RE: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire

Stwood_ Wrote: (05-28-2022, 07:31 PM) -- Electric grease on the connection before shrink tubing will keep the corrosion away. -- I did that also.  Actually I used noalox since the wires were alumin...
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 571 06-01-2022, 04:03 PM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: RE: Well Pressure Switch

Stwood_ Wrote: (05-28-2022, 10:54 PM) -- The adjustment changes the pump pressure setting. Lowering it will be low pressure in the house. Raising it you could cause a leak in the house. They come ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 597 05-29-2022, 11:26 AM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: RE: Well Pressure Switch

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (05-28-2022, 07:31 PM) -- Is there power to the switch and from the switch? Is the contractor firing? And, switches go bad. Did he crank it down trying to get more pressure? May n...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 597 05-28-2022, 08:34 PM
  0 Thread: Well Pressure Switch
Post: Well Pressure Switch

not mine.  The house I am helping out in.   Water cut out today.  Investigation showed the well pressure switch wasn't turning on when the pressure dropped.  The guy who is doing the building says it ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 597 05-28-2022, 06:03 PM
  0 Thread: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire
Post: RE: Accidentally Cut Underground Wire

I'm a belt and suspenders guy for some things. When we were selling our old house, the septic tank needed to be replaced. The guy doing the replacement dug through the 2-2-2-4 aluminum feeder to th...
crokett™ Home Improvement 8 571 05-28-2022, 06:01 PM
  0 Thread: Installing Outlet Cover Plate over Raised Border Tiles
Post: RE: Installing Outlet Cover Plate over Raised Bord...

AHill Wrote: (05-25-2022, 07:02 AM) -- The tiles are white and the grout is black.  Colors and styles were not my choice.   -- What color are the cover plates?  If white, Maybe rip some thin wood s...
crokett™ Home Improvement 9 841 05-26-2022, 07:44 AM
  0 Thread: Expanding Foam for Setting Fence Posts
Post: RE: Expanding Foam for Setting Fence Posts

If the 3 posts are cross braced to each other, then I don't think you need expanding foam. I would put gravel around them to help the water drain away. We cross brace corner posts on high tension ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 11 567 05-19-2022, 01:02 PM
  0 Thread: A new door
Post: RE: A new door

I would look for a hinge routing template to help set the hinges in the new door.  I have a Ryobi one that works pretty well.  It came with the router bit and a drill bit that lets you drill holes for...
crokett™ Home Improvement 4 362 05-15-2022, 02:23 PM
  0 Thread: Rabbit Fencing
Post: RE: Rabbit Fencing

toolmiser Wrote: (04-20-2022, 09:12 PM) -- Chicken wire. -- Thanks.  This is a flower garden on our front walk.  I want something nicer.  Im probably going to go with some kind of wood fencing.
crokett™ Home Improvement 14 735 04-27-2022, 09:18 AM
  0 Thread: Rabbit Fencing
Post: RE: Rabbit Fencing

toolmiser Wrote: (04-19-2022, 08:25 PM) -- Mine is only about 2' tall and I've never had one jump it.  I guess they go find easier food.  I'm in Wisconsin, maybe our rabbits aren't good jumpers?  I w...
crokett™ Home Improvement 14 735 04-20-2022, 04:22 PM
  0 Thread: Rabbit Fencing
Post: Rabbit Fencing

I have a flower garden.  1 side has the house.  1 end has a picket fence, the other end has a porch.  I want to keep rabbits out of it.  There's ~35' along a walk that I need to fence.  I want the fen...
crokett™ Home Improvement 14 735 04-19-2022, 06:05 AM
  0 Thread: Tripping breaker(a)
Post: RE: Tripping breaker(a)

Another thing I would check in the sub panel is if the neutral and ground busses are bonded. They should not be. They should only be bonded at the main panel.
crokett™ Home Improvement 24 1,871 04-05-2022, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: Raleigh North Carolina AAW Chapter
Post: RE: Raleigh North Carolina AAW Chapter

I do not belong to the Raleigh one.  If I were to belong to one it would be the Chapel Hill group.  I should look into that at some point, but I barely have enough time to be in my shop. This is th...
crokett™ Woodturning 3 501 03-25-2022, 10:38 AM

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