Search Results
Post Author Forum Replies Views Posted [asc]
  0 Thread: HVAC Install
Post: RE: HVAC Install

(06-22-2021, 02:22 PM)TDKPE Wrote: I guess I'm too late, but the exceptions you're probably referring to are in Article 440, and allow an "oversized" breaker or fuse value than the wire gauge would ...
bottd Home Improvement 9 535 06-22-2021, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: HVAC Install
Post: RE: HVAC Install

(06-14-2021, 03:50 PM)bottd Wrote: I agree if I was buying the wire from scratch it would make sense to just go with the 10 gauge but I have at least 100 feet of 12/2 in both romex and bx sitting on...
bottd Home Improvement 9 535 06-22-2021, 02:10 PM
  0 Thread: HVAC Install
Post: RE: HVAC Install

I agree if I was buying the wire from scratch it would make sense to just go with the 10 gauge but I have at least 100 feet of 12/2 in both romex and bx sitting on a shelf in my shop and was hoping to...
bottd Home Improvement 9 535 06-14-2021, 03:50 PM
  0 Thread: HVAC Install
Post: RE: HVAC Install

(06-13-2021, 09:21 PM)EricU Wrote: Someone asked this exact question on Mike Holt forums last year and I don't understand the answers. I know generally speaking 12 gauge for 20 amps, 10 gauge for 3...
bottd Home Improvement 9 535 06-13-2021, 09:41 PM
  0 Thread: HVAC Install
Post: HVAC Install

My day job is commercial HVAC, zero installs...all repair and maintenance. I have been ask to help with a charity install of a Mitsubishi VRF system this coming weekend. The equipment is already bough...
bottd Home Improvement 9 535 06-13-2021, 06:27 PM
  0 Thread: drop point utility knife blade
Post: RE: drop point utility knife blade

(06-12-2021, 02:45 PM)KyleD Wrote: Why doe nobody make a drop point blade for utility knives? I carry a folding utility knife around and am always dulling or breaking the very tip. A drop point woul...
bottd Woodworking 7 736 06-12-2021, 08:07 PM
  0 Thread: canless lights and the electrical code
Post: RE: canless lights and the electrical code

(06-04-2021, 09:56 AM)EricU Wrote: There are a lot of led lights that go in a hole in the ceiling and have a remote junction box.  I see they sell brackets to attach the junction box to the light, b...
bottd Home Improvement 14 1,043 06-07-2021, 04:16 PM
  0 Thread: Gluing, then screwing two pieces of wood for improved structural performance
Post: RE: Gluing, then screwing two pieces of wood for i...

(05-28-2021, 11:37 AM)taxman Wrote: Hi, Any idea why the cover would affect the compressor? I was about to install such a device, mainly to stop/slow rain coming in the back and had not considered ...
bottd Woodworking 13 1,177 05-28-2021, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: replacement Ridgid vac hose
Post: RE: replacement Ridgid vac hose

(03-20-2021, 09:23 AM)Howard Pollack Wrote: Do folks have a recommendation for replacement hose for a Ridgid shop vacuum cleaner?  The one I've struggled with for years is too short inflexible and s...
bottd Woodworking 8 783 03-20-2021, 10:46 AM
  0 Thread: Air Conditioner for Studio
Post: RE: Air Conditioner for Studio

Not sure about the other mini split manufactures but a nice thing about mitsubishi is they don't hide anything. There website, mylinkdrive, is great. https://mylinkdrive.com/USA
bottd Home Improvement 18 3,231 10-18-2020, 07:12 AM
  0 Thread: Alternating tread stairs?
Post: RE: Alternating tread stairs?

(09-20-2020, 06:05 PM)JDuke Wrote: I have seen online several examples of alternating tread stairs, has anyone here had any experience with them? I just put a loft in my shop for storage, and have ...
bottd Home Improvement 16 2,353 09-21-2020, 09:40 PM
  0 Thread: cutting a laminate countertop
Post: RE: cutting a laminate countertop

(09-03-2020, 02:12 PM)EricU Wrote: Anyone ever do this?  We are going to put a freezer in, and the only good place to put it has a counter.  But no cabinets underneath.  It's weird. You could proba...
bottd Home Improvement 12 1,347 09-04-2020, 05:33 AM
  0 Thread: expandable garden hoses
Post: RE: expandable garden hoses

(07-11-2020, 08:14 AM)varkpilot Wrote: comments???..........just another garden hose gimmick??? They will mess with a backflow preventer, in use it will pulse and spray water. Makes a mess, especia...
bottd Home Improvement 16 2,422 07-11-2020, 12:08 PM
  0 Thread: GFCI Breaker
Post: RE: GFCI Breaker

(04-23-2020, 05:45 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: 2014 NEC (4) Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection.  Where a receptacle outlet is supplied by a branch circuit that requires arc-fault ciruit interrupte...
bottd Home Improvement 12 3,528 04-23-2020, 08:33 PM
  0 Thread: GFCI Breaker
Post: RE: GFCI Breaker

(04-23-2020, 08:39 AM)Splinter Puller Wrote: I think he wants to replace the outlet GFCI with a breaker GFCI for the whole circuit to prevent inadvertent button tripping.   There are no issues with ...
bottd Home Improvement 12 3,528 04-23-2020, 04:46 PM
  0 Thread: Anti-bacterial UV furnace lamp opinions
Post: RE: Anti-bacterial UV furnace lamp opinions

(04-18-2020, 09:41 AM)Phil Thien Wrote: No conventional filter for home use will help with trapping a virus. So don't run out to the store to buy a better filter. That would make you the possible ...
bottd Home Improvement 19 4,692 04-18-2020, 11:26 AM
  0 Thread: Anti-bacterial UV furnace lamp opinions
Post: RE: Anti-bacterial UV furnace lamp opinions

(04-18-2020, 06:45 AM)fredhargis Wrote: We had a new heating system installed 2 years ago. A the time I pass on getting the UV lamp in the filter that was supposed to be anti-bacterial. However, wit...
bottd Home Improvement 19 4,692 04-18-2020, 09:33 AM
  0 Thread: Source for quartersawn poplar?
Post: RE: Source for quartersawn poplar?

(02-25-2020, 05:50 PM)overland Wrote: I need just a little bit. Any suggestions? Honestly if you need just a little bit I would be tempted to to Lowes or Home Depot and just go through what the hav...
bottd Woodworking 10 3,046 02-25-2020, 07:34 PM
  0 Thread: sink hookup
Post: RE: sink hookup

(02-24-2020, 01:31 PM)Halfathumb Wrote: I did my own plumbing when I remodeled my kitchen. When I use the garbage disposal it slightly spits a mist out of the adjoining sink drain. What did I do wro...
bottd Home Improvement 15 4,325 02-24-2020, 10:35 PM
  0 Thread: 240 wire
Post: RE: 240 wire

(04-07-2019, 10:19 AM)Wipedout Wrote: So years ago I had a guy put a second breaker box in my garage for me to use in the shop. He put a bunch of 120 outlets each on their own breaker for my request...
bottd Home Improvement 18 7,527 04-07-2019, 10:39 AM

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.