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  0 Thread: pool electrical questions
Post: RE: pool electrical questions

Do your own research as screwing up bonding can kill you, but...I did a little digging. Bonding just hooks all the metal stuff together and does not need to be attached to panel ground nor to a groun...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 8 291 05-09-2022, 12:01 PM
  0 Thread: pool electrical questions
Post: RE: pool electrical questions

I don't think those bonding wires should go to the neutral ever. If I recall my old house's pool wiring, the bonding wire was attached to a ground rod as was all other metal things around the pool. ...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 8 291 05-09-2022, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: How Do I Cut This Tread?
Post: RE: How Do I Cut This Tread?

Museumguy already asked, but why can you not just pull them up? This is the simplest solution. Normally, treads aren't nailed down particularly well. If in place, and you are removing the exist...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 14 577 05-09-2022, 08:57 AM
  0 Thread: Rabbit Fencing
Post: RE: Rabbit Fencing

Chicken wire buried a few inches deep to prevent digging under. As tall as you can while stepping over it. Use 36" if you bury it 6" deep. (unless you are short or wear your pants around your knees)
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 14 598 04-23-2022, 08:21 AM
  0 Thread: Cost to remove solar panels for a re-roof?
Post: RE: Cost to remove solar panels for a re-roof?

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (04-12-2022, 06:49 AM) -- Spammer..................? -- Definitely.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 13 2,404 04-17-2022, 06:54 AM
  0 Thread: Clearing drain pipes in pond
Post: RE: Clearing drain pipes in pond

One thing no one has asked yet... How does the outflow look? do they look like they are flowing well? If so, you might just have in-flow exceeding the available outflow. In my (apparently mu...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 19 1,362 01-21-2022, 05:33 PM
  0 Thread: Carlon removal?
Post: RE: Carlon removal?

Push it up into the ceiling until the nails pull out. Might need to use a large dowel and hammer or some such thing. Then you can pull it through and pull the wires out.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 18 1,437 12-04-2021, 03:36 PM
  0 Thread: Another whole-house (or less) Generator Question
Post: RE: Another whole-house (or less) Generator Questi...

I also have 400 amp service with twin 200 amp panels. When I have investigated this in the past, I found out that 400 amp transfer switches are expensive. However, you can use two 200 amp transfer s...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 17 1,244 11-29-2021, 12:33 PM
  0 Thread: What size generator works for you?
Post: RE: What size generator works for you?

I wish they made a inverter whole house generator as most of the time, the load is relatively low and it would sip fuel. But they don't. For my house, I speced the natural gas supply for a 22KW ...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 22 1,704 11-11-2021, 12:38 PM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

JosephP Wrote: (09-26-2021, 07:58 PM) -- There is a guy at a nearby soil and water conservation district office who I do a lot of work with.  Part of his job is helping people with pond design...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 18 2,409 10-04-2021, 10:22 AM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

MstrCarpenter Wrote: (09-23-2021, 09:50 PM) -- If you're going to pump water from the pond to the pond, at least run it thru a heat pump. Low cost heat and A.C. with a bonus. You'll have slightly war...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 18 2,409 09-26-2021, 12:25 PM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

fredhargis Wrote: (09-24-2021, 05:21 AM) -- Mr. Mike, our last pond was 3/4 acres, and we moved where the one we have now is 1/2 acre. In both cases I installed aerators and after reading and study...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 18 2,409 09-26-2021, 11:44 AM
  0 Thread: Another wiring question
Post: RE: Another wiring question

No comment on the wiring, but what are you doing for a pond pump and how big of a pond? Is this pump for aeration? I have a 1/4 acre pond and want to put in a fountain for aeration and am resear...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 18 2,409 09-22-2021, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: slab foundation question
Post: RE: slab foundation question

Everything I've seen, even in warm climates, has a separate slab for the garage/carport and any patios.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 8 1,089 08-15-2021, 06:05 PM
  0 Thread: half inch drop in 22ft drain line
Post: RE: half inch drop in 22ft drain line

Outside shower? Only grey water? Dig a drywall and be done. Don't connect to the house drain. Heck, drain into the yard.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 7 852 07-07-2021, 07:22 PM
  0 Thread: epoxy garage floor DIY?
Post: RE: epoxy garage floor DIY?

I did the floor in the last house's empty garage. I used Rustoleum's 2 part product. Came out very nice and looked good 15 years later when we sold it. But it was a lot of work. I chose to not do ...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 4 700 07-02-2021, 09:21 PM
  0 Thread: Resurfacing a fridge
Post: RE: Resurfacing a fridge

I think I'd do a vinyl skin. No mess to clean up. For a cabin, see if you can find a camo pattern.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 15 1,935 06-30-2021, 08:02 PM
  0 Thread: Reach in Closet
Post: RE: Reach in Closet

If this was my house, I'd delete the door and any framing back to the side walls and build a cabinet that slides into the space. Drawers below. Doors above for hanging stuff. Maybe small doors way ...
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 15 2,290 06-13-2021, 08:39 PM
  0 Thread: Using grey PVC For Sprinkler
Post: RE: Using grey PVC For Sprinkler

I would glue white pvc or black poly to it and pull it through. The grey would probably work though.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 5 883 05-31-2021, 11:37 AM
  0 Thread: 100A subpanel
Post: RE: 100A subpanel

90 exceeds my need and there will be no safety issues. I do need to get back in the attic and elevate the last 20 ft of cable off the insulation though.
Mr_Mike Home Improvement 36 4,167 05-03-2021, 03:43 PM

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