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  0 Thread: 'porch' lights on a 6x6 post?
Post: RE: 'porch' lights on a 6x6 post?

what's wrong with a surface mount box? then all you are doing is drilling a hole through the post.
crokett™ Home Improvement 7 336 02-14-2024, 09:41 AM
  0 Thread: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)
Post: RE: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (01-24-2024, 10:10 AM) -- It was always fascinating going outside when the power went out and listening to the standby gens starting up in the hills around me. I had do drag mine ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 41 2,004 01-26-2024, 05:49 PM
  0 Thread: Bathroom Lav Not Draining
Post: RE: Bathroom Lav Not Draining

It seems to be fixed. I took the trap back off and snaked with the drain weasel up into the drain headed downstream. Then I took the Studor off and snake down there. I didn’t pull out much I shined a ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 471 01-26-2024, 03:21 PM
  0 Thread: Bathroom Lav Not Draining
Post: RE: Bathroom Lav Not Draining

There are holes in the sides of the drain assembly for the overflow on the sink. . I think this is somehow related to that
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 471 01-26-2024, 02:40 PM
  0 Thread: Bathroom Lav Not Draining
Post: RE: Bathroom Lav Not Draining

Sorry I was not clear. This drain is a push to close and a push to open. There is no push/pull lever. The other clue is my sink you push on the stopper and it closes. You push again and it pops up...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 471 01-26-2024, 02:33 PM
  0 Thread: Bathroom Lav Not Draining
Post: Bathroom Lav Not Draining

My wife reported her lavatory is not draining.  We have double sinks.  Mine is fine.  I used the Drain Weasel (plastic snake) and pulled some stuff out.  That didn't make a difference.  I pulled the t...
crokett™ Home Improvement 10 471 01-26-2024, 01:08 PM
  0 Thread: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)
Post: RE: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)

I have a 10kw generator.  325 gallon tank but they only fill it to like 80% or somesuch.  based on usage data I figure on about 100 hours of run time at max fullness.  Probably less if it's cold out.
crokett™ Home Improvement 41 2,004 01-16-2024, 08:40 PM
  0 Thread: Woodworker's Supply Inc. has Closed it's doors after 51 years
Post: RE: Woodworker's Supply Inc. has Closed it's doors...

They had a large showroom in my area. Then they moved to a much smaller place. That finally closed a year or so ago.
crokett™ Woodworking 18 1,982 01-09-2024, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: An Urn for My MIL
Post: An Urn for My MIL

I didn't think I had any pictures, but I found this one while looking for something else.  My MIL passed away in November.  She had mentioned some time ago that she wanted me to make the urn.  Her onl...
crokett™ Woodworking 1 315 01-08-2024, 03:22 PM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

I like the design of this bed. I have built a couple beds. The first one I built I did for myself in my first apartment. I used plywood to support the mattress. After the first time I moved I swi...
crokett™ Woodworking 19 1,362 01-04-2024, 01:26 PM
  0 Thread: Lane Acclaim Dining Table - Input Please
Post: RE: Lane Acclaim Dining Table - Input Please

JosephP Wrote: (12-28-2023, 04:50 PM) -- What do ya'll think of aprons on the extension leaves?  It doesn't look like the table in those pics had aprons on the leaves.  They would store easier that w...
crokett™ Woodworking 18 913 01-04-2024, 01:14 PM
  0 Thread: Stair Railing
Post: RE: Stair Railing

Stwood_ Wrote: (01-04-2024, 01:00 PM) -- Looks great. Well done! Going to put up a matching rail on the wall? -- There is a matching rail on the wall.   https://share.icloud.com/photos/08a8U58e....
crokett™ Woodworking 13 668 01-04-2024, 01:11 PM
  0 Thread: Stair Railing
Post: RE: Stair Railing

KC Wrote: (01-04-2024, 06:35 AM) -- Why would it be necessary to return the wall?  It would look better, but the reason for 'necessary' escapes me... -- my understanding is the return may prevent i...
crokett™ Woodworking 13 668 01-04-2024, 10:04 AM
  0 Thread: Stair Railing
Post: Stair Railing

My wife's christmas present was replacing the builder grade stair mismatched stair railings with something custom.  The railings and newel post are walnut.  The balusters are poplar.   Hopefully the l...
crokett™ Woodworking 13 668 01-03-2024, 04:56 PM
  0 Thread: Shower Valves
Post: RE: Shower Valves

fixtureman Wrote: (12-31-2023, 07:29 AM) -- Go to a good hardware store instead -- Unfortunately we don't have one near me.
crokett™ Home Improvement 7 374 12-31-2023, 07:50 AM
  0 Thread: Shower Valves
Post: RE: Shower Valves

fixtureman Wrote: (12-30-2023, 11:49 AM) -- Why not get an access panel -- I'm trying to avoid any sort of plumbing.  Me and plumbing don't get along, at least anything do with fixtures. I will do ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 7 374 12-30-2023, 07:46 PM
  0 Thread: Shower Valves
Post: RE: Shower Valves

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (12-29-2023, 11:10 PM) -- If you don’t know the manuf. , you’ve got a tough row to hoe to find a replacement handle.  You may luck out with a generic one though and the stems te...
crokett™ Home Improvement 7 374 12-30-2023, 08:10 AM
  0 Thread: Shower Valves
Post: Shower Valves

the handle fell off the builder grade shower valve in the master shower today.  It's not a brand I've heard of, I am pretty sure it is some wholesaler/bulk brand.  I think I know why it fell off, and ...
crokett™ Home Improvement 7 374 12-29-2023, 08:39 PM
  0 Thread: Sediment Filter Problems
Post: RE: Sediment Filter Problems

DogwoodTales Wrote: (12-23-2023, 06:59 PM) -- On a side note, if feasible and affordable, maybe bypass the filter for your garden hoses. Some shark bites and Pex would make the task fairly easy and s...
crokett™ Home Improvement 20 970 12-27-2023, 01:30 PM
  0 Thread: Sediment Filter Problems
Post: RE: Sediment Filter Problems

[quote pid="8163659" dateline="1703120654"] So have you figured anything out yet? SnipeHunter had a major brown water issue (well water) with his a few years ago. I believe his problem that he trac...
crokett™ Home Improvement 20 970 12-26-2023, 10:32 AM

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