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  0 Thread: Venting exhaust fan air when replacing a roof
Post: RE: Venting exhaust fan air when replacing a roof

You do not give a location, but here in Iowa I am always concerned with condensation. Make sure they insulate the straight, smooth tube (not corrugated flex) then insulate some more. Above the roof i...
srv52761 Home Improvement 6 438 04-08-2021, 04:46 PM
  0 Thread: Anybody use "811" successfully?
Post: RE: Anybody use "811" successfully?

Maybe a regional thing.  Very punctual in Central Iowa. But, very expensive. They came to locate a path from our house to my shed when I was trenching for electrical.  My wife mentioned to him that ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 10 608 04-06-2021, 07:20 AM
  0 Thread: Should I get rid of my old Bosch router?
Post: RE: Should I get rid of my old Bosch router?

I am not so much a hoarder as a sentimentalist.  When I look at my tools I see the projects.  "Ahhh, those chisels I used to make the dovetails on my daughter's toy box.".... I still have my dad's Cr...
srv52761 Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,110 03-27-2021, 09:38 AM
  0 Thread: Sheetrock Repair ?
Post: RE: Sheetrock Repair ?

If the house is moving (causing cracks at the door), they sometimes reappear.  They make an “elasticized” repair kit. I had good results with a recurring ceiling crack that formed at the intersection...
srv52761 Home Improvement 12 596 03-25-2021, 11:39 AM
  0 Thread: replace cracked conduit?
Post: RE: replace cracked conduit?

From your photo I don't see any way to install a junction box or LB, AND an expansion fitting.  You mention freeze/thaw cycle.  Without a way to accommodate frost heave I see the same thing happening ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 11 530 03-23-2021, 07:01 AM
  0 Thread: replace cracked conduit?
Post: RE: replace cracked conduit?

The thawing and freezing of the soil probably caused this.  NEC now requires expansion fittings when frost heave may affect the conduit.   Interduct makes a split conduit repair kit. You don't have a...
srv52761 Home Improvement 11 530 03-22-2021, 03:48 PM
  0 Thread: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!
Post: RE: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!

Had posted this earlier, but then realized my fridge is pretty old.  Had to check a different fridge.   "The refrigerator is as low as it goes... With the leg levelers attached?  If it is like ours yo...
srv52761 Home Improvement 32 1,443 03-21-2021, 01:21 PM
  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right ...

Remember, the goal is to transfer the load to the sister.   As TDKPE mentioned: - The force at any screw will be shear.  If you do not glue the sister then consider structural screws (I would use thos...
srv52761 Home Improvement 13 895 03-16-2021, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: How to unstuck this bolt?
Post: RE: How to unstuck this bolt?

(03-14-2021, 02:03 PM)atgcpaul Wrote: Good news, that worked very easily so thanks for that. Bad news, the ceramic bulb base is broken so now I need to replace the whole head after I drill out the ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 5 591 03-14-2021, 06:26 PM
  0 Thread: Garage electrical??
Post: RE: Garage electrical??

(03-03-2021, 01:04 PM)Eurekan Wrote: One additional suggestion for you. Hopscotch your circuits along a wall. Space them about 3 ft apart and alternate the circuits. If you run multi heavy duty syst...
srv52761 Home Improvement 14 1,110 03-03-2021, 04:13 PM
  0 Thread: 100' 20/30 amp wiring
Post: RE: 100' 20/30 amp wiring

(03-02-2021, 11:46 AM)TDKPE Wrote: Forgot about that.  Quite right.  And a good option for the OP's neighbor as it eliminates the subpanel and I think the grounding electrode system if there aren't ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 9 513 03-02-2021, 12:56 PM
  0 Thread: 100' 20/30 amp wiring
Post: RE: 100' 20/30 amp wiring

p (03-02-2021, 08:24 AM)TDKPE Wrote: That's all from memory, so hopefully I haven't given any bad info.   :raised: Sounds right to me.  He does have some options.  If he goes uf the choice is direc...
srv52761 Home Improvement 9 513 03-02-2021, 11:31 AM
  0 Thread: Changing Router Market?
Post: RE: Changing Router Market?

Black and Decker has purchased several brands.  They marketed on the brand name's reputation for a time, but then as one brand was competing with its own other brand they started streamlining their pr...
srv52761 Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,162 02-22-2021, 11:29 AM
  0 Thread: Venting clothes dryer thru roof?
Post: RE: Venting clothes dryer thru roof?

Snow on the roof in Michigan, direct path back to the dryer for condensation, passing through unheated attic, regular cleaning g maintenance..... No experience with that in Iowa.  It is good you are ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 7 587 02-21-2021, 06:38 PM
  0 Thread: Hot Water Recirculation Pumps
Post: RE: Hot Water Recirculation Pumps

(02-19-2021, 08:06 AM)crokett™ Wrote: Yes. that answers a lot of my questions.  thanks.  The hard part will be getting power to it.  I'll have to try to fish power down the wall from one of the vani...
srv52761 Home Improvement 8 674 02-19-2021, 08:30 AM
  0 Thread: electricity for heating (HVAC + water)?
Post: RE: electricity for heating (HVAC + water)?

(02-03-2021, 06:08 PM)Ovirst Wrote: Well, I cannot say that the electricity is a bad option for heating, however it is not that efficient and it is a bit more costly compared to the natural gas. I u...
srv52761 Home Improvement 11 2,016 02-04-2021, 08:37 AM
  0 Thread: Lumber Rack
Post: RE: Lumber Rack

16” o.c. is way overkill in that pic.
srv52761 Woodworking 8 1,000 01-28-2021, 10:26 AM
  0 Thread: Deck railing conundrum
Post: RE: Deck railing conundrum

It is the bottom rail that is problematic.  Eliminate it.   Add decorative balusters.  Easier to meet the 4” requirement edit: nix on the decorative, go with straight chamfered 2x2 or similar so the ...
srv52761 Home Improvement 17 1,269 12-17-2020, 08:47 PM
  0 Thread: Light Switch Wires
Post: RE: Light Switch Wires

Also. If the device is controlled from two or more locations, I think you only need the neutral in one switch.
srv52761 Home Improvement 13 1,876 12-03-2020, 07:09 PM
  0 Thread: Light Switch Wires
Post: RE: Light Switch Wires

May look like this (minus the bare equipment ground conductor), although they may have switched the black and white wires on the switch leg. You can check that when you open the light junction box. If...
srv52761 Home Improvement 13 1,876 12-01-2020, 02:59 AM

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