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  0 Thread: wiring/conduit question
Post: RE: wiring/conduit question

(09-14-2021, 07:54 AM)srv52761 Wrote: Edit: another advantage of emt is you can forego the equipment ground conductor.  If you use 4" square boxes  and approved covers you can eliminate having to gr...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 15 579 Yesterday, 09:28 AM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw
Post: RE: Bandsaw

Walker Turner had a few different bandsaws over the years.  Go to, find your model and download the manual.  Follow the factory recommendations for tracking.
aquaticjim Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,100 07-29-2021, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: Resurfacing a fridge
Post: RE: Resurfacing a fridge

(07-02-2021, 03:48 PM)daddo Wrote: The way I like to do it.  Remove doors. Wash doors with liquid soap. Sand doors thoroughly, then sand with fine grit. Wash doors again with liquid soap. Apply pri...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 15 1,370 07-06-2021, 09:51 AM
  0 Thread: Blowing in insulation
Post: RE: Blowing in insulation

A lot of it depends on what you are using as the insulating material.  Each has its benefits, drawbacks and associated costs.
aquaticjim Home Improvement 7 760 05-06-2021, 06:37 PM
  0 Thread: How deep for 4x4 posts in concrete?
Post: RE: How deep for 4x4 posts in concrete?

(04-15-2021, 08:49 PM)rschissler Wrote: I have an elderly neighbor that wants me to help her install a couple of wood 4x4 posts in her garden.  The purpose of the posts are to hold up some string li...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 9 840 04-15-2021, 09:09 PM
  0 Thread: New water heater- sulphur smell
Post: RE: New water heater- sulphur smell

(04-07-2021, 12:29 PM)goaliedad Wrote: Had a water conditioner installed, and put in a new water heater about 6 weeks ago. Now I have a sulphur smell in the hot water Talked to water conditioner g...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 12 1,510 04-11-2021, 02:59 PM
  0 Thread: Post Frame House/Barndominium ???
Post: RE: Post Frame House/Barndominium ???

Well, without knowing what part of the country you live, it is difficult to compare.  If you live in the North, heating a building, especially on slab becomes an issue.
aquaticjim Home Improvement 4 659 04-07-2021, 02:19 PM
  0 Thread: Premature Failure of Pressure Treated (Ground Contact) wood
Post: RE: Premature Failure of Pressure Treated (Ground ...

(03-24-2021, 01:24 PM)hbmcc Wrote: I wonder if any here have experienced loss in constructed projects due to early failure of treated wood.  In 2009 I rebuilt my backyard fence. New posts rated at ...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 10 1,406 03-24-2021, 08:33 PM
  0 Thread: replace cracked conduit?
Post: RE: replace cracked conduit?

I have never been successful at removing a fitting from PVC.  The adhesives work great.  You can always hope the installer did not glue the joints correctly and the intersections can be broken apart. ...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 11 1,022 03-22-2021, 03:37 PM
  0 Thread: Grizzly Tablesaw Motor problems- rant
Post: RE: Grizzly Tablesaw Motor problems- rant

Gary Let's be honest here, you really are not angry at Grizzly as much as you are at yourself.  You found a table saw dirt cheap and knew it did not work.  You jumped on it before investigating the b...
aquaticjim Woodworking Power Tools 14 2,434 02-22-2021, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: Fireplace help
Post: RE: Fireplace help

Traditional fireplaces had their use before central heating.  Now they are for ambiance.  Burning material consumes a lot of air and must create a draft up the chimney.  It must pull air out of the ro...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 6 515 02-19-2021, 08:28 PM
  0 Thread: Decent brand of 1/4 turn shutoff valve
Post: RE: Decent brand of 1/4 turn shutoff valve

(02-19-2021, 06:49 AM)EricU Wrote: The feeling of lightness could be just the handle.  Maybe this is just a bad casting, that sort of thing does happen.  The failure is behind everything on the back...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 10 990 02-19-2021, 12:51 PM
  0 Thread: Tankless question
Post: RE: Tankless question

(02-11-2021, 02:47 PM)Andydiy Wrote: That is a really high flow rate.  The model I am looking at is their highest end consumer model they sell, and is the highest consumer BTU unit.  200K BTU and it...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 10 1,081 02-11-2021, 09:14 PM
  0 Thread: electricity for heating (HVAC + water)?
Post: RE: electricity for heating (HVAC + water)?

(02-04-2021, 08:37 AM)srv52761 Wrote: ??? This probably needs clarification. Once the electrons get to your house electricity can reach upwards towards 100% efficient. Any inefficiency is in its gen...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 11 2,387 02-08-2021, 11:12 AM
  0 Thread: Unusual water softener layout advice
Post: RE: Unusual water softener layout advice

(02-07-2021, 12:41 PM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: This is basically what we're doing except the "clean water reservoir" is under pressure. The water treatment system, now treating for both iron and PH, was...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 4 751 02-07-2021, 01:02 PM
  0 Thread: Genie garage door opener
Post: RE: Genie garage door opener

(01-19-2021, 07:45 PM)Bob10 Wrote: You know you can get a remote from your phone for that.   :laugh:   This time I am being serious I bought a light socket that works on blue tooth I can turn on the...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 18 1,817 01-20-2021, 09:15 AM
  0 Thread: Genie garage door opener
Post: RE: Genie garage door opener

Fixtureman Unfortunately, many readers find themselves compelled to reply to posts without even reading the original question.  On top of that, most have no idea what they are talking about when they...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 18 1,817 01-19-2021, 07:45 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Logs
Post: RE: Gas Logs

Vent Free gas log fireplaces are a very bad idea.  There is a reason fireplaces in new construction require a chimney.  Even the manufacturers warn about only using them for very short periods of time...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 6 724 01-12-2021, 03:08 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??
Post: RE: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??

(01-08-2021, 09:17 AM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: As long as the Tankless is sized large enough. One of the biggest problems I find while inspecting houses is that the Tankless units can have a hard time ke...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 18 1,855 01-10-2021, 08:49 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??
Post: RE: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??

(01-07-2021, 12:37 PM)fredhargis Wrote: I don't want to jump in on what seems to be a rigorous debate, but it doesn't seem to me the HP WH would run enough to make much difference in the heating and...
aquaticjim Home Improvement 18 1,855 01-07-2021, 09:51 PM

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