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by garyb
Sun May 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: "Risk of Fire! For 120 Volts Use Only!" on baseboard heater
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: "Risk of Fire! For 120 Volts Use Only!" on baseboard heater

Thanks guys, I didn't even realize they sold 240v 2' baseboard heaters! I figured due to the small size they were all 120v. So I'm just gonna return this one and get a 240v one I found instead! Thanks for the info though @Aaron, pretty interesting!
by garyb
Sat May 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: "Risk of Fire! For 120 Volts Use Only!" on baseboard heater
Replies: 3
Views: 260

"Risk of Fire! For 120 Volts Use Only!" on baseboard heater

🎶I fell in to a burning risk of fire. 🎶 Hey all, I'm replacing this 3' baseboard heater w/ a 2' heater and I noticed this 120v warning... The breaker in the panel for this "Heat" circuit has a few other existing baseboard heaters on it and it's one of the wider (double pole?) breakers... is that 240...
by garyb
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Garage Door Opener Support Brace
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Garage Door Opener Support Brace

Gary, Gary, Gary, we're gonna have to pull your DIY license. :| ;) :mrgreen: I'm assuming you mean the same holes in the joist, yes, you can reuse the holes, you will need additional lag bolts at the ends of the longer bar. The reason for the angle bracing is that it greatly reduces vibration and n...
by garyb
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Garage Door Opener Support Brace
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Garage Door Opener Support Brace

Holy Jebus! That sucker's gonna fall down!!!! :o :shock: :shock: ;) ;) :lol: :lol: A bit of an angle like that isn't going to hurt anything, the primary stress point is the other end of the travel rod where the door is lifted. This point will get shoved into the header as the traveler heads in the ...
by garyb
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

Standard rule of thumb is that your fastener length must be at least twice the thickness of what you are attaching, though in this case you would also include the drywall because it is not a structural component. Without drywall, a 3" deck screw will suffice. If you are notching for the 2x, then yo...
by garyb
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Garage Door Opener Support Brace
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Garage Door Opener Support Brace

Hi guys, Tell me if I'm overthinking this, but I'm hanging my new garage door opener motor and the way the beams behind the ceiling go don't really line up with how I'm trying to hang the support bracket thing. Ideally they would be about 4-5" back from where they are now. But I already installed th...
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

Okay awesome, thanks a bunch for the help guys!
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

How should I attach this new 2x4 to the header & top framing? do you think 2.5" screws will be ok? Or should I use 4" lag bolts? Thanks guys! If going through the drywall, you will need 4" screws or longer because you've got 2" of "dead" material you're going through before you get to the stud. Scr...
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

I think that vertical 2x4 plan may be the best/easiest route! I guess I could also cut out a hole thats almost the exact size of the vertical 2x4 to make it seem like it fits better, yeah! And caulk around/paint it after it's in maybe. How should I attach this new 2x4 to the header & top framing? do...
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

Ohhh I think I see what you guys mean, don't cut out any sheetrock and just put a flat 2x4 from bottom to top, screwing it down at both ends. Yeah that could work!
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

@Shannon So, something like this? Just cut out the sheetrock, nail the vertical backing 2x4 at an angle, into the header and the top framing, then screw a new 2x6 to the 2x4s and header?

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Thanks a ton for the help!
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

Actually on further inspection I do see that there is a 2x6 chased around the door perimeter so the vertical block I spoke of could go right from the top of it to the top corner and you should have no trouble with the spring assembly. Oh, yeah, that piece of wood at the bottom going across the top ...
by garyb
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Installing 2x4 Header for Garage Door Opener

Hey all, I'm replacing our garage door openers because they're old and crappy. The instructions say you're supposed to install the track bracket 2" above the highest point of the door. Unfortunately that spot doesn't have a header behind it, only sheetrock. The people who installed the original open...
by garyb
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(

Thanks guys, I forgot to post an update. I figured this would be a good excuse to finally buy a router, woo! https://i.imgur.com/IVlXhxo.jpg Aaaand I only had to take it off the hinges and cut some of the bottom off twice (doh). I shoulda taken more off the first time I took the door off the hinges,...
by garyb
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(

Ugh. This is annoying, and I 100% know the pain. I also have the same brand door from lowes with the same problem currently. If you find a solution, please let me know! So after carefully inspecting the threshold again this morning, I found the adjustable sill is actually already as low as it can g...
by garyb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Door Seep Binding on Threshold is back! :(

Can you get a replacement adjustable threshold piece? The reason I ask is that you could remove the one you've got and replace it with one that is adjustable. I'm guessing that you'd have to go to a door shop to find one. Thanks, good question! This is a Therma-true door: https://www.thermatru.com/...
by garyb
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Door Sweep Binding on Threshold is back! :(

Hey all, so I had an issue before while installing this exterior door where the sweep was binding to the threshold AND after getting the door installed I realized the stupid "adjustable threshold" is actually broken and doesn't adjust at all. So I'm stuck with this: https://i.imgur.com/J0Axaed.jpg M...
by garyb
Sun May 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?

Yes, for 3 hinge doors, that is correct. For two hinge doors you don't need the center screws in either the hinge side or the strike side, simply because interior doors don't need to be as secure, nor do they take the abuse. The caveat here would be if installing a solid core door, but those usuall...
by garyb
Sun May 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?

I just thought it was odd that in Shannon's video he put screws in around the hinges, THEN also put the hinge screws in... why not only use the hinge screws? That's a question for Shannon to answer. I've never bought a door with supplied screws, so I use the method I stated earlier. Personally, I d...
by garyb
Sun May 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?

Sounds to me like your rough opening isn't plumb or wide enough. ... Hey thanks for the help! Sorry, I updated my post and found that I was able to just jab-saw away the sheetrock since it wasn't flush with the studs! So that bought me a little bit of wiggle room! When I'm setting an exterior door,...
by garyb
Sun May 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: My First Deck
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: My First Deck

That looks awesome! Nice job man.
by garyb
Sun May 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Exterior Door Shim Fail? How Can I Fix?

Hi all, After installing several interior doors successfully, I'm trying my first exterior door. Shannon makes it look so easy, haha. I have the door caulked and in position. I shimmed the top and middle hinges, and shimmed the top left corner of the other side. I drove in the longer nails that came...
by garyb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring a 3-way light switch and changing the switch direction
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Wiring a 3-way light switch and changing the switch direction

emtnut wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:38 pm
Hey Gary,

No problem with reversing the traveler wires as you mentioned.

Ultimately, it's 6 of one 1/2dozen of the other ... when you flip the other switch it reverses again.
Great, thanks for the confirmation! :) The fun continues...
by garyb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring a 3-way light switch and changing the switch direction
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Wiring a 3-way light switch and changing the switch direction

Hi, super-noob-electrician Gary is back with another beginner question for you guys: I'm replacing a 3-way (well, 2-way) light switch and both switches on the wall are in the 'down' position. I connected the 'common' wire exactly how the old 'common' wire was - to the 'common' place in the new switc...
by garyb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring ground with no ground screw present
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: wiring ground with no ground screw present

That looks familiar !! ... Oh, yeah, I did 2 of those yesterday, along with a new ceiling fan :mrgreen: (Me on the ground, son in law in the attic) :o and yep, as Aaron said, the green wire is connected to the housing Yeah not my ideal use of a Sunday morning, but oh well. :D Couldn't find my screw...
by garyb
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring ground with no ground screw present
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: wiring ground with no ground screw present

Ok thanks! I figured as much but just wanted to double check! 😀
by garyb
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring ground with no ground screw present
Replies: 5
Views: 252

wiring ground with no ground screw present

Hi guys, I’m wiring a new bathroom exhaust fan - if there is no ground screw present in the unit do i just tie together the ground from the romex and the ground from the unit and call it a day?

Thanks,
-Gary
by garyb
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moving a door's strike plate right next to its old screw hole
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Moving a door's strike plate right next to its old screw hole

Hahah, thanks! :) Yeah not the most involved home repair, that's for sure. But it would be nice to be able to close and lock our bedroom door, lol. How do they get that nice factory rounded corner edge by the way? Is that done with a router?? I tried *chiseling* that rounded corner under the strike ...
by garyb
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moving a door's strike plate right next to its old screw hole
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Moving a door's strike plate right next to its old screw hole

Hi all, I need to move my door's strike plate a bit, but I'm worried if I drill a pilot hole so close to the "old" hole it'll crack and become one giant double-hole, with the screw wiggling around in there. https://i.imgur.com/tbkaQJs.jpg I think I remember seeing a method where you cram wood glue a...
by garyb
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Replacing small piece of drywall with existing moisture barrier

A. Spruce wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:52 am
Evil Orange and Lowe's sells partial sheets, which is nice if you only need a little bit, but by the time you buy one or two of those you could have purchase a whole sheet for less. Same goes for plywood too.
Right but not the moisture-resistant kind of drywall, at least around here. :(