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by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Thanks
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Oh Yes. Do I cap both ends of the Red Wire ? :)
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

And reminding me to cap the red wire :)
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Thanks for your input - Very much appreciated..
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Guys,
Checking Amazon, there are a slew of them along with the boxes... Not quiet sure which ones to use. Can you or someone recommend which ones to buy and the type of box ?
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Hi Guys,
I just checked and its pretty thick compared to the other wires. It has on it, 10-3 with a ground.
so Basically I need to replace the receptacle with a new one -that you have listed -
'a NEMA 14-30 (or a NEMA L14-30 for a twist-lock type plug)' ?
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Guys,
Not sure that I added the attachments..

Please confirm..
by vmlopez
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Dryer outlet - Not used

Hi Guys,
I removed the cover and this shows that it has 4 wires: Attached is a snap shot.
1- Ground
1-Black
1-White
1-Red


Please let me know if you need any more info and what would be my next step:
by vmlopez
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dryer outlet - Not used
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Dryer outlet - Not used

Hi guys, I have a dryer outlet that we never used when the house was built. We are in the process of buying an RV that has 30 amp/120 power and we were thinking of using the outlet but this outlet is rated as 30 amp 125/250V. I was thinking of just replacing the old dryer out with an 30 amp 120 RV o...
by vmlopez
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapor Barrier -
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Vapor Barrier -

thanks
by vmlopez
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapor Barrier -
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Vapor Barrier -

Hi,
I don't have any issues finding the right type of vapor barrier. Found a few brands at Lowes and at Home Depot. What I'm having a problem is finding the right acoustical sealant described in your video.
If you can let me know what brand you used it would be helpful.

Thanks again
by vmlopez
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapor Barrier -
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Vapor Barrier -

all, I'm ready to install a vapor barrier over my framing that I just completed (all electrical is done) along with installing Rockwool batt insulation. In reviewing your video on installing a vapor barrier , I didn't noticed the products used. If you could, can you list the products you used and th...
by vmlopez
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

Thanks for the info, I was wondering why these pipes were NOT run through the joist to begin with. Just makes it harder to hide them. I'll take a shot at boxing them in. I might just have enough room above the windows. Thanks again, much appreciated. Is there a section on your site for the process t...
by vmlopez
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

forgot the mention. The lowest point of the pipes is 4 " from the joist.
by vmlopez
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

Hi Guys, I'm almost done with framing my basement. Again thanks for all of your input. Its been a great help. In one section of my basement, in front of my basement windows, there are a set of pipes- 4 of them close together and one pipes is about 43 " from the other 4 and 23 " from the wall. I have...
by vmlopez
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Basement stairs

I plan on adding the risers and replacing the plywood steps with new treads. nothing fancy.
by vmlopez
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Basement stairs

all, I have attached pictures of my basement stairs. Pretty plain as you see see right through them. They have no risers. I'm preparing to frame around these stairs and looking for the best way to deal with these. As you can see there isn't much to these stairs where I will need to finish them also....
by vmlopez
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing for a door opening
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Framing for a door opening

Thanks for your quick response. Much appreciated...I'll confirm that these doors are actually Louvered doors..
by vmlopez
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing for a door opening
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Framing for a door opening

Hi guys, I plan on using a louver door to the opening where both the hot water heater and furnace are located. this is the info on the door I was planning to install: https://m.lowes.com/pd/Masonite-Classics-White-Solid-Core-Pine-Bi-Fold-Closet-Interior-Door-with-Hardware-Common-36-in-x-80-in-Actual...
by vmlopez
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Double or Single top plates
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Double or Single top plates

Thanks guys for the Info. This is a basement remodel so I'll be using a single top plate..
by vmlopez
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Double or Single top plates
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Double or Single top plates

all,
I have order all of my lumber and a question I have ( should have asked before I ordered the lumber) when is it required to use two top plates instead of one in a basement ??
by vmlopez
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement framing -
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Basement framing -

Thanks guys.. Much appreciated
by vmlopez
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement framing -
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Basement framing -

All,
I noticed a video on the kinds of laser leveling devices. I was wondering if these can be also used to frame a basement so I can get a straight line both on the floor and across the joists and what kind ?

Doesn't seem that my walls are plumb or the floor is level.

thanks in advance.
by vmlopez
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Basement stairs - Framing
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Basement stairs - Framing

All,
is there any info on this site for framing around basement stairs on both sides ?
I checked and didn't see any.

attached is a snap shot of the stairs as they look now..

thanks in advance.
by vmlopez
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: how much space should i leave between framing and basement wall
Replies: 1
Views: 151

how much space should i leave between framing and basement wall

I just have completed insulating my basement walls with Roxul Comfort Board - 1.25 in. thickness. Question is : when I start framing my walls - How far from the basement wall should I start from ? Should I frame tight to the wall or use the 3/12 distance for the width of the Batt insulation that I w...
by vmlopez
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating the Basement walls
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Insulating the Basement walls

Hi guys, I've done most of the walls with FOAMULAR® 150 Rigid Foam but I've come to the area where both the Hot water heater and furnace are located. There isn't much room behind both. Furnace has 2" and the hot water heater is really close less then 1" . The distance between the two is 17 1/2 in. I...
by vmlopez
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement floor/refinishin
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Basement floor/refinishin

I'll be using Dricore sub flooring. thanks for the response.
by vmlopez
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement floor/refinishin
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Basement floor/refinishin

hi guys,
I noticed cracks in the basement floor. Do I need to repairs these before I put in any type of flooring for my basement ?
by vmlopez
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing around obstacles
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Framing around obstacles

Thanks for your quick response.. Much appreciated.
by vmlopez
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing around obstacles
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Framing around obstacles

hi,
Another issue that I have noticed when cleaning the basement walls. There are numerous areas where there are chunks of concrete sticking out from the basement walls. I have attached a picture.

What is the best way to remove these without spending a LOT of monies ?