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by blaubner
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weather proof box
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Weather proof box

I'm pretty stubborn and want to see just one box. Let's say I'm installing a 2 gang box here with an outlet and a switch. I'm using 12/2 wire. The circuit will not terminate at this box. Am I going to have trouble trying to pigtail both the outlet and the switch together? Four wires coming together ...
by blaubner
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weather proof box
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Weather proof box

Makes sense! Thanks for chiming in.
by blaubner
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Weather proof box
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Weather proof box

I have a circuit that leaves my house through the plastic conduit shown in the attached photo. The dedicated circuit terminates in my shed and powers an outlet and a ceiling lamp. I want this circuit to serve more than my shed. What type of box should I use to turn this plastic conduit elbow into an...
by blaubner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: 58 Year Old Closet Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: 58 Year Old Closet Flange

The floor of this room is at the same level as the rest of the home. I believe the pipe is cast iron. I removed something that was cast iron as well. It looked something like the attached image, only 58 years old and cracked into two pieces. I'm going to replace the floor in this room and will bump ...
by blaubner
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: 58 Year Old Closet Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 452

58 Year Old Closet Flange

I bought a house built in 1961. The home is built on a concrete slab. I live in the south east. One of the bathrooms clearly had water damage when I bought the home. I’ve noticed now that a substantial amount of water was coming out from the bottom of the toilet when flushed. I removed the toilet to...
by blaubner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aluminum threshold is off
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Aluminum threshold is off

Both good options. Thank you. Shannon, did the additional sweep interfere with the closer arm? I’m waiting to install the arm until I figure out this gap. I’ve also thought about “extending” the threshold by installing a piece of wood on the deck flush with the exterior wall. Not sure how that would...
by blaubner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aluminum threshold is off
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Aluminum threshold is off

I just installed a storm door and the existing aluminum threshold is short by at least an inch. What are my options here? Should I remove the existing threshold and install a new one? I don’t think I could move the existing threshold and still have a seal on both doors.
by blaubner
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I cap this vent now?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Can I cap this vent now?

That's a bummer. This thing is an eyesore. Thanks for weighing in.
by blaubner
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I cap this vent now?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Can I cap this vent now?

My home once had a septic tank, which has been disconnected and filled in. The home is currently hooked up to city sewer. I have an exterior PVC pipe that vents above my roof line. My washing machine discharges into this pipe. Nothing else is using the pipe (that I can see). Do you think this pipe w...
by blaubner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Flush beam deck

I like that idea. Thank you.
by blaubner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Flush beam deck

Thanks for weighing in, Shannon. Another question for those interested. I'm going back and forth on how to anchor the posts to the ground. The clearance between deck top and grade is tightest right off the back door at 15 inches. That doesn't leave a lot of space for the post after you subtract the ...
by blaubner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Flush beam deck

Thanks for the input, Spruce. Six inches seems like a lot of overhang for the decking, but I guess people won’t really be walking that close to the house anyways.
by blaubner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Flush beam deck

I'm trying to envision how to build a deck in my backyard. I do not want the deck attached to the home with a ledger board. I want the deck to float. The distance from the backdoor to grade is approximately 15 inches. Let me know if you disagree with any of these thoughts. - I don't have enough clea...
by blaubner
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 60 foot gutter run
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: 60 foot gutter run

Thanks for the information. I’ll get a quote from a local shop and see how much seamless will be. I live in the south east so little chance of freezing.
by blaubner
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 60 foot gutter run
Replies: 4
Views: 108

60 foot gutter run

Planning to install aluminum gutters along a straight run of about 60 feet. I’m going to pitch the gutters from the middle; one run heading left for 30 feet and one heading right the other 30 feet. Should I start the apex where two 10 foot sections are joined, or can I start the apex in the middle o...
by blaubner
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Carport concrete floor crack
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Carport concrete floor crack

Thank you gentlemen for your input. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but now I know.
by blaubner
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Carport concrete floor crack
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Carport concrete floor crack

The concrete slab in my carport has some cracks in it. Looks like the previous owner used caulk to fill the cracks, but that caulking has weathered and is beginning to separate. Recommendations for leveling this slab? Should I consider using a self-leveling compound? The carport has a door to the la...
by blaubner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box

Thanks for the quick reply. The old wire does looks metallic on the exterior, and the box that houses a three pronged outlet is metal. I used a multimeter to test the three prong outlet on the old circuit for ground but did not find one. Maybe I did that wrong? Put the two test leads into the recept...
by blaubner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box
Replies: 3
Views: 149

New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box

I want to install a new wall outlet for a mounted TV. There is an existing outlet below the TV, but that outlet is on a circuit that looks original with the house (home was built in 1961). When I looked at the existing (old) outlet, I noticed that the wiring does not have a ground. Further inspectio...