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Apr
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comment Sash window design / security - parting bead vulnerable to attack?
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Apr
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comment Sash window design / security - parting bead vulnerable to attack?
@WhatEvil I'm still not sure this is a woodworking question since woodworkers don't necessarily know about window construction. However, you do give a basic primer. It would be helpful if you added labels to the various parts of the windows for clarity.
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Jan
27
revised Do I need a junction box for a hardwired stove?
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Jan
27
comment Do I need a junction box for a hardwired stove?
The stove included instructions for hard wiring in addition to installing a cord with a 3- or 4-prong plug. I guess I wasn't very clear in my question but the cable from the breaker panel is huge--definitely at least 10 ga. But thanks for the safety recommendations.
Jan
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answered Do I need a junction box for a hardwired stove?
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Dec
27
comment How to disconnect a weird looking wire
It's also nice to have a non-contact voltage tester for peace of mind to verify the circuit is off.
Dec
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Dec
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Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I forgot to mention, but the bottom toe-kick area of the cabinets is recessed so it may be difficult or impossible to get a circular saw or jigsaw flush with the side of the cabinet. Does that make sense? Maybe it's not as deep as I think; I'll have to check if the blade reaches. Also is there any particular blade or technique you'd recommend for cutting the laminate countertop without chipping it? Or is that not really a problem?
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I forgot to mention there's also a recessed toe-kick at the bottom, but I think that's pretty standard too.
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I'm not at home right now but it's a pretty standard drop-in stove setup. The oven is against a wall, not in an island. Wood cabinets and '70s harvest gold laminate countertop on both sides. Metal trim at corners. I don't recall for certain, but I think there's about a 4" tall backsplash running the entire length of the countertop. If I remember I'll try to add a photo later.
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Dec
7
comment PAR 38 LED in a PAR 30 recessed can
I suspect it would be fine given that my outdoor PAR38 fixtures aren't vented and don't leave much of an air gap, but if you end up having several LED bulbs fail prematurely I wouldn't rule out a heat problem. Some LED bulb housings are basically large metal heat sinks with fins that allow for venting and heat dissipation.
Dec
6
comment How do I add a P-Trap to a copper drain?
FYI I didn't have a pipe cutter so I tried a hacksaw to cut off a drain pipe but had trouble because of the tight quarters. What worked for me was an oscillating tool with a flush-cut blade.
Dec
6
asked What methods are allowed by code to convert a kitchen sink drain pipe from copper to PVC?