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Jul
30
answered Can I use machine screws in wood to hang shelves?
Jul
30
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
@Tester101 Cedar clapboard, a cedar block, serious craftsman carpenters (and a builder who is a personal friend) working to match the existing 1869 (with a 1905 reno) farmhouse. They done good.
Jul
30
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
@Tester101 I had them build the platform and cut the hole. I put the box in before I wired up the fixture.
Jul
30
answered Newly framed bathroom wall not square, how bad will the tile look?
Jul
30
answered How can/should I mount this porch light?
Jul
27
answered Using fire retardant sealant for low-voltage cables through walls
Jul
26
comment Framing a window directly through a post in post-and-beam construction?
Post and beam is so far from everyday construction techniques that use of anything but an engineer's analysis just seems wrong. The kings and jacks at the sides, and hte loads they support are totally different from conventional stick construction.
Jul
26
answered How can I keep a door open wide enough for my cat to get through but not my big dog?
Jul
26
comment Max gap size for effective drywall joint compound
+1 Also the OP may want to try to make sure that the patch is fairly level with the surrounding wall. The edge on the left of the picture looks a little low. A thin shim behind the patch could be used to level.
Jul
26
revised Can a recessed IC-rated housing be in contact with nonmetallic sheathed cable?
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Jul
26
answered Can a recessed IC-rated housing be in contact with nonmetallic sheathed cable?
Jul
26
comment What and how many appliance can share a room?
+1 But @friedo 's comment does impact the layout of the room and that might be constrained by its size.
Jul
26
answered Is it safe or normal to close/cover junction boxes but use existing line to power new boxes just a few (6-12) inches away from the old ones?
Jul
25
comment Grounded outlet has ground wire attached to neutral post, neutral wire isolated and not connected
@AloysiusDefenestrate That sure looks like the right provision. Why not offer it as an answer?
Jul
25
comment stuck screw now stripped when trying to remove outdoor faucet handle
Is the screw head flush with the handle or is it round and sticking up from the handle?
Jul
25
answered 4' double fluorescent lights fixture
Jul
24
comment I broke the knockouts on the blue receptacle boxes while doing electrical rough in. Now what?
@Kris Here we go with the plastic vs. metal fight again ...
Jul
24
comment I broke the knockouts on the blue receptacle boxes while doing electrical rough in. Now what?
The code (314.17) allows cables without clamps on smaller single gang boxes if the cables are stapled within 8 inches of the box. If knockouts are out only in single gang boxes, only in holes filled with cable and stapled, you should be OK.
Jul
24
comment Wood Species to replace small bed frame piece
Maple would be fine too. Poplar would work, but it is a little softer than the other two. Also, consider gluing as well as screwing. A much stronger joint.
Jul
24
answered Wood Species to replace small bed frame piece