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Aug
24
comment Does this wiring look normal? If so, how can I connect a porch light to it?
@SpeedyPetey That's exactly what I did and it worked great. Can someone put this into an answer so I can give credit?
Aug
23
comment Electrical engineering background, can I do electrical work on my house
Welcome to diy.stackexchange! I'm not sure if there's a definitive answer to your question because it depends on local regional permit codes, your personal comfort level with electrical work, and the relative safety of the project you're doing. Based on the information you provided thus far, I'd venture to guess that it's something that you could do on your own but...
Aug
8
comment Why does my bathroom light go off and on after switch gets turned on
+1 for using a non-contact voltage detector. Our house had a faulty breaker so even though we thought the circuit was off... it wasn't. Thankfully we had one of those tools and found out before learning the hard way. Those tools are waaaaaaay worth it.
Aug
8
comment What type of product should I use to seal/protect the wood interior of a outdoor office?
Thanks. I thought about just leaving it bare but I worry that it would somehow deteriorate faster if I let it be exposed. Guess not?
Jul
31
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Pardon my ignorance, but what tool would I use to dig a clearing in the wall without going all the way through?
Jul
31
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Sorry... I'm not quite following. Why would I only have 1/2" of wood to work with? Would I place the pancake box inside the wall? Or on top of the exterior surface?
Jul
31
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Thank you but to reiterate, I don't have cavity space in the wall for the box. That's what I'm struggling with.
Jul
30
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Thanks. I'm pretty sure that the wire is 12 gauge (but will confirm). Does that mean that I probably can't use the pancake box?
Jul
30
comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Historically when I've mounted light fixtures in the past, there's been a metal box in the wall that I've attached to. In this case, the box doesn't exist. So my question was regard specifically how to attach the fixture to the wall in the absence of that, given the fact that I can't bury a metal box in the wall.
Jul
9
comment Generally speaking, when is it necessary to install a sub-panel for providing electricity to an outside shed/office?
@mjohns Done. :-) diy.stackexchange.com/questions/68988/…
Jul
9
comment Generally speaking, when is it necessary to install a sub-panel for providing electricity to an outside shed/office?
@mjohns Good idea. Will do.
Jul
9
comment Generally speaking, when is it necessary to install a sub-panel for providing electricity to an outside shed/office?
If I may humbly ask: what kind of things can be considered a "disconnect"? I assume that a simple wall switch wouldn't qualify.... I don't see details mention about this on the other bids nor do I recall the electricians discussing this...
Mar
14
comment What's the difference between “Wood Filler” and “Floor patch & Smoothing Compound”?
At this point I'm just planning to buy some time until the next bathroom remodel. Planning to just put a vinyl patch over it for now.
Feb
21
comment Can I glue poly supply line to a connector?
Can you provide a picture?
Feb
21
comment How can I connect a bath wall spout intended for copper to a brass water supply outlet?
@Paulster2 Thanks for the prompt feedback. Can you elaborate? I agree that I need a piece of copper pipe with some sort of adapter fitting but what is it called? Do I need to make that or do they come preassembled?
Dec
6
comment How can I make a sunken electrical outlet line up with an outlet cover?
That's EXACTLY what I'm looking for. I didn't know those actually existed lol. Thanks
Nov
16
comment How to fix a slow draining sink?
+1 for hand augers. Those are VERY helpful for all sorts of drain issues.
Sep
6
comment Where exactly does backer board need to reside in a bathroom?
Sorry - one more question: does backer board go ON TOP of drywall? Or just over the bare walls with a moisture barrier in between?
Sep
6
comment Where exactly does backer board need to reside in a bathroom?
So conversely, in areas where I'm NOT tiling, I don't necessarily need to put backer board down... right?
Sep
6
comment What is the proper way to remove plywood subfloor?
Interesting - I wonder if the terminology is a regional thing? Several sources seem to use the term "subfloor" to indicate the first floor placed on the joists. Sources: renohardwoodfloors.com/your-sub-floor-and-you-what-lies-beneath en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floor#Subfloor_construction hgtvremodels.com/interiors/anatomy-of-a-floor/index.html