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Apr
22
comment Can I safely make a door frame taller?
What I ended up doing was removing the trim non-destructively. Above the door frame, it was clearly not load bearing, so I continued and was not so non-destructive. The end-result are doorways that are standard height (and I can walk through them without ducking.
Jan
22
comment How should I rewire this situation?
@C.Lang Yes, the basement is accessible. It looks like there's just enough space to get a tube in there. Is conduit next to an air vent like that, possibly touching it, safe long term?
Jan
22
comment How should I rewire this situation?
@maple_shaft yep, that was me. The previous owner clearly thought himself an electrician. He was also color blind. In a few places we can see previously layers of paint; pleasant colors like Blinding Canary Yellow and Hot Pants Pink. Makes me wonder how many times he was connecting two wires without knowing what color they were!
Jan
7
comment How do you remove Minwax stainable wood filler?
I've found that using a nice, sturdy nail (not your finger nail, obviously, an actual nail) works great for scrapping things that were used to fill in holes and cracks.
Jan
7
comment What could cause my ceiling fan light to go off after 2 seconds of being on?
Are you tripping a circuit or just the light is turning off?
Jan
1
comment Is it safe to have a gas stove on the same circuit as a couple lights
Definitely can cause nuisance tripping. Our fridge is on a circuit with an appliance outlet. It can handle one appliance at a time, but if you try using the microwave and the electric tea kettle at the same time, you'll trip it. Might happen less often with a newer fridge.
Dec
31
comment Is it safe to have a gas stove on the same circuit as a couple lights
Not unusual for my house. Gotta love living in a house previously owned by an amateur electrician.
Nov
1
comment How can I get a wire that is outside a wall to be inside a wall
@maple_shaft, the lights are all on the wall. I have huge baseboards that I could take off to get access inside the wall without too much destruction, and have located this run in the basement. Having never done anything like this before, I'm on the fence about learning more and doing it myself or hiring an electrician. It'd probably work if I did it, but probably not to code.
Oct
31
comment How can I get a wire that is outside a wall to be inside a wall
This was an excellent overview of what to expect. I've determined what these wires are for, which is lighting in the next room. So in order to do this technique, I'd need to remove a lot of drywall and drill trough a lot of studs. Is that generally the way someone would go about fixing this? This is on the first floor, so to me, I feel like this wiring should be done in the basement and come up to the lights through the floor.
Oct
31
comment How can I get a wire that is outside a wall to be inside a wall
@MichaelKaras, I believe that is an old, non-functional door bell. It was actually handing down loose; I just tucked in in that hole.