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    jw: ah. I understand. You are correct, to make...

    jw: ah. I understand. You are correct, to make them permanently accessible would not really be possible in this case without it being really ugly. it seems a different spot may be my only...
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    Jim: they are not IC cans. The small junction...

    Jim: they are not IC cans. The small junction box on the can is at the end of a metal bracket about 3--4 inches long. The box and bracket are an integral part of the can.

    hj: these would be...
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    lengthing/moving 110V wire

    I would like to add a recessed light, a couple in fact, in the ceiling of my 1st floor study. For a short time I have access from above because the flooring is being replaced on the second floor. ...
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    Here is a sketch of what I have currently. The...

    Here is a sketch of what I have currently. The duct is 3" solid duct. The hole in the roof is probably 8-10" diameter although I didn't measure.
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    On top of the hole in the roof is a...
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    Dryer vent seal by roof

    My washer and dryer are on the 2nd floor of my 2 story house. The dryer vent goes into the wall and then straight up into the attic. Once in the attic it tips to maybe 30 degrees from vertical and...
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    Do I just use some sort of construction adhesive...

    Do I just use some sort of construction adhesive to hold the foam in place?

    Do I need some sort of vapor barrier in there somewhere?

    And is it ok to leave the foam exposed or does it need to be...
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    crawlspace/under deck insulation

    I am trying to address an insulation problem that the builders of my house created. I am attaching a sketch of the area in question to hopefully make it more clear. The house is two stories and it...
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    I agree that HD and similar don't seem to carry...

    I agree that HD and similar don't seem to carry the highest quality products. It is frustrating because I figure I can pay now for something decent or pay later when I'm dealing with failures or...
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    wall cap considerations for range hood

    I have a microwave/range hood combo in my kitchen that was here when I bought the place. I did some reading and see that it can be converted from recirculating (worthless) to outside venting (yay). ...
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    booster fan ordered. Thanks for the tips there. ...

    booster fan ordered. Thanks for the tips there. Looks like the Killarney steel pan is what I'll use for the washer. Any thoughts about the dryer which has steam? I'm planning on using those...
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    For brands, I was talking about the booster. The...

    For brands, I was talking about the booster. The exact washer and dryer are already somewhat set. We're in the process of merging two homes into one and the washer/dryer in my house are 20 years...
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    ok. Something like 4 bricks, in each corner to...

    ok. Something like 4 bricks, in each corner to elevate it? Any experience with driptite and longevity?




    I certainly have noticed that in this house it always takes longer on jeans and...
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    closet light considerations

    My son has indicated that he'd like a light in his bedroom closet. His room is on the 2nd floor of a two story house. The attic is unfinished and has a pulldown trapdoor/ladder. I haven't fully...
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    dryer venting and washer pan

    Hello,

    I have two washer/dryer questions. My house is a two story house with an unfinished attic that has a pull down trapdoor/ladder. The laundry "room" is a closet on the 2nd floor. The...
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    yuck. the sharing of bathroom circuit and...

    yuck. the sharing of bathroom circuit and outdoor outlets was done by the original builder of the house which is 20-25 years old. Then again, I assume that's who used that stupid "jam the wire in...
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    the circuit I hoped to tap into is a 15 amp...

    the circuit I hoped to tap into is a 15 amp circuit and as near as I can tell it consists of 1 outlet in each of 3 bathrooms, one outlet on the front porch, and one outlet on the outside of the house...
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    adding outdoor outlet under deck

    Hello,

    I have a deck on the back of my house. The ground slopes such that if you are under the deck near the house at one end there is about 3 feet from the ground to the deck joists. As you...
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    The pipe coming up through the floor is copper...

    The pipe coming up through the floor is copper pipe. The shutoff valve is a compression fit screw on type on the end that attaches to the pipe. The output end of the shutoff valve is threaded and...
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    Actually, I think my screw up was not picking the...

    Actually, I think my screw up was not picking the toilet and carefully reading the instructions much earlier in the project. I didn't actually install the water line. I just left it where it was. ...
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    The bathroom is on the second floor. The water...

    The bathroom is on the second floor. The water pipe runs under the floor and then up through the tile floor right next to the wall. So unfortunately, opening the drywall in the wall won't help...
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    options for moving toilet water supply

    I am nearing the end of a major bathroom renovation. One of the last things was put a new toilet in. My wife picked a skirted toto toilet. I read the 12" rough-in bit, checked that my drain was...
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    I ended up using the plastic shims and it seems...

    I ended up using the plastic shims and it seems to have worked out.
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    flange too high (pvc)

    wasn't sure if I should start a new thread or tack on the other. I have PVC all the way while the other recent thread has iron in the mix.

    2nd floor bathroom. Replacing the tile floor but the...
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    thanks

    thanks for the quick reply. New trap is in and seems to be water tight. Got a bit more of that purple stuff on the sides than what I wanted which looks a little sloppy. But then again, in another...
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    2nd try on a drawing...

    ok, that text drawing didn't work at all :eek:

    I'll try again. here is a rather crude drawing of what I was trying to describe.

    -Dan
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