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WillK WillK is offline

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  • About WillK
    Location
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Occupation
    Engineer
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    I'm just a lay person doing DIY as a loner. Eliminating K&T, L&P and sagging structure one room at a time.

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  • Last Activity: 12-09-2019 03:55 PM
  • Join Date: 08-29-2010
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10-17-2018
05:06 PM - WillK mentioned Fishbulb28 in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
Fishbulb28 Your post does raise...
12-06-2017
09:49 AM - WillK mentioned 012abc in post Re: Thanks.
...ular installation. @012abc I hope you're paying...
09-27-2017
09:30 PM - wagoner mentioned WillK in post Re: What do I need to know and check when buying an older home?
WillK thanks for the detai...

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12-05-2019
10:58 AM - surferdude2 quoted WillK in post Re: 1 gang box not allowed for round lamp holder?
but I'm doing this x12 and...
09:12 AM - jeffnc quoted WillK in post Re: 1 gang box not allowed for round lamp holder?
Actually this little tool ...
12-04-2019
04:25 PM - nitrorea quoted WillK in post Re: Switch and light help for beginner
Alright, well I still don'...
12-03-2019
06:36 PM - rdy2go quoted WillK in post Re: Wall heater panel next to shower enclosure
Menards has a cable based ...
01:42 PM - nitrorea quoted WillK in post Re: Switch and light help for beginner
The recessed light... when...
12:41 PM - nitrorea quoted WillK in post Re: Switch and light help for beginner
Do these 2 switches act co...
12-02-2019
05:14 PM - nitrorea quoted WillK in post Re: Switch and light help for beginner
Are you saying both lights...
11-29-2019
12:43 PM - maddog1 quoted WillK in post Re: 1 gang box not allowed for round lamp holder?
So like I said I have half...
12:15 PM - maddog1 quoted WillK in post Re: 1 gang box not allowed for round lamp holder?
So like I said I have half...
11-27-2019
04:24 PM - rdy2go quoted WillK in post Re: Wall heater panel next to shower enclosure
I did a little quick searc...
11-26-2019
02:42 PM - derrickm quoted WillK in post Re: Breaker & Line Help
See I get people questioni...
02:00 PM - derrickm quoted WillK in post Re: Breaker & Line Help
That's a hell of a table s...
11:27 AM - surferdude2 quoted WillK in post Re: 1 gang box not allowed for round lamp holder?
Well, it's not like a glue...
11-25-2019
08:46 PM - surferdude2 quoted WillK in post Re: 1 gang box not allowed for round lamp holder?
Why emt over pvc Sched 40...
10-17-2019
03:44 PM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: How to separate bathroom fan and light
Yeah... honestly, you're i...
01:37 PM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Rough electric for garage outdoor dusk to dawn light
Detatched garage, this sid...
05-05-2019
12:27 PM - 3onthetree quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
It wasn't mandatory, but i...
05-03-2019
08:40 AM - Yodaman quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
Yesterday amongst heavier ...
05-02-2019
08:17 PM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
Basics of my house: Built ...
08:06 PM - SPS-1 quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
I suspect the drain tiles ...

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Posted 11-27-2011 at 11:10 PM by WillK Comments 1
Today as I was in the process of staging tools to drop into my crawlspace, I decided to take on a relatively small task of recaulking the tub. We've lived in the house a year, and the caulk job done was bad, but when you have fire hazards, leaky roofs and a 93 year old house sitting on cement blocks instead of a foundation, caulk seems low priority.

I've suspected the house of contributing to minor but frequent colds and coughs, but I've been focussed on bigger things like having ducts...

Posted 07-22-2011 at 09:55 AM by WillK Comments 0
Posted in Project Tracker
So as I write this, I have passed my rough inspection and am now waiting for the power company to make the incoming power connections for my upgraded service entrance at its new location. After they had reviewed the new location they indicated 10 business days, which would fall some time this week, unless they had to move it back due to emergency work such as storm damage, which there has been.

Since my last post, I came to the end of my contract period at my previous job, had to do...

Posted 05-13-2011 at 01:11 PM by WillK Comments 0
Posted in Project Tracker
First off, I'd like to start by thanking everyone that contributed in answering some of the many questions I've had in various threads I've started in the process of planning and doing this project. Anyone else considering similar work would likely learn a great deal reviewing these discussions:

http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/servi...-200-a-102301/
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/servi...stions-102370/
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/wirin...stions-102299/...

Posted 03-06-2011 at 10:58 PM by WillK Comments 1
Posted in Uncategorized
At this time, the I've been working on this house for 7 months, Work during the first 3 months was done with the greatest intensity. The work since has been while living in the house. I'm not as enthusiastic about work and we had a contractor out to quote the crawlspace beam job.

Really that's not what I'm here to talk about, but since it's part of the weekend I'll touch on that briefly. The estimate we received was that it will cost 10x what materials would cost to do myself. As I...

Posted 03-04-2011 at 10:29 AM by WillK Comments 0
Posted in Project Tracker
I don't know that in my case there was much value to my current work in researching the history of my permits, but it was interesting to do this in terms of learning the story of my house. Very interesting actually.

I was actually anticipating, given the quality (lack of) of repairs that I might find that I'm the first person in the history of this house to have pulled a building permit, but there would probably be plumbing and electrical permits. It turns out I was more wrong than...
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