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  1. Plumbing
    Hello! First timer on this forum. I've looked at a few posts with a similar question, but my situation may be a bit different. I am looking to put a shower in the basement. There is an existing floor drain that the washing machine and a sink drain into (through buried lines), and it is gravity...
  2. Plumbing
    Hi everybody. I live in Alameda county and the house is old, with the water heater underneath it crammed into a small space. As such, it is a short model which seems to be more expensive. I want to move the water heater into the garage, which is a detached structure with a roof just in front of...
  3. Electrical
    I am wiring an addition to our house. I will have a switch box by the back patio door. One switch to control the lights in the room, and one switch to control the soffit lights outside. I am thinking that in the future we may want more lights in the backyard, and so am thinking of using a 3...
  4. Electrical
    I want to put crown moulding around top but the Potlight on right side is in the way. I’d like to just drywall over it but that’s not to code, yes? And we’re having an electrical inspection. What can we do? Without ripping out massive amount of drywall to properly remove the wiring? (Plus spray...
  5. Building & Construction
    Good evening all, Having a contractor reface my deck and install new footings. See picture of the 4 6x6 installed to hold the rim joist. They notched each column, but noticed the corner notched beam is NOT holding the rim joist. See the picture and the clear gap. All the weight for the deck...
  6. Electrical
    Wow glad I found this hopefully this helps. Building a ground mount 50 kw (if allowed to) grid tied system. Have to go under a State Hwy. I would like to use UF as it's easier to install. pretty sure I will need to run 24'3" of conduit under the States ROW (using a mole). Can I run UF inside...
  7. Electrical
    Hi Community, I am looking for someone to double check my wiring layout of a bathroom light/fan/nightlight that I want to install. Also seeking some guidance on making this code compliant. I have a basic knowledge in a lot of areas including wiring and electrical. I am very careful to not go...
  8. Building & Construction
    I'm 71 and the house is a year or two older than me. Basement stairs need a redo. The basement stairs follow the line of the stairs to the second floor and there is not much I can do about that. The treads are 2x10 nominal x 36 approx. The three stringers appear to be fine. But the treads...
  9. Electrical
    My childhood home was built in 1942. 2 bedroom 1 bath, partly-finished partial basement. Oil furnace, water heater, and dryer converted from gas to electric sometime before my parents bought it in 1964. The service panel had two main disconnects, pull-out modules with 30A cartridge fuses...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I am working on the finishes for a new home build that will be breaking ground in at least a month and I have an extensive history of remodeling kitchens/baths etc. That being said, I have always liked the idea of using something like a shadow bead for the drywall and that has led me down the...
  11. Plumbing
    I need to tap into the existing natural gas line under my house in the crawlspace to power a tankless water heater. The problem, of course, is I have a fireplace and a range that are downstream from the point at which I need to tap in. It's impractical to unscrew every single fitting after the...
  12. Electrical
    I installed a new circuit for 3 countertop outlets in a kitchenette in the basement. These have already been inspected (WA State) and passed. 2 of the outlets on one side of the J box are 120v, 20amp outlets, and the one on the other side of the J box is a GFCI outlet. They are connected to a...
  13. HVAC
    I am new here. I hope someone can give me some suggestions. I have a Goodman GMVC950905DXAC. 90,000 btu high efficiency propane furnace. I think it is about 7 or 8 years old. The problem is its blowing cold air. The diagnostic code is E3 which the reference says refers to the high limit...
  14. Electrical
    Hi, I'm planning on installing non-IC recessed lights in the basement. I have an open ceiling where i can see the joists. These recessed lights would be new construction. I would like to know the code on this and how I can pass. Can anyone help me please? Thanks. Jason
  15. Building & Construction
    Hello! New member here....My husband and I are avid DIYers, but recently opted to contract out the installation of a complete foundation for our new home. It has been a nightmare. We desperately need some direction and advice, so please if anyone is familiar with the proper way to install a pier...
  16. Electrical
    My main panel is on the south side of home (basement access - finished). I am adding a new garage stall on the north side of the house and need/want additional circuit. I would prefer not to run under ground since yard is all finished with patio and driveway. Can a subpanel line be run...
  17. Electrical
    Hello all First I'm not a pro, I do and will make mistakes, and this may be my first one on the forum...:wink2: Nevertheless, I'm building a pergola, and I'm having a doubt concerning my wiring... This built is "officially permitted" and I will have an electrical inspection later...
  18. Electrical
    I had an inspector tell me that some exposed romex cables in my home need to be covered in order to pass inspection. Attached to this post are images that show a few situations where the romex cables are exposed. In particular going into a garbage disposal, my dishwasher, and a cabinet above...
  19. Building & Construction
    I've started digging footings for a deck at my home in Nashville. 12'x16', supported by a ledger fastened to house's rim joist on one end, and a dropped beam on 3 supports on the other end. The joist span will be around 11'. I did the research, brought my plans in to the codes office (nobody...
  20. Plumbing
    is this kitchen pipe up to code? My plumber said is not. he has to reconfigure the plumbing for the new kitchen sink and he says he cannot cut it because of the patchwork that was previously done by other owners. he wants to open up the wall and replace that pipe.
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