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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Looking for tips on how to keep the lantern level on the pole? It fits over the top of the pole but there are a few millimeters of space between the lantern top and the pole base so it wiggles. There's some snap on looking things and a hole for a screw. I guess I could try finding a black...
  2. Electrical
    I have a farm and need to put in a mobile home for employee housing. I need to get power to it and am wondering the best approach. I have power running in 4 directions from a main power pole. The trailer site is located 4 to 5 hundred feet on the other side of a building that doesn't use much...
  3. Electrical
    I am looking for ideas on how people wire up pole barns. I want to side the interior with steel siding and conceal my plastic boxes from view. I see no good way to do this.
  4. Electrical
    I'm trying to identify the breakers in my breaker box because I need to plan some re-wiring of overloaded circuits and accommodate new circuits. I swear I've checked every outlet and light and there are still breakers I can't account for. These four particular breakers are unusual from the rest...
  5. Carpentry
    hey everybody im working on a small project at home its a fitness/strip pole for my living room. I got the pole down pack but i've just notice that my ceiling is on a slant??? this has poked a big hole in my progress and after moving the pole to 10 different locations i give up... is there...
  6. Electrical
    I have a 6 can/pot light configuration on a single pole switch with a twist. The hot from the box feeds the first can light which has the out from the switch and the out for another can light but i have an independent 14/2 going to a gas fireplace that has to operate indpendent of the switch...
  7. Electrical
    I have a tankless electric water heater running on two 30-amp 240 volt circuits. I want to add a 4-pole disconnect switch near the heater but I can't figure out if I need a disconnect rated at 120V (because 120V is passing through each pole of the switch) or 480V (because 480V is the total...
  8. Building & Construction
    What are the advantages/disadvantages of the different foundations? (cost, digging, labor, strength, etc) What situations are they best in, or not advised in and why? Slab Basement Crawlspace Concrete Pier Treated Pole/post From what I understand the pole type foundation seems to be the...
  9. Plumbing
    Hi, I am new to the forum and I cannot find the right towel rack to fit in the built in moldings that are part of the house. Below is a picture of the moldings, the space between them is 23in. Any help would be appreciated Thanks Snf1694
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello. Im a newbie on this site and have really appreciated this site in providing me valuable information on my first home. Here is the scenario I am dealing with now. I currently have a balcony above the garage. :eek: THis balcony is supported by one major beam (around 20 ft in length) with a...
  11. Building & Construction
    Im debating putting a slanted roof on my pole garage. Im in the building proceess and not to the roof yet, so i thought i' ask. My building will be 22' by 38'. My main concern is strength. Compared to a conventional styles roof with trusses, what is the strength difference compared to a slanted...
  12. Building & Construction
    So, wheres the best/most economical place to buy lumber and sheet metal like the kind they use for roofs? Im getting ready to start my pole garage and im tryingto figure it out. Wouldi be best off buying from Home Depot, Lowes, or another outfit? Im aslo going to look into trusses that are...
  13. Building & Construction
    So im going to build a Pole garage with dimensions 38' wide by 22' deep and an undetermined height. I dont need it to be supre tall. Ive got alot of it figured out so far i think. One thing im kind of held up on is the premit. I know that all city are different, but what is the general procedure...
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