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Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-02-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By mpire
Re: Jammed up Faucet Sprayer ideas?

How do I get disconnect the end of sprayer from the hose?

Is there a trick to it?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By mpire
Jammed up Faucet Sprayer ideas?

I have a regular Kohler 596 faucet in my kitchen. It has a button on the end of the faucet that lets you switch between spray and straight stream. I guess its jammed up or something because its...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-25-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mpire
Re: Landscape Lighting Transformer Repair/Customize?

Ok, so here is the final update...

It all went together pretty easy. I ordered a fuse holder and some 3 amp fuses from Amazon.

I have a short somewhere when it rains, because this morning it...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mpire
Re: Landscape Lighting Transformer Repair/Customize?

Fuse and holder from Amazon on the way.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-20-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mpire
Re: Landscape Lighting Transformer Repair/Customize?

Ok, so here is what I have figured out so far.

The transformer is just a regular transformer, so the little controller module isn't necessary and probably just does the timer and light sensor. ...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mpire
Re: Landscape Lighting Transformer Repair/Customize?

Its cutting out with just a single 25w lamp connected to it using a test line. So I don't think its current draw.

So I need to find a rectifier then I guess, or just a simpler landscape lighting...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-19-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mpire
Landscape Lighting Transformer Repair/Customize?

Ok, so my landscape lighting transformer has given up the ghost.

For some reason it just blinks on and then shuts off after a second. Then in about 20 seconds it tries again. Blinks the lights...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-28-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By mpire
Re: Carport into an enclosed garage...

This is garage journal. I seriously doubt this is a challenge beyond our members.

Why not a set of sliding barn doors as an option?
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-26-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,941
Posted By mpire
Re: Always disappointed when I pay for work.

You just can't win.

I had a set of wheels painted about 5 years ago. The guy was referred by a friend. He came to my house and did them in his cart in my driveway. He did an OUTSTANDING job.
...
Forum: Garage Gallery 09-02-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 51,947
Posted By mpire
Re: Garage 2.0 - Building a Triple

Those walls look so smooth and unmolested!
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-05-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,488
Posted By mpire
Re: Ridiculous difference in prices for contracting a build

I spent more time writing specs than I did drawing when I interned for a larger ARC firm in college.

Specs are everything, big thick ones with lots of details are where its at. You can specify...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,726
Posted By mpire
Re: Home Security Systems

I am watching this thread trying to learn a few things.

I don't like wireless, just my opinion.

What is your favorite install it yourself alarm system with internet monitoring with a cell...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-23-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,726
Posted By mpire
Re: Home Security Systems

I wouldn't bother with wireless for security. I replaced mine and its so much nicer not dealing with batteries giving you faults every time a sensor battery dies.

Same goes for cameras, sure its...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-21-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By mpire
Re: Grounding wire options for cable internet line?

Its hard enough to just get two RG6 wires in that box. Its only 3/4 inch conduit.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By mpire
Re: Grounding wire options for cable internet line?

I don't have any cables that are not connected to equipment, so that shouldn't be an issue.

I have a small conduit body going into the house. I have to figure out how I want to go about putting a...
Forum: Heating and A/C 04-19-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,196
Posted By mpire
Re: Correct temp setting for attic fan

From what I have read, there is great debate on attic fans.

Mostly, because they create negative pressure in your attic that sucks the conditioned air out of your house and ends up costing you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-16-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By mpire
Re: Goop to Seal PVC threaded connectors?

Its all opened up because the cable guys destroyed the whole valve setup when they came in to bury the new cable wire. Its quite a mess. I still have to figure out the drainage issue. This pit...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By mpire
Re: Grounding wire options for cable internet line?

Well, now I have to find a ground strap that fits in a very small box.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-15-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By mpire
Re: Goop to Seal PVC threaded connectors?

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/15/b9ffd3cac49cfa924a524e2b742313ce.jpg

It's a tight fit to get 4 valves in the valve box. So they are pretty close together.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-15-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By mpire
Goop to Seal PVC threaded connectors?

So I am working on fixing my drainage and my sprinkler valves are exposed and I see a drip from one of the valves. They are threaded PVC connectors and I used Rectorseal T plus 2 on them just in...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-15-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By mpire
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-15-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By mpire
Grounding wire options for cable internet line?

So basically Comcast came out and destroyed half my yard burying a new wire, and before they were done they even managed to cut the very line that they were out to bury.

In one spot I have...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-09-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By mpire
Re: Electrolysis tank power supply options?

My uncle has had good success with a battery charger hooked to a car battery and then hooked to the tank. The float charger can't keep up, but the battery seems to make up the difference.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By mpire
Garage Door Trade Up?

One of these threads a guy put in doors and had the hardware powder coated before he installed it so it was all pretty white. I was thinking that

So my friend is going to need garage doors on...
Forum: Heating and A/C 04-03-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,665
Posted By mpire
Re: Everyone has crazy inventive heating ideas, what about crazy inventive COOLING id

Grated, I don't have a lake, but my friend does. He is building an awesome garage at the moment. He has window AC units that do the job of cooling. I was thinking of augmenting them since it gets...
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