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Forum: Lighting & Electrical Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cieling Fan & Speed Controller

I'm thinking that your fans may not be compatible with the control you selected. The fan instructions call out:

"Some fan motors are sensitive to signals from Solid State variable speed controls....
Forum: Lighting & Electrical Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cieling Fan & Speed Controller

Ah. I missed that you were talking about the one that the fans came with.

When you say you wired them like lights, is that white to white and black to black?
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cieling Fan & Speed Controller

There you have it. You need to meet both conditions in the instructions. You can only use the controller with one fan AND with a load less than 1 A.

The electronics in fan motors and the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By wssix99
Re: Two post lift concrete thickness

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This will increase your chance of getting cracks around the lift, so the best thing to do is have a consistent thickness across the slab.

Since your reinforcing (it is designed to control the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-13-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cracks in a fairly new slab

+1

If those dark lines are expansion joints and there is nothing else - then these cracks would be totally consistent with what would happen (due to shrinkage stresses) if no saw cut joints were...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By wssix99
Re: Hanging Overhead Storage: Screw or Nail?

If you are asking this question, then you are planning on loading the trusses beyond what they are designed to hold. Those things are not designed for point loads hanging underneath. (Only...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By wssix99
Re: Pad thickness

Be sure to add an inch for variability across the slab and maybe more if you are going to do an insulated slab.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

With the exception of a few wildly exotic (ie: expensive) exceptions, all concrete cracks because it shrinks as it cures. This causes tension in the slab (concrete is weak in tension) and it breaks...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-01-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

Right. This is perfectly fine for retrofitting an existing slab. It just creates problems if applied to only a small area of a new pour, like the OP is doing.

For a new pour, the Mohawk guide...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

^ You misread this document and took the rebar spec out of context. You need to read pages 2 and 3. There, you will find that the manufacturer recommends a "contiguous single slab" with the same...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

This will greatly increase the likelihood of cracking. If you think I'm making this up, you can check out an authoritative reference, (not the internet) like one of the concrete institutes. They...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

It only gets confusing if you stray away from the manufacturers' recommendations. If you do a slab, with a common thickness, and a consistent reinforcing method throughout (like they recommend) -...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

With a very few exceptions for commercial/industrial floors, rebar and mesh do the exact same thing - they resist shrinkage cracking.

The resistance to cracking is proportional to the cross...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-29-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

:headshake I suppose its too late to get a new builder?

Here's the authority on this thing: ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-27-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By wssix99
Re: Attached Garage Concrete Thickness

I think this sums it up well. The ONLY justification I've seen not to put a vapor barrier in is for commercial floors that have worries with curling. (A residential garage wouldn't have such...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By wssix99
Re: Can you help me judge this photo?

If what you illustrated was poured AND:
the footers in the picture were not very deep AND:
if the footers were not engineered

- then what you have is very dangerous for a 2 post lift, whether or...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By wssix99
Re: Poured concrete building

I highly recommend this - particularly if you are going to heat/cool the space. My wife (yes, you are reading that correctly) just built me an entire tall house made of ICF:
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,693
Posted By wssix99
Re: drywall vs. OSB vs. plywood for walls

This is not true. If you use interior drywall in an unconditioned space, of course it will fall apart.

There is a different exterior drywall product that should be used in these situations. (You...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,845
Posted By wssix99
Re: Tree root destroying driveway and fence

I just had to deal with a similar situation...



Right! Cutting just the root is a recipe for disaster. However, the weight of the branches above will cause the tree to fall on the OP's...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By wssix99
Re: Best Glue for Plastic?

It looks like XENOY is a Sabic trademark. They say that epoxy will work: http://www.pod-sabic-ip.com/KBAM/Reflection/Assets/Thumbnail/10581_7.pdf
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By wssix99
Re: Best Glue for Plastic?

Before you do anything, check the two or three letter code on the back of the part. That will tell you the exact type of plastic and you can use that info to choose the best repair material.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,525
Posted By wssix99
Re: Post signs that declare i have video cameras watching you an my property or not ?

You might want to ask a lawyer in your area. I understand that in some areas, you need a sign in order to use the video as evidence of a crime and if you do use the cameras, you may be under some...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By wssix99
Re: Cement Flooring

This all depends on how far apart your saw cut joints are going to be on the floor. If you space them close together (10 feet) or don't care about small shrinkage cracks, wire could be fine. If you...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,837
Posted By wssix99
Re: MaxJax Custom Install - Porsche 993

If your slab is a slab on-grade, that rebar is most likely to control shrinkage cracking. Some slabs have rebar for bending resistance, but those are typically commercial slabs under very heavy...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By wssix99
Re: Hoist to Second Floor - Planning a garage addition

How long of a beam are you thinking about?
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