Brag / Complain About a DIY Project Thread

Gamble

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Loving my hideit mounts. Easy install

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importcrew

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I must be living under a rock because I just found out about them a month ago and immediately ordered it
I remember when I first found out about them. Immediately bought it and bought them for every console after that. Best decision. The mount I have for my ps5 has a piece that sticks out for a controller, however I use it for my headset and just have my controllers on the mantle in a dual charger.
 

Mr_Roboto

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So, power went out in the garage today for the outlets. Thinking it was the breaker (the contact had gotten hot) I swapped it out. Still nothing. I started metering things and via running an extension cord out to the garage there was not a hot or neutral. :wtf: After that, I'm thinking something happened with the line but I never smelled anything so I'm kind of surprised. Call an electrician, he asks what era the house is built in. I tell him it was the 90s. His reply was check the GFCIs. Sure as shit, there's one in the up stairs bathroom that runs the garage as well.

Building codes musta been fucking weird in that era. I think I'm going to alter this next year as I'm not especially fond of this idea at all quite bluntly by running a few circuits out to the garage.

I really want to do a sub panel, but need to figure out legalities and all that shit. Something I could run a future electric car, my welder, air compressor etc. off of. At least 30A 240V and probably 50-60A 240V.
 
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So, power went out in the garage today for the outlets. Thinking it was the breaker (the contact had gotten hot) I swapped it out. Still nothing. I started metering things and via running an extension cord out to the garage there was not a hot or neutral. :wtf: After that, I'm thinking something happened with the line but I never smelled anything so I'm kind of surprised. Call an electrician, he asks what era the house is built in. I tell him it was the 90s. His reply was check the GFCIs. Sure as shit, there's one in the up stairs bathroom that runs the garage as well.

Building codes musta been fucking weird in that era. I think I'm going to alter this next year as I'm not especially fond of this idea at all quite bluntly by running a few circuits out to the garage.

I really want to do a sub panel, but need to figure out legalities and all that shit. Something I could run a future electric car, my welder, air compressor etc. off of. At least 30A 240V and probably 50-60A 240V.
Can't believe they tied the bathroom circuit GFCI in with the garage :ROFLMAO: Oh shit, wait, I can. My "powder room" is next to my garage, so those are on the same circuit. But those two areas combined only have two duplex outlets (one duplex in bathroom, one duplex in garage). Thinking about it, would hate for someone to trip the GFCI then not be able to open the garage door from outside.
 

Mr_Roboto

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Can't believe they tied the bathroom circuit GFCI in with the garage :ROFLMAO: Oh shit, wait, I can. My "powder room" is next to my garage, so those are on the same circuit. But those two areas combined only have two duplex outlets (one duplex in bathroom, one duplex in garage). Thinking about it, would hate for someone to trip the GFCI then not be able to open the garage door from outside.

The lights and door are separated. No need for gfi there
 

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Can't believe they tied the bathroom circuit GFCI in with the garage :ROFLMAO: Oh shit, wait, I can. My "powder room" is next to my garage, so those are on the same circuit. But those two areas combined only have two duplex outlets (one duplex in bathroom, one duplex in garage). Thinking about it, would hate for someone to trip the GFCI then not be able to open the garage door from outside.
My 1980's house has the same shit. Garage and powder room are together. Upstairs bathroom on one side of the house had a loose wire which was why my wife's walk in closet (on the other end of the house) had no power for it's light. I ran a new 20amp circuit when we redid that bathroom and will have to do the same for our master bathroom to meet code.
 

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House is built in the 30’s, electric was redone at least once since then as I have conduit and no knob and tube. I don’t even try to figure out my electric. It works, I don’t question it. Originally had a boiler and radiators but has been upgraded to hvac, still have a coal chute on the side of the house though. I have neighbors with boilers and 2 prong outlets throughout their entire house.
 

Lead Pipe

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Do you do anything after the first pour? Like any kind of sanding to smooth it out? Second application? I'm also a complete noob when it comes to that.
The first first coat was to seal some of the knots. After this coat we’ll probably scuff it with some 400 grit and re-apply.

I bought a laminate counter top for the cabinets behind the bar but now I’m building the counter out of the same red rood and epoxy to match the bar.