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  • Welland, Ontario


  • Posted in thread: What is this? on 07-19-2014 at 06:53 AM
    Looks like standard pink insulation to me. It's been there there for a while and is dirty.

  • Posted in thread: Best way to glue Polymeric Skins (rigid insulation) together on 07-12-2014 at 04:58 PM
    Foam needs to be covered with a fire barrier. Drywall is the normal option.

  • Posted in thread: New addition on 07-02-2014 at 09:41 AM
    The floors should be level between the new and old additions.

  • Posted in thread: Problem with Open Ground Outlets on 06-30-2014 at 09:26 AM
    Sounds like someone simply changed all the old two prong receptacles to three prong without
    adding a proper ground. If they are GFCI protected this is legal. Otherwise you need to rewire
    or add GFCI p...

  • Posted in thread: Connection Question For Cooktop on 06-17-2014 at 06:44 PM
    Looks like another ask and never come back.If you truly have black, green and bare coming from
    the wall then you need a new feed for the cooktop from the panel.

  • Posted in thread: Connection Question For Cooktop on 06-16-2014 at 08:50 AM
    What does the manual say about how to hook it up? Why are you marking the red and green with

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Plastic Prong in Outlet on 06-11-2014 at 06:35 AM
    Power off. Take a paper clip. Straighten it out. Bend a loop in one end to fit your finger and
    leave the other end sticking out. On the sticking out end put a small hook. try to push the end
    in along ...

  • Posted in thread: I found something in the backyard... on 06-04-2014 at 04:45 PM
    Around here it is worth $.10 a pound. That plate should weigh about 110 pound. That would make
    it worth about 11 dollars.

  • Posted in thread: Anode Rod / Hot Water Tank.. on 06-03-2014 at 06:16 PM
    What did they replace the rod with? Some times switching between aluminum and magnesium will
    resolve this issue.

  • Posted in thread: Plan of action for repairing broken concrete steps. on 06-02-2014 at 10:20 PM
    I believe you. But why the replace, and not repair, option? What are these pix telling you that
    a layperson like me is not seeing?TIA.I hope you are joking with that question. The concrete is
    totally ...

December 4, 2013  •  01:26 PM
You were right about the neutral reading 120 V with ground, the neutral could not have been in contact with hot anywhere because that would cause a short and trip the breaker