Last Activity:11-28-2010 11:38 AM
Posted in thread: Forgot Vapor barrier on 11-15-2010 at 06:29 AM
you are ok. vapor barriers are a double edge sword. lots and lots of debate. i've seen the good
and the bad. i would probably caulk the joints before before putting the redguard on but then
Posted in thread: GFCI Outlet Question on 11-15-2010 at 06:23 AM
since you are remodeling try to do as joe d says and put two appliance outlets on seperate
circuits as per code. you need to find out if the dishwasher is on this same circuit. garbage
disposal too? f...
Posted in thread: dead outlet mystery on 11-14-2010 at 07:13 AM
the spark you speak of tells me there was a short. this usually causes a breaker to trip. my
advice is to go back and look those breakers over good. if you know exactly which breaker it
is, turn it al...
Posted in thread: New water heater problem-wife ready to kill me. on 11-13-2010 at 06:00 AM
if it runs 5 minutes and then goes lukewarm, put your money on the lower element. could be a
factory defective element that went out quick. budro
Posted in thread: Funny smell in the water on 11-07-2010 at 06:28 AM
speedbump, good advice about the temp waxing the bacteria. i see this post has some age, but in
the future i would recomend you warn the good folks about the burn and scald potential by
cranking the h...
Posted in thread: neutrals and grounds on same bar on 11-07-2010 at 05:49 AM
good advice by all. one time i was called to an electrical problem at a house. when i got there
the lights on one circuit were glowing bright, then dimming. glowing bright, then dimming. up
and down, ...
Posted in thread: 2 hot wires coming into receptacle on 10-30-2010 at 05:31 AM
you guys probably got it right, but i have seen folks not familar with digital testers
accidently push the "hold" button on their meters and get 120v on everything. i've had a few
laughs with them whe...
Posted in thread: ** I need some help and advice about my entire house please! ** on 10-21-2010 at 05:43 AM
you need to take inventory of what you have. sell what you can at the yard sale this weekend.
take a look around you. don't like what you see? change it. you say you and hubby have been on
Posted in thread: Hardwood Flooring Compressor/Nailer -- would you buy? on 10-17-2010 at 08:21 PM
lowe's has a porter cable compressor rated for about 150 psi. i really like it. i have been in
the business for several years and even though they make bigger better more expensive models i
find this ...
Posted in thread: Glass Blocks? on 10-17-2010 at 08:06 PM
i built a million dollar house a few years ago and we had a six foot round diameter shower with
glass blocks on the plans. after research, we opted for the acrylic (plastic) blocks. we laid
them just ...