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  • Dan G
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  • Posted in thread: Outdoor & Pool Lighting Troubleshooting on 07-13-2014 at 08:59 PM
    Nice job, Derby ... The power coming out of the transformer is probably 12VAC, depending on
    your system. It steps down the 110VAC to a lower voltage. You can use a volt meter to confirm
    this. If your ...

  • Posted in thread: Odd concrete stain- simple fix or a nightmare in the making? on 07-13-2014 at 08:46 PM
    When doing concrete etching (in preparation for staining) I have used a plastic watering can to
    distribute the acid. Easier to mix and control. Then you can use a stiff bristled brush to
    scrub the sur...

  • Posted in thread: need to fit garden hose end to either of faucets on 07-12-2014 at 07:55 PM
    I would try a quality plumbing supply place first.If not, try this ... readily available on

  • Posted in thread: Anderson-Style windows won't close on 07-11-2014 at 11:06 AM
    Construction adhesive in the holes BEFORE adding the slivers might be a great idea. Sure, you
    can add it to the backside of the bracket too.You should also check for swelling of the window
    frame to ma...

  • Posted in thread: Anderson-Style windows won't close on 07-11-2014 at 09:39 AM
    This is a common maintenance problem. Wood can only last for so long before it starts to
    breakdown. Here are some ideas:1. Remove the screws. Cut thick slivers of hardwood such as oak
    or ash and inser...

  • Posted in thread: HVAC blower turns on when system is off on 07-10-2014 at 09:58 PM
    This is a very helpful video which takes you thru a diagnostic step-by-step.[ame] you cannot
    solve it with this approach, you might have to get a tech out to fix it.

  • Posted in thread: gas stove in basement apartment on 07-10-2014 at 08:42 PM
    Been here, done this ... Exterior venting is mandatory for your appliances. Make sure it is
    clear from any upstairs windows so your off-gasses do not come back inside. That means your
    ducting will be ...

  • Posted in thread: Charleston Project on 07-08-2014 at 06:17 PM
    Here are some more shots ... My role was pre-wiring for high end home theatre. Darn! Never got
    to swing a hammer seriously.Sorry, Olddog ... Had just enough time to see the EIGHT fireworks
    shows from ...

  • Posted in thread: Charleston Project on 07-08-2014 at 01:00 PM
    Just back from a project in Charleston, South Carolina ... House dates from late 1700's and was
    improved in the 1800's. On this go-around, every room was gutted except for the stunning
    original archit...

  • Posted in thread: Cinderblock Foundation issues on 06-29-2014 at 06:20 PM
    Is it reasonable to think about underpinning the corner where the damage has happened? You'd
    have to allow for the weeping tile system but if the footing is too shallow, then some kind of

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