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Posted in thread: Cellulose over Knob & Tube on 10-28-2011 at 04:08 PM
I'm in the same situation, but have been told exactly the opposite. It could just be that my
wires are in worse condition than yours, but I was under the impression that K&T wires were
undersized vs c...
Posted in thread: Building a deck over concrete and grass on 10-04-2011 at 02:05 PM
What's the best way to support the area over the concrete? Removing the concrete would add
considerably to the cost. I'm wary of anchoring into the concrete and into the lawn because I
don't want it t...
Posted in thread: problem with ceiling light fixture on 09-29-2011 at 09:57 AM
Thank you for the replies. Is the fixture easy to replace, given that I have pretty much no
experience in electrical / wiring work?Yes, it's pretty simple. First turn of the breaker which
powers that ...
Posted in thread: problem with ceiling light fixture on 09-27-2011 at 06:59 PM
Technically you could replace the ballast, but it will probably be more expensive. I'm with
kok328: replace the whole fixture.Matt
Posted in thread: Installing Electric Water heater on 09-22-2011 at 08:57 AM
What size wire does the water heater manual call for (or what current does the name plate
specify)? 422.13 says water heaters smaller than 120 gal should be considered continuous load,
so if your draw...
Posted in thread: What to do about leaky flat carport roof? on 09-19-2011 at 06:00 PM
I have a flat carport roof circa 1965 that is not part of the (shingled) house roof. Originally
it was a rubber roof, but a couple of years ago I covered it in a white EPDM roofing membrane
in an effo...
Posted in thread: Partial Power Outage on 09-12-2011 at 07:11 PM
My guess is you have a bad receptacle. To make things more difficult, it's possible that the
receptacle works as an outlet but is not providing downstream power.To test, start with the
outlets that do...
Posted in thread: Sub Panel Advice on 08-29-2011 at 09:15 PM
Just purchased a new house and at the inspection the inspector advised me to separate the
ground and neutrals in the sub panel that feeds the garage. How can this be done? Also I have
an older style m...
Posted in thread: Can I replace the Whirlybird Turbine Vent on the Roof with something else? on 08-17-2011 at 12:25 PM
The purpose of having the fan exposed on the whirlybird is that wind actually spins it to help
draw hot air out of the attic (which is replaced with cooler, outside air via the soffits).
Posted in thread: Can I replace the Whirlybird Turbine Vent on the Roof with something else? on 08-15-2011 at 09:03 AM
I just did some research on this myself, and there are a lot of opinions that mechanical roof
ventilation (including whirlybird) is not good as it can depressurize the attic and draw
conditioned air f...