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  • Welland, Ontario

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  • Posted in thread: Laminating top plate, spacing joins help? on 01-14-2017 at 12:55 PM
    Wall is 32'. Your lumber is 26'. Why would you not do it in two pieces for each layer. The less
    joints the stronger the wall.I would have done26-4: 18-12: 4-26You should not line up any of
    the joints ...

  • Posted in thread: Fishing cable behind wall? on 01-13-2017 at 05:26 PM
    He's drilling straight thru the joists.Then he needs to move over 3 inches and miss the joist.

  • Posted in thread: Fishing cable behind wall? on 01-13-2017 at 02:49 PM
    With the first floor ceilng open you should be able to see the drill come through from above
    between the floor joists.

  • Posted in thread: New to forum and have no idea. on 01-12-2017 at 06:56 PM
    You can't just add a second story to any house. The foundation and first floor structure would
    first need to be evaluated. If the house is built with trusses then you would need to tear the
    whole firs...

  • Posted in thread: Shorted underground wire on 01-08-2017 at 03:53 PM
    Yes they make underground splice repair kits.

  • Posted in thread: Shorted underground wire on 01-08-2017 at 08:04 AM
    The equipment you need is called a TDR, Time domain reflectometer. It will tell you exactly how
    far from the end the short is.

  • Posted in thread: Shorted underground wire on 01-07-2017 at 05:50 PM
    That type of equipment is expensive and not normally within the price range of a home owner. It
    would probably be cheaper to dig up and replace the cable.

  • Posted in thread: Thermostat wiring 240v on 01-05-2017 at 03:39 PM
    Bypass the stat and turn on the breaker. See if the heaters get hot.

  • Posted in thread: Thermostat wiring 240v on 01-04-2017 at 08:06 PM
    Drawing is correct. Your stat is either defective or you have the wires on the wrong terminals

  • Posted in thread: Cast Iron Drain Problem on 01-03-2017 at 06:10 PM
    Just use JBweld and be done. I had a lawn mower that ran for 20 years after patching a hole in
    the side of the crank case with epoxy after it threw a rod.

1 COMMENTS
Posted: 
December 4, 2013  •  07:26 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
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