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  • Posted in thread: Turn off boiler while we are away? on 01-26-2011 at 10:25 AM
    The pipes are to a sink on an exterior wall. It's in a location where there is a bumpout so no
    basement underneath. Wonder if there is some kind of heat trace that can be insalled to make
    sure they do...

  • Posted in thread: Turn off boiler while we are away? on 01-25-2011 at 11:11 AM
    I think there is a little misunderstanding. My boiler is not leaking water or losing pressure.
    I am concerned about some pipes freezing while we are away (nothing to do with the boiler
    system) so I wa...

  • Posted in thread: Turn off boiler while we are away? on 01-24-2011 at 05:53 AM
    We have a boiler for hot water heat (in addition to our hot water heater) and I wanted to know
    if isolating the water when we leave every day is ok? (We have some pipes that are suceptile to
    freezing)...

  • Posted in thread: Ceiling Height Issue on 09-07-2010 at 11:08 AM
    I removed a wall between 2 rooms to combine them. For some reason one of the rooms had 2 layers
    of the drywall type backer board for the plaster while the other room has just one. Obviously I
    now have...

  • Posted in thread: HOT and NEUTRAL both reading 120V??? on 08-11-2010 at 06:43 AM
    I am not sure I understand the point of confusion, but let me try to exlain.First case: Assume
    the com is not open and the switched load off. Com-to-ground voltage will be real close to zero
    (I'll jus...

  • Posted in thread: HOT and NEUTRAL both reading 120V??? on 08-10-2010 at 11:30 AM
    Consider first the switched load. If it is switched on, there is a direct path from hot to the
    com side. Since there is no current drawn by the voltmeter, there is no voltage drop across
    that load re...

  • Posted in thread: HOT and NEUTRAL both reading 120V??? on 08-09-2010 at 10:14 AM
    That is exactly correct Joe, your trouble shooting skills are right on. The neutral slowly
    burned itself the rest of the way apart over time. The breaker would of never held, from the
    time the screw w...

  • Posted in thread: Outlet gets voltage reading, but does not work on 08-05-2010 at 10:53 AM
    Are these false reading right in the 120V range and if so how is this possible? I have never
    had this happen to me.Correction, this is possible. Apparently the digital multimeter is
    subject to reading...

  • Posted in thread: HOT and NEUTRAL both reading 120V??? on 08-05-2010 at 10:45 AM
    I am glad you solved your problem before it caused a much bigger problem. As for my comment, I
    was referring to wiring of a single receptacle. If Black is wired to ground and ground to where
    Black sho...

  • Posted in thread: Outlet gets voltage reading, but does not work on 08-05-2010 at 08:55 AM
    I have an outlet that stopped working. At the same time my front porch light also stopped
    working so I assumed they were connected to the same wires.We tested both the light switch &
    the outlet & got ...

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