Last Activity:02-05-2010 6:34 AM
Posted in thread: refinishing tips PLEASE!!! on 02-04-2010 at 06:16 AM
You're making the project more difficult than it really is. When I've had to match colors I
simply obtained small amounts of varnishes, stains, etc. that I judged were close and applied
them to scrap ...
Posted in thread: wiring upgrade question on 01-29-2010 at 02:27 PM
Running new circuits to the kitchen is the solution. I personally don't see a need for a
temporary fix.Dittos. A mere 15a line in a kitchen, particularly with a MW oven is not up to
code and is dange...
Posted in thread: wiring upgrade question on 01-29-2010 at 05:19 AM
It's likely that after spreading your loads over the new panel, there'll be less
near-overloading on the branches. It's a big job to replace all your wiring, but wherever
practicable, it should be don...
Posted in thread: Replacing Attic Wiring on 01-27-2010 at 05:23 AM
Don't see a problem in running your Romex as described. I have used combination devices such as
you have and have installed them in recent times. Why would you question its safety? There's
one in my o...
Posted in thread: Wired/Wireless Doorbell on 01-23-2010 at 05:35 AM
Regardless of the math, I have yet to hear any complaints of false ringing from any of my
installations. None of them are in isolated areas; there is plenty of electronic activity
around where I've us...
Posted in thread: Additional wall outlets ?? on 01-22-2010 at 02:01 PM
Assuming all's well with you electrical wiring, I do not see a problem. I have in the past
added outlets and switches in older houses. Hopefully, you'll mount the boxes securely into any
Posted in thread: Wired/Wireless Doorbell on 01-22-2010 at 01:43 PM
I've had success with wireless doorbells. However, for your instance I would buy a system that
is a cut or two above the basic ones such as you'll find in Home Depot, etc. They all are coded
Posted in thread: Every Other Breaker Doesn't Work - HELP!?? on 01-03-2010 at 05:41 AM
It is likely that the main breaker failed, i.e., one pole has. Have you tried excercising the
breaker several times? Can you temporarily bridge the dead side with a jumper to ascertain that
Posted in thread: Voltage regulator problem on 12-03-2009 at 05:59 AM
bluestorm: My only inclination would be to try another regulator. You might also google search
to find a regulated AC supply just for the computer; they are available.
Posted in thread: Rare single-button light switch on 11-02-2009 at 05:21 AM
jkirby65: If your switches are the old type with two PBs that I'm familiar with, you may find
them at a flea market or ask some electrical dealers if they have any old (archaic) stock.
They'd love to ...