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Posted in thread: Garage Floor Buckling on 09-27-2009 at 05:39 PM
I don't know weather the walls go below the frost-line. I do know the house has a basement, so
on that side at least the garage is attached to a foundation wall below frost-line. Is there
any way to t...
Posted in thread: Basement Window Inset in Concrete on 09-27-2009 at 03:22 PM
Thanks for the advice glennjanie. I actually ended up solving the problem a differeny way.
Rather than replacing the window, I removed the dryer vent on the left, chipped out the glass
and took it to ...
Posted in thread: Garage Floor Buckling on 09-27-2009 at 03:19 PM
I am considering purchasing a house, I am concerned whether some issues with the attached
garage could affect the foundation of the main dwelling.The garage is roughly 12 x 24, there is
a crack that w...
Posted in thread: Outlet Has Strange Power Source on 09-19-2009 at 04:52 PM
Okay, well I actually figured out my problem.After talking with an electrician, it turns out
that the outlet was being powered by two different wires. The outlet is in the kitchen, the
breaker (the on...
Posted in thread: Outlet Has Strange Power Source on 09-19-2009 at 01:22 PM
I have an outlet in my kitchen which is not working. When I measure it I get 75 volts so there
is some power there, just apparently not enough. My main issue is that I am having trouble
Posted in thread: Basement Window Inset in Concrete on 06-11-2009 at 08:04 PM
I need to replace my basement window but I am not quite sure what measurement to use for it
given that the current frame looks like it is actually embedded into the concrete. The
situation is also com...
Posted in thread: Replacing Old Wooden Exterior Door with Steel Door on 08-01-2008 at 07:55 AM
Right now it is a fairly tight seal. The frame has warped ever so slightly so it is quit snug
on the top left corner and somewhat less so as you move away from that. Still you couldn't put
more than a...
Posted in thread: Replacing Old Wooden Exterior Door with Steel Door on 07-31-2008 at 07:59 PM
The current exterior door in my house is in need of replacement. It is an old wooden door which
does not seem to be particularly heavy and hence probably hollow. It is ugly, it is drafty, and
to top i...
Posted in thread: Stapling electrical wire triggers sparks on 07-31-2008 at 07:42 PM
You guys were correct. The switch wasn't screwed down so when I was nailing in the staple, the
pressure must have been just enough to pull the hot side to the box and ZAAAPPP!
Posted in thread: Stapling electrical wire triggers sparks on 06-23-2008 at 10:22 PM
I have just finished the wiring for a room in my house and was putting in the last few staples
to hold the wire down. I didn't think to turn the power off while doing this. While pounding in
a staple ...