Last Activity:06-22-2009 4:49 PM
Posted in thread: Mystery Insulation on 06-19-2009 at 03:38 PM
There's about an inch gap between it and the studs and other boards. Should I be concerned
about that for insulation efficiency sake? I am pretty sure that in any cavity that has old
wiring, that stuf...
Posted in thread: 2-way light switch issue on 06-19-2009 at 10:20 AM
I think an even better lesson would be to take several digital photographs before disconnecting
anything, and label the connections if it's not absolutely certain from the photos what went
Posted in thread: Kenmore Evenheat - no heat even after replacing EVERYTHING! on 06-19-2009 at 10:18 AM
Could it be that the motor uses 120v, and the coil uses 240, and the outlet has one of it's
hots disconnected or shut off at the breaker?
Posted in thread: Anyone in the Los Angeles area heard of this company? on 06-18-2009 at 11:06 PM
Ask them for a list of references. They shouldn't object if they're a small company. If they're
really honest, ask them for at least one 'bad' reference.
Posted in thread: 2-way light switch issue on 06-18-2009 at 11:04 PM
my advice is that you need to figure outwhat wires are going where first. turn off that
breaker, and disconnect all connections in all boxes. Then take a multimeter and check for
voltage at each box (...
Posted in thread: patio fire ring on 06-18-2009 at 10:58 PM
Not that I particularly care to hear other peoples' safety warnings myself, but I'm not sure
I'd want to eat marshmallows roasted over any fire that could be burning that white paint. Does
look neat t...
Posted in thread: Mystery Insulation on 06-18-2009 at 10:53 PM
Those horizontal slats, by the way, are about an inch and a quarter wide, and maybe 3/16 thick.
I can tell it was blown in because it surrounds wiring. Isn't blow-in insulation an
afterthought? How co...
Posted in thread: Mystery Insulation on 06-18-2009 at 06:25 PM
I'm renovating an old house, and a couple exterior doors needed replacing. They were weird
dimensions, so I'm going to modify the framing to fit standard 80"x32 doors. When I was
removing the old door...