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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 05:05 PM
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Yes, it is only 100amp service. I'm not looking...

Yes, it is only 100amp service. I'm not looking to add any high-load devices, but would like to add some outlets around the house as I remodel my way through it. I'd like to reroute and/or replace...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-16-2013, 04:48 PM
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Views: 960
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Just re-read my post and realized I misspoke when...

Just re-read my post and realized I misspoke when referring to the "central bar" in the panel as the "neutral". It's actually the hot legs that the breakers connect to that I'm referring to, and I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-15-2013, 04:56 PM
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Views: 960
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Adding breakers to panel

I'm just beginning to look the situation over in preparation for some electrical work and would like to add two or three more circuits through my panel. From the outside of the box it appeared that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
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There are a total of five of these throughout the...

There are a total of five of these throughout the house in various rooms. Since the house had a high-efficiency furnace and central air when I bought it in 2000 (and still has the same system), I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 08-12-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
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Converting type of register

My house was supposedly built circa 1945 (it's concrete block on a slab) and I'm guessing that the furnace/ac registers in the walls are of an earlier style that may be outdated. (I've attached a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 07-07-2012, 03:49 PM
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Insulating Concrete Block

My house being concrete block and horribly lacking in insulation, I've been researching this site and elsewhere on the subject. After going over a fair amount of material I've come to a couple of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-28-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
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Feed to Separate Building

I'm sure this can't be right, but I've discovered that the feed to my detached garage comes from a 220v 50amp breaker in the main panel in the house. The current is carried by a 10-3 NM cable across...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-05-2010, 12:10 PM
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Ceiling or walls...which first?

Guess I never really gave this much thought before, but when doing a full remodel is it normal to do the ceiling first and then the walls? I'm looking at a redo in my laundry room, which has...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-24-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
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I don't know what the typical range is of a TV...

I don't know what the typical range is of a TV remote, but my closest neighbor is across the street. Also, my TV is in a corner of the room which places the back of the TV towards all neighbors and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-24-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
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TV has it's own mind...

This is getting frustrating. We have a 42" Samsung LCD flatscreen TV that's not quite a year old. From time to time the darn thing will just simply change the channel all by itself. Last night...
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