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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-19-2009, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Zappo
There's about an inch gap between it and the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-19-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Zappo
I think an even better lesson would be to take...

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 where.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 06-19-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Zappo
Could it be that the motor uses 120v, and the...

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?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-18-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Zappo
Ask them for a list of references. They...

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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-18-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,623
Posted By Zappo
my advice is that you need to figure outwhat...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 06-18-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Zappo
Not that I particularly care to hear other...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-18-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By Zappo
Those horizontal slats, by the way, are about an...

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? ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-18-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By Zappo
Mystery Insulation

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...
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