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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-22-2013, 07:26 PM
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Views: 578
Posted By edlank
Your ">" sign was confusing when I first looked...

Your ">" sign was confusing when I first looked at your response. Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-22-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By edlank
Out of the circuit, the apparently overheated...

Out of the circuit, the apparently overheated resistor is 440 ohms, the same as in circuit. It appears to be wire wound. It is about 1/4" diameter and 1.25" long.

The resistance of the motor is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By edlank
Casablanca intellitouch receiver

My 2008 Casablanca Ventura fan has died. The W32 wall switch works, but neither fan or light work. The RMM circuit board says RMM4. It has 2 power resistors. One says 8W3K and, in circuit,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-17-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,936
Posted By edlank
For these electricians, that is right. A few...

For these electricians, that is right. A few seconds of cutting would have saved me hours, and avoided the horrible air infiltration this house had before I got back to fixing this.

Since then, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,936
Posted By edlank
I could not settle for the foam solution alone. ...

I could not settle for the foam solution alone. The first picture is what I found after taking off one piece of siding. It shows how well someone's hammer works. The sheathing had vapor barrier on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By edlank
"Sloppy" valve needs turns to flow

The hot valve in one bathroom faucet requires 1 1/4 turns before the water starts to flow, and another 1/2 turn to get medium flow. The cold water valve gives good flow at 1/4 turn. I have had both...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-30-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,189
Posted By edlank
Is the kitchen tile floor really on a concrete...

Is the kitchen tile floor really on a concrete slab? No framing and crawlspace under there?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-26-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,957
Posted By edlank
Underground Wire to Shed with Concrete Floor

I am starting to think about building an equipment shed with a concrete floor and expect to want to dig a trench to run electric wires. Would it be standard to assemble the conduit with an elbow to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,671
Posted By edlank
How should underground wire penetrate the house...

How should underground wire penetrate the house wall below ground? What I found was UF wire sealed in the composite concrete block heading out to the yard totally unprotected. I carefully dug it up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,996
Posted By edlank
I reconsidered combining the drain lines. I sent...

I reconsidered combining the drain lines. I sent the heat pump condensate drain down through PVC in the interior wall, and separately the overflow pan drain out to the soffit (not the gutter any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-08-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By edlank
There was no plywood. There were just loosely...

There was no plywood. There were just loosely fitting aluminum siding pieces below the cantilevered joists covering a 10' by 2' area, and then basement. I am sure I was getting tens of cubic feet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-26-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By edlank
Once I got the aluminum siding pieces out, I...

Once I got the aluminum siding pieces out, I noticed there was space for a 1/2" pressure treated plywood above the siding. One 8' by 2' piece with a corner cut off at 45 degrees and a 2' by 2' right...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,996
Posted By edlank
I have PVC pipe down through the wall but...

I have PVC pipe down through the wall but unconnected. The gutter was just replaced, so I lost that drain, and now I must finish this. I can connect to the main drain stack at the basement floor,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-23-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,996
Posted By edlank
Attic condensate drain-via walls?

My house has a basement and attic heat pump. The attic unit has two PVC pipes for the condensate. One is connected to the heat pump body, and one to the large pan under the heat pump. They run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-19-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By edlank
I cannot decipher that last sentence. I cannot...

I cannot decipher that last sentence. I cannot use my imagination to guess the thought intended, either.

What some people are writing is that some CFLs have an observed life of a few dozen to a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-15-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By edlank
It is aluminum siding on the bottom...24" pieces,...

It is aluminum siding on the bottom...24" pieces, each 12" wide, running perpendicular to the foundation. There are channels holding the siding. How do I remove the aluminum siding on the bottom...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By edlank
Getting everything working again is a good goal. ...

Getting everything working again is a good goal. I am guessing the outlet in the other room is unswitched, and you have a switch loop for one of the outlets of the duplex outlet. To think you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By edlank
It can be done. A big practical issue is if the...

It can be done. A big practical issue is if the outlet junction box is already full of wire. What you ideally want to find is an outlet that is accessible (maybe not the closest to your attic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-03-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By edlank
My take on what you have is power to the ceiling,...

My take on what you have is power to the ceiling, and a switch loop for power to the fan and light on separate lines. From the switch loop, you want to power an outlet.

If that is right, you do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,671
Posted By edlank
I took out these floodlights, using 300W at 110V,...

I took out these floodlights, using 300W at 110V, with bare UF-B wire barely 2" down.

And put in these, connected with 3/4" conduit all the way, and 12V 20W halogens (MR16). I expect to replace...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-31-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,973
Posted By edlank
Enlarge gutter downspout opening

Our house has 5" gutters on the upper, main portion of the house. The previous owner replaced the lower roof gutters with 6" gutters, because parts of those handle more water because they get some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-28-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,362
Posted By edlank
In 1 1/2" conduit? How tightly packed are the...

In 1 1/2" conduit? How tightly packed are the wires in there?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,362
Posted By edlank
What were you using to pull it? There will be a...

What were you using to pull it? There will be a tremendous amount of friction pulling that much wire that far with those elbows. It will be critical that all friction at the entry be eliminated by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-16-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,671
Posted By edlank
I found small screw mount spot lights with 20W...

I found small screw mount spot lights with 20W halogen BR16 bulbs. They are 12V and can be replaced with LED bulbs that use the BR16 spec. The LEDs come in 1, 3, and 5W bulbs. I have put PVC...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-13-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By edlank
I have had no problem except 2 "3 way" Sylvanias....

I have had no problem except 2 "3 way" Sylvanias. They did not last over 2 months of occasional use. Return shipped, and got coupons worth more than the price and shipping. Other 3 ways, also...
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