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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By JoeD
Call and get estimates. When you talk to the...

Call and get estimates. When you talk to the electrician you you can ask him the questions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By JoeD
I think you mean the ceiling joist not the...

I think you mean the ceiling joist not the rafters.
The only way to add support is to add walls below or increase the size of the joists.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By JoeD
The simple answer to the question is, NO you are...

The simple answer to the question is, NO you are not required to GFCI a 240 dryer receptacle.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By JoeD
Several possible issues. The water piping...

Several possible issues.
The water piping system is not grounded properly.
Something is energizing the water, possibly the electric water heater has a bad element.
The ground system on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By JoeD
Looks like standard pink insulation to me. It's...

Looks like standard pink insulation to me. It's been there there for a while and is dirty.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By JoeD
Foam needs to be covered with a fire barrier....

Foam needs to be covered with a fire barrier. Drywall is the normal option.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By JoeD
The floors should be level between the new and...

The floors should be level between the new and old additions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,072
Posted By JoeD
Sounds like someone simply changed all the old...

Sounds like someone simply changed all the old two prong receptacles to three prong without adding a proper ground. If they are GFCI protected this is legal. Otherwise you need to rewire or add GFCI...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By JoeD
Looks like another ask and never come back. If...

Looks like another ask and never come back.
If you truly have black, green and bare coming from the wall then you need a new feed for the cooktop from the panel.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By JoeD
What does the manual say about how to hook it up?...

What does the manual say about how to hook it up?
Why are you marking the red and green with tape?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By JoeD
Power off. Take a paper clip. Straighten it out....

Power off. Take a paper clip. Straighten it out. Bend a loop in one end to fit your finger and leave the other end sticking out. On the sticking out end put a small hook. try to push the end in along...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-04-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By JoeD
Around here it is worth $.10 a pound. That plate...

Around here it is worth $.10 a pound. That plate should weigh about 110 pound. That would make it worth about 11 dollars.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By JoeD
What did they replace the rod with? Some times...

What did they replace the rod with? Some times switching between aluminum and magnesium will resolve this issue.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By JoeD
I hope you are joking with that question. The...

I hope you are joking with that question. The concrete is totally disintegrated. I don't see anything there to save. You would be lucky to not fall through them just walking up them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By JoeD
Those steps look beyond repair to me. Time to...

Those steps look beyond repair to me. Time to remove and start over.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-01-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By JoeD
If it is not framed yet then ask for the floor....

If it is not framed yet then ask for the floor. The trusses can be designed to support floor load.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By JoeD
It is some sort of parging/stucco type surface...

It is some sort of parging/stucco type surface treatment to make the wall look finished. If it is old enough it could even contain asbestos. No way to know for sure unless you can identify exactly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By JoeD
I don't know exactly what it is but it looks some...

I don't know exactly what it is but it looks some sort of stucco finish.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-23-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By JoeD
Post a picture.

Post a picture.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By JoeD
While you were in there did you torque the other...

While you were in there did you torque the other whites? If one is loose others could be.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By JoeD
Your voltage readings are indicating an open...

Your voltage readings are indicating an open neutral. It could be in the panel or any one of the device boxes on the circuit. If part of the circuit is still working it could be in a working box as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By JoeD
Normal switches do not run any power out a ground...

Normal switches do not run any power out a ground wire. A ground is NOT a current carrying conductor.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By JoeD
Neutral goes to neutral. The dimmer PCB needs to...

Neutral goes to neutral. The dimmer PCB needs to be powered so it needs a hot and a neutral wire.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By JoeD
Flat panels are so cheap now it would be...

Flat panels are so cheap now it would be advisable to just replace it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By JoeD
Label the rooms by location. Don't call it "MOM"S...

Label the rooms by location. Don't call it "MOM"S ROOM". It might not always be mom's room. Call it 2nd floor north bedroom or something more generic to the house not the users.
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