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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By JoeD
You could go the manual transfer switch route...

You could go the manual transfer switch route instead of automated.

I don't know the code number but I think I remember that a furnace must be hard wired and not plug in.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By JoeD
The simplest way to over load the #14 would to...

The simplest way to over load the #14 would to overlamp the fixture or fixtures.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By JoeD
The other option is to pour the concrete on a...

The other option is to pour the concrete on a slope. I don't know how important it is for the drive to be level.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-06-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By JoeD
No he probably meant a 14" wide beam. That's a...

No he probably meant a 14" wide beam. That's a long span and requires larger beam.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By JoeD
10" slope on the landscaping doesn't seem like a...

10" slope on the landscaping doesn't seem like a problem to me.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By JoeD
I think your main line is probably clogged and...

I think your main line is probably clogged and water backing up the plumbing system and coming out the lowest fixture in the house. Once the main line clog is cleared the sink will drain.
In the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 733
Posted By JoeD
Whether you remove the shingles or not will...

Whether you remove the shingles or not will depend on their condition. Since this is basically a temporary repair, if the shingles are flat I would just go over them. If they are not flat and are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By JoeD
You could have your own independent test done on...

You could have your own independent test done on the siding to confirm the absence of asbestos.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 733
Posted By JoeD
It is a bad idea to be replacing a roof in...

It is a bad idea to be replacing a roof in sections. I would do the whole roof at the same time. Roll roofing is viable temporary option.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-31-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By JoeD
It is not code and should be corrected to #12...

It is not code and should be corrected to #12 wire. #14 is not permitted on a 20 amp circuit except in some very specific cases involving motors. This is not one of them.
You make it correct by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-26-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By JoeD
Since your house has no ground wires the ground...

Since your house has no ground wires the ground on the fixture should just coiled up and left. Connecting it to the screw on the bracket is fine.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By JoeD
Those are the parts holding the lamp on. Use vice...

Those are the parts holding the lamp on. Use vice grips and twist them off. It's only an 8-32 screw. If they don't come loose they will twist off.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By JoeD
Post all the info you posted over at that other...

Post all the info you posted over at that other site. I will not be going there to look at your info and coming back here to respond.
And post your pictures right side up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By JoeD
Some of the motion sensors will NOT work with CFL...

Some of the motion sensors will NOT work with CFL lamps otherwise I can not see why not. Some of the sensors also work by sensing heat so be sure to check the operation of the unit before buying it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By JoeD
I'm not sure why you couldn't use an outdoor...

I'm not sure why you couldn't use an outdoor fixture or sensor indoors.
Why not just install a motion detector switch. Then you can use any fixture you like.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-23-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By JoeD
I don't go to the forum. Please post details here.

I don't go to the forum. Please post details here.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By JoeD
Depends on what is in between where the old...

Depends on what is in between where the old outlet is and new one. Do you have an attic or basement below? If not then it could mean tearing open walls to run the new cables.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By JoeD
It has to do with heat. If the bulbs are up and...

It has to do with heat. If the bulbs are up and you put them down now the heat from the lamps goes into the socket and do damage.
By code you can't do it because it violates the manufacturers...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By JoeD
I agree. Until it's dry, unless you are using...

I agree. Until it's dry, unless you are using latex paint then the water will just thin it a bit and perhaps give a better stick.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By JoeD
How often and for long do you have power outages?...

How often and for long do you have power outages?
Your pump should have a pressure tank as part of the system. that will give a bit of water while the pump is off. The size of the tank will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-02-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By JoeD
Looks like spalling. Do you use salt on drive and...

Looks like spalling. Do you use salt on drive and walks in the winter?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By JoeD
Or if your neighbour has a problem their current...

Or if your neighbour has a problem their current will be flowing on the pipe.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By JoeD
Metal water lines will do the same thing by...

Metal water lines will do the same thing by sending the neutral current out the water line to your neighbour's house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By JoeD
For any electrician the first sentence with the...

For any electrician the first sentence with the description of lights BRIGHTENING and dimming would have immediately indicated an open neutral.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By JoeD
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