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  1. drumz

    Ecowater ECR 3000R30 is draining a lot

    Thanks Jeff, I'll give it a shot.
  2. drumz

    Ecowater ECR 3000R30 is draining a lot

    Sory, it's a water softener.
  3. drumz

    Ecowater ECR 3000R30 is draining a lot

    System is constantly draining. I never noticed before and wonder how long it's been draining like that since it is operating correctly, 97% usually available. I had to reroute the drain hose which caught my attention. Is there something I need to replace? Don't want to call the local pro that...
  4. drumz

    New siding over old question about nailing schedule

    I am finally finishing the residing of the back side of my house. It originally had cedar lap siding and then they applied cedar shake shingles over that. I removed all the shingles and am going to put beveled cedar 1x8 siding over the original siding (I already did this on other parts of the...
  5. drumz

    Different gauge wire for RJ45?

    So I have a barn 100' from my house that I'd like to connect to the internet. When we had our septic system redone I had to run electrical down there and also laid down in the trench cable I got from Comcast. The cable is sheathed in copper and water proofing gel with 10 wires and a bigger gauge...
  6. drumz

    Does CGFI outlet need to be first in a series?

    It's actually an outlet with 2 USB ports in it. So they would be unprotected. Looks like I can't do it. Thanks!
  7. drumz

    Does CGFI outlet need to be first in a series?

    The first outlet in a series in my kitchen is the perfect place for a USB plug (I looked for one that was CGFI too but no luck) and would like to move the CGFI to the next outlet. I have heard different things that it doesn't matter but I'm not so sure about that. Can someone confirm whether the...
  8. drumz

    Curb form building questions

    You're quick!
  9. drumz

    Curb form building questions

    Okay, scratch #2, sorry, I would delete if I could. I just need to know how far the stakes should be, every foot and offset them?
  10. drumz

    Curb form building questions

    I always have a tough time with forms but this is such a small project it is not feasible to hire a contractor. I pulled out an old curb along the upper flat part of my driveway because it was old/brittle and only 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. I need to put a fence on top so with a new curb will be able to put...
  11. drumz

    What size footing do I need for entry gate columns?

    you can hardly get a matocks into it here in Portland, OR
  12. drumz

    What size footing do I need for entry gate columns?

    I have an old wooden gate (@ 60#) being repurposed but I need to build new columns for it. The columns will be stone faced, 12 x 12 x 40 inches finished. The soil is hard clay so I can use it as the form using leveled rebar as my pour guide. The column will be 2x4 pt frame held with simpson...
  13. drumz

    Dry well overflowing

    I didn't install it, the people that did my foundation did it and I trusted they knew what they were doing.
  14. drumz

    A simple question about an old fuse box and fuse capacity

    An electrician can answer about those old boxes, I don't want to say something inaccurate. Another forum I go to that has an electrician corner https://www.doityourself.com/ is worth a try. With your box, someone probably put a 20 amp fuse in there because it kept breaking/ getting overloaded...
  15. drumz

    A simple question about an old fuse box and fuse capacity

    15 amp is what it is designed for and anything over that heats the wires which can cause a fire. There are breaker fuses now that have a little button in the middle that pops when the circuit gets too hot instead of breaking and having to replace the fuse. And unfortunately it is a location...
  16. drumz

    Dry well overflowing

    Just did a remodel and now have a metal roof and also have a drainage system that collects all the water from the downspouts along with drainage around the foundation. This all feeds into a 50 gallon dry well 50 feet from the house. We had quite a downpour the other night and it overflowed out...
  17. drumz

    Making box steps out of 4x8 PT, how many lag bolts?

    It's 4x8's, 3" are not long enough! My question was how many, thanks.
  18. drumz

    Making box steps out of 4x8 PT, how many lag bolts?

    I'm making box steps out of 4x8 pressure treated lumber with each one sitting on the other down to my driveway 4' below the front step to the house. I'm planning on using 5" x 3/8" lag bolts but not sure if I can get away with 2 for each end or if I should go with 3. Thanks in advance for your...
  19. drumz

    Can I install RO system in basement?

    Thanks to all for your responses. I put the tank, daisy chaining to another I had doubling my capacity in the basement and the pressure is really good! It really is a combination of 3 factors, the system, the internal pump and your water pressure with the baffle in your tank fully inflated.
  20. drumz

    Can I install RO system in basement?

    I bought a GE Reverse Osmosis Filtration System, gxrm10rbl I would like to mount the tank in the basement and keep the filter part of the unit under the sink. I do not have room under my sink for the tank. The tank will be below the faucet by about 8 feet. Does anyone know if I will need a pump...
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