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03-05-16, 07:16 AM
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Frost holes in lawn -advice to fix

I have a sloping hill for a lawn and in late winter I get these holes in my lawn, basically where the ground collapes during freeze/thaw cycle. I have high clay content and in spring it becomes a mud...
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Posted By Ares0311

PJ - Thanks. Funny that you said both were...

PJ - Thanks. Funny that you said both were wrong. I swear, this house is wired to burn down :madhell: So it sounds like I need to tie into one of the line thats running out of the receptacle to the...
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PJ - Thanks for the response! I realize my...

PJ - Thanks for the response! I realize my terminology is all messed up. So neutral should have been common and hot should have been travellers. I took some time this morning and mapped it out in...
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3-way switch not working with a new light installed.

Hi everyone,

So what started as a 'simple' relocation now has me perplexed. I installed an additional light to an already working system and now the system doesn't work?!

FULL BACKGROUND;
I...
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Thanks for the information! So it looks like it...

Thanks for the information! So it looks like it may be a while before an excavator is available for rental in my area. What are thoughts on a simpler idea...

Fill in the low area and dig out the...
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Posted By Ares0311

Rock retaining wall getting washout

Over the past year I have been getting mud runoff coming through my rock retaining wall. Most of yesterday we had some severe thunderstorms and the washout was so bad that I now have 2 inches of mud...
08-12-13, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Ares0311

Thanks guys! I drilled the first hole, house...

Thanks guys!

I drilled the first hole, house is still standing :D
08-09-13, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Ares0311

Drilling through basement header joist

Can I follow the same rules that apply to drilling through regular joists for the support joist?

My joist is (4) dimensional 2x8's bolted together. See images attached. The red arrows are where...
08-08-13, 07:52 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Thanks again! Basement will be left...

Thanks again!

Basement will be left unfinished. I will replace all outlets with GFCI and new boxes. Found this on MikeHolt Forums:

334.15(C) In Unfinished Basements and Crawl Spaces. . . NM...
08-07-13, 03:17 PM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Thanks Nashkat- There are 5 total...

Thanks Nashkat-

There are 5 total receptacles on one circuit(basement, outlined in red), a wire that goes straight into the garage with no other connections for the garage lights (blue) and 2...
08-07-13, 07:07 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Thanks for everyones input. I have drilled the...

Thanks for everyones input. I have drilled the most of the holes and I am changing the wire runs a bit, based on information in another thread.

How should I properly run this set of wires? ...
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Views: 1,325
Posted By Ares0311

Thanks for the replies! The kicker is that...

Thanks for the replies!

The kicker is that there is another set of lights / receptacles that are on another circuit.

So in total there are six (4-ft florescent) lights in the basement, each...
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Views: 1,325
Posted By Ares0311

Wiring diagram question

Hello, Some of you may have seen that I am fixing the wiring in my basement from another post. As I work through the details and planning where to drill my joist holes I came up with a question. ...
07-29-13, 08:48 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Yes, there are plenty of code violations to go...

Yes, there are plenty of code violations to go around. I basically have to pull most of the wiring and re-run them.

In the second picture there are to code violations with the NM running under...
07-25-13, 09:30 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Nashkat1 - Great explanation! My thought was to...

Nashkat1 - Great explanation! My thought was to add conduit, just to "pretty it up". I don't have the full plan worked out yet, but my idea was to secure PVC to joists then disconnect cables, fish...
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Views: 1,280
Posted By Ares0311

French drain question

Please disregard the rats nest of electrical... that is being sorted out soon. Picture is used for reference for cinderblock and salt deposits forming.

My questions is about the depth of the...
07-25-13, 07:57 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Thanks everyone for the comments and feedback. ...

Thanks everyone for the comments and feedback.

Sorry I dont have a better shot of the black cable. It runs up through the basement ceiling and into a wall on the other side of the house. I know...
07-23-13, 08:22 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By Ares0311

Basement electrial fun!

Hey everyone, I have been following this site for a while now and figured that someone on here could answer a couple of simple questions for me. I took these pictures last night to help show the...
01-15-13, 04:41 PM
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Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

Thank you all! In the end it was a clogged...

Thank you all! In the end it was a clogged proving switch tube, a coat hanger and compressed air cleaned it all out. So far the system is running fine.
01-14-13, 06:33 PM
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Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

Came home to a cold house, water around furnace...

Came home to a cold house, water around furnace and water dripping about every 5 seconds from the seal:
Boiler will not run at all now. Fan blows and then the system shuts down. Water temp and...
01-13-13, 07:49 PM
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Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

10 min update... Using the emergency switch on...

10 min update...
Using the emergency switch on the side I reset the boiler and the exhaust fan ran for a while and then the unit cut out. Usually the boiler fires up after 20 seconds and starts...
01-13-13, 07:26 PM
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Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

So while the boiler was not working I tried to do...

So while the boiler was not working I tried to do a reset at the controller. I pushed the red button for 1 second as stated in the manual for a reset and nothing happened. I also noticed while...
01-13-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

I will try the actual reset button next time, if...

I will try the actual reset button next time, if I can locate it. coming in from a junction box I have a red and black button switch that leads down to the emergency light switch at the boiler. It...
01-13-13, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

When the boiler is stuck in the problem stage,...

When the boiler is stuck in the problem stage, the temperature continues to drop it now reads about 100 F, (about 10 minutes since my last post!)
01-13-13, 12:30 PM
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Views: 30,949
Posted By Ares0311

Okay so the readings on the boiler gauge read as...

Okay so the readings on the boiler gauge read as follows:

Boiler on but not not running: 180 degrees and looks like <5 psi
Boiler during problem: 120 degrees and looks like needle is buried at 0...
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