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Ok... here's a plan-of-attack that I thought...

Ok... here's a plan-of-attack that I thought about... with a question.

I can put in the next size up trimfit tapcons (same head, thicker screw) -- which might solve the problem in some of the...
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Windows and doors in concrete block construction...

I recently had some windows and doors installed in Florida (hurricane windows and doors) and many of the tapcons that were used to fasten the doors and windows just spin and spin -- and some I can...
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Posted By OldPete

It is going into masonry exterior stairs. ...

It is going into masonry exterior stairs.

Grade>Rise(8")>Run(12")>Rise(8")>Run(12")>Rise(8") >Slab(42")

This type of work (two railings on front door):
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Lightbulb Wrought Iron or Wrought Iron "Look" (Anodized Al.) Simple exterior stair railing

I'm looking for a source(s) for some simple exterior stair railings. I can work with either the auger/epoxy setting or the bracket method (or any other suggestion you might have).

DIY, naturally....
10-25-09, 08:50 PM
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Posted By OldPete

Wow Wow Wow! I wish my wife hadn't gone to bed...

Wow Wow Wow! I wish my wife hadn't gone to bed already!

I can't wait to show her this and get her input! :)

Thank you SOOO SOOOOO much!!!

I know she's gonna say, "let's see other ideas...
10-25-09, 07:31 AM
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Posted By OldPete

Color ideas badly needed...

I am attaching two pictures. There are some constants here and hopefully LOTS of possible ideas. :)

The room is a gable roof bedroom.

The ceiling is clear pine tongue and grove that is stained...
05-26-08, 09:47 AM
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Posted By OldPete

That price is pretty heavy if all they are doing...

That price is pretty heavy if all they are doing is replacing the coil, condenser, and the lineset. Materials are probably around $3K -- depending on how hard of an install... we would need to know...
05-24-08, 02:47 PM
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Posted By OldPete

Thanks! That really helped me better understand...

Thanks! That really helped me better understand how to use the tool! I really appreciate all the time you've taken to help me understand things!! This is a terrific forum! Wonderful, really! ...
05-24-08, 01:34 PM
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Posted By OldPete

Well he ruined it. When he took of the cap there...

Well he ruined it. When he took of the cap there was no leak. He connected the two lines, likely applied too much heat and melted the valve. It isn't "hard" to damage a schrader, in fact after...
05-24-08, 11:28 AM
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Posted By OldPete

If I would have done it myself you would have...

If I would have done it myself you would have told me to hire a pro. I hired the pro and HE ruined the valve. Now I want to be more educated so the next person doesn't screw it up even more and you...
05-24-08, 06:46 AM
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Posted By OldPete

Schrader Valve Removal Tool

I would like to make sure that a tech is using a specific tool properly please.

Yellow Jacket (as well as C&D) makes a tool that is designed to remove a schrader valve without releasing...
05-24-08, 06:27 AM
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Posted By OldPete

Ah! Thanks for clearing that up. I'm in the...

Ah! Thanks for clearing that up. I'm in the middle of a debate with some people and it has been driving me nuts. :)
05-23-08, 06:27 AM
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Posted By OldPete

I asked about soldering, you mentioned "soft...

I asked about soldering, you mentioned "soft solder".
Then you said brazing is what should be used.
Yet here you mentioned that SILVER SOLDER is.

I see why I'm confused.
Then you say no solder...
05-22-08, 05:27 PM
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Posted By OldPete

Greg, Let's back up. NO place in my OP...

Greg,

Let's back up.

NO place in my OP was their mention of SOFT solder... now you mention, silfoss.

So, once again, What's your take on solder v. brazing?
05-22-08, 03:47 PM
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Posted By OldPete

By saying "silver solder" I have to assume you're...

By saying "silver solder" I have to assume you're talking about 8 and similar, correct? I can't image you're talking about silver solder and brazing as being the same thing, are you?
05-22-08, 03:19 PM
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Posted By OldPete

Can we visit the brazing v. solder debate?

I was sitting around with a few techs and we got into to the brazing v. solder debate. I thought I'd ask what people here think. Is brazing the *only* way to go, or do some people find that solder...
08-08-07, 03:13 PM
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Posted By OldPete

They make a 2 spot, 4 tandem breaker, where the...

They make a 2 spot, 4 tandem breaker, where the top breaker is a 20 the middle two are 30/30 and the bottom is a 20. This way you split the load between two different poles, yet get the benefit of...
08-08-07, 08:49 AM
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Posted By OldPete

The unit reads: 240V - 4.5KW - 1 Ph You...

The unit reads:

240V - 4.5KW - 1 Ph

You tell me.
08-08-07, 06:39 AM
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Posted By OldPete

Thanks for confirming!

Thanks for confirming!
08-08-07, 05:40 AM
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Posted By OldPete

One Phase - 240V Wiring question

We have a 4.5KW (4500W) 240V Single Phase immersion heater. This heater has three wires that go to it.

White
Black
Green

With that being said, Please tell me:

1) What type of breaker...
07-24-07, 01:11 PM
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Posted By OldPete

Yeah... that is what I thought you'd say......

Yeah... that is what I thought you'd say... cutting it kinda close if you ask me.

Hmmmm... Now I have to decide if we should run another 60A line out there or not. I hate trench digging.
07-24-07, 12:54 PM
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Posted By OldPete

If it ok with you, let's assume the baseboard...

If it ok with you, let's assume the baseboard draws the maximum allowed by the breaker. Which in this case is a double-pole 30 Amp.

Spoke with Watlow, the mfg. of the immersion heater and the...
07-24-07, 12:13 PM
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Posted By OldPete

The only information I have at this time is that...

The only information I have at this time is that it is a 4500 Watt immersion heater and requires 240.

What information, exactly, are you looking for? Is the calculation made by HotinOKC correct? ...
07-24-07, 11:08 AM
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Posted By OldPete

Thanks. Yes, the two buses are separate and the...

Thanks. Yes, the two buses are separate and the rod, etc. are all fine.

So, here is my next question... say I needed to use a piece of equipment that was a 4500 watt, 240 volt immersion heater......
07-24-07, 10:03 AM
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Posted By OldPete

The run of the 6/3 is 40 feet.

The run of the 6/3 is 40 feet.
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