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new foundation with evidence of seepage

We're adding an addition to a house which has had water seepage problems in the past. So we had the new excavation done which includes a swale running the length of both, plus perimeter drains were...
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I have every intention of contacting code...

I have every intention of contacting code compliance, actually called already but the guy was out...just want to be armed with some knowledge when I contact a septic contractor.
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Septic system analysis

The house we bought a year ago has two bathrooms and a septic system that works very well. We're considering adding an addition on the house with a 3rd bathroom. How can I determine if the septic...
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Oh, this is grandfathered all right, if not...

Oh, this is grandfathered all right, if not great-grandfathered. About pumping it out, I'm sure there are guys who would do it without the report but that's tricky for obvious reasons, asking first?...
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Hello. Sorry for the delay getting back to this....

Hello. Sorry for the delay getting back to this. The dry well definitely was not pumped and I'm beginning to know the company that replaced the 30ft pipe ill-advised me by not saying it should be....
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Posted By kentannenbaum

replace old septic dry well

We have a relatively new septic tank connected by new pipe to a very old dry well. There's no D-box. No clue when the well was built but it's old. Last year we kept getting sewerage smells and had...
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Protecting water line freeze from well pump

We close on a house in a few weeks and was asked the owner why he removed a 100ft length of heat cable between the house and the well as the pipe is apparently not well enough below the freeze line...
01-24-16, 08:45 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Removing thick plaster from sheetrock

I'm buying a well built 2 story 2 bedroom cabin. The previous owner lathered an incredible amount of plaster or compound onto the 5/8" sheetrock throughout the house. Is is possible to remove it...
07-20-15, 07:56 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Of course! I was thinking I only needed the duct...

Of course! I was thinking I only needed the duct (which would be a straight 3ft) connected to the cold vents from the A/C. So the 2nd return duct would connect to the area below that, where the...
07-20-15, 06:37 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

adding duct to front of A/C

I've got the carpenter skills to mount an A/C through an outside wall. Separating that wall from the living room I want to cool is a closet that's about 3ft wide. A duct attached to the face of the...
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Thanks for the replies. The septic tank was...

Thanks for the replies. The septic tank was replaced by licensed guys and no permit was pulled. As for whether the system works with no leach field, many older homes in this area have dry wells...
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Septic drywell question

We put in a new 750gal septic tank two years ago and to this minute only believe we have a drywell, not a leach field. The house is 1890 and we've had plumbers guess that's the fact. We have plenty...
10-04-14, 02:40 PM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Yes, that's what I did. I've got to leave here...

Yes, that's what I did. I've got to leave here and won't be back for a few hours if there's anything else but I think we're done. Again, I'm grateful...so's my wife. Ken
10-04-14, 02:17 PM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Rats, NOT that I understand these things, but I...

Rats, NOT that I understand these things, but I do have a volt meter and it reads 28v.

Bad mistake to use the transformer?
10-04-14, 11:36 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Again, appreciate the information...thanks very...

Again, appreciate the information...thanks very much.
10-04-14, 11:12 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Sure, left to right.....AC - GND - AC

Sure, left to right.....AC - GND - AC
10-04-14, 10:53 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

I am grateful. Truth is I've helped many...

I am grateful. Truth is I've helped many aspiring photographers...it feels good.
The diagram is perfect. I MUST ask this, however. Somewhere along the line in the last couple of weeks while...
10-04-14, 10:23 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

My apologies if I haven't been clear BUT, your...

My apologies if I haven't been clear BUT, your answer did not answer the question of which terminal on the new stat the 2nd wire from the furnace goes to. TO repeat (sorry), there are ONLY two wires...
10-04-14, 08:09 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Still got a question about transformer + wifi thermostat

I bought an ELK transformer as advised in this thread to run two wires from that (using the two AC terminals and not the ground) to a new WiFi thermostat's R and C terminals. NO problem so far.
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09-20-14, 02:13 PM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

I think the Elk transformer you sent is the...

I think the Elk transformer you sent is the ticket. That seems a great option.

Thanks very much. Ken
09-20-14, 11:02 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Follow up. A Honeywell techie just told me every...

Follow up. A Honeywell techie just told me every WiFi unit would require a 24v transformer under my circumstances. Within five minutes a buddy of mine told me he has one successfully running off...
09-20-14, 10:42 AM
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Posted By kentannenbaum

Honeywell WiFi Smart (dumb) question

I have a HEAT ONLY system with ONLY two wires. There are also only TWO terminals at the furnace, as far as I can tell as the block where they are is marked THERMOSTAT.

At the thermostat, one of...
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Posted By kentannenbaum

binder asphalt question

I've got a long northeast unpaved rocky driveway. A contractor suggested I can save money and have a better "country" look if he lays down what's usually just used as the base called binder asphalt...
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