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06-04-20, 10:26 AM
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Posted By turbojimmy2

Thanks for the quick reply! So do you think...

Thanks for the quick reply!

So do you think I should put in a bunch more screws and just repair the bottom 12" or so? Or cut it 54" up and install 54" x 12' sheets? I'm not too terribly concerned...
06-04-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By turbojimmy2

Garage Drywall Buckling

Any idea why my garage wall is doing this? It's buckling along a seam at the bottom. I've been in the house almost 5 years. It was built in 2012. I could see that seam was cracked when I first moved...
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Views: 243
Posted By turbojimmy2

Okay - it's fixed. Thanks for the suggestion...

Okay - it's fixed. Thanks for the suggestion geogrubb.

Here's the story. My bro-in-law bought it new-ish. It was a month old. He's not mechanically inclined so I know he didn't mess with it since...
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Posted By turbojimmy2

Yeah even after it's warmed up. It's been doing...

Yeah even after it's warmed up. It's been doing it for years. It behaves the same exact way with the new carb. It will only stop surging at full choke, which (to your point) means it might be getting...
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Posted By turbojimmy2

Honda GCV160 Surging (new carb)

I searched all over the place for "GCV160 surging" and all I get back is to clean the carb or run seafoam through it. I did that and it still surged. So I bought a new, genuine Honda carb. I...
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Posted By turbojimmy2

A google search seems to indicate that that's a...

A google search seems to indicate that that's a Westinghouse panel.

If you have the original gas absorbtion fridge, it doesn't draw a lot of power. The heating elements are typically in the 300...
03-11-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By turbojimmy2

Since I've effectively hijacked this thread, I...

Since I've effectively hijacked this thread, I may as well continue. My posts are somewhat related to the original question, though.

Long story short - I hired an electrician. The pool electrical...
01-06-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By turbojimmy2

Unless it's in the panel. But everything felt...

Unless it's in the panel. But everything felt snug.

If someone were to put a nail through the neutral wire, or otherwise damage it, it could cause this right?
01-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By turbojimmy2

Well I replaced the outlet and it didn't fix it. ...

Well I replaced the outlet and it didn't fix it.

I don't know where to go with it now. He (my father in law) wants me to tap into another circuit for the washer outlet, which I'm okay with. But I...
12-31-19, 03:50 PM
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Views: 458
Posted By turbojimmy2

It hadn't occurred to me to do that (move the...

It hadn't occurred to me to do that (move the wires to the side terminals) until after I left. It's no big deal - I can install the new outlet tomorrow. I'm hoping that's the issue.

Another part...
12-31-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By turbojimmy2

Thanks all for the replies. I'm only using...

Thanks all for the replies.

I'm only using the NCV to detect voltage on the wiring - he's got a bunch of spaghetti in that utility room so I wanted a quick way to see what shut off with what...
12-30-19, 07:19 PM
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Views: 458
Posted By turbojimmy2

Thanks. The house is old an predates back stabbed...

Thanks. The house is old an predates back stabbed outlets. I removed the outlet in question and the connections were secure. I really don't think there's anything else on that circuit - I think it's...
12-30-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By turbojimmy2

Low Voltage at Receptacle

I'm trying to help out my father-in-law. Apparently he's been running his washing machine via an extension cord from another room for many years now. The original outlet in the 45-year-old house...
12-03-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

Yeah the plumber said he has a gas heater. His...

Yeah the plumber said he has a gas heater. His kids keep it on 90 degrees (!!!) and he said his summer gas bill is $250/month. I only plan to use it to extend the season, which is where the heat pump...
11-28-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

The pool guy continues to push a heat pump - he...

The pool guy continues to push a heat pump - he must get some kind of commission on them. I have not read a single positive review of using a heat pump to extend the pool season in the Northeast. I...
10-16-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

Just thought I'd follow up on this. The plumbing...

Just thought I'd follow up on this. The plumbing in the house is 1 1/2", not 2" as I had assumed. So the line has to come from the meter. The second guy was only slightly less $$. So I'm toying with...
10-04-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By turbojimmy2

One other quick question... I can run...

One other quick question...

I can run something like Southwire's "Ultratite" flexible conduit from end-to-end, right? Underground, in the basement and right to the panel?
10-01-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

There's a union before the 2" line feeds the...

There's a union before the 2" line feeds the appliances, so it would only need to be disassembled at that elbow so a tee can be installed. The new tee would be the only disturbance of the existing...
09-30-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

So I had a plumber come out to give me a quote....

So I had a plumber come out to give me a quote. He came in super high. His plan it to tee at the meter, poke 1 1/2" pipe through the front of the house, through the back of the house and then 1 1/2"...
09-30-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By turbojimmy2

Thanks! Sounds like a plan.

Thanks! Sounds like a plan.
09-23-19, 03:23 PM
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Views: 1,255
Posted By turbojimmy2

I didn't know whether to hijack this thread or...

I didn't know whether to hijack this thread or start a new one since this project is similar to mine. So I'll try the hijack method and see how it goes.

I want to run 2, 20A circuits out to a pool...
09-23-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

Here are some pics. The line comes in the front...

Here are some pics. The line comes in the front of the house from the meter, goes through some elbows to get around the foundation and then ultimately to where you see that elbow/reducer. Counting...
09-23-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

Thanks. I can T it about 20-feet from the meter,...

Thanks. I can T it about 20-feet from the meter, in the basement, before it branches off to any appliances. There's a union down there, too, so I can install a T/elbow without having to disassemble...
09-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

Thanks for the replies. For some reason I'm not...

Thanks for the replies. For some reason I'm not getting e-mails when people reply, so I apologize for the delay.

Yes I plan to get permits.

Where I plan to tap into the system is the line that...
09-15-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By turbojimmy2

Gas Plumbing for Pool Heater

I need to run a gas line out of my basement to a pool heater. Looking at 175-200k BTU. Luckily, the most convenient place to tap into the natural gas line is right off of the 2" line from the meter....
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