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Yes, I told them I wanted to keep everything! ...

Yes, I told them I wanted to keep everything!

It was not tested, and they said that it would be better to just replace it with a new one because it might cost more in the long run due to possible...
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Posted By FranklinD

Is this a good price to overhaul a well?

I have an old non working well at my house that I would either like to abandon to make more space in my yard, or repair so I can make use of what could be a great extra water source. I called a well...
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks for the replies. joecaption1, I...

Thanks for the replies.

joecaption1,
I wasn't able to upload pictures today but will try to get some up soon.
In my second post I gave my location (NC) as well as a better description of the...
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks for the reply and your insight. I...

Thanks for the reply and your insight.

I live in the Piedmont region of NC so it can definitely get cold or very hot, however, it is probably a very good example of a temperate climate.

The...
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Posted By FranklinD

Roof venting for cathedral type ceiling

Hey all,
I need to insulate and fix up a little outbuilding with low joists and make it as simple as possible. It is of simple construction and doesn't have eaves or rakes. If you look at the...
11-21-14, 03:09 PM
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Posted By FranklinD

ibpooks, that's a really good idea, too! I will...

ibpooks, that's a really good idea, too! I will definitely consider recessing the boxes.
Thanks for everyone's input.
11-21-14, 10:23 AM
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks for the feedback. pcboss, There...

Thanks for the feedback.

pcboss,
There is currently no power to the patio. There is a breaker box in my "shop" that is just couple feet away from where I want to wire the switches and outlet....
11-20-14, 02:57 PM
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Posted By FranklinD

Covered patio wiring. Is this correct?

Hey all,
Sometime in the future I plan on adding lights, switches, and a receptacle to a covered patio project I've been working on. Right now, I am just trying to figure out the wiring and would...
11-12-14, 01:22 PM
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks! Just wanted to double check.

Thanks! Just wanted to double check.
11-11-14, 01:12 PM
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Posted By FranklinD

Adding a dimmer wiring question

Hey everyone. I'm trying to add a dimmer to my bathroom light. Currently, there is a single gang double switch, one for the light and one for the exhaust fan. I made it into a double gang box so I...
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Posted By FranklinD

Upon closer inspection, the sockets that go to...

Upon closer inspection, the sockets that go to the yellow wires are shunted but the other sockets do not appear to be since they have 4 places to insert wires(two on each side of socket). I didn't...
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Posted By FranklinD

Tolyn, So I should use/combine both terminals...

Tolyn,
So I should use/combine both terminals on the tombstones? Is that what you mean?
Thanks again.
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks for replying! I just question myself...

Thanks for replying! I just question myself because I'm not an electrician and I'm, for the most part, just using common sense to decipher the schematic. I just want to make sure I'm not...
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Posted By FranklinD

fluorescent ballast replacement

Hey all,
The ballast in my 4 bulb T8 fluorescent fixture stopped working so now I'm trying to replace it. The new ballast requires a different wiring so I just want to make sure I'm doing this...
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Posted By FranklinD

Need Advice Staining Covered Patio

Hello all,
I built the covered patio thingy in the picture a few months ago and I'm thinking about staining it. It is still a work in progress and I still have some trim work and other various...
01-20-14, 06:25 PM
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks for your input! I think you're right. ...

Thanks for your input! I think you're right. I'm now thinking it will probably be better to just make it a double gang type setup with two separate switches.

The switch that is currently...
01-13-14, 04:00 PM
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Posted By FranklinD

Need help wiring a dual switch

Hello all. I'm trying to install a new dual switch in my bathroom so I can dim the lights with one but be able to just have an on/off switch for the fan. I've attached a picture to try and make...
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Posted By FranklinD

Thanks for the replies! Since I haven't...

Thanks for the replies!

Since I haven't really used a table saw, I just wasn't sure if the blade would be able to be angled like that and at such a tiny amount.

Joe, This will be a...
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Posted By FranklinD

Building covered patio

I'm trying to build a free standing covered patio with a flat roof and need a little help. The attachment called "patio2" is a rough side view of the project. The other picture shows a very...
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Posted By FranklinD

HELP! Orange Glow inside Dimmer Switch

A few days ago, I installed halogen track lighting and a dimmer switch in a room in my house. I just now noticed a red glow from inside the switch when the switch is OFF. The glow completely goes...
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