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10-10-09, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Cerestes

Worked like a charm. Guess the switch was bad. ...

Worked like a charm. Guess the switch was bad.
Thanks!
10-10-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Cerestes

I'm not sure how understandable my explanation of...

I'm not sure how understandable my explanation of how it is wired was, but as far as I can tell, I wired it like this: How To Wire a Switch - Switch and Light at End of Circuit...
10-10-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Cerestes

Problem Extending Circuit, Added new Switch & Light

I'm trying to add a switch and an overhead light to the end of a circuit.

I ran a wire which connects to free screws on the functioning outlet to a new switchbox. Inside this box, the hot wire...
11-21-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Cerestes

If you insist on storing stuff in your attic, and...

If you insist on storing stuff in your attic, and don't want to comprimise the insulating factor, do this:

Take a few 2"x8"s and run them perpindicular to the joists in your attic. Throw the...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By Cerestes

Did a bit of reading on wikipedia. UTP =...

Did a bit of reading on wikipedia.

UTP = unshielded
STP = shielded (less interference)
Plenum = some kind of slow burning.

For my situation, no run is longer than ~120 feet.

All wires will...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By Cerestes

Type of Cable/Wire for Home Network

I've been thinking of running network cables to quite a few rooms in my house.

I know most here are of the thought to stick with Cat5e instead
of Cat6. I just never realized there were so many...
09-05-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,290
Posted By Cerestes

JIMMY, If you crank these things up (say...

JIMMY,

If you crank these things up (say for the 25 degree days), how quickly do they burn through a 'full tank'. How large is the fuel tank, and what do you do, keep a 50 gallon drum in the...
08-14-06, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Cerestes

In short, you can't modify your apartment. ...

In short, you can't modify your apartment.
Don't waste the money on the ceramic paint wolfclan is fond of.
It very well may work, but its expensive and its not your apartment. You won't recoup the...
Replies: 9
Views: 31,540
Posted By Cerestes

Thinking along these lines, would it not be...

Thinking along these lines, would it not be possible to put a small vent in the outside wall, near the back of the cooler unit?
A bit of weather stripping on the sides/top of the unit and you won't...
08-03-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By Cerestes

The staggered approach is also commonly used on...

The staggered approach is also commonly used on interior walls to stop sound transmission from adjoining rooms. Works great to deaden some of the noise from a media room, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,977
Posted By Cerestes

I'm just curious. Do you guys have some kind of...

I'm just curious. Do you guys have some kind of power switch located in a convienient place in your house?

It seems like it would be a pain in the rear to trudge down to the basement to reset your...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Cerestes

I let the toilet sit for ~24hrs and the water...

I let the toilet sit for ~24hrs and the water level in the bowl dropped perhaps 1/2 a centimeter.

Water level in the tank appeared to not move.

This is the first toilet i've installed, so I'm...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Cerestes

New Toilet (& Plumbing) Small Drip Into Pipe?

We recently added plumbing for a new toilet into what was a 1/2 bath. I installed the toilet a few days ago, and it seems to be very slowly dripped from the toilet down into the drain.

Verified...
07-10-06, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By Cerestes

This is a crawlspace? 3-4 feet tall, unused...

This is a crawlspace? 3-4 feet tall, unused other than access to pipes, etc?

Yank the carpet. Install a poly ground cover, overlapping all seams and run the poly up the foundation walls too.
06-26-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,878
Posted By Cerestes

The fixture itself has a 100w maximum lightbulb...

The fixture itself has a 100w maximum lightbulb rating, though we stick a ~100w equiv (23w?) CF in it. Unsure if code requires a cfl or not.

Per your (and the mfg) suggestion, I ran a dedicated...
06-24-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,878
Posted By Cerestes

The circuit is 20a. I didn't build the house,...

The circuit is 20a.
I didn't build the house, but from testing everything in the area i can find, I >think< includes this bathroom light, then the outlet above the bathroom vanity, and then...
06-24-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,878
Posted By Cerestes

Bathroom Light => Light/Fan/Heater Combo

Afternoon,

I'm wondering if anyone can guide me through the wiring connections I would need to run to replace an old bathroom light with a light/fan/heater combo.

The current box has power...
Replies: 10
Views: 8,447
Posted By Cerestes

:alarm: :alarm: :alarm: I can't honestly believe...

:alarm: :alarm: :alarm: I can't honestly believe you're saying no need to drain the water anywhere, because if it floods it'll just seep out around the edges of your access door. No need for a sump...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By Cerestes

Where to properly discharge sump pit?

We recently had record rains, and the crawlspace under our house got ~2 inches of water over a large portion of it.

The night I found it, I bought a sump pump, and ejected most of the water down...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Cerestes

I'm still confused. Where do the lines you...

I'm still confused.
Where do the lines you cut drain now? Where does the clothes washer drain to?

So you've got a kitchen sink and a toilet, that eventually drain to a septic tank.
Thats the...
Replies: 6
Views: 18,869
Posted By Cerestes

Do you mean you have a stack of chlorine discs...

Do you mean you have a stack of chlorine discs inside a vertical 1" pipe?
So as the first disc disolves, the second drops into place?

That sounds like a great idea if it works.

Additionally,...
03-02-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,235
Posted By Cerestes

Additionally, does more vents increase winter...

Additionally, does more vents increase winter heating cost?
Eg. House = 65, attic in winter = 45 (warmer than outside, colder than house).
More vents = House 65, attic 40?
03-02-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By Cerestes

Assuming your structure is built to take the...

Assuming your structure is built to take the additional weight, from an insulation perspective:

Run something (2x6's, etc.) perpindicular to your attic joists. Slap your plywood on the top of...
02-14-06, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By Cerestes

He just means he wants to tie his new bathroom...

He just means he wants to tie his new bathroom fixture vent into his old so he doesn't have to cut a new hole in the roof.

Can't help with how many you can maximally vent though.
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