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07-04-12, 08:00 AM
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Posted By goldym

I gather it's not something to worry about, but I...

I gather it's not something to worry about, but I wonder if something can be done about it so my motor can run more evenly.
Yes, I could get a voltage regulator, but it would have to output...
06-28-12, 08:26 PM
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Views: 3,763
Posted By goldym

I measured voltage between the neutral and the...

I measured voltage between the neutral and the ground. It's a digital meter, but I'm sure it's not just random noise. When the microwave is off it shows 0 volts between neutral and ground. Yes, my...
06-28-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,763
Posted By goldym

neutral to ground voltage

When my 1 KW microwave is running at full power, there's a 1.1 V difference between neutral and ground at the outlet it's plugged into.
I have some voltage-sensitive equipment - an increase of 1 V...
06-25-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By goldym

resistance in the neutral?

I got a voltmeter and found that the voltage at one outlet increases by 1 V when the 1 KW microwave goes on. This outlet is on the other side of the electrical service from the microwave.
Also, one...
06-16-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,580
Posted By goldym

The joist has been that way for 50 years, it...

The joist has been that way for 50 years, it isn't going anywhere. I'm just trying to stiffen it.
I couldn't sister that joist the whole length, there are things getting in the way.
Laura
06-14-11, 01:36 PM
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Views: 5,580
Posted By goldym

steel plate to strengthen joist

Here is a joist under my bathtub that needs to be strengthened: http://camoo.freeshell.org/bathtb.jpg

I'm straightening out the sag with a jack, then I plan to reinforce it on the back with a...
06-05-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,123
Posted By goldym

The sister would extend from about 2 feet past...

The sister would extend from about 2 feet past the cut part of the joist, and rest on the sill plate. Does this seem adequate?
06-05-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,123
Posted By goldym

I realized that the joist can probably be...

I realized that the joist can probably be sistered with a 2x10 behind it. It would require getting the plumbing - drum trap etc. - out of the space where the sister would be, but I'm pretty sure...
06-03-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,123
Posted By goldym

I know that. It's easier not to, though.

I know that. It's easier not to, though.
06-03-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,123
Posted By goldym

Yes, I'm wondering if the bend could even be...

Yes, I'm wondering if the bend could even be taken out of the wood, now. I think the permanent deformation of wood happens over years, and jacking it back up at the bend, might just lift the joist...
06-03-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,123
Posted By goldym

@Nestor, Do you know of a specific way to...

@Nestor, Do you know of a specific way to redirect that trap into the space between the joists? Specific plumbing items to use?
I talked to my plumber this morning and he said he hadn't found a...
06-02-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,123
Posted By goldym

strengthen cut joist

A joist below my bathtub was severely cut for the bathtub drain plumbing: http://camoo.freeshell.org/bathtub joist.jpg
You can see where it rests on the sill plate at the right. There's only about...
04-11-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,537
Posted By goldym

cement board or what under bathtub

Hi,
There's mold under my cast iron bathtub so I'm going to pull it out into the next room to redo the subfloor.
The bathtub is resting on 1/4" plywood over the subfloor. I don't want to use...
04-11-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,793
Posted By goldym

equinox, Yes, gutting the bathroom is...

equinox,
Yes, gutting the bathroom is essentially what this is turning out to be. The plumbing has been worked on recently and is fine.
Laura
04-04-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,793
Posted By goldym

Seems like my bathtub is 1/2" thick cast iron. ...

Seems like my bathtub is 1/2" thick cast iron. From that it weighs 400-500 pounds :(

Laura
04-04-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,793
Posted By goldym

Yes, I decided after posting this that taking out...

Yes, I decided after posting this that taking out the part of the interior wall over the rotten area - removing drywall, wall studs and the 2x4 at the base of the wall - is the way to go. It's only...
04-03-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,793
Posted By goldym

repairing subfloor

Hi,
The subfloor in my bathroom is rotten. Not horribly rotten, the underside of the subfloor is my garage ceiling and you can't see rot from underneath. But from the top, I can see pits and soft...
08-01-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,821
Posted By goldym

I'm planning to build a box around the worst...

I'm planning to build a box around the worst part, but it's complicated. It's going to look like three boxes joined together.
I asked at Lowe's for "firestop caulk" and they showed me a silicone...
07-27-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,821
Posted By goldym

pipes interrupting firecode drywall

I've been fixing up the ceiling in my garage, which is under living space. The ceiling joists need to be covered with 5/8" drywall since the furnace is in the garage.
But there are plumbing lines...
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By goldym

I found out it's not so much a matter of quality....

I found out it's not so much a matter of quality.
There are two basic phosphors used in blacklights in the US. One peaks at 350 nm and has a broad peak. One peaks at 370 nm and has a narrow peak....
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By goldym

quality black lights

I got two kinds of fluorescent white paint. One is supposed to be very vivid, and it's more expensive.
However, the more expensive one is actually a lot dimmer under my black lights. And they...
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