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04-15-17, 02:34 PM
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Posted By JSkip

Outdoor outlet not working

I have an outlet by my pool. It was working as of about 2 months ago (and for 20 years). While setting up to drain some water from the pool with a submersible pump, there appeared to be no power to...
04-11-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By JSkip

I found pictures from when we built the house in...

I found pictures from when we built the house in 1986 (no digital pictures from back then). The post was not there during framing and sheet rocking.

I decided to open up part of the wall (slow...
04-11-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By JSkip

There is drywall between the oak post and the...

There is drywall between the oak post and the beam! So, if I interpret this properly, the wall is probably load bearing, but the post is decorative as you would not put a "soft" material between...
04-11-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By JSkip

Here is a picture of the exterior of the house. ...

Here is a picture of the exterior of the house. The family room is on the left. The wall between the family room and the main house is the wall in question.

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04-11-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By JSkip

The span from the front to the back is 24'. ...

The span from the front to the back is 24'.
There is only one post under the wall (all the other posts run perpendicular to this wall). The post in the basement is 11' from the back of the house,...
04-10-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By JSkip

Is it a load bearing wall?

We are installing a new kitchen floor and would like to remove the 4x4 oak post and railing that separates the kitchen from the family room.

Ive been reading up on load bearing walls to...
02-03-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By JSkip

I went to HD and purchased a new transformer. ...

I went to HD and purchased a new transformer. They only had 16VAC 10VA, which is what I had, but I figured mine was 29 years old. I replaced the transformer and it works "better", but it still does...
02-01-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By JSkip

I thought of that also and it's wired properly. ...

I thought of that also and it's wired properly. Also, my wife watched it when I pushed the button and the two sound side activates. Apparently the rear chime is a single sound with a piece of foam...
02-01-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By JSkip

Door Chime not working properly

We built our house in 1986 and honestly can't remember the front door bell working properly. The chime should be a two chime bell, but it always seemed to make one sound and a humming sound, when it...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,892
Posted By JSkip

The 3-way is a Leviton model # IP106-1L. The...

The 3-way is a Leviton model # IP106-1L. The other is Lutron model #TG-600P.

Here are the links:

http://www.lutron.com/instructions/dimmers_switches_instll.asp
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Replies: 5
Views: 4,892
Posted By JSkip

I checked and the light bulbs are tight. ...

I checked and the light bulbs are tight.

The two dimmers are not on the same light. The 3-way controls the light over the kitchen table with one 150 watt bulb. The other dimmer controls the...
Replies: 5
Views: 4,892
Posted By JSkip

Dimmer Switch Causes Fixture Noise

I installed two dimmer switches yesterday (one on a 3-way). Both of the light fixtures make a buzzing or humming sound when the dimmer is not set to the maximum.

Is this normal? Did I do...
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By JSkip

I'll answer all replies together: 1) I...

I'll answer all replies together:

1) I stripped, stained and polyurethened the cabinets
2) I put the doors back in the same location with the hardware in the exact same locations
3) I used the...
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By JSkip

Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

I am in the process of refinishing our kitchen cabinets. Today, I completed two doors and re-installed them with the exact same hardware. I even marked each hinge to make sure they were put in the...
02-20-07, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,323
Posted By JSkip

New kitchen sink drain does not line up

Today, I had a new kitchen countertop installed. Since the sink is now mounted underneath, I also got a new sink as part of the package.

Unfortunately, the new sink drain does not align with the...
01-28-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,860
Posted By JSkip

Broken ceramic tile backsplash

I hope this is the right forum!

While removing the old formica countertop (to be replaced with a Silestone top) I broke two ceramic tiles on the backsplash. The pain and suffering of removing an...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By JSkip

Plywood Subfloor Issue

Today, I removed the 3/4" particle board subfloor in preparation of having a 3/4" solid hardwood floor installed. The new floor will be on the first floor of a house with a basement.

There are 3...
01-25-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,043
Posted By JSkip

That worked!!! Thanks!

That worked!!!

Thanks!
01-25-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,043
Posted By JSkip

Baseboard Molding Removal

I am having hardwood floors installed. To save a few bucks, I will remove the carpeting, base molding and also the particle board subfloor (the flooring must be nailed into plywood).

If possible,...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By JSkip

Replacing shower fixture

I have never done ths before, but I want to replace the shower fixtures(handles, spout, showerhead, stems, etc) in my kids bathtub. I've replaced sink faucets and toilets before, but not shower/bath...
Replies: 3
Views: 10,490
Posted By JSkip

The rubber washers are in place. As soon as the...

The rubber washers are in place. As soon as the fan is turned on, the noise begins, so I am confident the noise is not caused from an unbalanced fan. The fan rotates very smooth and even.

There...
Replies: 3
Views: 10,490
Posted By JSkip

Ceiling Fan Humming Noise

I recently installed a Hunter ceiling fan in my daughter's room. It was the third fan I installed in my house. I had no problems with the installation until my daughter complained of a humming...
07-10-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By JSkip

I mixed up the line and load. Thanks for...

I mixed up the line and load.

Thanks for the help.
07-10-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By JSkip

GFCI Problem

My home's GFCI is located in my garage. Yesterday, it kept tripping off every 10 seconds while I was using the outlet. I kept resetting it until it would no longer reset. I checked the breaker box...
04-03-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By JSkip

They estimated for three months and this past...

They estimated for three months and this past month they finally read the meter. I averaged the past four months. From Dec 2003-March 2004, I averaged 16 KWH/day. From Dec 2004 - Mar 2005, I...
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