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12-26-08, 05:42 PM
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Posted By maintelect

if you buy one from the web are you planning on...

if you buy one from the web are you planning on installing it yourself?
12-22-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By maintelect

looks like a vacuum breaker to me. I would take...

looks like a vacuum breaker to me. I would take it to my local hardware/home improvement store and get a new one. They are not that pricey like 20-25 bucks
12-22-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By maintelect

the first thing I would do is try to thaw the...

the first thing I would do is try to thaw the pipes out. This way you can get down to the real problems. I have seen something similar. What actually was happening ws, the hotwater heater was...
12-22-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,380
Posted By maintelect

no matter what material you use living in...

no matter what material you use living in northern Indiana you are always going to have to worry about pipes freezing.
I would suggest that you find a way to heat the attic a bit to avoid this from...
12-22-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,564
Posted By maintelect

I think your best bet is to call in an a pro, and...

I think your best bet is to call in an a pro, and have them inspect your entire wiring system. From your post there seems to be alot of minor problems that are adding up to one big problem.
Once I...
12-20-08, 02:59 PM
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Views: 5,046
Posted By maintelect

is it a standing pilot model?

is it a standing pilot model?
12-19-08, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,676
Posted By maintelect

I strongly suggest calling a pro out on this one....

I strongly suggest calling a pro out on this one. CO IS DANGEROUS! While they are out they can fully inspect your heat exchanger for cracks! Also they can put a different co meter on your system and...
12-19-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By maintelect

if you have a multimeter you can ohm out the...

if you have a multimeter you can ohm out the bulbs.
to do this
remove bulbs from fixture
Set the meter to ohms.
place meter tips on the contacts
the resistance should be about 2-20@
if either...
12-19-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By maintelect

well I am assuming that you checked the breaker?...

well I am assuming that you checked the breaker? I would replace both recpts. This way you can check all the wiring and make sure all connections are tight.
12-17-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By maintelect

how far will you run the cable? if it is a good...

how far will you run the cable?
if it is a good ways you might want to go with 10awg. due to voltage drop
12-16-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,305
Posted By maintelect

between 2k and 10k hard to tale without seeing...

between 2k and 10k hard to tale without seeing anything


odds are you won't beable to just slide it in. This is a common mistake that alot of DIYERS make. usually the new one is shorter than...
12-12-08, 10:01 AM
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Views: 6,564
Posted By maintelect

this may be a little too much, but it is a good...

this may be a little too much, but it is a good way to get a complete understanding.
Delta and Wye are 3 phase configurations

Three Phase Transformers Introduction:

Three phase...
12-11-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,309
Posted By maintelect

why not just go with propane. It will be alot...

why not just go with propane. It will be alot less work.
Running a gas line in this way is a serious job , that can be dangerous. Also depending on alot of factors you may end up spending way more...
12-10-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By maintelect

It seems like to me that you called different...

It seems like to me that you called different companies. This will explain the difference in prices.
Weekend calls are allways going to be more costly. This is just the cost of doing business. Also...
12-10-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By maintelect

I would suggest going back to homedepot and...

I would suggest going back to homedepot and getting a few home wiring boooks.
these are great and easy to read and understand.

wiring simplified.
Ugly's electrical references
complete home...
12-09-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By maintelect

If you have any gfcis in your bathroom check...

If you have any gfcis in your bathroom check them. This could be the problem ,because they might be wired in incorrectly therefore when they trip they not only cut power to themselves they also cut...
12-09-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By maintelect

This will depend on your local code. It is...

This will depend on your local code.
It is easier to have the shut off by the toilet in case of emergencies and during general repairs when you need to shut the water off to it.

Also it would...
12-09-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,045
Posted By maintelect

1. Once pipes are cemented together you can't...

1. Once pipes are cemented together you can't remove them. You are going to have to cut them apart.
2. From what I see it looks like you have alot of different materials and extra fitting that are...
12-08-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By maintelect

IT doesn't sound like anything is being missed. ...

IT doesn't sound like anything is being missed. This is typical of what happens during electrical storms. as far has your boardquestion . I would search the net farther and see what is out there....
12-05-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By maintelect

are you experienced with working with gas piping?...

are you experienced with working with gas piping?
If you undertake this project, you will have to cut and thread pipe. Which will require a special tools.
12-05-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By maintelect

IN a way this could all be the same problem. But...

IN a way this could all be the same problem. But everything would have to be happening at the same time>

example.

you could have a leak in the toilet supply line that give you low water...
12-05-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,699
Posted By maintelect

wow since you believe that the gas valve is not...

wow since you believe that the gas valve is not working properly I would suggest calling in a pro.
This could become a serious and dangerous problem
12-05-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,753
Posted By maintelect

have you decided on a final plan of action ?

have you decided on a final plan of action ?
12-05-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By maintelect

If you are not planning on using the apartment I...

If you are not planning on using the apartment I would have it re-wired to save the worry. The bad part about AL wire is that you need special devices ( switches recpts etc) when working with it....
12-05-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By maintelect

what about outside lighting?

what about outside lighting?
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