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The only check valve is on the intake portion of...

The only check valve is on the intake portion of the pump. From below the ground up, I have a drive point connected to 4 5' sections of 1-1/4" galvanized pipe, which goes to a brass check valve, a...
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Shallow Well Pump Pulsing On and Off

My shallow well pump has been acting strange for the past couple days. Every ~5-10 minutes, it will pulse on and off 4 or 5 times in as many seconds, then turn on for 15-20 seconds before shutting...
02-17-08, 07:25 AM
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Who Made These Windows?

Can anyone tell me who manufacturers vinyl windows that would have a WDMA sticker with a MFR name VL-1, and a series 400 model? They're vinyl gliding windows in an almond or sandstone color with...
12-17-07, 06:27 AM
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It's not really necessary, as long as the...

It's not really necessary, as long as the horizontal venting is sloped properly, any rain water (or other fluids) that make it into the vent stack will drain into the septic tank/sewer. However, you...
11-23-07, 07:24 AM
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I'll go to town today after the black Friday...

I'll go to town today after the black Friday traffic dies down and get some green and white #6 wire. I'll still put red tape on the second hot line, just so I can tell them apart in the future.
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11-22-07, 08:32 PM
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Can't I use electrical tape to re-identify the...

Can't I use electrical tape to re-identify the wires? I've done this several times in switch loops to re-identify the white wire as hot. My plan was to spiral green, white and red tape down each...
11-22-07, 03:24 AM
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Wire Size for Sub-panel Feeder

I'm going to install a sub-panel in my garage so I can run more than one shop tool at a time without overloading the single 20amp circuit that feeds two outlets in my garage as well as the two...
10-14-07, 08:50 PM
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Switching a Shed Light From the House

I recently added a small sub-panel to a storage shed so I could add lights, a couple of outdoor outlets, and a dedicated circuit for our driven point well. Everything worked properly, but then my...
10-07-07, 03:10 PM
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Post Looking For Specific Trim Profile

I've been helping the in-laws with their kitchen/bath addition for about a year now, doing a little bit of everything from electric and plumbing to drywall taping and painting. Everything has been...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-14-07, 08:50 PM
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Question Cold Water Runs Hot, Then Cold?

I live in a house that's just over 2 years old, with a 105 gallon Richmond electric water heater. My kitchen sink is the closest faucet to the heater. Whenever I turn on the cold water, it runs...
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Ducts in a Bathroom

If I have a radiant floor heating system in my bathroom, do I need to add warm and cool air lines to the room? Also, if I put an exhaust fan in the bathroom, can I tie that into the whole house...
11-13-06, 03:38 PM
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Well, it looks like I got all worried over...

Well, it looks like I got all worried over nothing. The inspector came today, looked everything over for about a minute, told me to move one wire staple that was a little too close to the edge of a...
11-10-06, 09:24 PM
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By twist, I assume you mean use a wire nut to...

By twist, I assume you mean use a wire nut to connect them, and that's what I did. I didn't use the green nuts with the hole for a pigtail though, I used standard red nuts, with scraps of 12 or 14...
11-10-06, 02:46 PM
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Post Getting Ready for Rough-In Inspection

I just finished running all the wiring for my kitchen/bath addition, my first major project, and I want to make sure I have everything done before I call for the rough-in inspection. So far, I have...
02-05-06, 04:18 PM
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On closer inspection, I just noticed a capped off...

On closer inspection, I just noticed a capped off pipe near the upstairs toilet. Here's a picture of the area:


http://byronsworld.com/images/pipes4.jpg - Large Version


Might that be a...
02-03-06, 08:59 AM
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Venting for a Basement Bathroom

I'm in the process of finishing my basement, and currently I'm installing the plumbing for the bathroom. The waste lines are already plumbed into the concrete slab, the only thing I have to run are...
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Wiring Surround Speakers

I'm in the process of finishing my basement, and I'm dedicating one room to a home theater. I have two RG6 runs and two CAT5E runs to the front of the room where my TV and A/V equipment will sit,...
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The print head is most likely clogged. You can...

The print head is most likely clogged. You can try to clean it with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. If that doesn't do it, you'll have to replace the print head.
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Old Hunter Wall Control, Will It Work?

I found what I thought was a good deal on eBay last week, $38 for three Hunter wall controls, model 26491. What I didn't realize at the time was that this model is 14 years old. I have some newer...
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You have a couple different options. You could...

You have a couple different options. You could go with satellite internet through DirecWay. The only caveat is that you can only use it when your RV is parked. Ground Control...
07-30-05, 09:08 PM
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Decyphering a Bathroom Blueprint

My fiance and I recently purchased a new house with an unfinished basement. We're going to start finishing the basement after we get married next month, so I'm trying to clear up a few things before...
12-17-04, 09:40 AM
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Cutting Your Own Mirrors: Is It Worth It?

I'm in the process of building a shot glass display case for my girlfriend for christmas. After tossing out several ideas, I decided it would look nice if it had the shape of a shot glass, with the...
12-15-04, 12:33 PM
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Patching Outdoor Wiring

Earlier this summer, my brother and I built a three season porch attached to our garage. When the concrete slab was poured for the base, one of the concrete masons accidentally cliped the cable that...
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Building an A/V Rack - Plywood or MDF?

I just finished my plans for an Audio/Video rack to hold my various home theater components. My plans are for open shelves, 2' square, separated by sections of pipe, with a threaded rod inside each...
08-19-04, 08:16 PM
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Views: 1,625
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I like the THWN idea, and I think that's what...

I like the THWN idea, and I think that's what Illl do, but just out of curiosity, is UF-B required if the garage is attached?
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