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What pro to call to install new attic fan?

I have a roof-mount attic exhaust fan that recently quit. I want to replace it with a Master Flow Power Roof Vent (1000cfm) that is available from Home Depot. I however lack the expertise or time...
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Question Building a base/stand for a prefab toy storage cabinet

For a reason that is nearly impossible to put into words, I need to build a base for a prefabricated toy storage cabinet to sit on. This base would sit, free-standing, on my existing finished floor....
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Possible toilet vent stack problem?

I just moved into a new house and discovered that one toilet (on the 3rd floor in the Master Bath) is not flushing well. About half of the water & waste drains but the rest swirls around the bowl....
08-30-07, 09:31 AM
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Incomplete flushing - vent stack problem?

I just moved into a new house and discovered that one toilet (on the 3rd floor in the Master Bath) is not flushing well. About half of the water & waste drains but the rest swirls around the bowl. ...
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Question Replacing old/noisy bathroom exhaust fan

The bathroom exhaust fans in my house (built in 1979) are rather noisy and don't seem to do the job anymore. Plus the plastic grills, which screw onto the frame of the fan, are discolored and ugly. ...
04-21-05, 04:23 AM
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The service lines are all underground in my...

The service lines are all underground in my development, so it doesn't seem like this would apply...

-randy
04-17-05, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for the replies. So far this has happened...

Thanks for the replies. So far this has happened twice - once in a middle floor (2nd floor of 3, so vibration could be a factor) can that is original to the house (1979), and once in an IC can that...
04-13-05, 01:24 PM
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Posted By rjturkel

Strange light bulb problem

I live in a 26 year old house whose circuit panel was replaced a year ago (to accomodate a kitchen renovation).

Most of the lights in my house are recessed cans that take 65watt indoor...
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Sorry, I should have mentioned that this is an...

Sorry, I should have mentioned that this is an interior-unit townhouse built in 1979. Hopefully, the house has done all the settling its going to do. :)

Thanks for the tips...
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Paint cracks wherever caulk exists between trim & wall or ceiling

There are a number of places in my house where the paint is significantly cracked where there is caulking between wallboard and trim or crown moulding. This paint job was done right before we moved...
12-30-04, 07:40 AM
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I think that the heat pump cycles on and off...

I think that the heat pump cycles on and off properly; there is what seems to be a good amount of time between cycles.

The thermostat does not have an "OFF" setting. The fan options are AUTO (fan...
12-30-04, 07:01 AM
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Faulty blower switch/relay?

I have a Trane TWJ730 heat pump (2.5ton), TWV736 air handler (3ton), BAYSTAT239 thermostat, and BAY96x1410 auxiliary heater. All were installed in 1991.

The system heats and cools without any...
01-06-04, 03:18 PM
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My apologies to John Nelson - I do have some egg...

My apologies to John Nelson - I do have some egg on my face. The cable indeed does have "Type NM" on the imprint. I guess I'm out of luck since HandyRon states that NM is only 60deg.

Do I have...
01-05-04, 05:10 PM
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In my basement I can see the wiring to 2...

In my basement I can see the wiring to 2 receptacles and a light fixture - probably about 15' of cable total.... there's nothing else written or stamped on the cable.

Even though my cable may not...
01-05-04, 04:47 PM
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Please help me determine whether I have Romex wiring

I have a 2-gang installation of Lutron Centurion 1000w dimmers in my living room. The house is in Montgomery County MD and was built in 1979.

I'm looking into replacing these bulky rotary dimmers...
09-16-03, 02:54 PM
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Posted By rjturkel

thanks - good to know my repair is OK. -Randy

thanks - good to know my repair is OK.

-Randy
09-15-03, 09:57 AM
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OK to use heat-shrink tube on 110v black wire?

I was installing a replacement floodlight on my deck yesterday. The junction box is embedded into the exterior brick and has black, white & (bare copper) ground. After I removed the old fixture, I...
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Do I have to powerwash again before staining?

I have a deck with PT boards and redwood rails. About 4 weeks ago, I powerwashed the deck with a 1300psi washer, and planned to stain/seal w/ Cabot stain the following weekend after the boards dried...
05-30-03, 01:41 PM
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Posted By rjturkel

Well, it ended up being the Thermal Protector. ...

Well, it ended up being the Thermal Protector. Fixed in about 10 mins.

Glad this one's over with.... :cool:
05-21-03, 12:48 PM
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Its definitely not a circuit tester w/ the neon...

Its definitely not a circuit tester w/ the neon bulb (which i have but figured would not be valid for this test). This was a Continuity tester i bought at Radio Shack. The body has a bulb which...
05-21-03, 10:59 AM
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Posted By rjturkel

using a continuity tester, I determined that...

using a continuity tester, I determined that there is no electricity getting to the fixture.

Is the next step to just try to remove the fixture and determine where the break in the circuit is?
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Posted By rjturkel

Time gap between pressure washing & sealing

I have a Pressure Treated & Redwood deck that's about 4 years old. I used a 1300psi power washer to clean the deck yesterday, and am planning to use Cabot Clear Solution-3000 to seal. However it...
04-22-03, 09:19 AM
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Posted By rjturkel

By the time I'm trying to unscrew the stem, the...

By the time I'm trying to unscrew the stem, the packing nut is already off.

It looks like about 1/2" inside the body of the faucet (Ie behind the handle) there is a fixed piece of something that...
04-22-03, 06:07 AM
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Posted By rjturkel

I assume its leaking from a bad washer or o-ring;...

I assume its leaking from a bad washer or o-ring; the water is flowing through the sillcock properly - it just won't stop flowing.

When you say "unscrew the stem", exactly what are you referring...
04-21-03, 08:51 AM
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Posted By rjturkel

Repair of Nibco Fig. 52 frost-free sillcock

I have a Nibco "Figure 52" frost-free sillcock that is leaking. I assume this is the original sillcock that came with the house (built in 1979, I've owned it <1yr). I removed the plastic handle and...
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