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07-15-19, 02:20 PM
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Posted By DVDBob

Makes sense now. Thanks for the description.

Makes sense now. Thanks for the description.
07-15-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By DVDBob

Was trying to do something like this: The white...

Was trying to do something like this:
The white wires are tied together in the first box.

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07-09-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By DVDBob

There is a bundle of white wires twisted and...

There is a bundle of white wires twisted and capped together and blacks going to and from each of the switches. I would need the neutral to go to the outlet, correct? So in this case, tying into the...
07-09-19, 08:33 AM
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Views: 663
Posted By DVDBob

I'm not sure if it's not a switch loop as it...

I'm not sure if it's not a switch loop as it looks like a hot and neutral were brought into the switch box on the wall and there's a single cable going to the light in the attic.
07-09-19, 07:59 AM
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Views: 663
Posted By DVDBob

hot, neutral, ground. There is another switch in...

hot, neutral, ground. There is another switch in the box that controls the hallway can lights.
07-09-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By DVDBob

Switch in line with a swtich?

I've got a small project where I'd like to add a switched outlet to a wall in a bonus room, but have the switch outside in the hallway. There is currently a switch in the hall that ties into a light...
07-09-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By DVDBob

If you didn't want to use a power strip, they...

If you didn't want to use a power strip, they make 6" extension cords that allow you to plug wall warts into them and then the UPS. This is what I did.

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12-08-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,591
Posted By DVDBob

Heat Pump - Outside compressor not working/fan not spinning - red lights?

I've got a Trane XL20i heat pump - temps have dropped into the 30s overnight and I noticed that house wasn't heating up. When I looked at our outside unit, I noticed the fan wasn't spinning and I...
09-28-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,409
Posted By DVDBob

I assure you it works - there's more than one way...

I assure you it works - there's more than one way to provide a 3rd cable - here's pictures of the switch I'd like to eliminate. As to why - first off, they're less than 4 feet away from each other,...
09-27-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,409
Posted By DVDBob

Right or wrong, that's what's there. The house...

Right or wrong, that's what's there. The house was built in '99 so perhaps that was OK back then. What I'm looking for is the best way to remove the 2nd switch from the circuit? Should I try to...
09-27-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,409
Posted By DVDBob

How do I remove 3-way switch from circuit?

I've got a hallway with a single switch on one side and three switches on the other side. The single switch and one of the three are 3-way and both control the light in the hall. The other two...
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Views: 5,262
Posted By DVDBob

It doesn't necessarily need to be an alarm...

It doesn't necessarily need to be an alarm system, but something that can trigger a light or notification when the gate is opened or left opened. Similar to how there are system to determine if you...
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Views: 5,262
Posted By DVDBob

The gate is about 100 feet from the house, and...

The gate is about 100 feet from the house, and not visible from any windows, which is why I'm looking for a monitoring solution. I could probably run wires, but if a wireless solution is available,...
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Views: 5,262
Posted By DVDBob

Monitor open/closed fence gate?

Not sure if this is the right place, but I'm looking for a way to monitor whether my fence gate is open or closed. I'm guessing I need something that works similar to an alarm system door monitor,...
06-20-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By DVDBob

OK. That makes sense. Would it be better to...

OK. That makes sense. Would it be better to build some sort of "plug" that goes into the window first?
06-20-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By DVDBob

After re-reading my post, I see that I left out...

After re-reading my post, I see that I left out that my reasoning for building a new wall is to gain some additional wall space for hanging movie posters and speakers. While thick blackout cloth or...
06-20-14, 11:43 AM
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Views: 996
Posted By DVDBob

New wall to cover existing windows - any barriers needed?

Recently purchased a new home that has a bonus room off the back that I'd like to convert to a home theater/man cave. The exterior wall has 4 large windows that I'd like to cover up. Rather than...
01-26-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By DVDBob

High pitch whine when furnace starts...

Recently I've noticed that our furnace makes a high pitch whine when starting up, but once the flame is going, the whine seems to stop. (I have noticed 1 or 2 occasions in the past week where the...
01-08-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By DVDBob

Do they make a "Y" junction duct? If so I can...

Do they make a "Y" junction duct? If so I can use that to at least point the duct in the right direction. When I get a chance to take it apart I'll have to do some testing to see where I can tie it...
01-07-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By DVDBob

Thanks for the explanation. Makes more sense...

Thanks for the explanation. Makes more sense now.

I don't think it's a multistage as it's about 10+ years old and only hear it go at one speed.

This weekend we're supposed to have temps back...
01-06-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By DVDBob

This makes sense, but I'm curious why the air...

This makes sense, but I'm curious why the air would not just go to the open vents for the zone that's calling for air? I guess this is where the noise factor would come into play as a higher volume...
01-05-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By DVDBob

There were very good reasons for zoning the HVAC...

There were very good reasons for zoning the HVAC and since that's in the past, it's a moot point.

As for filters, I had been using good quality 3M filters, but switched to cheapie non-pleated...
01-04-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By DVDBob

Bypass Damper not balanced? - high/low limit trips often...

I had an existing HVAC system zoned a couple summers ago. The installers put in 3 "zones" with dampers and a barometric bypass damper. Normally the system works great, but I recently noticed that...
Replies: 5
Views: 22,499
Posted By DVDBob

New Drywall - Separate Primer or Paint w/Primer?

Just had a room drywalled and the contractor suggested priming the walls with a separate primer before painting. When I went to the big box stores (I know, I know) to look at paint the folks in...
11-07-12, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By DVDBob

The GFCI was already replaced. Now it's buzzing,...

The GFCI was already replaced. Now it's buzzing, off and on.
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