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12-22-06, 08:13 PM
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Posted By AlbanyTom

I'll be making a trip into the attic tomorrow,...

I'll be making a trip into the attic tomorrow, with a pair of calipers. :)
12-21-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,983
Posted By AlbanyTom

I was worried about AFCI's for the bedrooms,...

I was worried about AFCI's for the bedrooms, GFI's for the bath, kitchen, and unfinished basement outlets, and the possibility of having to put in hardwired smoke detectors. (Currently battery.) ...
12-20-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,983
Posted By AlbanyTom

thanks...

I checked in hoping for a good answer, and instead see three. You're right, trying to patch it would be a hack.

I'll see if I can put in a 200A panel with a 100A main breaker, without having to...
12-19-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,983
Posted By AlbanyTom

Question Sub Panel Replacement Question - Neutral

I bought a house a few months ago, a first for me, and I have some things to straighten out. Money is tight, so I'm just working on a few things at first.

The house has a 130A main service...
09-22-06, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,122
Posted By AlbanyTom

...and

It's a larger diameter, which means more pressure, and...the bullets could be steel jacketed, rather than copper, which probably increases the pressure, and probably isn't good for the bore, and......
Replies: 2
Views: 1,481
Posted By AlbanyTom

Look for a copy of the original Simtel archives...

Look for a copy of the original Simtel archives somewhere, and search it for cross assemblers. Lots of old Dos stuff, programs from the days when PC's were high tech tools. I think the original was...
Replies: 5
Views: 11,304
Posted By AlbanyTom

I lived through one of these, and a fire. The...

I lived through one of these, and a fire. The cleanup is about the same, except the smell of a fire is far worse. The treated sponges work great, just be sure not to use a fresh surface when they...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By AlbanyTom

I don't know anything about pumps, but I bet the...

I don't know anything about pumps, but I bet the roof top tank is there because the electric supply is as or less reliable as the water supply.
Replies: 22
Views: 33,770
Posted By AlbanyTom

Smile These days I try to learn, but I think I'm losing...

These days I try to learn, but I think I'm losing more than is going in...

For what it's worth, it's been my experience that if you use name brand parts, and do a decent install, cat5e always...
Replies: 22
Views: 33,770
Posted By AlbanyTom

It doesn't have anything to do with the stranding...

It doesn't have anything to do with the stranding part, it's the rating of the cable. Because CAT5 solid cable is designed to go into a building, pretty much nobody makes CAT5 solid cable without a...
Replies: 11
Views: 19,949
Posted By AlbanyTom

That's a good idea. For me it will be "little...

That's a good idea. For me it will be "little tool box", rather than truck, but it'll avoid mixing things up. (The rosin core I have is 22 gauge and 28 gauge...even if I'm sleepy I won't confuse...
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Views: 33,770
Posted By AlbanyTom

different types of wire

I suspect that the store is using the correct type of cable, or they'd be having all sorts of return problems.

CAT5 or CAT5e is actually the spec for the system - the cable, patch cables, ends,...
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Views: 19,949
Posted By AlbanyTom

Smile a question I can answer!

I've been reading this group for about 3 days now, trying to absorb all of this stuff. I'm amazed at all the great info. This may be an old thread, but I'd like to put a little something back.
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Views: 1,435
Posted By AlbanyTom

You could go outside the house, of course, but I...

You could go outside the house, of course, but I think that may look cheesy, and it sounds like you're going for a high-quality job.

If you can, I'd use PVC conduit (the grey stuff). It's...
Replies: 22
Views: 33,770
Posted By AlbanyTom

Smile The last time I did the math, you could buy...

The last time I did the math, you could buy pre-made cables in bulk from a distributor for a lot less than you could hire a guy to make them even if you were paying them minimum wage. I can't...
Replies: 3
Views: 12,226
Posted By AlbanyTom

yep...

...and when you punch the CAT6/CAT5 wires onto the keystone jacks, don't untwist the wires more than you have to, to make the connection. Some DIY connectors have a little tool you can use that...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By AlbanyTom

Just some thoughts...

In a previous life I've done some building to building networks. Sounds like the Mango Man has, too...

Everyone is right, in that copper (in other words CAT5/CAT5e) between buildings poses some...
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By AlbanyTom

Smile Windows is just weird

I've seen that with Dell's running win2k, years ago, and I can't remember if we tracked it down or not. It could have been "my computer"/explorer/ie trying to refresh something it thought it should...
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