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12-05-16, 02:54 PM
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Posted By ZekeMowatt

Thanks Ben - I had pulled the receptables our and...

Thanks Ben - I had pulled the receptables our and was measuring the wires directly. I'll try the resistance check to see if that's the issue.....if it is then I think I'll just live with it ;-)
12-05-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,548
Posted By ZekeMowatt

So I finally got around to it and all five...

So I finally got around to it and all five outlets in the room. I was wrong about the circuit. There are three outlets that are operated by the switch. All of them the top receptacle is on the...
11-28-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,548
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Thanks ray2047 - I am using a digital multimeter...

Thanks ray2047 - I am using a digital multimeter and I did use a lamp with a bulb. Lamp is "on" with the top outlet but not with the bottom (phantom 40V). I will check the upstream receptacle.
11-28-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,548
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Thanks for the replies Stickshift - I was...

Thanks for the replies

Stickshift - I was reading it with a voltmeter first at the outlet and the at the wire - everything else was reading 120.

PJmax - what do you mean by "lost the bottom hot...
11-28-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,548
Posted By ZekeMowatt

40V in Outlet

I have three receptacles in one bedroom on the same circuit; there is a switch as part of the circuit. Receptacle #1 is split with the top on the switch and the bottom always on (both outlets...
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Views: 1,472
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Phone Line Busy

We have DSL, cable, phone all-in-one - Optimum online. Our TV cable works fine, our DSL works fine, but our phones are all busy.

Everything has been fine for years. I've reset the modem,...
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Views: 2,626
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Recycling Electric Dryer Heat - Lint Problem

My electric clothes dryer is in a relatively open space with our bedrooms nearby. I'd like to use the warm and humid air from the electric dryer exhaust. The Dryer sits against the outside wall with...
01-06-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,359
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Poly on external

I have heard that using polyurethane as a finish on an exterior is a bad idea - it will yellow and crack over time under direct sunlight.

Is that right?

We are putting in replacement wood...
08-20-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,533
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Cedar Window Trim Protection

We just had nearly all of our windows replaced. The trim around the windows is cedar.

Do we need to do anything to it- treatment wise periodically. It looks quite nice now just concerned over...
03-28-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Adding Lights to a Circuit

We are remodeling a room and are thinking of adding lights. Currently there are 5 recessed overhead lights driven off a dimmer switch. We were thinking of adding another 4 lights to brighten up the...
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Motion Sensor Ghosts

I installed a motion sensor triggered flood light above the garage to replace the old one my son broke throwing a ball against the wall.

Installation seemed fine and all processes seemed to work;...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-23-06, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Thanks

Thanks for the input. I didn't get to it last night but will try flushing and then checking the bottom element.

I don't know how. Any thoughts would be great, else I'll search around to see...
Forum: Water Heaters
08-22-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Never enough hot water - electric

We have a 50 gal electric water heater that heats water fine. Problem is that it is good for one bath or shower and then runs out of hot water. There is no way we are close to 50 gal.

It doesn't...
02-23-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Thanks

Thanks Larry,

I wouldn't have thought of that. If I understand you right, I think you are right.

The aluminum frames are generally in good shape (I will double check on all of them). ...
02-22-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,227
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Glass temperature - Don't touch

Great thread,

Thought I might add a geek's 2 cents worth.

You said "My glass temperatures feels much lower then the 59 - 63 degrees. If I were to guess, they feel more like 35 - 40 degrees." ...
02-22-06, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Should I replace aluminum?

I have aluminum slider windows that are about 25 years olds. The windows are double-paned and fogging. They are also relatively large 45" x 70" as we have nice views of wooded property.

I am...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Corner fireplace glass - more heat please

We have a corner fireplace with two sides exposed. We love the wood burning fires, but would like to have it heat the house some.

Currently just have chainmail. I was thinking of putting glass...
01-16-06, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 999
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Frosty the windows

Help, very inexperienced with windows. Our home was built in 1980 and fairly sure the windows are original. We've lived in the house for about a year.

The windows are all double-paned aluminum...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,562
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Followup question

I am in the same spot as coachD. Great advice so far.

I have a one car width driveway that has a decent hill in the middle of it. Its relatively steep. Don't need to throw snow very far.
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11-26-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Attaching carpet to tile

We want to put runners down one set of stairs across a landing and then down the next set of stairs. We are looking to have it "look" like its one continuous piece that is "nailed" to the floor with...
10-27-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,166
Posted By ZekeMowatt

First, thanks all for the input very helpful. ...

First, thanks all for the input very helpful.

Posts are about 6' tall, using fence to create a barrier so our kids/their friends won't wander over a hidden cliff. I've given up on the deer, they...
10-17-05, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,445
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Securing wood framing to ground

I have created a wood frame from cedar trees (blighted per the arborist) that we cut down clearing land. The trees are rough, just cut down and notched to fit together. This frame is around the...
10-17-05, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,166
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Cedar post installation

I have roughly 20 cedar posts (small trees cut to a point at one end) that I want to use for a deer fence / barrier. Fencing material is a nylon netting strung from post to post.

First-time...
09-22-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By ZekeMowatt

Preventing log rot

We recently cut down a number of old cedar trees that were nearing end of life (according to the arborist). After trimming off the branches, we wanted to use the trees as a border around the kids...
Replies: 1
Views: 8,139
Posted By ZekeMowatt

kohler faucet handle loose

The knob for cold water on our recently installed (self) kohler faucet and pedestal sink is loose.

Does not leak and water turns on/off properly; its just that the handle is loose.

The hot...
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