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12-14-15, 07:36 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Thanks, Handyone. But unfortunately, there is...

Thanks, Handyone. But unfortunately, there is definitely not a ground with the old wire or the old box. The wire and the box were exposed and only had the old 2-wire 12-2 entering the old metal box....
12-14-15, 03:29 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Thanks, all. What if, instead of running a...

Thanks, all. What if, instead of running a completely new 3-wire circuit from the panel, I run just a ground from the junction box back to the panel and ground it there? (A single ground wire tied to...
12-13-15, 04:53 PM
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Posted By ianswatson

GFCI wired correctly, but the tester fails to trip it

Hello all! I just installed a new dual GFCI outlet. The test button on the outlet itself trips the outlet, and my receptacle tester indicates that it's wired correctly. However, the GFCI test button...
10-30-15, 02:51 PM
10-30-15, 01:26 PM
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Posted By ianswatson

Joecaption - partly dirt, part concrete slab....

Joecaption - partly dirt, part concrete slab. Actually, part of my updates down there is to get a radon contractor in there. They'll be covering up all the dirt with a membrane as part of their work.
10-30-15, 01:19 PM
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Posted By ianswatson

Airman - thanks! I think I know what you mean....

Airman - thanks! I think I know what you mean. Those washable wall panels.

Is the insulation backwards? I thought that maybe because of what Joecaption said, it had to be done that way (the...
10-30-15, 06:36 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Joecaption - It was built in the 50s. I'd say...

Joecaption - It was built in the 50s. I'd say you're right on most counts. I'd guess the water lines used to be either copper or galvanized. Not sure about the vapor barrier that may or may not be...
10-30-15, 06:26 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Airman - Hmmm - that sounds good. I imagine I'd...

Airman - Hmmm - that sounds good. I imagine I'd find such a thing with vinyl siding?
10-30-15, 05:26 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Suggestions on a cheap and easy basement ceiling? Doesn't have to be pretty

Hello all,

I've got a combo basement / crawlspace that needs a little cosmetic work. It's only for storage and laundry, so it doesn't need to be nice. But currently, it's just a mess with...
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Posted By ianswatson

Oh nice! I figured something like that was too...

Oh nice! I figured something like that was too good to be true.
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Posted By ianswatson

Hmmm I've should've gotten a closer look this...

Hmmm I've should've gotten a closer look this morning. Not sure. It could be just shoved under the r-panel unfastened, actually (new house). But I would guess it's attached to the rafter tails. The...
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Posted By ianswatson

Water intrusion at the edge of a flat metal roof

Hi all! I was hoping for some advice on sealing the edge of a flat metal roof - not a typical condition. Pretty much everything I've found on the interwebs for flat roofs talks about shingles or...
05-04-15, 09:42 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Hmmm. I would hope that whatever footers exist...

Hmmm. I would hope that whatever footers exist are strong enough for a 6' block wall. But I'd have to look into it.
05-04-15, 08:35 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Yea, I'd be worried about backfilling that wall,...

Yea, I'd be worried about backfilling that wall, especially without a stud wall in front of it.

Another goal was to maintain easy visual and physical access to the entire crawlspace, which is why...
05-04-15, 07:27 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Thanks, Bud. I just bought the house and it...

Thanks, Bud.

I just bought the house and it already had the block walls a third to halfway done around the perimeter of the basement slab. You think it should be backfilled with stone no matter...
05-04-15, 06:32 AM
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Posted By ianswatson

Radon mitigation in a combination basement/crawlspace

Hello! I've got a combo basement-crawlspace, and I'm attempting to finish it out a little bit and also mitigate a slight radon issue (12 pCi/L).

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I want to finish the block walls...
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