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01-15-11, 07:10 PM
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Posted By stephen001

You're so right!

That's it! When we moved in there were remotes everywhere. 6 remotes for window a/c's, at least another 4 or 5 for ceiling lights, remotes for lamps left behind. It took a while to figure what remote...
01-15-11, 12:40 PM
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Posted By stephen001

Single pole switch for fan also?

Not sure I follow you. If I use a single pole switch, am I sending power to both the fan and the light? and then using the pull the string to control which one is on or off at any given time?
If...
01-13-11, 07:45 PM
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Posted By stephen001

Lutron 3 speed fan

Sorry, I don't have it in front of me. The lower rocker controls the light and the slide has 3 stops as you slide it. I figured on wiring the black of the switch to the hot in the box. What do i do...
01-13-11, 06:51 PM
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Posted By stephen001

Fan/light Switch - Simple? (with picture link)

Hopefully the pictures help. The illustration is of the faulty switch. Light came on when "light bulb" pressed. Then, only the tiny switch at bottom would turn the light on. No fan speeds work now...
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You have a few options, but make sure you drill...

You have a few options, but make sure you drill into the mortar between the bricks and not the bricks themselves. You can use a Self-Tapping Concrete Screw something like a tapcon screw Tapcons- The...
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Views: 1,227
Posted By stephen001

Details left out

I am located in southern NY on a barrier island. Soil is shallow on the front lawn 8"-12". Below is sand. Lawn drainage appears to be good. No tree roots involved. Current sidewalk displays no sign...
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Question 1/2 DIY 30' Brick Path Installation

Installing approx 4' wide x 30' long brick path. Elongated "S" curve. Went to mason yard to price gravel, sand, brick, edging, compactor rental, etc. Shop owner said why bother? They can pour a...
06-05-08, 08:25 PM
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Posted By stephen001

Question Leak repair pvc to PE (polyethylene)

1 1/2" pvc connects underground with a PE adapter.http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=24025pji8.jpg
The black polyethylene is split under the SS clamps so I cut it out. I can't move the PVC or...
02-25-08, 02:34 PM
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Question Need help identifying tree/shrub (picture link)

Having never owned a blade of grass this is all new to me.
http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fronthedgeyk6.jpg
It's about 15' tall. Some of the leaves are all green and others are as...
11-11-07, 07:57 PM
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Views: 1,156
Posted By stephen001

Configuration as follows - separate skimmer and...

Configuration as follows - separate skimmer and return lines (with union ball valves) protrude up from the ground into a standard pump with basket and then into a Hayward sand filter. From that point...
11-11-07, 07:54 AM
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Question Below ground inlets - winterizing help??? to blow out the heater

Northeast region. 15 x 30 in ground. Sand filter. Gas Heater. Gunite. Inlets are jetted up through floor. One skimmer. I am not sure how to winterize those floor jets. I have a small pancake...
03-19-07, 06:33 AM
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Views: 7,375
Posted By stephen001

Thanks, I used the 3 wire method and it worked...

Thanks, I used the 3 wire method and it worked great. next up is the crowded metal junction box with 3 12/2 nm 2 14/2 nm and 2 bx. ??????
I'll be back!.
03-18-07, 10:04 PM
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Views: 7,375
Posted By stephen001

two lights with switch at end of run

I need to wire two recessed lights (ceiling is open) and have the switch at the end of the run. (lets say this is running left to right - L1, L2, Dimmer Switch)
A 12/2 with ground comes into the...
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Views: 7,086
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Thanks for the valve/wye tip. Soil is wet. I like...

Thanks for the valve/wye tip. Soil is wet. I like your ideas - I think i'm going to cut a wide/long enough trough in the slab, dig it out, fill it with cement and set a length of scrap 6" diameter...
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Posted By stephen001

i had to look up wye strainer...

i had to look up wye strainer http://www.backflowparts.com/catalog/showProduct.cfm?vendorID=16&pageNumber=3
i get that much but i was thinking about filtering the make-up water. where is the...
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Views: 7,086
Posted By stephen001

on the subject of water impurities, would it make...

on the subject of water impurities, would it make sense to install a filter on the cold water input? as far as the loop is concerned - I'll think i'll keep it low like you suggested. the theory is...
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Posted By stephen001

Gentlemen, stop the presses. 5 heads are almost...

Gentlemen, stop the presses. 5 heads are almost as good as one! In about 2-3 days I think we would have had this all sorted out. You HAVE got to read this post!!!...
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Posted By stephen001

interesting. cooler at the bottom than at the...

interesting. cooler at the bottom than at the top. that makes good sense. it was probably wise not to "put in a mud trap/sediment filter" because it would clog resulting in a pressure drop (although...
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Posted By stephen001

i was attempting to state what "Who" stated. "a...

i was attempting to state what "Who" stated. "a manual mixing valve, so (I) can mix down the boiler temps by recirculating the water coming back from the baseboard". i thought that would in effect...
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Posted By stephen001

belive me - i appreciate everyones advice!. i was...

belive me - i appreciate everyones advice!. i was imagining (for simple illustration purposes) a circular loop with a steam boiler at the bottom. So maybe boiler, valve, circ pump, flow control----...
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Posted By stephen001

"The only thing that will keep this water from...

"The only thing that will keep this water from flashing to steam is the head pressure of the water above it" . Question1 - in the proposed new loop the water would never be as hot as the boiler...
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Posted By stephen001

ok. now i've got it. use a tapping in the boler...

ok. now i've got it. use a tapping in the boler (below water line). pump away. return through another taping on the opposite side of the boiler (again, below water line) or use the boiler drain tap...
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Posted By stephen001

thanks. this is starting to make sense. "you may...

thanks. this is starting to make sense. "you may be able to utilize the drain fitting on the boiler for a hot water return by installing a tee between the boiler and the drain valve". QUESTION 01.-...
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Posted By stephen001

I've read that most use a "wet" return (water...

I've read that most use a "wet" return (water from return pipe enters below the water level) - 01. what about "dirty water" or "sludge" in steam return lines? is that a concern for a circ pump? 02....
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Posted By stephen001

Question Steam boiler with hydronic loop?

Basement is poorly heated with 220 electric baseboard. I want to do away with it. The steam boiler is in the basement. I've heard a Hydronic loop can be integrated with a steam boiler. Is it possible...
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