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02-25-09, 04:10 PM
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Posted By viking

Thank you everyone for your input.

Thank you everyone for your input.
02-24-09, 06:54 PM
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Sorry, he is pulling from the breaker panel. I...

Sorry, he is pulling from the breaker panel. I just put the description of what he was doing in the first post so you would know what is involved. I know you guys know about the basic equipment...
02-24-09, 06:50 PM
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Posted By viking

He supplies/does everything (parts and labor)...

He supplies/does everything (parts and labor) except I get and pay for the permit and its fees. He puts his electrician's stamp on the permit and presumably will check over it to make sure I filled...
02-24-09, 05:08 PM
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Posted By viking

hot tub quote

I have a hot tub coming. 3 wire 60amp (as I recall). For install it will be GFI then a 35' run inside along basement ceiling, then out through wood/vinyl siding up to convinience shut off, down...
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Posted By viking

True, but for some reason it was running...

True, but for some reason it was running constantly with the float all the way down and was pumping air. Usually it pumps, stops, water rises, float trips it, and it pumps again. Here it was just...
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Posted By viking

Unhappy Help main sump pump running constantly

I have two basement sump pumps. The main pump and the backup which has a batery Watchdog backup. I just realized that my main sump pump is running constantly. Float still floats and wasn't stuck. ...
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Views: 915
Posted By viking

Thanks for the help/advice. I check those out.

Thanks for the help/advice. I check those out.
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Views: 915
Posted By viking

minor accident now rear wheel squeek

Hey guys. First time posting on car forum. Got in a minor fender scratcher accident last night. Minor bump, like 2 mph difference between vehicles. His front drivers side corner rubbed the side...
02-05-07, 09:44 AM
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Views: 1,852
Posted By viking

I think color not material will be the biggest...

I think color not material will be the biggest turn off/turn on to a buyer. I don't like the grout lines of tile because if it's old and gets dirty it looks bad. My wife who is a trained chef also...
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Views: 29,264
Posted By viking

To the extent you want to rely on CR's ranking I...

To the extent you want to rely on CR's ranking I just got March's CR and they reviewed paint. Low Luster rankings in order: Behr $24, Kilz $19, Valspar $27, True Value $23, Dutch Boy $15, Sears $24,...
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Views: 29,264
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Consumer reports did a paint test about 6 months...

Consumer reports did a paint test about 6 months ago you could look up at the library. Dutchboy was cheapest but also rated low enough that I didn't consider it. For $3 more per gal Kiltz at...
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Views: 1,494
Posted By viking

I have seen it at Lowes and auto parts stores...

I have seen it at Lowes and auto parts stores have it. My boiler's heat/rust welded fire door bolts that wouldn't budge with my biggest wrech and WD-40 practically came off using only my fingers and...
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Posted By viking

I have found BP Blaster works about 50 times...

I have found BP Blaster works about 50 times better than WD-40. Also try lock pliers to turn the flanges. Cover the teeth with tape or the plastic covers that often come with the pliers so you...
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Posted By viking

Definitely go with the anti-scald unit. Its...

Definitely go with the anti-scald unit. Its required by code most places. I have heard what a think you are talking about called a blister box. Here is a link with step by step that might help you...
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Posted By viking

It's a fairly big project, but its not your only...

It's a fairly big project, but its not your only bathroom so slow is fine. Just take it step by step and double check to get the info you need before doing something that covers up something that...
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Posted By viking

I feel much better now. Sorry, but when I read...

I feel much better now. Sorry, but when I read you e-mail I was worried a homeowner spent a lot of $ and told a plumber to put in the rough-ins then was stumped about what to do next to plan the...
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I may be wrong and I don't want you to feel like...

I may be wrong and I don't want you to feel like I am assuming you have less plumbing/remodeling knowledge than you do, but from you e-mail it sounds like you need more, and are looking for more,...
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Posted By viking

I just replaced a 1961 tub drain. Here is what...

I just replaced a 1961 tub drain. Here is what happened FYI. I wanted to remove the old linkage and convert to a pop-up drain and update the finish on the overflow plate and drain. Linkage came...
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Posted By viking

Liquid wrench should work with plastic too. If...

Liquid wrench should work with plastic too. If you end up cutting the bolt holding a putty knife between your saw and the porcelain will prevent scratches and black marks from the saw. The bolts...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-23-07, 10:42 AM
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Views: 1,527
Posted By viking

Thanks again, I read about Dielectric Unions in...

Thanks again, I read about Dielectric Unions in some descriptions of HW tanks. I didn't know what they were before, though I knew any steel to copper/brass conection/touching can create corrosion...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-23-07, 06:28 AM
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Views: 1,527
Posted By viking

Thanks for the advice. I was leaning toward the...

Thanks for the advice. I was leaning toward the 12 yr warranty. It looks like it has the same components and R value as the lifetime warrranty models. The lifetime I think you are just paying more...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-22-07, 10:12 AM
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Views: 1,527
Posted By viking

spike in electric usage=water heater?

I have an old giant electric water heater. The home inspectors and plumber friend both had the same reaction: "holly *&#$, how old is that, that thing is huge, that must be 80 gallons. It's so old...
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Views: 1,066
Posted By viking

That is strange. A stopper for 1 1/2 inch being...

That is strange. A stopper for 1 1/2 inch being forced through 1 3/8 inch T joint pipe. But at least it sounds like you will get it fixed without much trouble or expense. If the pipe you tie into...
01-19-07, 10:12 AM
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Views: 2,396
Posted By viking

Smile I posted a similar question about force before I...

I posted a similar question about force before I removed mine, without a response. I guess it is hard to tell someone how much force to use or to crank on it, but it might break. So here is my 2...
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Views: 4,807
Posted By viking

Smile Ahhh the joy of renting in NYC. Let me guess,...

Ahhh the joy of renting in NYC. Let me guess, rent controlled and if landlord does anything that he can call an upgrade your rent is upgraded. How I miss those days. I have a possible solution in...
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