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10-01-22, 09:06 AM
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Thank you for your responses. I have...

Thank you for your responses.

I have vacuumed the openings, do I need to do more? Should I wash down inside the vent openings? There may be some oily deposits on the inside.

I plan to buy...
09-26-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By geo8rge

"Is there a wall between where the rectangular...

"Is there a wall between where the rectangular opening and the round opening are?"

To me it appears the chimney cross section is a hollow brick rectangle. The rectangular opening had a louvered...
09-26-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By geo8rge

I have a kitchen wall with openings to access the chimney. What should I do?

House if from 1913. In the kitchen there is a brick wall covered in plaster with 2 openings. I think, one is for a circular 6.5" stove pipe. The other 12"x9" was some sort of air intake covered by a...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-02-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By geo8rge

Do plumbers normally replace hot water heater anodes?

If I call a plumber to replace an anode what do I say? Is this a normal service all for the plumber? How long does it take?
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Views: 378
Posted By geo8rge

12V boat and RV lighting in a residence.

Am I allowed to use 12v light fixtures meant for RVs and Boats in a residence? Can you provide a link to information about how they would be wired.
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Views: 596
Posted By geo8rge

Is it still against code to install a ceiling fan in a bathroom?

I found this on the net from 2014. Is it still true?

From 2014: "no cord-connected, hanging, pendant, lighting track or suspended ceiling paddle fan lighting fixture shall be located in an...
01-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By geo8rge

Do these ceiling boxes meet the electrical code

Looking through pictures of some plastic ceiling boxes, I don't understand whey they meet electrical codes.

This Madison Electric box has 2 screws that are used for mounting the fan and could...
12-26-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By geo8rge

Picture, no question but it looks like the ground...

Picture, no question but it looks like the ground is uninsulated copper.

250.130(C) Nongrounding Receptacle Replacement or Branch Circuit Extensions.
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12-24-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By geo8rge

Thank you for answering my questions. Are...

Thank you for answering my questions.

Are there any rules to the ground wire?

1) Can I attach the ground wire to the outside of the box with a screw?

For example, instead of disconnecting a...
12-23-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By geo8rge

Adding a ground wire to 2 conductor wiring.

Some circuits in my house are 2 conductor wire in very good condition.

1) Can I add a grounding wire from the main electrical box the first junction box and then between each junction box.

2)...
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Posted By geo8rge

Can I use a wooden cross bar from knob and tube days to support a ceiling fan?

I have a knob and tube fixture mount made of a wooden crossbar between 2 joists holding a metal (gas?) pipe. I was able to unscrew the pipe.

Can I use the existing wooden crossbar from knob...
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Views: 3,101
Posted By geo8rge

Thanks for all the help. Using a pipe to extend...

Thanks for all the help. Using a pipe to extend my largest pipe wrench freed the pipe. It turns out doubling the length of the lever really does double the torque, and even made working from a...
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Views: 1,072
Posted By geo8rge

Consider buying and learning to use a voltage...

Consider buying and learning to use a voltage tester, neon circuit tester and maybe even a voltmeter. They are useful in answering the question, is that wire energized or not and will probably...
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Views: 3,101
Posted By geo8rge

Thanks everyone for the replies. Am I allowed to...

Thanks everyone for the replies. Am I allowed to extend the pipe through one of the knockouts in the pancake box? Any holes in the ceiling would be plastered, but the pipe would still extend...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By geo8rge

How to remove a gas pipe ceiling fixture.

I want to mount a modern lighting fixture or fan where a gaslight + knob and tube fixture was located. The gas and electrical are not active. A short section of pipe extends beyond the ceiling into...
11-03-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By geo8rge

Is this knob and tube wiring?

I found this old wiring in a ceiling box. What should I do about it?

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10-21-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By geo8rge

Does winterizing rust galvanized pipes?

Last year I winterized very old galvanized pipes and in the spring the water ran rust colored when I opened the taps. Should I fill the pipes with anti freeze to reduce air contact? Or am I just...
10-21-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By geo8rge

First question is do you know how to shut the gas...

First question is do you know how to shut the gas off? Is there a valve nearby? Second look at the pipe, is there some way to get a T in it. You might post some pictures. But again first step is...
08-26-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By geo8rge

Thanks for the responses.

Thanks for the responses.
08-26-18, 10:34 AM
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Views: 993
Posted By geo8rge

"The plant I was referring to is actually called...

"The plant I was referring to is actually called butterfly weed. It's a native plant." OK thanks. Butterfly weed is Asclepias tuberosa which is a kind of milkweed, only with orange flowers that...
08-24-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By geo8rge

I was under the impression the butterflies eat...

I was under the impression the butterflies eat milkweed and lay eggs in milkweed.

Why You Should Never Plant a Butterfly Bush Again
They're gorgeous, but they actually do more harm than good.
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08-24-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By geo8rge

Should I plant Milkweed?

I am thinking of planting milkweed to encourage butterflies although the plants look interesting to me. Am I being an idiot? Will I regret it? Will my neighbors hate me forever because they spread...
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By geo8rge

Would a 1/6 hp utility pump work as a sump pump?

I have large basement with 2 one third HP sump pumps in different locations but on the same circuit. During the summer I want to put a dehumidifier in the basement, on the same circuit. The circuit...
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By geo8rge

Remove a very old HL Mustee 30" Shower Stall.

Is there a way, only working from above, to remove and hopefully be able to replace the shower stall? I need to repair a crack in the plastic wall. Otherwise I can buy a new one, but will still...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By geo8rge

Search the net for ceiling fan parts and how tos....

Search the net for ceiling fan parts and how tos. I have bought capacitors off ebay and they worked. You need to know the number of wires, I suspect yours is 5. On the old capacitor it probably...
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